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#94433 - 06/05/01 04:01 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
emma Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/17/00
Posts: 696
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
1. Faust
2. Myst
3. Gabriel Knight II
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Riven
6. Blackstone Chronicles
7. Amber - Journeys Beyond
8. Morpheus
9. Obsidian
13.Riddles of the Sphinx
14.Secrets of the Luxor

My movies.

#94434 - 06/05/01 04:57 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Kickaha Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2451
Loc: Cambridge, England
1. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
2. Temujin
3. Zork Grand Inquisitor
4. Dark Side of the Moon
5. Nightlong
6. Egypt 2
7. Exile
8. Monkey Island 1
9. Day of the Tentacle
10. Faust
Used to answer to "Peter Smith", now answers to "Peter Rootham-Smith"

#94435 - 06/05/01 05:11 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Albert Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 1080
Loc: Glennville, Ga., USA
These are the some of the ones that stick in my memory, even though I haven’t played some of them in ten years. There are many other worthy candidates mentioned in other’s lists, and some yet unmentioned that I haven’t completed yet.

1. Broken Sword : Circle of Blood
2. Byzantine: The Betrayal
3. The Dig
4. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
5. Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
6. Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
7. Grim Fandango This one made me upgrade my video card and buy a new joystick.
8. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis I played the floppy version. The CD version talks now.
9. The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
10. The Longest Journey
11. Monkey Island, The Secret of My first adventure game. Although dated, it will always have an honored space on my game shelf.
12. Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon I bought a new computer to play this one. It was worth it.
13. Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
14. Tex Murphy: OverSeer The first DVD game I know of.
15. Torrin’s Passage

The Tex games are my favorites of all time. I’m also pleased to see that many of the games in my To Play Pile (I’m only a semi-BAAGer, about 25) are somewhere in these lists. It will be interesting to see what the list looks like next year.


#94436 - 06/07/01 05:16 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations

My first four votes all go to Monkey Island games cause it is my all time best game series.
Monkey one
Monkey two
Monkey Three
Monkey Four
Discworld one
Discworld two
Les Manley Search fot the King
Simon the Sorcerer
The Beast Within
Longest Journey
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Genderbender
Space Quest four
Kings Quest seven
Day of the Tentacle

#94437 - 06/07/01 10:58 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Advpuzlov Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
I had to defer posting my list of 15 top games until I had a chance to do enough of MYST EXILE to know whether it would get in the list. Yes, although I have only completed the Voltaic Age, I am sure that it would make it. Since only the presence or absence on the list counts, i.e., no weighting as to order of merit, I will list them alphabetically.


Ah, it is hard to stop there. The trouble is, I have enjoyed almost all the games that I have played, thanks to taking advantage of the recommendations of knowledgeable Boomers. Thank you kindly!
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

#94438 - 06/08/01 01:32 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
flotsam Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4075
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Allowing for a small margin for errors, there are 138 games recommended so far.
48 have at least 5 recommendations,, 18 have at least 10 recommendations, 10 have at least 15, and The Longest Journey, GK 2 and Myst all have 20 or more.
As an indication of the eclectic nature of the list, 58 games have a single recommendation.

Quantity has a quality all of its own

#94439 - 06/08/01 08:43 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Clare Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/12/00
Posts: 691
Loc: London, UK
Well, I haven't played that many games, but out of those I've played the ones I would definitely recommend are:

1) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2) Broken Sword 1
3) Broken Sword 2
4) Monkey Island 1 (and probably the others, but I haven't played them yet!)
5) The Dig
6) GK1
7) GK2
8) GK3

And that's probably it: I have played other games which I enjoyed, but they weren't nearly as good as the ones above - and I suspect there are many games out there which I haven't played which I would have enjoyed more than the ones I have played but not listed here ... if you seee what I mean...

#94440 - 06/09/01 12:22 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Titan Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/26/00
Posts: 403
Loc: Austin,Tx
Without considering the following games that I have on the 'to play' shelf (TLJ, GK2/3, Broken Sword 2, Byzantine, Nightlong & Noir) and Exile which I haven't purchased yet, here is my list in the order that I played them:

Last Express
Zork Nemesis
Titanic:Adventure out of Time
Black Dahlia
Dark Side of the Moon
Pandora Directive
Grim Fandango
Traitors Gate
Broken Sword 1
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion


#94441 - 06/09/01 06:22 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
KarenNJ Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
Here are some of my favorites:

Beyond Time
Black Dahlia
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Jewels of the Oracle I and II


#94442 - 06/09/01 08:01 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26916
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
1. Myst III: Exile
2. RealMyst
3. Riven
4. Curse of Monkey Island
5. Escape from Monkey Island
6. The Longest Journey
7. Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses
8. Beyond Atlantis
9. Timelapse
10. The Neverhood
11. Ring
12. Amerzone
13. Zork Grand Inquisitor
14. Morpheus
15. The Last Express

June Twisty List Resolution: By this time next year, I will take a break from playing new games and finally try Grim Fandango and Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive.

#94443 - 06/09/01 09:27 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations

Circle of Blood
Gabriel Knight 2
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Monkey Island 4
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Zak McCracken
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle
Kings Quest 7
Simon the Sorcerer

#94444 - 06/09/01 10:11 AM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
syd Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12307
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
This was not easy and I had to leave off a bunch of what I thought were great games. But here in no particular order are the ones that made it:

Grim Fandango
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Discworld Noir
Under a Killing Moon
The Pandora Directive
Dracula:The Last Sanctuary
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood)
Broken Sword 2 (Shadow of the Templars)
The Longest Journey
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

#94445 - 06/09/01 12:03 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations

Secret Of Monkey Island
Monkey Island II
Curse Of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II
Circle Of Blood
Simon The Sorcerer
Simon The Sorcerer II
The Longest Journey
Discworld II
Dracula's Last Sanctuary
Day Of The Tentacle

#94446 - 06/09/01 12:29 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Skinter Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 4161
Loc: Herndon, VA
WOW! Is all I have to say!

I already did my list of recommendations a long time ago. I keep looking back at the updated post and find games recommended that I have never even heard of. Can anybody tell what Day of the Tentacle is about? It sounds interesting.
Lvl 55 Hunter in WOW

#94447 - 06/09/01 12:33 PM Re: 2001 Gameboomer Recommendations
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15326
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Mac Day of the Tentacle is Maniac Mansion 2 and is a crazy cartoonish style game. Very funny with excellent puzzles. At there is a great review of the game.

It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

[This message has been edited by Space Quest Fan (edited 06-09-2001).]

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It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

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