Here tis - game recommendation time.
The purpose of this thread is to compile a list of recommended games that those of us who haven’t played every adventure game can use to help determine what to play next. I first came to Gameboomers to get information on what games were out there and which of them were worth playing, and it is still a popular topic on the discussion board. Hopefully this list will help provide that information, based on the collective wisdom of us all.
It is not strictly a favourites list, although most of your recommendations will be your favourite games. The critical thing is whether you would recommend it to someone who asked “please give me a list of good adventure games to play”.
Tastes differ, so the list will cover all types of adventure games. The final list will be linked to reviews, so that someone who knows they like Tex Murphy can use the reviews to find similar games from the list. It will also be linked to a walkthru.
I will do a numerical list and an alphabetical list like last year, and with help from the Mac-ers it will indicate which games can be played on their tangerine machines.
The list is for adventure games, and without getting into definitions I think we know one when we see one.
Rules are simple:
1. You can recommend a maximum 15 games (you can of course recommend less)
2. You cannot recommend a series with a single recommendation (if you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, you will need to list them separately).
3. Myst and RealMyst will be treated as being the same game.
We will keep the thread open for 3 weeks, and I will provide intermittent updates.
So without further ado, here is my list:
The Longest Journey
GK2; The Beast Within
Myst III: Exile
Dracula; The Last Sanctuary
The Dark Eye
[This message has been edited by flotsam (edited 06-20-2001).]