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#897663 - 06/29/13 04:18 AM Let's list again! 2013
flotsam Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4211
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
Here we go again!

For all those new boomers, and for the rest of us a year older, its that time where we answer the question for a newbie player "If I want to play an adventure game, what would you recommend".

Playability is the key. Your oldie but completely impossible to get going on a modern machine favourite game might therefore not make the list, but Gog-ness might mean it does. Variety might dictate that not every Myst clone should be included, but is too much Myst really enough??

In the end its up to you - if you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, put it on your list. But only if its an adventure game. We know what they are (Quake no - does anyone but me remebmer Quake - Monkey Island yes) and there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define Portal 2).

There are some rules though, and these are they:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, on the basis that we know they are worth playing else why would they be in there. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Syberia 2
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inqusitor

(being ineligible means you can spread your choices more widely, and we will list the Hall of Fame games alongside this years results when finished).

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 5 seperate recommendations, one for each game.
4. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, regardless of where they are up to in the series.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)
10. Isabelle counts double (not really happydance)

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Dark Eye would be under "D" for Dark)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, and I will post updates as we go. Also, avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.

So who is first?
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#897666 - 06/29/13 05:39 AM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
smulan Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 140
I am.

Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting
Culpa Innata
Rhem 4
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Walking Dead, The

#897676 - 06/29/13 07:18 AM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
chrissie Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 4461
Loc: london uk
Thank you for doing this again flotsam & also Chief!

It's so difficult to just choose 20 when you like so many more games equally but here goes:

Blackwell Deception
Broken Sword 1
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Cold Case Summer
Culpa Innata
Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
Diamonds in the Rough
Gray Matter
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Lost Horizon
Next Big Thing
Secret Files of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript
Shadows of Memories/Destiny
Testament of Sherlock Holmes
To the Moon
Yoomurjak's Ring

#897677 - 06/29/13 07:54 AM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
MaG Offline

Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 69951
Thanks, flotsam & Chief!
Let's get that list, Boomers!

#897718 - 06/29/13 10:58 AM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
Staff Reviewer
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 8268
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Ha, I must have a sixth sense about these lists, as I tend to come back just in time for them after long hiatuses. lol

I've also noticed that they are getting harder and harder each year. There are just too many good games fighting to be on it, even with the Hall of Fame exclusions. lol I had to recommend only one Runaway this time, so I went with the first, even though the second is my favorite. Always better to start at the beginning. grin

Here is my list this year:

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The
Dig, The
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence, The
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Silver Lining, The
So Blonde
Still Life
Walking Dead, The
Whispered World, The

Edited by venus (06/29/13 10:59 AM)
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#897758 - 06/29/13 12:58 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11445
Loc: Québec
Agon 4: Lost Sword of Toledo



Carol Reed: Cold Case Summer

Conspiracies 2

Dark Fall, Lost Souls

Last Half of Darkness, Society of the Serpent Moon

Lost Horizon

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of SH

Sherlock Holmes: VS Jack the Ripper

Silver Lining

Yoomurjak's Ring

#897759 - 06/29/13 01:00 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39277
Loc: southeast USA
9: The Last Resort
Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Day of the Tentacle
Dracula Origin
Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Myst 3: Exile
Rhem 2
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Schizm 2: Mysterious Journey 2: Chameleon
Secret of Monkey Island
Sentinel: Descendants in Time
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper

Next year I'll probably be adding some newer games like Night of the Rabbit and Edna and Harvey, but since I haven't played them yet all I can say for now is that they look really good.

#897784 - 06/29/13 02:21 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
Thorsgoats Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 125
Loc: Thrudvanger
Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
Lost Horizon
The Moment of Silence
Next Life
Perry Rhodan
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secret Files 2: Puritas Codis
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
Still Life
The Walking Dead

Edited by Thorsgoats (06/29/13 02:27 PM)
Edit Reason: wrong order
"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"

#897787 - 06/29/13 02:40 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
traveler Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 3293
Loc: Rivellon
Black Mirror 2
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Jack Keane
Jolly Rover
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
Next Big Thing, The
Post Mortem
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Tale of a Hero

Thank you, flotsam! And thank you, Chief!

"Best not to think about it. I don't want to fall to bits 'cos of excess existential thought."

#897798 - 06/29/13 03:29 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
Susie07 Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 4013
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Here is my list:

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Jack The Ripper
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Post Mortem
Shivers 2
Still Life
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer


#897895 - 06/29/13 07:55 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
HandsFree Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 1104
Loc: Netherlands
And then there were none
Atlantis 3
Broken Sword: the shadow of the templars
Byzantine, the Betrayal
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Discworld 2
Discworld Noir
Edna & Harvey: the breakout
Last Half Of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Pandora Directive
Sacred Rings (Aura 2)
Titanic: adventure out of time
The Bass is the basis

#897922 - 06/29/13 10:43 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: HandsFree]
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28771
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks, flotsam and Chief laugh

Not a full list this year - because I have so many newer games not yet played !!

Agatha Christie : Evil Under the Sun
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Broken Sword Director’s Cut for XP [GOG]
Carol Reed : Cold Case Summer
Dark Eye : Chains of Satinav
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers [GOG]
Journeyman Project 3 : Legacy of Time [GOG]
Kings Quest VI [GOG]
Lost Chronicles of Zerzura
Lost Horizon
Return to Mysterious Island
Secret Files 3
Torin’s Passage [GOG]
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#898090 - 06/30/13 07:04 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
oldman Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3779
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
Like we did last summer? yay urock broccoli Let's list again like we did last year Do you remember when things were really hummin' Let's list again listin' time is here

Anyway a very hard choice this year. Had to say goodbye to some long time favorites as many newer games have eased into my list. cry

15 Days
Alter Ego
Black Mirror 3
Book of Unwritten Tales
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle
Dark Eye Chains of Satinav
Gray Matter
Kings Quest 6
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Next Big Thing
Pandora Directive
Secret Files 3
Whispered World
You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.


#898206 - 07/01/13 09:53 AM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
hugh Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 954
Loc: Khi-Asia

Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
CSI: Dark Motives
CSI: Hard Evidence
CSI: New York
Memento Mori
Post Mortem
Secret Files: Tunguska
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Still Life
Nelly Cootalot
Traitor's Gate 2: Cypher
Tomb Escape (Android)

#898239 - 07/01/13 02:16 PM Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam]
CaptainD Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 08/25/12
Posts: 624
Hmm... as a spread of great games that are accessible to beginners, I'd go for:

AstroLoco: Worst Contact
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
Curse of Monkey Island
The Dig
Discworld Noir
Gemini Rue
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jolly Rover
Journey to the Moon
Lost Horizon
Puzzle Bots
Runaway: A Twist of Fate
Sam and Max Season One
Secret of Monkey Island
Space Madness
Tales of Monkey Island Season One


... oh wait, that's 20 titles.

Some great titles didn't quite make it but they'll be on other people's lists! smile Now alphabetised. laugh

Edited by CaptainD (07/02/13 05:42 AM)

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