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#94844 - 06/01/04 02:34 AM 2004 List twist again...
flotsam Offline
Staff Reviewer
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4124
Loc: Canberra, Australia
…like we did last summer [Razz]

Here begins the 5th annual game recommendations list. For new 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. I had no idea there were so many adventure games (my wife still wishes that was the case [Big Grin] ). I wanted not only to talk about games with other similarly afflicted folk, but find out what was good and what should I play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the collected wisdom of all participating boomers, and are down at the archive pages, and last years top 15 even found a place on the home page.

The objective is to list 15 games that you would recommend to someone to play in this day and age. They are not necessarily your own favourite 15 games but they might be. You might however decide to recommend a cross-section of styles or types. You might love a particular game but believe it is too much a product of your own idiosyncracies to recommend, or you might not recommend it because it is notoriously hard to get running on anything later than a 386 machine. There is no rule that says you can’t recommend such games; it is up to you.

No game is excluded, if it meets the criteria of being an adventure game. We all know what that is when we see it, so don’t get too hung up on criteria. We are all friends after all.

There are some rules though, and as always I reserve the right to make up more as we go . I don’t think that has actually ever happened (I might have clarified something) but like any lawyer it makes me feel important to be in control evil .

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 (other games will get there own list somewhere else later on thanks to nickie’s sucking up thumbsup ).

We keep the thread open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. It is compulsory to get more posts than the year before.

So here in no particular order are my 15 recommendations.

The Longest Journey
GK2: The Beast Within
Syberia 2
Myst III: Exile
Dark Fall
BS3: The Sleeping Dragon
Blackstone Chronicles
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Dark Eye
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#94845 - 06/01/04 02:53 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
metamorphium Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/09/04
Posts: 580
Thanks Flotsam,
here's my list. wave

(numbers are here just for not exceeding the limit)

1. Zork Grand Inquisitor
2. Dark Fall
3. Grim Fandango
4. Death Gate
5. The Dark side of the moon
6. Schizm 2
7. Chronomaster
8. Dragonsphere
9. Beneath a steel sky
10. Myst 3: Exile
11. I have no mouth and I must scream
12. Zork: Nemesis
13. Gabriel Knight 1
14. Dreamweb
15. The Pandora Directive

Developing: ...

Created J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars, Serena, Vampires!, J.U.L.I.A., J.U.L.I.A. Untold, Ghost in the Sheet

#94846 - 06/01/04 04:29 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Anastasia Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/01/04
Posts: 20
Loc: Sheffield
Ok, here's my list...

1)Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars
2)Broken Sword 2
3)The Secret of Monkey Island
4)The Curse of Monkey Island
7)Simon the Sorceror 2
8)Day of the Tentacle
9)Escape from Monkey Island
10)Gilbert Goodmate
11)Simon the Sorceror 1
12)Sam and Max hit the road
13)Beneath a Steel Sky
14)Grim Fandango
15)Broken Sword 3
"A child of 5 could understand this. Fetch me a child of 5!" - Groucho Marx

#94847 - 06/01/04 04:47 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Arwen Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 1693
Loc: Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Dark Fall
  • Gabriel Knight 1 Sins of the Fathers
  • Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
  • Gabriel Knight 3 Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
  • Myst
  • Myst 3 Exile
  • Phantasmagoria
  • Rhem
  • Riven
  • Shivers
  • Shivers 2 Harvest of Souls
  • Syberia
  • Syberia 2
  • URU
  • Zork Nemesis

thanks flotsam

The Matrix Online

#94848 - 06/01/04 05:05 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Kickaha Offline
GB Special Events Reporter
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2451
Loc: Cambridge, England
Good on you Flotsam! My fifteen (or fourteen or whatever . . .)

Atlantis 2
Atlantis 3: The New World
Day of the Tentacle
Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Louvre: The Final Curse (aka The Messenger)
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 3
Myst Exile
Return to Zork
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Used to answer to "Peter Smith", now answers to "Peter Rootham-Smith"

#94849 - 06/01/04 05:29 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
lucca Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 1143
well, if anyone can post, here's my list...
(in that order)
1. discworld noir
2. syberia(1)
3. The Longest journey
4. Runaway
5. The Curse of Monkey island
6. Grim Fandango
7. Syberia (2)
8. Gabriel Knight (1)
9. Loom (although it's real old, the storyline beats every game i've played to date)
10. Gabriel Knight (2)

Only ten,sorry

#94850 - 06/01/04 05:44 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Fairygdmther Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1169
Loc: Sarasota, FL
In no particular order:

1. The Longest Journey
2. Syberia
3. Syberia II
4. Obsidian
5. Sanitarium
6. Timelapse
7. Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis II)
8. Mysterious Journey (Schizm)
9. Mysterious Journey II (Chameleon)
10. Myst
11. Riven
12. Cydonia (Lightbringer)
13. Riddle of the Sphinx
14. Omega Stone
15. Amerzone

Come visit us at Mystery Manor

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends -
it gives a lovely light.

Edna Saint Vincent Millay

#94851 - 06/01/04 06:01 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
kwbridge Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 904
Loc: Philly
1. The Longest Journey
2. Grim Fandango
3. King's Quest VI
4. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
5. Discworld Noir
6. Ark of Time
7. Syberia
8. The Curse of Monkey Island
9. Dark Fall
10. Zork Nemesis
11. Timelapse
12. The Dig
13. The Secret of Monkey Island
14. Sam and Max Hit the Road
15. Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
(Anti) Social Development

#94852 - 06/01/04 07:27 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Rckasea Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 2565
Loc: Colden,N.Y.
I know, only fifteen, so here we go.
1. Timelapse
2. Obsidian
3. Grim Fandango
4. Riven
5. The Longest Journey
6. Morpheus
7. Sanitarium
8. Black Dahlia
9. Syberia
10. Zork: Nemesis
11. Amerzone
12. Myst: Exile
13. Dark Fall
14. Myst (first love)
15. Auryn Quest (the fellowship)
This gets harder to do every year!!
" If you decide not to chose, You still have made a choice"....Getty Lee

#94853 - 06/01/04 07:31 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
JohnBoy Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7754
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
1-The Longest Journey
3-Syberia 2
5-Stupid Invaders
7-Broken Sword
8-Broken Sword 3
10-Clue: Fatal Illusion
12-Beyond Atlantis
13-Beyond Atlantis 2
I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.

#94854 - 06/01/04 07:51 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Carolin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 586
Loc: Oslo, Norway
1.The longest journey.
2.Dark Fall
4.Nancy Drew-Message in a haunted mansion
5.Myst 3-exile.

Those are my all time favorite.

I haven't lost it, I just can't find it....

#94855 - 06/01/04 08:33 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
connie Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 10395
Loc: winter springs fl.
1.The Longest Journey 2.Syberia 1 3.Syberia 2 4.Sanitarium 5.Amerizone 6.Darkfall 7.Dragon Riders of Pern 8.Broken Sword 1 9.Broken Sword 2 10.Broken Sword 3 11.The Black Mirror 12.Journey to the Center of the Earth 13.The 7th Guest 14.C.S.I. 2 15.Law and Order 2

#94856 - 06/01/04 08:45 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
housewife Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Here is my list of a few new favorites...My old favorites, there more then 15.

1-Syberia 1
2-Syberia 2
3-Mysterious Journey 2
4-Myst 3
5-Black Mirror
6-Jack the Ripper
8-Uru:Beyond Myst
9-Black Dahlia
10-The Arrival
14-Traitors Gate 1
Playing now: Still Life 2..Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir:

#94857 - 06/01/04 09:04 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
Betje Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 334
Loc: the Netherlands
In no particular order.

Bad Mojo
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Last Express
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Day of the Tentacle
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo
Dark Fall
Grim Fandango
Diskworld 1
Black Dahlia
Feeble Files
The beaded curtain slams shut behind you. There's no turning back now...

#94858 - 06/01/04 09:35 AM Re: 2004 List twist again...
LadyKestrel Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 9899
Loc: The Garden State
Oh, this was hard as I so wanted to include so many others I enjoyed. After much agonizing, here’s my final list in alphabetical order:

Beyond Atlantis
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Myst III: Exile
Riddle of the Sphinx
Starship Titanic
Zork Grand Inquisitor
It's not hoarding if it's books, games, rubber stamps or chocolate.

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