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#94711 - 06/21/03 06:23 AM 2003 the list more twisty
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3507
Loc: Canberra, 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.

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

flotsam
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#94712 - 06/21/03 07:46 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Here is my list:
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Amerzone
Dracula Ressurection
Timelapse
Stupid Invaders
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Clue: Fatal Illusion
Atlantis
Atlantis II
Atlantis III
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharoh
Necronomicon
The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness
Road To India
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#94713 - 06/21/03 08:06 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
dmtomchick Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 1265
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!!!

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#94714 - 06/21/03 09:10 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
fildil Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 6336
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.
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#94715 - 06/21/03 09:17 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
lor Offline
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Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 487
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

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#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
Syberia
Riddle of the Sphinx
Blackstone Chronicles
Amerzone
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
Myst

wave

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

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#94718 - 06/21/03 01:07 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
KwaZulu Offline
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Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 27
Loc: Sheffield, England
Here's my suggestions :-
Amber - Journeys Beyond
Darkfall
Deathgate
Eric the Unready
Faust
Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Liath
Morpheus
Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose Tattoo
The Day of the Tentacle
The Neverhood
Toonstruck
Zork Grand Inquisitor

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#94719 - 06/21/03 01:17 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Jenny100 Online   content
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35360
Loc: southeast USA
Myst/Myst Masterpiece/RealMyst
Riven
Dark Fall
Secret of Monkey Island (the first and best MI game)
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Broken Sword 1
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
Morpheus
Obsidian
Timelapse
King's Quest VI

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

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#94720 - 06/21/03 01:25 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
DoreenS Offline
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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
Syberia
Tex Murphy, Overseer wave
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#94721 - 06/21/03 01:51 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Albert Offline
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Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 1066
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
Syberia
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Riddle of Master Lu

Lots of others I'd like to mention. Here are a few more:
Amerzone
KQ2VGA remake (Its FREE)
Chronomaster
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

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#94722 - 06/21/03 01:56 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
colpet Online   content
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1806
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

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#94723 - 06/21/03 02:17 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9515
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Syberia
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
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#94724 - 06/21/03 02:30 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Lagavulin Offline
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Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 621
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
whistle

Here are my nominees(for the moment):
Schizm
Riven
Dark Fall
Riddle Of The Sphinx
Tex M Pandoras Directive
Black Dahlia
Gabriel Knight 3
Myst
Myst Excile
Rhem
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.
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#94725 - 06/21/03 02:47 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
colpet Online   content
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1806
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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#94726 - 06/21/03 03:11 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Hi there flotsam and thanks so very much for taking on this awesome task one more time!!! bravo

1. Riven
2. Pandora Directive
3. Timelapse
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Atlantis II
6. Broken Sword/Circle of Blood
7. Grim Fandango
8. Neverhood
9. Traitors Gate
10. GKII The Beast Within
11. The Longest Journey
12. The Arrival
13. Bad Mojo
14. Amber
15. Byzantine


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#94727 - 06/21/03 03:16 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Lagavulin Offline
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Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 621
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
lol

Sorry its me again Colpet.

I don't belive it, I just read that you are interested in fishing. If you tell me its fly fishing, I
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#94728 - 06/21/03 03:44 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Gelert Offline
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Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 1097
This list is in approximate order of favouriteness as voted on by me and my two nippers, on separate and independent ballot forms I may add !

So then, in the grand tradition of the Eurovision Song Contest (yes, I know u probably haven't heard of it ! rolleyes ), I'll say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . thankyou Flotsam, and here are the results of the Wild Woods of West Wales jury . . " laugh

Un point . . . . ummm ! No, I'll leave out that bit . . . . slapforehead

1. The Longest Journey
2. Gabriel Knight 3
3. Discworld Noir
4. Grim Fandango
5. The Feeble Files
6. Broken Sword (1)
7 equal. Monkey Island 3
Syberia
9 equal. Broken Sword 2
Monkey Island 1
11. Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose Tattoo
12. Monkey Island 4
13 equal. Atlantis 2
Riven
15. Discworld 2


. . . . and finally, a rebellious entry which I can't omit . . . . . . . .

Easily making the top 15 ................. Outcast. wink

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#94729 - 06/21/03 03:47 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
Well here's my list...

Syberia
Dark Fall
Discworld Noir
GK2: The Beast Within
Atlantis 3/Beyond Atlantis 2
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Black Dahlia
Myst: Exile
Myst Riven
Zork Nemesis
Curse of Monkey Island
Circle of Blood/ Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templers
Journeyman 3
Outcast (If Outcast is too much of a hybrid to count - I would list Riddle of Master Lu. Though I personally rank Outcast in my top ten and one of the greatest games ever constructed)

Really tough time coming up with the top 15 this year. Had to make some very hard choices.

Laura
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#94730 - 06/21/03 03:51 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
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#94731 - 06/21/03 05:24 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
Okay here's mine laugh

1. MYST/Myst ME/ realMyst
2. Riven
3. Syberia
4. Riddle of the Sphinx
5. Journey Project Trilogy (muahahaha! Its ONE title)
6. Myst 3:Exile
7. Omega Stone
8. Zork Nemesis
9. Starship Titanic
10. Eric the Unready (has anybody seen this lately?)
11. Simon the Sorcerer
12. Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
13. Return to Zork (annoying to play in spots, but so very, very funny)
14. King's Quest Collection (yerp, there is such a thing)
15. Infocom classic games (15 on one disk!Yahoo!)

Note: Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Amerzon, the rest of Schizm (finally got the dvd), Monkey Island, Mystery of the Mummy & much more are still awaiting the end of FFX & Zelda:Windwaker.

Salar smile

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#94732 - 06/21/03 05:58 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Magician Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 735
Loc: Sydney, Australia
ohh... I got FFX - I just LOVE it... many people says Square have lost their touch, but I don't believe so (although gameplay is different to the earlier FF, I still love the new style/changes)...

Anyways, sorry for the interruption, I'll compile a list later today smile

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#94733 - 06/21/03 08:19 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
esube Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 05/07/01
Posts: 2500
Loc: Central Pennsylvania
Here's my list. It gets harder every year, but I reckon that it looks much the same as last time laugh laugh

1. Curse of Monkey Island
2. Day of the Tentacle
3. Escape from Monkey Island
4. Broken Sword 1
5. Grim Fandango
6. Broken Sword 2
7. Traitors Gate
8. Riven
9. The Longest Journey
10. Beyond Atlantis II
11. Safecracker
12. Egypt II
13. Myst
14. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
15. Pandora's Box
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#94734 - 06/21/03 08:42 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Magician Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 735
Loc: Sydney, Australia
The Longest Journey
Return to Zork
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Schizm
Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 4
realMyst
Riven
Myst 3: Exile
King's Quest 7 - Princeless Bride

Sadly, this list consist of about 80% of my adventure game collection as it is - though considering the number of games I'll be getting over the next 2 month, I should be able to contribute far better in the next twisty list.

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#94735 - 06/21/03 09:06 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
AngieB Offline
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Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1064
Loc: Northern California
I've managed to find two terrific games to add to my list since last year bravo

Gabriel Knight II: The beast within
Gabriel Knight III: Blood of the sacred, blood of the dammed
Overseer
Gabriel Knight I: Sins of the Father
Pandora Directive
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Shivers
Phantasmagoria
Broken Sword I: Shadow of the Templars
Syberia
The Longest Journey
Dark Fall
Byzantine
Amber
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#94736 - 06/21/03 09:18 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Polo Offline
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Registered: 05/07/02
Posts: 1248
Loc: Scotland
Not in any kind of order:

The Dig
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Shivers
Shivers 2
Phantasmagoria
Lighthouse
Torins Passage
RAMA!!! laugh
Zork Nemesis
Darkfall
Kings Quest 7
Syberia
BrokenSword 1
BrokenSword 2
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#94737 - 06/21/03 09:23 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Here's mine
1.Blackstone Chronicles
2.Dark Fall
3.Harvest
4.Nancy Drew The Final Scene
5.Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moonlake
6.CSI
7.Amber
8.Tony Tough
9.Titanic
10.Tex Murphy Overseerer
11.Loch Ness
12.Reah
13.Post Mortem
14 The Watchmaker
15.Safecracker

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#94738 - 06/22/03 12:18 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Advpuzlov Offline
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Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
Oh my, FLOTSAM, I do so wish you would work with at least the top 20. That would be hard enough, but to restrict to 15 leaves out so many wonderful games. However, under current constraints, I list:

BLACK DAHLIA
SCHIZM
MYST II - RIVEN
BYZANTINE
SHIVERS I
TIMELAPSE
THE LONGEST JOURNEY
FAUST
RAMA
OBSIDIAN
ZORK NEMESIS
LEGEND OF THE PROPHET AND THE ASSASSIN
BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES
CYDONIA (LIGHTBRINGER)
REAH

Ooh, and I must leave out such games as MYST, LIGHTHOUSE, SANITARIUM, etc. frown
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#94739 - 06/22/03 12:44 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3427
Loc: Lost in the Arizona Desert
For what it's worth here's my list.

The Longest Journey
Kings Quest 5
Kings Quest 6
Quest for Glory 3
Tony Tough
Tex Murphy Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy Overseer
Gabriel Knight 2
Broken Sword 2
Broken Sword 1
Journeyman Project 3
Discworld
Dark Side of the Moon (DVD Version)
Legend Of Kyrandia Book 2
Phantasmagoria
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#94740 - 06/22/03 02:13 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
nickie Offline
Grand wizard of high mucky muck
Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Thanks Flotsam!
1. Touche
2. GK2
3. GK1
4. Discworld 1
5. Discworld 2
6. Circle of Blood (aka BS1)
7. TLJ
8. Crystal Skull
9. King's Quest 7
10. Police Quest: Open Season
11. Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
12. Nightlong
13. Grim Fandango
14. Neverhood
15. Duckman
* and the darkside compels me to say that Divine Divinity and Zanzarah are better than at least half of these laugh
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#94741 - 06/22/03 02:33 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Scout Offline
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Registered: 11/17/01
Posts: 1118
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Some of these are personal favorites and others are games I think I would recommend to anyone who asked me. This isn't necessarily a list of MY top 15 games...

The Longest Journey
Day of the Tentacle
The Dark Eye
Escape From Monkey Island
Obsidian
Amber: Journeys Beyond
The Pandora Directive
Gabriel Knight 3
The Riddle of Master Lu
Discworld Noir
Zork Nemesis
Sanitarium
The Neverhood
Grim Fandango
The Blackstone Chronicles

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#94742 - 06/22/03 10:02 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Mugsy Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 1270
Loc: Alberta
Flotsam,Thank you for taking on this project for us again this year. bravo thumbsup

1. The Longest Journey
2. Bladerunner
3. Real Myst
4. Riven
5. Exile
6. Journeyman Project - Buried in Time
7. Journeyman Project - Legacy of Time
8. Tex Murphy - Overseer
9. Tex Murphy - Under a Killing Moon
10. Gabriel Knight 3
11. Amerzone
12. Grim Fandango
13. Zork - Grand Inquisitor
14. Curse of Monkey Island
15. Amber Journeys Beyond
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#94743 - 06/22/03 12:54 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
presto Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 959
Loc: NJ USA
And mine:

Obsidian
The Longest Journey
Myst Exile
The Dig
Rent A Hero
Monkey Island 2:LeChuck's Revenge
The Neverhood
The Dark Eye
Discworld Noir
Touche:The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
Bad Mojo
Syberia
Grim Fandango
Zork Nemesis
3 Skulls of the Toltecs

Leigh-Anne
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#94744 - 06/22/03 01:13 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Wavegrazer Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 11/03/99
Posts: 17
Loc: CA, U.S.A.
Thanks Flotsam!

My list =

The Longest Journey
Day of the Tentacle
Myst
The Curse of Monkey Island
Rama
Timelapse
The Riddle of Master Lu
Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Zork Nemesis
Obsidian
Toonstruck
Grim Fandango

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#94745 - 06/22/03 02:03 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Glenna Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/19/00
Posts: 730
Loc: Newark, DE
Here's my list, not in a particular order:

Grim Fandango
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Under the Killing Moon
Arthur's Knights I
Arthur's Knights II
Atlantis II
Syberia
Dark Fall
Discworld Noir
Gabriel Knight I
Gabriel Knight II
Myst
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
The Longest Journey

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#94746 - 06/22/03 03:15 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Rae Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 3509
Loc: Missouri
For what it's worth:

Gabriel Knight 3
Obsidian
Syberia
Dark Fall
The Omega Stone
The Longest Journey
Black Dahlia
The Blackstone Chronicles
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Sanitarium
Grim Fandango
Discworld Noir
Magnetic
Rama
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#94747 - 06/22/03 05:08 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
housewife Offline
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Here is my list of my favorits

1-Bioscopia
2-The Longest Journey
3-Rhem
4-Omega Stone
5-Liath
6-Nancy Drew-all of them
7-Syberia
8-Beyond Atlantis
9-Byzantine: The Betrayal
10-Blade Runner
11-Zork Nemesis
12-The Messenger
13-Dark Fall
14-Real Myst
15-Riven

In no particular order, these are only a few that are my favorits.

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#94748 - 06/22/03 05:44 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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I started putting my list together when I first saw the twisty list post, as I begin to enter my selections here I have a lot more than 15 but so I will be eliminating some favorites. That being said I also appreciate all the work that Flotsam does every year, its very time consuming and we all appreciate the final product.
Here goes.

Shivers
Syberia
Dark Fall
Schizm
Timelapse
The Neverhood
Reah
Obsidian
Riven
Black Dahlia
Discworld Noir
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Sanatarium
Zork Nemesis
Grim Fandango

Karen bravo

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#94749 - 06/22/03 07:24 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Debra Offline
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Here we go for the year 2003:
1. The Pandora Directive
2. Under a Killing Moon
3. Overseer
4. Dark Side of the Moon DVD
5. Dark Fall
6. Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers
7. Zork Grand Inquisitor
8. Dracula Last Sanctuary
9. Gabriel Knight The Beast Within
10.Temujin
11.Sherlock Holmes Case of the Rose Tattoo
12.Phantasmagoria 1
13.Shivers 1
14.I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
15.Zork Nemesis

With the exception of The Pandora Directive the
rest fall into no particular order.
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#94750 - 06/22/03 10:07 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Mine hasn't changed very much, still haven't played many of the ones from the last two years. lol too busy playing some of these over.

Journeyman Project 3 - Legacy of Time
Zork Nemesis
Riven
Timelapse
Real Myst
Broken Sword I
Broken Sword II
Myst III: Exile
Sanitaium
Dark Fall
Amber Journeys Beyond
Shivers
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Neverhood
Faust
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#94751 - 06/22/03 10:28 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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1. Riven
2. Real Myst
3. Myst 3
4. Schizem
5. The Longest Journey
6. Zork Nemesis
7. Return to Zork
8. Zork Grad Inquisitor
9. Rhea
10. TimeLapse
11. B.S. I and II
12. Faust
13. Amersone
14. Syberia
15. Bad MoJo
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#94752 - 06/22/03 10:50 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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OK!

1. Riven
2. Exile (Myst 3)
3. Real Myst
4. Syberia
5. Lighthouse
6. Timelapse
7. Amerzone
8. GK3
9. Journeyman 3, Legacy of Time
10. Rama
11. Reah
12. Rhem
13. Chemicus
14. Cameron Files
15. Crystal Key

Yee ha!

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#94753 - 06/22/03 11:26 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
gsd Offline
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Grim Fandango
Curse Of Monkey Island
The Dark Eye
The Neverhood
Pandora Directive
Riven
Day Of The Tentacle
Syberia
Reah
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Feeble Files
King's Quest VI
Sanitarium
Discworld 2
Discworld Noir

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#94754 - 06/23/03 04:03 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Here's my list, in no particular order:
1. Amber: J.B.
2. Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
3. Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
4. Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, etc.
5. Blackstone Chronicles
6. The Longest Journey
7. Seven Games of the Soul (Faust)
8. Dark Fall
9. Syberia
10. Discworld Noir
11. Ceremony of Innocence
12. The Curse of Monkey Island
13. Black Dahlia
14. Temujin
15. Kings Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

Happy gaming,
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#94755 - 06/23/03 06:02 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Flotsam here's my jetsam:

Riven
realMyst
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Atlantis 2
Atlantis 3
Secret of Monkey Island
Temujin
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Return to Zork
Myst Exile

Regards, Peter.
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#94756 - 06/23/03 10:24 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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PETER - that is only 10 and I understand we are allowed to list 15 -
Like everyone else I had trouble narrowing the list down to 15 and not listing all my favorites, the decision as to what I would recommend is very hard but here goes my list, not in any order:
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Temujin
Dark Side Of The Moon
Dark Fall
Byzantine The Betrayal
The Dark Eye
The Neverhood
Grim Fandango
ROTS
Beyond Time (The very 1st adventure game I played, very hard)
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs
Gast The Ghost
Shivers (1)
Schizm
The Sacred Amulet
Thanks Flotsam for doing this large job for us again....
Love, Betty Lou bravo
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#94757 - 06/23/03 10:49 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thank you really appreciate your hard work putting this together. Here goes!!!! Omega stone
Syberia

The longest journey
Nancy Drew Haunted mansion

Nancy Drew Secret of the scarlet hand
Darkfall
Schizm Black Dahlia Sanitaium The neverhood Amerzone Zork Grand Inquisitor Gabriel Knight 3 Bioscopia Byzantine

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#94758 - 06/23/03 03:47 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Rckasea Offline
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Twisty list 2003,
Myst
Riven
Exile
Amber
Shivers
Timelapse
Obsidian
Morpheus
Black Dahlia
Sanitarium
Beyond Atlantis
TLJ
Zork Nemesis
Syberia
Schizm
Wow,that was quick. How about another fifteen?
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#94759 - 06/23/03 05:35 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Linds Offline
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In no particular order:
The Longest Journey
Syberia
DarkFall
Amber:JB
Gabriel Knight 3
Schizm
Discworld Noir
Blackstone Chronicles
Timelapse
Harvest
Dracula:Last Sanctuary
Seven Games for the Soul
Nancy Drew Haunted Mansion
Nancy Drew Final Scene
Atlantis 2

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#94760 - 06/24/03 06:08 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Kellee Offline
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Registered: 03/03/03
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Loc: USA
Here is my list in No Particular order!

Amber Journeys Beyond
Myst
John Sauls Blackstone Chronicles
Riven
Titanic Adventure out of Time
Beyond Atlantis
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#94761 - 06/24/03 07:01 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Clare Offline
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OK - well, in no particular order

1-Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2-Gabriel Knight 1
3-GK2
4-GK3
5-Broken Sword 1
6-Broken Sword 2
7-The Dig
8-Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion
9-Titanic: adventure out of time
10-Monkey Island 1
11-Feeble Files
12-Amerzone
13-Nancy Drew Stay Tuned for Danger

That leaves me with 2 more in case I finish any other games soon (I haven't played all that many <img border="0" alt="pacify" title="" src="graemlins/pacify.gif" /> )

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#94762 - 06/24/03 09:56 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Loc: Michigan
Here's my list (in order smile )

1. Grim Fandango
2. Myst
3. Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
4. The Last Express
5. Pandora Directive
6. Loom
7. The Secret of Monkey Island
8. Toonstruck
9. Shivers
10. Riven
11. Bad Mojo
12. Day of the Tentacle
13. Morpheus
14. Phantasmagoria 2: A puzzle of flesh
15. Escape from Monkey Island

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#94763 - 06/24/03 11:45 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Mary Offline
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Okay, here's my list:
1-RealMyst
2-Zork Nemesis
3-The Longest Journey
4-Shivers
5-Gabriel Knight II
6-Amber
7-Dark Eye
8-Dark Fall
9-Syberia
10-Grim Fandango
11-Lighthouse
12-Riven
13-Myst Exile
14-Tex Murphy-Pandora Directive
15-Timelapse
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#94764 - 06/24/03 11:53 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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OK here we go:

1. Syberia
2. The Longest Journey
3. Gabriel Knight 1
4. Gabriel Knight 2
5. Stupid Invaders
6. Grim Fandango
7. King's Quest 6
8. Monkey Island 3
9. Zork Grand Inquisitor
10. Amber Journeys Beyond
11. Broken Sword 1
12. Broken Sword 2
13. Legend of Kyrandia - Book 1
14. The Journeyman Project 3 - Legacy of Time
15. Sanitarium
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#94765 - 06/24/03 02:09 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Ladybug Offline
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O.K. here goes:
Amber Journeys Beyond
Blackstone Chronicles
Dark Eye
Dark Fall
Discworld Noir
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Inherent Evil: The Haunted Hotel
Law and Order
Morpheus
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Post Mortem
Sanitarium
Syberia
The Uninvited
The Watchmaker wave
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#94766 - 06/24/03 09:04 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Since I have only been playing AGs a short time, I will only list my top 5 of the total of 22 games that I have finished.( out of these 22, three were action games.) Due to some serious BAAGing I now have 24 games waiting to be played. I might add that my choices of games come from lists like this and reviews-have picked up some of the best older games this way. Anyway, here are mine so far:
Tex Murphy-Under a killing Moon
The Longest Journey
Amerzone
Zork Nemisis
Riven
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#94767 - 06/24/03 09:32 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
freeform Offline
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 16
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
The Day of the Tentacle
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Discworld 2
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquistor
Obsidian
The Longest Journey
Chronomaster
Gateway2: Homeworld
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Mission Critical
Death Gate
Gabriel Knight 1
Dark Fall
Sanitarium

From light, humor and happy atmosphere to dark, dramatic, heavy one...

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#94768 - 06/25/03 01:36 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
flotsam Offline
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Hi all,
My first periodic update sees the top 5 being:

The Longest Journey
Syberia
Dark Fall
GK2
Riven

The big movers are clearly the two newbies of last year.
The top 5 have been listed by nearly 50% of all participants.
139 games (allowing for my errors) have already been mentioned, 25 of them more than 10 times.

Finally, we already have more than half last years members participating, so are well on the way to having the most informed list yet.

flotsam smile
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#94769 - 06/25/03 03:31 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
shaolinphil Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 136
Loc: England
MY CURRENT TOP 15:

1. THE LONGEST JOURNEY
2. MONKEY ISLAND
3. MYST
4. SIMON THE SORCEROR 2
5. BROKEN SWORD
6. SIMON THE SORCEROR
7. SYBERIA
8. MONKEY ISLAND 2
9. DISKWORLD NOIR
10. DAY OF THE TENTACLE
11. RIVEN
12. EXILE
13. BROKEN SWORD 2
14. CURSE OF MONKEY ISLAND
15. WATCHMAKER

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#94770 - 06/25/03 05:23 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
OK, biting the bullet.. have been thinking about these for days... no particular order..

Syberia
Dark Fall
Myst 3 - exile
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Companions of Xanth
Post Mortem
Morpheus
Legend of the Prophet
Secrets of Alamut
Curse of Monkey Island
GK 1
GK 2
Sanitarium
Discworld 1

I bet I'll want to change my mind too!!!!

Hugs

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#94771 - 06/25/03 08:02 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Shadow of Destiny
Dark Fall
Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
RealMyst
Riven
Myst III: Exile
Escape from Monkey Island
The Neverhood
Morpheus
Obsidian
Schizm
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis 2)
Faust (Seven Games of the Soul)
Zork Grand Inquisitor

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#94772 - 06/25/03 08:44 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Fongo Offline
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Registered: 03/10/01
Posts: 838
Loc: Bradford, ON
Zork Nemesis
Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy Overseer
Riven
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Neverhood
Myst
Morpheus
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Byzantine
Bad Mojo
Azrael's Tear
Amerzone
Amber

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#94773 - 06/26/03 06:48 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
kwbridge Offline
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Loc: Philly
Dark Fall
Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
Ark of Time
Timelapse
Broken Sword I
Blade Runner
Discworld Noir
King's Quest VI
Sam and Max
Torin's Passage
The Gene Machine
The Curse of Monkey Island
Zork Nemesis
Amerzone

Kim
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#94774 - 06/27/03 06:19 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Hi there,
Things have slowed down people - lets get with the program laugh thumbsup
Proving the original is not always the best (or most recommended anyway), GK2, Riven, Tex Murphy Pandora Directive, Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs and Zork Nemesis lead the way in those series.

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#94775 - 06/27/03 06:37 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Magician Offline
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Well, I have to say that's not totally unexpected... given the success of the first title in a series, the second one usually has a bigger budget as well as more experience behind it... wink

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#94776 - 06/27/03 07:18 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
DBK Offline
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Posts: 3991
Loc: Northern Colorado
Here's my list.

Faust
Myst
Beyond Atlantis
Beyond Atlantis II
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Shivers
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Morpheus
Blackstone Chronicles
Lighthouse
Sanitarium
Myst 3 - Exile
Riddle of the Sphinx
Zork Nemesis
Syberia
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#94777 - 06/27/03 09:05 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Becky Offline
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Quote:
Well, I have to say that's not totally unexpected... given the success of the first title in a series, the second one usually has a bigger budget as well as more experience behind it...
But that's NOT what you expect from, say movies. Usually the sequels are not as good as the original even when the budget for the sequel is higher.

I wonder why games would be different. Maybe the technology changes so quickly for games that graphics in sequels are automatically a lot better? Or maybe the original games can no longer be easily played on current computers so not as many people CAN play them? Or maybe the industry is so new that the original games made mistakes that now, a few years later seem obvious?

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#94778 - 06/27/03 10:22 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Okay, okay here's my list :

Syberia
The Longest Journey
Tony Tough
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Father
Dracula Resurrection
Riddle of the Sphinx
Zork:Grand Inquisitor
Sherlock Holmes:Case of the Rose Tattoo
Curse of Monkey Island (MI3)
Grim Fandango
Dark Fall
Pandora Directive
Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood

And that wasn't easy to come up with.
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#94779 - 06/28/03 06:18 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
SnowMoon Offline
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Posts: 1849
Loc: Texas
Okay.... Here is my list in alphabetical order:

Amber: Journeys Beyond
Blackstone Chronicles
Ceremony Of Innocence
Curse of Monkey Island
Discworld Noir
Faust: Seven Games of the Soul
Grim Fandango
King's Quest VI
King's Quest VII
Longest Journey, The
Morpheus
Neverhood, The
Phantasmagoria
Ripper
Sanitarium

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#94780 - 06/28/03 06:36 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Quandary Offline
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Registered: 10/27/99
Posts: 453
Loc: Fremantle, Western Australia
Ok Flotsam,

You asked for a more twisty list so here's our twistiest laugh

In no particular order laugh

laid back hal
bile cue
bonkers word 1
alcohols sensational scram
moused flicker annoys
teeth can eat floyd
cords wild 1
breaking light 2
genteel horny joust
raincoat deprived
zero trunk rot
I vern
lard flak
by aries
threescore minors 1

Good luck
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#94781 - 06/28/03 09:18 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
gatorlaw Offline
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Posts: 10312
lol A "game to play" twisty list. laugh

I got Black Dahlia, Broken Sword 1, Gabriel Knight 2, The longest Journey, Return To Zork, Riven, Dark Fall, Syberia, Simon the Sorceror 1 so far - need more coffee, much more coffee. Hmmmmmm

How cool laugh

Laura
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#94782 - 06/28/03 09:26 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Skinter Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 4161
Loc: Herndon, VA
Here's My List:

1. Syberia
2. Shivers
3. Monkey Island 1
4. Monkey Island 2
5. Dark Fall
6. Amber: Journeys Beyond
7. The Longest Journey
8. Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of The Father
9. Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
10. The Cameron Files: Secret At Loch Ness
11. Myst
12. Myst III: Exile
13. Shivers II
14. Riven
15. Riddle Of The Sphinx

Edit: I think Quandary must've been a little on the drunk side when they made up their list! lol lol lol <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
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#94783 - 06/28/03 10:21 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
MacDee Offline
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Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Here's mine.....no order

1..Riven
2..Shivers
3..Dark Fall
4..Riddle of The Sphinx
5..Syberia
6..Zork Nemesis
7..Obsidian
8..Timelapse
9..Lighthouse
10.Gabriel Knight 2
11.Journeyman Project Legacy of Time
12.Beyond Atlantis
13.Amber
14.Amerzone
15.Faust


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#94784 - 06/28/03 08:30 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Laura unless I am mistaken the others are Callahans Crosstime Saloon, Day of the Tentacle, Curse of Monkey Island, Pandora Directive, Discworld 1 and Blue Ice bravo
It takes truly twisted minds to post such a twisted list laugh <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

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#94785 - 06/29/03 06:03 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Loc: Bosnia and Herzegovina
And here is my list

The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Escape from Monkey Island
Curse of Monkey Island
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Jack Orlando
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Riddle of the Sphinx
Post Mortem
LBA2
Jazz and Faust
BladeRunner
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#94786 - 06/29/03 06:40 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Magician Offline
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Posts: 735
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Quote:
Originally posted by Becky:
But that's NOT what you expect from, say movies. Usually the sequels are not as good as the original even when the budget for the sequel is higher.

I wonder why games would be different. Maybe the technology changes so quickly for games that graphics in sequels are automatically a lot better? Or maybe the original games can no longer be easily played on current computers so not as many people CAN play them? Or maybe the industry is so new that the original games made mistakes that now, a few years later seem obvious?
I agree - movie sequels are often worse, with a few exceptions... But then the gaming industry has always responded well to player feedbacks, while I have never been aware of any movie makers out there that personally talk to the actual viewers and get his/her direct opinion... perhaps that's the reason why?

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#94787 - 06/29/03 11:22 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Here is my list.I don't have very many of the newer games yet as I still have a lot of the games from last years twisty list waiting to be played.

Legacy of Time Still my favorite
Myst
Riven
Beyond Atlantas
Blackstone Chronicles
Ring
Sanitarium
Dracula Last Sanctuary
Amerzone
Riddle of the Sphinx
Broken Sword 1
Gabriel Knight 1
The Curse of Monkey Island
Zork Nemisis
Broken Sword 2

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#94788 - 06/29/03 11:28 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Sigh....
I dislike doing this, forcing myself to choose 15. However, more entries -> a more accurate rating of top games so here goes:

Dark Fall
Neverhood
Syberia
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Sanitarium
GK2
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Riven
Myst/RealMyst
Black Dahlia
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Rhem

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#94789 - 06/30/03 01:55 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Hi,
Detailed analysis thumbsup

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#94790 - 06/30/03 05:08 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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I should just put like 30 names in a hat and draw out 15. This is SO hard.

Myst
Osidian
Riven
Zork the Grand Inquisitor
Timelapse
Syberia
Darkfall
Amber
Shivers
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Dig

These last four, I can't remember the earlier ones in the series well enough to be able to pick which one I liked the best. So, just add my one vote to whichever comes up with the most votes. Hope this isn't cheating):

Journeyman Project
Gabriel Knight
Tex Murphy
Atlantis

Thanks again, Flotsam, for all your hard work!

Dang! I can't believe I left Obsidian out. So, Flotsam, there is a change here. In Osbisian out Lighthouse.
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#94791 - 06/30/03 08:39 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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realMyst
Riven
Myst Exile
Syberia
The Blackstone Chronicles
Ripper
Sanitarium
GK2 The Beast Within
Morpheus
Dark Fall
Zork Nemesis
Amerzone
Secrets of the Luxor
Phantasmagoria
Shivers

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#94792 - 07/02/03 07:08 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thanks for putting this together Flotsam smile

The Longest Journey
The Crystal Skull
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Syberia
Tex Murphy Overseer
Discworld Noir (was Nightlong, sorry)
Curse of Monkey Island
Amerzone
Dracula Ressurrection
Faust (Seven Games for the Soul)
Grim Fandango
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Magnetic
Myst Exile
Lighthouse

Too bad for Isabelle, Flotsam. I don't many people who (whom?) even own it. I still need to purchase it as the reviews on it sounded interesting but haven't a clue where.

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#94793 - 07/02/03 07:53 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Quote:
The key is to list the 15 games that you would recommend to someone to play in this day and age.
This implies (to me) that the person is a newcomer. Again, it's tough to choose just 15.

Curse of Monkey Island
Torrin's Passage
Syberia
Obsidian
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Neverhood
Myst III: Exile
Lighthouse
Faust
Timelapse
Amerzone
Safecracker

Thank you, Steve. Your efforts are much appreciated. wave laugh
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#94794 - 07/02/03 02:41 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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My top-15, in no particular order (although the best ones tend to come up higher in the list):

Obsidian
Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Zork Nemesis
Riven
Syberia
Neverhood Chronicles
Death Gate
Exile
RealMyst
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Schizm
Amerzone
Pandora Directive
Sanitarium

Looking forward to the resulting list!

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#94795 - 07/02/03 07:19 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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1 Syberia
2 Ripper
3 The Longest Journey
4 Black Stone Chronicles
5 The Last Express
6 The Dark Side of the Moon
7 Broken Sword 1
8 Broken Sword 2
9 Sanitarium
10 Gabriel Knight 1
11 Gabriel Knight 2
12 Gabriel Knight 3
13 Beyond Atlantis 1
14 Beyond Atlantis 2
15 Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

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#94796 - 07/03/03 08:38 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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my 15 games. couldn't play syberia on my computer..so i can't put this one on the list
most of them will be the smae as last year.

1. the longest journey
2. gabriel knight 1
3. king's quest 6
4. sanitarium
5. blackstone chronicles
6. gabriel knight 2
7. king's quest 7
8. tiny tough
9. gabriel knight 3
10. ark of time
11. broken sword 2
12. king's quest 5
13. gilbert goodmate
14. nightlong
15. broken sword 1
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#94797 - 07/03/03 08:39 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thanks Flotsam for doing this again!

1. Syberia
2. The Longest Journey
3. Timelapse
4. Black Dahlia
5. Myst
6. Riven
7. Exile
8. Amerzone
9. Shivers
10. Riddle of the Sphinx
11. Beyond Atlantis
12. Atlantis III
13. Dracula Resurrection
14. Road to India
15. Gabriel Knight 2

I have a feeling that Syberia will win this year.
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#94798 - 07/03/03 10:07 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Okay,
this will be hard from the memory stand point only! happydance
Ghost Master waiting on Patch-due soon
Waiting for Riftrunner and DD2 happydance
Summoner waiting for me
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#94799 - 07/03/03 10:26 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Mad Offline
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Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

Thanks for the chance to contribute.
Can't remember whether I entered any for last year's list....Heck....Can't remember what I did ten minutes ago !! lol

Cheers.

Mad wave

1. Gabriel Knight 1
2. Gabriel Knight 2
3. Monkey island 1
4. Monkey Island 2
5. Broken sword 1
6. Broken sword 2
7. Discworld 1
8. Discworld 2
9. Simon 1
10. Kings Quest 6
11. Tex - Under a Killing Moon
12. Journeyman - Legacy of Time
13. Return to Zork
14. S.H. - Case of the Rose Tattoo
15. Indy - Fate of Atlantis
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#94800 - 07/04/03 03:03 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Hi there,
Its neck and neck between Syberia and TLJ.
We will finish next weekend, so one week to go.

flotsam


ps - happy 4th of July to all American boomers happydance
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#94801 - 07/04/03 08:08 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Here are my 15-with input from my two boys (not in any order):
1. The Omega Stone
2. Riddle of the Sphynx
3. Phantasmagoria 1
4. Sanitarium
5. Inherent Evil
6. Traitors Gate
7. CSI
8. I have no mouth....
9. Sherlock Holmes Mystery of the mummy
10. Syberia
11. Cameron Files-Pharoah's Curse
12. Blackstone Chronicles
13. Black Dhalia
14. Amerzone
15. Beyond Atlantis II
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#94802 - 07/04/03 10:57 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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In no particular order:
1. Byzantine
2. Amerzone
3. Morpheous
4. Riven
5. GK The Beast Within
6. GK Blood of the Damned
7. GK Sins of the Father
8. Siberia
9. Dark Fall
10. Myst
11. Myst Exile
12. Broken Sword -Shadow of the Templars
13. Broken Sword - Smoking Mirror
14. Nancy Drew - Secret of the Scarlet Hand
15. Zork Nemesis
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#94803 - 07/06/03 03:39 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Loc: Northern New Jersey, USA
Here's my list (in no particular order):

1. Grim Fandango
2. Blade Runner
3. Disc World Noir
4. GK 1 &#8211; Sins of the Father
5. GK 2 &#8211; The Beast Within
6. Broken Sword 1
7. The Uncertainty Machine
8. Black Dahlia
9. Curse of Monkey Island
10. Amber
11. Dark Fall
12. The Longest Journey
13. Zork GI
14. Simon the Sorcerer 1
15. Sanitarium

Every year this gets harder and harder to do since I've been lucky to have played so many great games over the years!

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#94804 - 07/06/03 10:37 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Gandalf Offline
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Posts: 89
Here are my choices:
Monkey Island 1,2,3,4
Discworld 1,2
Simon the Sorcerer 1,2
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Gabriel Knight 2
Circle of Blood
Day of the Tenacle
Dracula Last Sanctuary
Fable

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#94805 - 07/07/03 02:42 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Still no clear number 1.
I will post final results Sunday afternoon my time. I will try and remember to do a reminder post 24 hrs prior to the end.

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#94806 - 07/07/03 03:37 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Here is my list, I hope it's not too late,:

Gabriel Knight 2
Riven
Black Dahlia
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 3
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Syberia
Dark Fall
Byzantine
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Atlantis 2
Riddle of the Sphinx
Pandoras Box

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#94807 - 07/07/03 09:55 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Titan Offline
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Posts: 403
Loc: Austin,Tx
In order played (with 3 new ones in the past year replacing 3 previous ones):

Myst
Last Express
Zork Nemesis
Sanitarium
Riven
Titanic:Adventure out of Time
Tex Murphy:Pandora Directive
Grim Fandango
Traitors Gate
Longest Journey
Dame was Loaded
Byzantine
Gabriel Knight 2 - Beast Within
Blade Runner
Discworld Noir

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#94808 - 07/08/03 11:09 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Glenn Offline
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Registered: 12/11/99
Posts: 15
Loc: NJ
Here's mine

Morpheus
Grim Fandango
Riven
Zork Nemesis
Legacy of Time
Amber
Darkfall
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Myst
Buried in Time
Obsidian
Bad Mojo
Riddle of Master Lu
Sam and Max
Sanitarium

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#94809 - 07/08/03 01:22 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Hanksdog Offline
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My List......
In no order.....
-Myst
-Riven
-Exile
-Sanitruium
-Post Mortem
-Darkfall
-Rhem
-Discworld Noir
-The Watchmaker
-Zork Grand Inquisitor
-Zork Nemesis
-Return to Zork
-Syberia
-The Longest Journey
-Realms of the Haunting (ROTH)
Plus maybe another 25 more that I would play but not in my top fifteen. Talk about hard.
Hanksdog happydance
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#94810 - 07/10/03 08:27 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
SuMac Offline
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Loc: New Hampshire
I have been avoiding this thread since I didn't think I could whittle my list down to 15, but after ruthlessly slashing with my red pencil, here goes:

Riven
Real Myst
Schizm
Syberia
GK3
GK2
Amerzone
Dracula Resurrection
Timelapse
Myst III: Exile
Dark Fall
Lighthouse
Grim Fandango
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis II)
Riddle of the Sphinx

I really, really wanted to put Magnetic on my list, but since it is a game of puzzles, (and very ingenious ones), it seemed to be in a category by itself, and I just had to leave it off. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />

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#94811 - 07/12/03 05:33 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Jill Offline
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oops, it's the last day so can't put this off any longer. Trying to obey the rules ie not listing all my favourites but selecting those of general appeal - here goes...

Shivers
Dark Fall
Quest for Glory 4
Riddle of the Sphinx
Celtica
Temujin
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Black Dahlia
The Longest Jouney
Siberia
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
Cassandra Galleries
Amerzone
Feeble Files
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#94812 - 07/12/03 06:30 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Betje Offline
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Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 334
Loc: the Netherlands
I'm tempted to recommend a few games that I enjoyed playing very much the past 12 months, or am still playing: Madness of Roland (not even a game) - Bad Day on the Midway - Alice: An Interactive Museum - Eastern Mind: The Lost Soul of Tong Nou - Dogday - Psychic Detective - Cosmology of Kyoto - Blue Heat - Gag - Isabelle. But I'll be sensible. Here's my list:

- Riven
- Zork Grand Inquisitor
- Grim Fandango
- Black Dahlia
- Obsidian
- Neverhood
- Feeble Files
- Discworld 1
- Bad Mojo
- Overseer
- Last Express
- Dark Eye
- Dark Fall
- Dark Side of the Moon
- Broken Sword 1
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#94813 - 07/12/03 02:42 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
les Offline
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I have no idea why almost no one at GameBoomers is playing Capri but for me it is one of the very best.

A Quiet Weekend in Capri
Myst or Real Myst
Riven
Grim Fandango
King's Quest 7 The Princeless Bride
Byzantine
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Neverhood
Syberia
Dark Fall
Timelapse
Sanitarium
Discworld 2
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
Day of the Tentacle
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#94814 - 07/12/03 03:03 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Sassy Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/00
Posts: 574
Loc: Colorado
This years list in alphebetical order:

Beyond Atlantis aka Atlantis II
Black Dahlia
Blade Runner
Faust: The Seven Games of the Soul
Goblins: Quest 3
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Obsidian
Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen
Sanitarium
Shivers II: Harvest of Souls
Syberia
The Longest Journey
Zork I
Zork: The Grand Inquisitor

Sassy....who still hasn't played Grim Fandango or Darkfall, or they might have made the list.

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#94815 - 07/12/03 05:07 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
kateri Offline
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Posts: 466
Loc: Florida, USA
Well I am hugely out of the loop here and getting ready tonight (oh joy! oh joy!) to load my forst game in just over two years....and am torn between loading "seven Journeys of the Soul" or "GK III: Blood of the Damned." Anyway - my favorites would have to be:

1. Amerzone
2. Riven
3. Morpheus
4. 7th Guest
5. 11th Hour
6. Comer
7. Longest Journey
8. Rama
9. Myst - tho it was my first game ever and I loved it to bits, when I got the new version I loved the graphics and hated the gameplay!
10. Fable, though I did not finish it due to various issues, I enjoyed it immensely and intend to go back to it.
11. Lighthouse.
12. Beyond Atlantis.

I am sure there is probably something else I could add to the mix, but it has been so long since I have done anything, I am at a loss!

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#94816 - 07/12/03 05:32 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Just marking my spot smile
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#94817 - 07/12/03 07:49 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Posts: 810
Loc: Tampa Bay Florida
Hi to all, this is a great idea. Can't resist putting in my two cents worth. I'm going to attempt to list them in order of interest, but it probably won't end up that way because I find myself changing them in my mind over and over and over...

1. Shivers
2. Myst III Exile
3. The Black Dahlia
4. Full Moon In San Francisco
5. Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
6. Amber Journey's Beyond
7. The Omega Stone
8. Nancy Drew The Final Scene
9. Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs Of Moon Lake
10. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
11. Clandestiny
12. Phantasmagoria 2 Puzzle Of Flesh
13. The Dame Was Loaded
14. Tex Murphy Under A Killing Moon
15. Phantasmagoria

As many have already said, there are many, many more that I have not listed (can you say Sanitarium) but the best part is reading all the other lists and seeing LOTS of games that I have yet to play. Wait till next year!! Sky.....
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#94818 - 07/13/03 03:34 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Loc: Canberra, Australia
Well here tis - the final results.
165 games were mentioned abd nearly 100 boomers participated.
As usual, an alphabetical and numerical list will follow. I have taken some liberties with the names where series or sequels are involved, and have tried to use full and alternate titles where possible.
Any errors are of course my own.
The winner might surprise. As I said at the start I thought there would be a "new" first place. No prizes for guessing which game I thought it would be. But there wasn't much in it.
Great to see two releases from last year so prominent, yet at the same time those oldies but goodies keep hanging in there.
And as I say every year, every game on this list is a good one, as at least one boomer thought it was worth recommending out of all the games out there.
So without further ado, here are the results thumbsup
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#94819 - 07/13/03 03:36 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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57 The Longest Journey
55 Syberia
47 Myst 2: Riven
46 Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
45 Dark Fall
39 Myst/RealMyst
38 Grim Fandango
34 Zork Nemesis
32 Zork Grand Inquisitor
31 Myst 3: Exile
30 Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood
27 Amber: Journeys Beyond
27 Sanitarium
25 Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
25 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
23 Amerzone
23 Atlantis 2
22 Discworld Noir
22 Monkey Island 3: Curse of Monkey Island
21 Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
21 Timelapse
20 Black Dahlia
20 Blackstone Chronicles
19 Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
19 Morpheus
19 Neverhood
19 Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure
18 Obsidian
18 Shivers
16 Faust
14 Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
14 Schizm
12 Byzantine: The Betrayal
12 Day of the Tentacle
12 Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
12 Tex Murphy: Overseer
10 Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island
10 Phantasmagoria
9 Atlantis 3
9 Lighthouse
9 Monkey Island 4: Escape from Monkey Island
8 Dark Eye, The
8 Discworld
8 Discworld 2: Missing, Presumed..?
8 KQ 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
8 Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
7 Bad Mojo
7 Callahans Crosstime Saloon
7 Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
7 KQ 7: The Princeless Bride
7 Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck’s Revenge
7 Reah
7 Simon the Sorcerer
7 Zork: Return to Zork
6 Blade Runner
6 Cameron Files: Loch Ness
6 Dracula Resurrection
6 Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
6 Post Mortem
6 Rama
6 Riddle of the Sphinx 2: The Omega Stone
5 Dark Side of the Moon
5 Feeble Files
5 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
5 The Last Express
5 RHEM
4 The Dig
4 Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
4 Riddle of Master Liu
4 Temujin
4 Titanic: Adventure out of Time
4 Tony Tough and the Night of the Roasted Moths
4 Traitors Gate
4 The Watchmaker
3 Deathgate
3 Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
3 Nancy Drew: The Final Scene
3 Nancy Drew: The Scarlet Hand
3 Pilgrim 3: Secrets of Alamut
3 Phantasmagoria 2: Puzzle of Flesh
3 Ripper
3 Safecracker
3 Shivers 2: Harvester of Souls
3 Simon the Sorcerer 2
3 Toonstruck
3 Torins Passage

2 Ark of Time, Atlantis: The Lost Tales, Bioscopia, Cameron Files: Pharoahs Curse, Ceremony of Innocence, Chemicus, Crystal Skull, CSI, The Dame Was Loaded, Eric the Unready, Fable, The Forgotten: It Begins, Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist, Harvest, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Inherent Evil, Jazz and Faust, KQ 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder!, Legend of Kyrandia 1: Fables and Fiends, Liath, Messenger/Louvre; The Final Curse, Outcast, Pandora’s Box, Pilgrim 2: Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin, Ring: Legend of the Nibelungen, Road to India, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Sherlock Holmes: Curse of the Mummy, Stupid Invaders, Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer,

1 3 Skulls of the Toltecs, 7th Guest, 11th Hour, A Quiet Weekend in Capri, The Arrival, Arthurs Knights 1: Tales of Chivalry, Arthurs Knights 2: Secrets of Merlin, Azrael’s Tear, Beyond Time, Blue Ice, Cassandra Galleries, Celtica, Chronomaster, Clandestiny, Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion, Comer, Companions of Xanth, Crystal Key, Cydonia/Lightbringer, Duckman, Dust, Egypt 2: The Heliopolis Prophecy, Full Moon in San Francisco, Full Throttle, Gast, Gateway 2: Homeworld, The Gene Machine, Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria, Goblins 3, Jack Orlando, Law and Order: Dead on the Money, Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate, Maniac Mansion, Mummy, Tomb of the Pharaoh, Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger, Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower, Necronomicon, Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy, Quest for Glory 3: The Wages of War, Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness, Realms of the Haunting, Relentless 2: Twinsen’s Odyssey, Rent-a-Hero, Secrets of the Luxor, Shadow of Destiny/Shadow of Memories, Starship Titanic, The Uncertainty Machine, Zak Mackracken and the Alien Mind Benders, Zork 1
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#94820 - 07/13/03 03:38 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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1 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
1 7th Guest
1 11th Hour
1 A Quiet Weekend in Capri
27 Amber: Journeys Beyond
23 Amerzone
2 Ark of Time
1 Arrival, The
1 Arthurs Knights 1: Tales of Chivalry
1 Arthurs Knights 2: Secrets of Merlin
2 Atlantis: The Lost Tales
23 Atlantis 2
9 Atlantis 3
1 Azrael’s Tear
7 Bad Mojo
1 Beyond Time
2 Bioscopia
20 Black Dahlia
20 Blackstone Chronicles
6 Blade Runner
1 Blue Ice
31 Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars/Circle of Blood
19 Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
12 Byzantine: The Betrayal
7 Callahans Crosstime Saloon
6 Cameron Files: Loch Ness
2 Cameron Files: Pharoahs Curse
1 Cassandra Galleries
1 Celtica
2 Ceremony of Innocence
2 Chemicus
1 Chronomaster
1 Clandestiny
1 Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion
1 Comer
1 Companions of Xanth
1 Crystal Key
2 Crystal Skull
2 CSI
1 Cydonia/Lightbringer
2 Dame Was Loaded, The
8 Dark Eye
45 Dark Fall
5 Dark Side of the Moon
12 Day of the Tentacle
3 Deathgate
4 Dig, The
8 Discworld
8 Discworld 2: Missing Presumed..?
22 Discworld Noir
6 Dracula Resurrection
7 Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
1 Duckman
1 Dust
1 Egypt 2: The Heliopolis Prophecy
2 Eric the Unready
2 Fable
16 Faust
4 Feeble Files
2 Forgotten: It Begins
2 Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist
1 Full Moon in San Francisco
1 Full Throttle
25 Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
46 Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
25 Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
1 Gast
1 Gateway 2: Homeworld
1 Gene Machine
1 Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phungoria
1 Goblins 3
38 Grim Fandango
2 Harvest
2 I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
5 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
2 Inherent Evil
1 Jack Orlando
2 Jazz and Faust
3 Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
14 Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
2 KQ 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder!
8 KQ 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
8 KQ 7: The Princeless Bride
5 Last Express, The
1 Law and Order: Dead on the Money
2 Legend of Kyrandia 1: Fables and Fiends
1 Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate
2 Liath
9 Lighthouse
57 Longest Journey, The
1 Maniac Mansion
2 Messenger/Louvre; The Final Curse
10 Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island
7 Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck’s Revenge
22 Monkey Island 3: Curse of Monkey Island
9 Monkey Island 4: Escape from Monkey Island
19 Morpheus
1 Mummy, Tomb of the Pharaoh
39 Myst/RealMyst
47 Myst 2: Riven
31 Myst 3: Exile
1 Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger
1 Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower
4 Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
3 Nancy Drew: The Final Scene
3 Nancy Drew: The Scarlet Hand
6 Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
1 Necronomicon
19 Neverhood
2 Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
18 Obsidian
2 Outcast
2 Pandora’s Box
10 Phantasmagoria
3 Phantasmagoria 2: Puzzle of Flesh
2 Pilgrim 2: Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin
3 Pilgrim 3: Secrets of Alamut
6 Post Mortem
1 Quest for Glory 3: The Wages of War
1 Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness
6 Rama
7 Reah
2 Realms of the Haunting
1 Relentless 2: Twinsen’s Odyssey
1 Rent-a-Hero
5 RHEM
4 Riddle of Master Liu
19 Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure
6 Riddle of the Sphinx 2: The Omega Stone
2 Ring: Legend of the Nibelungen
3 Ripper
2 Road to India
3 Safecracker
2 Sam and Max Hit the Road
27 Sanitarium
14 Schizm
1 Secrets of the Luxor
1 Shadow of Destiny/Shadow of Memories
8 Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
2 Sherlock Holmes: Curse of the Mummy
20 Shivers
3 Shivers 2: Harvester of Souls
7 Simon the Sorcerer
3 Simon the Sorcerer 2
1 Starship Titanic
2 Stupid Invaders
55 Syberia
5 Temujin
12 Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
21 Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
12 Tex Murphy: Overseer
21 Timelapse
4 Titanic: Adventure out of Time
4 Tony Tough and the Night of the Roasted Moths
3 Toonstruck
3 Torins Passage
2 Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
4 Traitors Gate
1 Uncertainty Machine
4 Watchmaker, The
1 Zak Mackracken and the Alien Mind Benders
1 Zork 1
32 Zork Grand Inquisitor
34 Zork Nemesis
7 Zork: Return to Zork
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#94821 - 07/13/03 06:09 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thankyou Flotsam. A whopper of a job, really well done.

Looking at the no.1 and no.2, I wonder how much influence on those game positions can be attributed to the fact that TLJ has been around much longer and, so, everyone has had plenty of opportunity to play it. If that's the case then it should follow that next year TLJ will be ranked below Syberia (1). 'The Longest Journey' will still sneak ahead on my list, however.

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#94822 - 07/13/03 07:01 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thank you, Flotsam! :kiss:

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#94823 - 07/13/03 08:34 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Bravo flotsam. Thanks for all of your hard work. bravo
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#94824 - 07/13/03 09:30 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thank you Flotsam, that was a heck of a job. The two games on top really belong there I think.

We all appreciate your hard work. bravo
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#94825 - 07/13/03 09:38 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
MacDee Offline
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Great job flotsam! We really appreciate all your hard work! bravo thumbsup :kiss:

I was very pleased to see Dark Fall and Syberia make the top 5! Wahoo!

I was very surprised to see Riven make the top 5 though, even if it is my favorite game. wink

~Dee

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#94826 - 07/13/03 10:21 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Flotsam you did a terrific job as usual laugh Now rest up for next year lol lol
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#94827 - 07/13/03 12:49 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thanks for all your hard work, Flotsam! Interesting list as always, and glad to see Gabe hung in there.
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#94828 - 07/13/03 02:10 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Yes, thank you very much for the hard work/labor of love that this data gathering/data dump entails. bravo

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#94829 - 07/13/03 05:09 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
KarenNJ Offline
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Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
Thank you bravo Floatsam bravo for this wonderful contribution its a lot of work but is really appreciated.

Karen

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#94830 - 07/13/03 05:15 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Rainbowangel Offline
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Loc: United Kingdom
Hope I'm not to late, but computer has been down.
My 15 are
The Longest Journey
Clue:Fatal Illusion
Titanic: Adventure out of time
Gabriel Knight 1 Sins of the fathers
Gabriel Knight 3
Broken sword 1
Broken sword 2
Dark Fall
Sherlock Holmes Curse of the Rose Tattoo
Mystery of the Druids
Grim Fandango
Discworld Noir
CSI
Pandoras Box
Secret of Monkey Island

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#94831 - 07/14/03 07:35 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thanks for the excellent work! This was a fun thing to keep track of.
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#94832 - 07/15/03 01:25 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Super job as usual, Steve.
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#94833 - 07/15/03 05:23 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thank you everyone - it is always a pleasure smile

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#94834 - 07/15/03 08:56 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
Sequoia Offline
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Thanks Flotsam for taking the time to compile the list.

I also was suprised to see Riven so close to the top. And I really must start playing Grim Fandango so I can consider it next year!

I think that's part of the reason that the list includes so many old games. We see that others love them, so instead of playing a newer game we try and get the older ones to try. So then they go on our next year's list!

Sequoia

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#94835 - 07/16/03 09:24 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Loc: Zurich, Switzerland
I was too late in listing 15 favorite games, but I found that there are only about 15 from all the above mentioned games which I have never played happydance I love adventure games!
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#94836 - 07/16/03 07:33 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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In somewhat favorite order:
Zork Nemesis
Myst
Morpheus
Faust
Shivers I
Chaos
Obsidian
Riddle of the Sphinx
Timelapse
Riven
Syberia
Necronomicon
Neverhood
Dark Fall
Physicus bravo

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#94837 - 07/17/03 07:25 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Thanks from me too, Flotsam!

I will have to keep my eyes open for some of the gems mentioned! (And give a few more a higher slot on my 'to play" stack;))

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#94838 - 07/18/03 12:59 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 57
Loc: Bosnia and Herzegovina
My list (no particular order):

1. Grim Fandango
2. Broken Sword 1
3. Broken Sword 2
4. Escape from Monkey Island
5. Curse of Monkey Island
6. Gabriel Knight 3
7. Discworld Noir
8. BladeRunner
9. Jack Orlando
10. Post Mortem
11. Jerusalem
12. Nancy Drew: Ghost dogs of Moonlake
13. Nancy Drew: Message in a haunted mansion
14. Jazz and Faust
15. Syberia
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#94839 - 08/09/03 08:16 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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probably too late but what the heck smile

1) The Blackstone Chronicles
2) Black Dahlia
3) Gilbert Goodgrape & the Mushroom of Phungoria
4) Post Mortem
5) Escape From Monkey Island
6) The Longest Journey
7) Louvre: The Final Curse
8) Discworld Noir
9) Starship Titanic
10)Simon the Sorceror 3D
11)Broken Sword
12)Mystery of the Druids
13) Zork Grand Enquisitor
14) Necronomon
15) Zork Nemesis
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#94840 - 08/09/03 09:00 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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I know I'm too late, but I'm new to Boomers, so I'm gonna put my 2 cents worth in anyway, though to look at your list, it won't change anything. Very good work on compiling all this data!

1 - The Longest Journey
2 - Syberia
3 - Riven
4 - Amerzone
5 - Myst
6 - Myst III Exile
7 - Schizm
8 - Cydonia (Lightbringer)
9 - ROTS II - Omega Stone
10 - Riddle of the Sphinx
11 - Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis II)
12 - Chemicus
13 - Bioscopia
14 - Physicus
15 - Post Mortem
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#94841 - 08/24/03 04:54 PM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Registered: 05/27/02
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Loc: Tampa Bay Florida
Flotsam, a truly AWESOME job. I'm sure all the "Boomers" appreciate seeing how their favorite games rate with the favorite games of all the other members. That is the major benefit of your hard work. However, there is a secondary benefit for those like me that have not played many of those games, and that is....I now have a better idea of games to be on the lookout for (not to mention getting to some that are on my shelf at this moment.) I want to thank you for giving me a "wish list" of games to search for. Can't wait till next year!!! Great job. Sky.
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#94842 - 08/25/03 05:51 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Hi Skylark,
I actually started the first of these threads for exactly that reason - namely, to get a list of games that I could play. Being new to the genre, I needed some help with all those games out there.
So I am glad it helps you in that way smile

flotsam

ps - sorry about not adding the late posts, but I had to stop somehwere!
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#94843 - 08/25/03 07:40 AM Re: 2003 the list more twisty
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Skylark your last paragraph speaks volumes. You are so correct about the Boomer Community. Its the only site I can relate to with out feeling threatened or getting cursed out with extremely bad language just because I did not agree with the majority. Thanks for bringing this great fact to surface.
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