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