…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
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
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
Myst III: Exile
BS3: The Sleeping Dragon
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Dark Eye