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#882792 - 04/22/13 05:43 PM After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In.
CountZero Offline
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The best of the adventure genre, past, present and future, weigh in on lauded genre's potential.

http://killscreendaily.com/articles/arti...-gilbert-weigh/

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#882793 - 04/22/13 05:45 PM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: CountZero]
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Thanks CountZero!

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#882816 - 04/22/13 08:42 PM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes. Thank you, CountZero smile

And what a refreshing change NOT to be told that Adventures games are dead, dying or any other such depressing nonsense !! bravo bravo bravo
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#882851 - 04/23/13 05:53 AM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: CountZero]
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Thanks CountZero! There is hope! wave
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#882948 - 04/23/13 03:43 PM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: CountZero]
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Interesting interview. Thanks for sharing! I liked what he had to say about interactive stories.
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#882985 - 04/23/13 06:47 PM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: CountZero]
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While I agree that it's sad to see a company that made so many of our favorite games, I believe that the adventure community lost them years ago when they turned to all the star wars games.

I don't recall this company attempting in any way to revise or continue the adventure genre that they were so instrumental in pioneering.

Also, but for a small minority of us "old timers" there was not much of a cry for the loss of Sierra On Line, which in my opinion, was really the pioneer in the adventure game industry.

All that said, I really did enjoy their KOTOR I and II, which was not adventure but became one of my favorite RPG's.
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#883426 - 04/25/13 11:27 AM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: oldman]
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Although I, too, was disappointed when LucasArts stopped giving us their wonderful Adventure games, they were once very kind to me !!

In the early 1990s, the only computer I owned "died" and its replacement didn't have a facility for the big old 5.25 disks.

I contacted LucasArts as to how upset I was because the only version of Monkey Island available to me at that time was on those big disks.

They replied immediately to say that if I mailed the old, big disks to them they would send me Monkey Island right back on new 3.5 disks.

So I did !! And they did !! And didn't charge me anything !!

My only cost was mailing the old disks from the UK to the USA.

praise praise praise
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#883451 - 04/25/13 01:19 PM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: CountZero]
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I remember those massive disks, Mad. grin That was very good of LucasArts to send you the new format.
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#883598 - 04/26/13 02:33 AM Re: After LucasArts closing, what does the future of adventure games look like? Game Designers Weigh In. [Re: Mad]
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Ahh, wasn't it nice when customer service actually meant CUSTOMER service?
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