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#95104 - 05/27/05 08:53 PM 2005 The List - What to play next
flotsam Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4077
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Here we are again. Doesn't time fly.
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.
Its also a bit of fun.
When I first joined GB, my best source of game recommendations was other boomers. I had no idea there were so many adventure games. I wanted to find out what was good and what I should play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the collected wisdom of all participating boomers.
You bet 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.
There are some rules though:

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. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
5. Adventure games only please (other games get there own list later).

The thread stays open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. It is always compulsory to get more posts than the year before.
So here to get things started are my 15 recommendations.

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

#95105 - 05/27/05 09:44 PM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28211
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

Thanks for this thread Flotsam thumbsup

Gabriel Knight Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight Beast Within
Discworld II
Broken Sword
Broken Sword II
Lost Files Sherlock case of Rose Tattoo
Simon the Sorcerer
Kings Quest V
Kings Quest VI
Indiana Jones Fate of Atlantis
Legend of Kyrandia
Journeyman III Legacy of Time
The Black Mirror


Mad wave
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#95106 - 05/27/05 10:00 PM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next

Here's my favorite games

Blackstone Chronicles
Black Mirror
Cameron Files (Loch Ness)
CSI (Dark Motives)
Egyptian Prophecy
Hitchcock- The Final Scene
Jack the Ripper
Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Secret of Shadow Ranch
Danger on Deception Island
Law & Order 3
Syberia 1

#95107 - 05/27/05 10:36 PM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Robert Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 4838
Loc: Pinson, Al USA
This is my first one of these, so here goes

Dark Fall
Uru: Ages of Myst
Riddle of The Sphinx
Post Mortem
Mission Critical
Aura Fate of Ages
The Longest Journey
The Black Mirror
Beyond Atlantis
Jack Orlando Directors' Cut
My Gameplay Videos

#95108 - 05/27/05 11:31 PM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
TLC Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 10/07/03
Posts: 8977
Loc: Crazy Town
Here's my list.

Blackstone Chronicles
Black Dahlia
Still Life
Dark Fall
Jack the Ripper
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Phantasmagoria 1
Zork Nemesis
Myst IV Revelation
Last Half of Darkness
Syberia 2
<3 I am in love with Norman Reedus/Daryl Dixon <3

#95109 - 05/27/05 11:32 PM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Gamehound Offline
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Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 1276
Loc: U.S.A.
Blackstone Chronicles
Dark Fall II: Lights Out
Phantasmagoria 1
Dracula II: The Last Sanctuary
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within
Callahans Crosstime Saloon
The Crystal Key II
WANTED: A Wild Western Adventure
RedJack: Revenge of the Brethren
Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy
The Cameron Files 2: Pharaoh's Curse
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Ace Ventura
Full Throttle

Can't find those rare adventures? Come visit me here for the tactics I use.

#95110 - 05/28/05 12:04 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Jenny100 Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38938
Loc: southeast USA
Myst 3: Exile
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Beyond Atlantis (aka Atlantis 2)
Schizm 2 (aka Mysterious Journey 2 or Chameleon)
Secret of Monkey Island
Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight 2

#95111 - 05/28/05 12:13 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Melanie1 Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
This is very very hard. lol Can I edit as I remember others I loved even more? Just kidding, Flotsam, I don't want to drive you crazy.

Not in order of preference:

1. Still Life
2. Phantasmagoria 1
3. Gabriel Knight 2 (Beast Within)
4, The Longest Journey
5. Black Dahlia
6. Obsidian
7. Dark Fall 1 (The Journal)
8. Morpheus
9. Syberia 2
10. Blackstone Chronicles
11. Sanitarium
12. Jack the Ripper
13. I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
14. Return to Zork
15. Phantasmagoria 2 (Puzzle of the Flesh)

I feel like I betrayed some of my best friends by not mentioning them. cry smile

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#95112 - 05/28/05 02:54 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
nickie Offline
Grand wizard of high mucky muck
Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Aw Melanie, don't cry . I know what you mean though - I'm leaving some off because although they are personal favorites, they're too hard to find or to get to play with these newer computers, like Master of Dimensions( razz flotsam, I got it in print anyway). Without further ado:

Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
The Moment of Silence
The Longest Journey
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood)
The Crystal Skull
King's Quest 7
Return to Zork
Arthur's Knights 1
Black Mirror
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#95113 - 05/28/05 06:07 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Tyke Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 13800
Loc: West Yorkshire/U.K.
1. Darkfall 1 (The Journal)
2. Black Dahlia
3. Gabriel Knight 1 (Sins of the Fathers)
4. Gabriel Knight 2 (Beast Within)
5. Phantasmagoria 1
6. Phantasmagoria 2
7. The Longest Journey
8. Simon the Sorcerer 1
9. Simon the Sorcerer 2
10. Dracula 2 (The Last Sanctuary)
11. Broken Sword 1
12. Discworld Noir
13. Amerzone
14. Kings Quest 7
15. Mystery of the Druids

Phew...that took some deciding, I could have gone on and on and on lol

Sue laugh
If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon.

#95114 - 05/28/05 07:19 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
kwbridge Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 904
Loc: Philly
Return to Mysterious Island
King's Quest VI
Myst IV
Black Dahlia
Still Life
Dark Fall
Curse of Monkey Island
Zork Nemesis
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Broken Sword
Discworld Noir
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Day of the Tentacle
Journeyman Project III: The Legacy of Time
(Anti) Social Development

#95115 - 05/28/05 08:10 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Chief Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11355
Loc: Québec
Sentinel, descendants in time
Syberia II
Black Mirror
Longest Journey
Riddle of the Sphinx II Omega Stone
Schizm I
Zork Nemesis
Myst III Exile
Myst IV Revelation
Dark Fall, The Journal

Thanks Flotsam lol

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#95116 - 05/28/05 09:45 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Betty Lou Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/29/00
Posts: 11366
Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
Here's my list:
Uru Ages of Myst, D'ni & POTS
Shivers 1
The Arrival
Beyond Time
Byzantine, The Betrayal
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Dark Fall The Journal
Dark Side of the Moon
Grim Fandango
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Of The Mummy
The Longest Journey
The Riddle of the Sphinx
Dragonriders of Pern
There were at least 5 others I would have recommended but the rules are "only 15".
(re-edited May 29th)
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I am 'the HAT lady"! and "who loves ya BABY?!"

#95117 - 05/28/05 10:16 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
tigger Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
OK this year I'm going to wing it... probably the best way to get a true list out of me!!!

Gabriel Knight 2
Longest Journey
Dark Fall
Syberia 2
Myst 3 Exile
Starship Titanic
Grim Fandango
Phantasmagoria 2
Nancy Drew Ghost dogs of Moon lake

Tig wave
A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
Playing Sims2, Sherlock, Phantom of Venice
Reading Storm Breaking

#95118 - 05/28/05 10:44 AM Re: 2005 The List - What to play next
Lagavulin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 694
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Here are my recommendation praise

Dark Fall
Riddle of the Sphinx
Zork Nemesis
Pandoras Directive
Still Life
Discworld Noir
The Beast Within
Blackstone Chronicles
The Last Express
Dark Fall Lights Out
Full Throttle

ON:Ether One Redux
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