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#94500 - 06/06/00 07:14 AM 2000 A list with a twist
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3837
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Just a thought but.....
I first came here to get some ideas about what to play. Trawled around and found some back posts, found some top 10 lists, and asked some direct questions. As a result, I am still here and have played some good stuff.
Others obviously come here for the same reason. There are often new posts asking for suggestions.
So (and realising that one persons poison is anothers champagne, and that nothing is perfect) I propose we start a thread on which each person can submit a maximum of 10 games that they would recommend others play. If you don't have 10 you would recommend, or haven't played enough, less than 10 is fine - but no more.
The emphasis is on the fact that you are recommending games for others to play. This would eliminate (perhaps) the game which made the earth move for you (for whatever reason) but which whilst it will forever occupy a niche in your favourite games file, you cannot in all honesty recommend it to someone else to play today.
Your 10 would not be in order of priority. Just 10 (or less) recommendations. If you originally post less than 10, but then play one that you have to add, you can do so. But 10 is the maximum.
We could keep the thread open for (say) 28 days (or till the end of this month). It would then be closed, and we could compile a single composite list of the games mentioned, in order of most to least. I am willing to volunteer to do the counting.
Then some clever moderator type person could put the list in the hall of fame or classic posts or somewhere else obvious, to serve as a resource for current and future gamers. It would be date marked, and a new list could be compiled at appropriate intervals to pick up new games.
There would obviously be more than 10 games on the list, and the collected wisdom of everyone here (especially the BAAGs) would give a good snapshot of recommended games at the date indicated. The numbers (and tastes) of people here should ensure a good cross section, and offer another source of info, and a possibly broader opinion than a single review.
We could cut the list off at a certain point down, or discard any games with less than a certain number of mentions, or simply post the whole list. I suggest we cross that bridge at the time but also suggest that we don't ultimately list any game that is only mentioned once.
Finally, we are talking adventure games, and whilst its hard to define, I think we know it when we see it. Its the games we talk about here. Some may have different opinions about whether certain games fit the genre, but at the end of the day if I was to put (say) Quake on my list, I suspect it would reside at the end of the list with just one vote. Under my own rules it would not make the final list and all disputes about whether it was really adventure or not would never arise.
So with some trepidation as a newbie but in (optimistic) anticipation of wild enthusiasm I will kick it off with the list below. I will confess there are many I haven't played that will no doubt make a later list, but you have to start somewhere.
And if this is has all been done before and I missed it, my apologies.


Zork Nemesis
Bad Mojo
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#94501 - 06/06/00 08:32 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Hanover Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 715
Loc: Doraville, GA, USA
1. Burn:Cycle
2. Monkey Island I
3. Monkey Island II
4. Loom
5. Full Throttle
6. Zork Grand Inquisitor
7. Grim Fandango
8. The Dig
9. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
(although I have a feeling that this 8-bit Ron Gilbert classic will drop off, but it's the only game I almost threw up laughing so hard..)
10. Amber: Journey's Beyond
"Reality is just a Collective Hunch" -Lily Tomlin

#94502 - 06/06/00 08:52 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Muppet Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 49
1. Monkey Island II
2. Monkey Island I
3. Gabriel Knight I
4. Gabriel Knight III
5. CMI
6. Blade Runner
7. Gabriel Knight II
8. Laura Bow 1-2
9. Full Throttle
10. The Riddle of Master Lu

Hmm...on second reading, my list seems to read like an advert for LucasArts!


#94503 - 06/06/00 09:11 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
MacDee Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Here's my list.......

1. Riven/Myst
2. Shivers
3. Obsidian
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Morpheus
6. Atlantis 2
7. Amber
8. Timelapse
9. Lighthouse
10. Gabriel Knight II

I haven't finished I can't add it....


#94504 - 06/06/00 11:12 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Here's my list*:

1. Riven
2. TLJ
3. The Neverhood
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Pandora Directive
6. Shivers
7. Timelapse
8. GK II
9. Atlantis II
10. Bad Mojo

*subject to change, of course!

Love, Witchen =O)

#94505 - 06/06/00 11:24 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
LadyLinda Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/16/99
Posts: 650
My recommendations are:

1. Blade Runner
2. Day of the Tentacle
3. Gabriel Knight 1
4. Grim Fandango
5. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
6. The Neverhood
7. Ripper
8. Timelapse
9. Zork Grand Inquisitor
10. Zork Nemesis

#94506 - 06/06/00 11:43 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Darlene Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10217
Loc: Southern California
*Here's mine:
1. Shivers I
2. Myst
3. Riven
4. Timelapse
5. Morpheus
6. Zork Nemesis
7. Faust
8. Lighthouse
9. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
10. Beyond Time

*This list may be edited as I have yet to finish TLJ and Atlantis 2, and have not yet started Gabriel Knight 3, Blade Runner, China, and a couple others.
You become what you think about. Change your thoughts, change your life. - Dko

#94507 - 06/06/00 11:47 AM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
vermin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/31/99
Posts: 761
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
1. Grim Fandango
2. The Quivering
3. Gabriel Knight 3
4. The Longest Journey
5. The Feeble Files
6. Circle of Blood
7. Journeyman Project 3
8. Sanitarium
9. Lighthouse
10. Riven

[This message has been edited by vermin (edited 06-06-2000).]
You don't need any brains to listen to music.

#94508 - 06/06/00 01:09 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Brian Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/22/99
Posts: 773
Loc: Buffalo, NY USA
These aren't necessarly my top 10 games but a comprehensive list of games that best exemply the variety of Adventure games that are out there from a
perspective/graphic/challenge/ view. With each IMHO being one of the primier games of it's "kind". Almost a cornerstone list of games, that everyone should play through at least once to see that not every adventure is the same.


[*]The Pandora Directive

[*]Black Dahlia

[*]Traitors Gate

[*]The Dark Eye

[*]Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

[*]7th Guest

[*]Blade Runner



[This message has been edited by Brian (edited 06-06-2000).]
hope this helps,

#94509 - 06/06/00 01:35 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
mamadoc Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/29/00
Posts: 101
Loc: Kansas City, MO, USA
1. Grim Fandango
2. TLJ
3. Riven
4. Curse of Monkey Island
5. Amber
6. Woodruff and the Schnibble
7. Dracula Resurrection
8. Amerzone
9. GK3
10.Feeble Files

[This message has been edited by mamadoc (edited 06-06-2000).]

#94510 - 06/06/00 02:33 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
iDarcy Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/13/00
Posts: 145
Loc: Sacramento, California
1. Riven
2. Amber
3. Timelapse
4. Obsidian
5. Shivers
6. Journeyman Project series (3 is my favorite)
7. Morpheus
8. The Neverhood
9. 7th Guest
10. Sam and Max Hit the Road

BTW-all of these are ported to Mac, except for The Neverhood, which I must say was worth it to me to abandon my favorite OS briefly for!

Maybe we can note on any tabulated lists which are ported to Mac.

#94511 - 06/06/00 02:52 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
hellone Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/21/00
Posts: 266
Loc: cambridge united kingdom
Gabriel Knight 2
Sam and Max Hit the Road
The Longest Journey
Journeyman Project 3
Zork Nemesis
Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango
The Dig
Monkey Island 2

#94512 - 06/06/00 03:00 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Passenger Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 79
1. Monkey Island trilogy (so far...)
2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
3. Sam and Max Hit the Road
4. Day of the Tentacle
5. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
6. Grim Fandango
7. Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 (again so far...
8. Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: the case of serrated scalpel
9. Broken Sword series
10. Beneath a Steel Sky

#94513 - 06/06/00 04:53 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
miel Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/28/00
Posts: 184
Loc: ohio
not in any particular order

Zork Nemesis
pandora's box
legacy of time

#94514 - 06/06/00 06:20 PM Re: 2000 A list with a twist
Dawn B Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 03/10/00
Posts: 75
Loc: Southern New Jersey
I would recommend to others:

Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Legend of Kyrandia, I, II, III
Amber: Journeys Beyond

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