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#95271 - 06/09/06 05:52 PM 2006 List - game on!
flotsam Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4156
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi all,
Here we for our 7th (thats right, 7th) list of game recommendations.
For new or forgetful 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 which game to play next.
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 to play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the thoughts of all participating boomers.
The method is simple. You list 15 games you would recommend to someone looking for opinions on which games to play. They are not necessarily your own top 15 games but they might be. You might decide instead to recommend a cross-section of styles or types, from all the games you have played. You might not recommend one of your personal favourites because your passion for the game is too much a result of your own idiosyncracies at the time you played it, or the result of a summer romance or too much wine. You also might not recommend it because it is notoriously hard to get running on anything later than a 386 machine. But there is no rule that says you can’t recommend such games; it is entirely 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 the detail.
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. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
6. Adventure games only please (Dark Side games get their own list later).

The thread stays open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. I count as we go so try not to edit your recommendations once you post. And as I say every year (so it must be true) it is compulsory to get more posts than the year before.
Finally, I usually post first to get things started but this year I am going to post last, as I need the extra 3 weeks to finish a couple of games that might well make the list [Smile]
So someone else gets the first post honour.
And away we go
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#95272 - 06/09/06 06:01 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Chief Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11419
Loc: Québec
Hi Flotsam, just log in to see your post. So, why not post my games :

Sentinel, Descendants in time
Syberia 2
Black Mirror
Longest Journey
Schizm 1
Myst 3 Exile
Myst 4 Revelation

And thanks for doing this bravo

Chief wave

#95273 - 06/09/06 06:29 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
josefien Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 09/11/00
Posts: 1075
Loc: the netherlands
It's always Flotsam who makes the gang going.
I'm so happy to be back again. It has been such a long and terrible time. I feel, like coming home.I didn't play a game for more than a year. I could concentrate anymore.But I bought all new games of course. It just gave me the feeling to stay a bit a gamer. Now I want to play seriously again. I missed you all and I'm happy to be with you again

#95274 - 06/09/06 06:29 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Dudemom_2000 Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 842
Loc: Ohio
Here's mine:

80 Days
Uru/& Uru Path of the Shell (counted as 1)
Longest Journey
Myst 3 Exile
Myst 4 Revelation
Agatha Christie And Then There Were None
Still Life
Syberia II
Sentinal Descendants in Time

I am looking forward to the final list, Flotsam! thumbsup


"Face it, I'm older and I have more insurance!" Evelyn Couch 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

#95275 - 06/09/06 07:05 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15341
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
happydance happydance happydance

Here we go:

The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Monkey Island 1 Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2 LeChucks Revenge
Monkey Island 3 Curse of Monkey Island
Runaway A Road Adventure
Broken Sword 1 Circle of Blood
Black Mirror
Legend of Kyrandia 1 Fables and Fiends
Maniac Mansion 2 Day of the Tentacle
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

#95276 - 06/09/06 07:11 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Angela Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/05/01
Posts: 236
Loc: California, USA
In no special order:

Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
Nancy Drew: Danger on Decption Island
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Nancy Drew: The Curse Of Blackmoor Manor
Byzantine: The Betrayal
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Dark Fall
Gabriel Knight 3
Riddle of the Sphinx

Free Games:
The Mystery of Time and Space
Pleughburg: Dark Ages
Out of Order

and way too many more... Picking is hard!!!

Thank you flotsam!!

#95277 - 06/09/06 07:24 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Gamehound Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 1276
Loc: U.S.A.
And we're off, and in no particular order...

Blackstone Chronicles
Dracula II: The Last Sanctuary
Dark Fall II: Lights Out
Phantasmagoria 1
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within
WANTED: A Wild Western Adventure
Full Throttle
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
REDJACK: Revenge of the Brethren
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Broken Sword I (aka Circle of Blood)
Broken Sword II: THe Smoking Mirror
Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion

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

#95278 - 06/09/06 07:29 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Andromus Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 68
Loc: Pennsylvania
Hmm...what to add, what to leave off.....this is hard, especially when dealing with games in a series that I like as a whole.

Not quite a top 15 for me, and in no real order, but a good cross section of the genre, I hope:

Gabriel Knight 1
Grim Fandango
Broken Sword 1
Monkey Island 1
Journeyman Project 2
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Shivers 1
The Neverhood
Deja Vu

#95279 - 06/09/06 10:47 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28652
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

Fifteen is just not enough any more Flotsam lol

[The order counts for nothin' wink ]

Broken Sword
Black Dahlia
Egyptian Prophecy
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers
Indy Fate of Atlantis
JP III Legacy of Time
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia
Monkey Island
Monkey Island II
Return to Zork
Lost Files Sherlock Holmes : Rose Tattoo
Simon the Sorcerer
Tex Murphy : Under a Killing Moon


Mad wave
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#95280 - 06/09/06 11:13 PM Re: 2006 List - game on!
sami5901 Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 1584
Loc: Tacoma Wa. 98445
Hello! Here I go.
The neverhood
syberia 1 & 2
black mirror
Grim Fandango

#95281 - 06/10/06 12:08 AM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Jenny Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 31224
Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
I don't have my list ready yet blush but I just wanted to pop in long enough to say "welcome back, Josefien"... bravo
"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy." Anonymous

#95282 - 06/10/06 01:51 AM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Dookie Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 193
In no particular order:-

Agatha Christie - Then there were None
Return to Mysterious Island
Broken Sword 2 - Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword 3 - Sleeping Dragon
Syberia 2
Barrow Hill
Still Life
DarkFall - The Journal
Tears of Betrayal
Gabriel Knight3 - Blood of the Sacred
The Moment of Silence
Black Mirror
The Omega Stone

#95283 - 06/10/06 02:52 AM Re: 2006 List - game on!
Carolin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 586
Loc: Oslo, Norway
*And then there were none
*Dark Fall
*Black Mirror
*Gabriel Knight 3
*Broken Sword 1
*Monkey Island 3
*Return to mysterioys island

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

#95284 - 06/10/06 08:07 AM Re: 2006 List - game on!
dadguy Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 2240
Loc: Wilmington, DE
I am gradually abandoning some old old favorites and falling in love with 3D. However, I can't shake the Myst series... I still replay them and they still work on XP machines.

Myst IV Revelation
Myst V End of Ages*
Myst 3 Exile
80 Days*
Gabriel Knight 3*
Syberia 1
Syberia 2
Broken Sword 3*

* denotes 3D environments

Thanks, flotsam!

#95285 - 06/10/06 08:20 AM Re: 2006 List - game on!

My favorites are
Blackstone Chronicles
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs
Nancy Drew Blue Moon Canyon
Nancy Drew Deception Island
Black Mirror
Darkfall 1
Broken Sword 3
Alfred Hitchcocks The final Cut
The Arrangement
Deleware St John 1

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