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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: sanford] #1016188
05/26/15 05:31 PM
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I, too, have the old 7 disk version which I can still play on my wonderful Win98 machine.
But it's SO much more convenient to use the download from GOG laugh


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1016193
05/26/15 06:36 PM
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Myst was my first adventure game. So glad I bought it.

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1016221
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Looks like we have a first game played in common MaG. My first game was The Colossal Cave also. Followed by the first color game Journey.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1016430
05/28/15 02:06 PM
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My first game ever was Starship Titanic. I was a novice computer user as well as gamer and didn't even have a clue about navigation. I spent countless hours wandering around that starship but loved every minute of the zany Python humor.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: sureshot] #1016435
05/28/15 02:59 PM
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Hi, sureshot!

I received my very first IBM PC at work (also an insurance company) in 1984, but I was Secretary to the Executive lol ! It was plopped on my desk with "Multimate" (a WP software package) and Lotus (a spreadsheet software package) one Friday afternoon, so I took the software manuals home to familiarize myself with the programs. I didn't dare say I didn't know how to use it since I had been whining for months about getting a computer because I was sick of re-typing my boss' speeches and letters grin .

I bought my first IBM PC in 1986, and I'm sure the computer alone must have been about $4,000. Mine didn't come with any software, but it didn't take me long to find the games in my local computer store. One game I remember playing (and really enjoying) was "Starflight". It was totally addicting and took forever to finish.

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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Susie07] #1016440
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I had forgot all about Starflight. Man I feel old. woozy


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1016447
05/28/15 04:50 PM
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Hi, Space Quest Fan!

I know how you feel. It only seems like yesterday that we were enjoying the new release of another Gabriel Knight or Tex Murphy game, and it's been over 20 years.

I normally stuck to adventure games, but absolutely loved "Starflight" because it was so darn addictive. I would play into the wee hours of the morning while mumbling to myself "just a few more minutes" because I just couldn't put it down. I also bought "Starflight 2". GOG.com has both games for $5.99, and I'm actually tempted to pick them up.

Susan

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Gnabgib] #1016451
05/28/15 05:12 PM
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Gnabgib,

I loved that game but I ended up getting killed. Guess there were different endings depending on the choices made and I apparently picked the wrong ones because the husband killed her before I could finish the game frown I'm not exactly sure how it did end because of that but I thought it was creepy and liked having the live actors. Couldn't believe that Stella Stevens was in it!

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017048
06/02/15 10:29 AM
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MYST, MYST, MYST. Was so baffled by it, but intrigued. The one I played and went crazy for (understood and loved) was Pandora Directive. I've played all of the Myst games up to Riven, but I'm a dyed in the wool Tex Murphy fan.

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017067
06/02/15 12:49 PM
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All I remember from my office computer was playing Leisure Suit Larry - and getting reports off my dot matrix printer which made a racket and dropped those little dots of paper all over my office ! Space Quest series was next - and holy buckazoids - that's when I started on the road to BAAGSdom and it's a blurr after that ! haha


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: sureshot] #1017077
06/02/15 03:19 PM
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I have to give some love to the Space Quest shoutout. thumbsup sureshot.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017094
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A fitting tribute for a great game, Space Quest Fan !! bravo


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: sureshot] #1017095
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I think it was the humor of the Space Quest games that helped get me hooked on computer gaming.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017137
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Myst was my first. Then, Beyond Time.

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017164
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I bought my first PC rather late, probably at the end of the 90's.
Before that I played Nintendo,Super Nintendo and Playstation
I really cant remember the first game but if one can call it an
adventure game than Zelda on Nintendo must have been my first
adventure. When I got my PC I played Cryo games (to difficult
though) and I tried different Myst games, which were really
pretty but I couldn't finish them. slapforehead
I did not know the world of the walkthrough back then. cry
Recently I played Zelda (majora's Mask) again
(on Super Nintendo) and I still liked it a lot. idea


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017199
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Also first played Myst, or I should say, tried to then gave up. Then along came Riddle of the Sphinx and made it through after finding out there were such things as walkthroughs, namely per GB.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: 3dobermans] #1017303
06/04/15 03:12 PM
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Those of you who played Myst as their first game have earned my respect. I was not smart enough for that game. I had trouble finishing it even with a walkthrough. woozy


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017304
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Originally Posted By: Space Quest Fan
Those of you who played Myst as their first game have earned my respect.

I knew about walkthroughs six years before playing a game myself.
Nothing particularly "respectable" about that.

Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017507
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Myst, when it first came out. I bought my first computer just to play that game. Took me 3 months to finish....no walkthru's back then. Loved the King's Quest series. I guess just because these were new experiences my enjoyment playing these games has never been equaled by subsequent offerings. Just hearing the starting music of these games gives me a burst of "happy". I still love the adventure game genre but don't really play them anymore. Still have a closet-full of these old games that I just cannot part with.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017537
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My very first adventure game was Under A Killing Moon and today with all the new techknowledge afforded the new games Tex remains my favorite.


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: joanieS] #1017538
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I know what you mean about the opening game themes Joanie. In my opinion games really went to a new level when soundtracks became a priority in games. Monkey Island has to be my all time favorite but I also love Kyrandia, The Dig, The Longest Journey, and the Syberia music and sound effects, smile


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1017657
06/07/15 08:34 AM
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"Just hearing the starting music of these games gives me a burst of "happy."

Ahhhhh !! And not just the opening music. The Sierra Start Screens are still absolutely MAGICAL for me !!

HERE ARE SOME reminders happydance


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Re: What Was Your First Adventure Game? [Re: Mad] #1017684
06/07/15 10:49 AM
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thanks Mad. That link rekindled a lot of good memories. thumbsup


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