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#94711 - 06/21/03 06:23 AM 2003 the list more twisty
flotsam Online   content
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4215
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
Hi there,
Well, due to popular demand here we go again this year.
For those new or asleep members, the aim of this thread is to compile a list of adventure game recommendations from the collected wisdom of us all. It is intended to be a resource to help people decide what game to play next. When I first came here, my best source of game recommendations was other boomers. This list is the repository of all that wisdom.
The key is to list the 15 games that you would recommend to someone to play in this day and age. They are not necessarily your favourite 15 games (you might love a particular game but believe that there are better recommendations for others) but they might be.
Following some debate, the scarcity or otherwise of the game is to be ignored. Many of us lend games that are hard to get, even the rare ones pop up here and there, and it would be too hard to determine what games to rule in and out. Also, judging from the previous lists, rare games are not much mentioned in any event.

There are some rules though, and I reserve the right to make up more as we go laugh

1. You can recommend a maximum of 15 games. You can choose to recommend less.
2. 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.
3. Myst and RealMyst will be counted as one game.
4. Adventure games only please.

As to what is the definition of an adventure game, well you all know one when you see one. Your own parameters are fine (we are all friends after all) and its meant to be fun not rocket science.
We keep the thread open for three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. It is compulsory to get more posts than last year.
So here are my 15.

The Longest Journey
GK2: The Beast Within
Myst III: Exile
Dark Fall
Zork Nemesis
Blackstone Chronicles
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
The Dark Eye
The Neverhood

Quantity has a quality all of its own

#94712 - 06/21/03 07:46 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
JohnBoy Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7754
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Here is my list:
The Longest Journey
Dracula Ressurection
Stupid Invaders
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Clue: Fatal Illusion
Atlantis II
Atlantis III
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharoh
The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness
Road To India
I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.

#94713 - 06/21/03 08:06 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
dmtomchick Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 1266
Loc: Collegeville, PA USA
My list, in no particular order....

1. Syberia
2. Nancy Drew Treasure In A Royal Tower
3. Nancy Drew Haunted Mansion
4. Morpheus
5. Reah
6. Amber Journeys Beyond
7. Blackstone Chronicles
8. Zork Nemesis
9. Dark Fall
10. The Messenger
11. Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
12. Phantasmagoria
13. Discworld Noir
14. Shivers

Dawn <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> ---playing Broken Sword 1 and eagerly awaiting a new game to come out!!!

#94714 - 06/21/03 09:10 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
fildil Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 6789
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
Here's my list, again in no particular order:

1. Syberia
2. Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
3. Tex Murphy Overseer
4. Broken Sword I
5. Broken Sword II
6. Discworld Noir
7. Gabriel Knight II
8. The Longest Journey
9. The Journeyman Project - Legacy of Time
10. Zork Nemesis
11. Zork Grand Inquisitor
12. Tex Murphy Under a Killing Moon
13. Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
14. Gabriel Knight III
15. Dark Fall
I had to edit, can't believe I left out the Gabriel Knight games.

There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant

#94715 - 06/21/03 09:17 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
lor Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 492
Loc: Manchester U.K.
Here is my list

1. Amber journeys beyond
2. Amerzone
3. Atlantis 2
4. Atlantis 3
5. Darkfall
6. Morpheus
7. Myst3 Exile
8. Real myst
9. Riven
10. Schizm mysterious journey
11. Shivers
12. Syberia
13. The longest journey
14. Timelapse
15. Zork nemesis

Sylvia --- currently playing Temujin


#94716 - 06/21/03 11:12 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
audrey522 Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 602
Loc: Gillette, Wyoming
My list:

Dark Fall
Riddle of the Sphinx
Blackstone Chronicles
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Dracula Last Sanctuary
Dracula Resurrection
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Faust: Seven Games of the Soul
The Longest Journey
Cameron Files Secret of Loch Ness


Does wine count as a serving of fruit?

#94717 - 06/21/03 12:57 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Josie Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2949
Loc: Arkansas
Well my list is the same as last year as it took me a while to play Pool of Radiance and unless "Nocturne" is a Adventure instead of a RPG I dont think I can put it on my list.

1) Amber Journey's Beyound
2) GK 1: Sin's Of The Father
3) GK 2: The Beast Within
4) Dracula The Last Sanctuary
5) Blackstone Chronicles
6) Sanitaium
7) Black Dahlia
8) The Forgotten
9) Phantasmagoria
10) Phantasmagoria 2 A Puzzle Of Flesh
11) Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
12) Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
13) Tex Murphy: Overseer
14) Faust
15) Realms of the Haunting

Josie smile

#94718 - 06/21/03 01:07 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
KwaZulu Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 27
Loc: Sheffield, England
Here's my suggestions :-
Amber - Journeys Beyond
Eric the Unready
Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose Tattoo
The Day of the Tentacle
The Neverhood
Zork Grand Inquisitor

#94719 - 06/21/03 01:17 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39290
Loc: southeast USA
Myst/Myst Masterpiece/RealMyst
Dark Fall
Secret of Monkey Island (the first and best MI game)
The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Broken Sword 1
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
King's Quest VI

I'd include Day of the Tentacle somewhere only newer computers might have trouble with the sound.

#94720 - 06/21/03 01:25 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
DoreenS Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 06/29/01
Posts: 15124
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
Thanks flotsam, I know this is a lot of work.

Broken Sword, Smoking Mirror
Cameron Files, Pharaoh's Curse
Cameron Files, Secret of Loch Ness
Gabriel Knight III
Grim Fandango
Journeyman Project, Legacy of Time
Longest Journey
Secrets of the Alamut
Tex Murphy, Overseer wave


#94721 - 06/21/03 01:51 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Albert Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 1080
Loc: Glennville, Ga., USA
Here are my votes, in no particular order:

Byzantine, The Betrayal
Monkey Island, The Secret of
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Tex Murphy, Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy, The Pandora Directive
The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight, Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight, The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight, Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Broken Sword 1
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Diskworld Noir
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Riddle of Master Lu

Lots of others I'd like to mention. Here are a few more:
KQ2VGA remake (Its FREE)
The Sydney Mystery (Short, but good)
The Journeyman Project 2 and 3
The Gene Machine
Monkey Island 2 and 3
Cracking the Conspiracy
Tex Murphy, Overseer


#94722 - 06/21/03 01:56 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
colpet Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 2001
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
- Riven
- RealMyst
- Myst Exile
- Rhem
- Dark Fall
- Schizm
- Morpheus
- Zork Nemesis
- Obsidian
- Riddle of the Sphinx
- Black Dahlia
- Timelapse
- Amber
- Beyond Atlantis I
- Chemicus

#94723 - 06/21/03 02:17 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15349
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey island 2 Lechucks Revenge
Curse of Monkey island
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Day of the Tenacle Maniac Mansion 2
Broken Sword 1
Kings Quest 7 The Princeless Bride
Legend of Kyrandia Book One
Zac McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
happydance bravo
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

#94724 - 06/21/03 02:30 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Lagavulin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 694
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden

Here are my nominees(for the moment):
Dark Fall
Riddle Of The Sphinx
Tex M Pandoras Directive
Black Dahlia
Gabriel Knight 3
Myst Excile
Blackstone Chronicles
Last Express
Grim Fandango
Monkey Island 3
Discworld Noir
<img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />

(On my shelf not yet played, for example:
Obsidian,Timelapse,Zork Nemesis,Reah,Omega Stone and more.) <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

P.S Hey Colpet, your list could actually be my list.
ON:Ether One Redux
Recent:Stasis,Gabriel Knight3(RP),Gabriel Knight2(RP),Barrow Hill D P,Syberia2(RP),Secret Files P C,Inner World,Eyes Of Ara

#94725 - 06/21/03 02:47 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
colpet Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 2001
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Does look familiar, doesn't it? Especially since I've yet to play GK 1 - 3, any Tex Murphy, and Blackstone Chronicles smile

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