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The List 2015 Results #1021511
07/03/15 08:52 PM
07/03/15 08:52 PM
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Hi all

I thought this year I would just spring it on you!!

In case you have forgotten or are new, our annual list provides the answer to the question "If I want to play an adventure game, what would you recommend".

So long as you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, put it on your list. But only if its an adventure game. Don't fret if you aren't sure that it is an adventure game - there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define.

There are some rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, on the basis that we know they are worth playing else why would they be in there. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 6 (is it still six??) separate recommendations, one for each game.
4. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, regardless of where they are up to in the series.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)
10. Voting for Isabelle won't count as one of your votes, so you effectively get 21 (I am convinced its actually everyones 21st recommended game so this will help find out) crazy

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Dark Eye would be under "D" for Dark)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, (final results will be posted on the last day of July)and I will (endeavour to) post updates as we go. Also, avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.

Who wants to be first?

Last edited by MaG; 07/31/15 12:23 AM. Reason: changed title after compilation

Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021515
07/03/15 09:18 PM
07/03/15 09:18 PM
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yay Thanks flotsam!

Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021516
07/03/15 09:39 PM
07/03/15 09:39 PM
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Québec
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Ready to count.

Chief wave

Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: Chief] #1021521
07/03/15 09:52 PM
07/03/15 09:52 PM
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I think we need to put Monkey Island in the Hall of Fame. duh

Ankh 1
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Dig
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Dreamfall The Longest Journey
Gilbert Goodmate
Kings Quest 7
Legend of Kyrandia 1
Maniac Mansion:Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Runaway 1
Secret Files Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Tony Tough
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Isabelle grin


It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021537
07/03/15 11:25 PM
07/03/15 11:25 PM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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The list!! I'm just in time. happydance I'm happy I get to include 2 new fantastic episodic games this year. thumbsup

Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters (praise!!!)
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Life is Strange (thumbsup)
Lost Horizon
Memoria (The Dark Eye 2)
Moebius: Empire Rising
Moment of Silence, The
Overclocked
Runaway: A Road Adventure
So Blonde
Still Life
Walking Dead, The

Thanks, flotsam! thumbsup


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus] #1021540
07/03/15 11:41 PM
07/03/15 11:41 PM
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Venus,

I always check your list to find new games because I know we enjoy the same type of games. smile


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Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021542
07/03/15 11:56 PM
07/03/15 11:56 PM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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thumbsup

Space Quest, since you have Dreamfall on your list, I would definitely recommend Chapters. It has gameplay similar to Dreamfall (though thankfully without the fighting and [very little] stealth) yet with the detail and character depth of the original Longest Journey. Zoë and Kian are both nicely fleshed out in Chapters, much more so than in Dreamfall. And Life is Strange reminds me very much of TLJ as well with an eighteen year old photography student (April was an art student. Coincidence? grin) who discovers she has an unusual, universe altering power. Both games are fantastic so far, and both are up to their respective third episodes.

Regarding your list, I love The Dig! I wanted to include it as well, but there just aren't enough slots, even with twenty spaces. I was torn between it and Overclocked for the last slot but finally went with Overclocked since Martin Ganteföhr has a new game coming out soon. I'm grateful for the Hall of Fame because there are seven games on that list that would take up more spaces, which would mean more games I would have to eliminate. lol

Last edited by venus; 07/04/15 12:12 AM.

Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus] #1021560
07/04/15 06:20 AM
07/04/15 06:20 AM
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United Kingdom
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OK. I started with a long, long list of favourites but have very painfully eek whittled it down to the 20 allowed lol

[And I offer no excuses for the oldies I've included because they are all fantastic
Adventures yes]

Plus, of course, many thanks to you both - flotsam and Chief - for giving your time to this project !!

Cheers.

Mad grin

************************

Black Dahlia
Blade Runner
Black Sails The Ghost Ship
Broken Sword The Shadow of the Templars
Carol Reed The Colour of Murder
Dig [The]
Dracula 3 The Path of the Dragon
Dragonsphere
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Gabriel Knight Sins of the Father
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Journeyman Project 3 Legacy of Time
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia [The]
Lost Horizon
Murder in the Abbey
Phantasmagoria
Post Mortem
Return to Zork
Riddle of Masterlu





Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021571
07/04/15 07:34 AM
07/04/15 07:34 AM
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Blackwell Convergence
Blackwell Deception
Blackwell Epiphany
Blackwell Legacy, The
Blackwell Unbound
Dig, The
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Journey Down I, The
Journey Down II, The
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Loom
Maniac Mansion I
Maniac Mansion II
Monkey Island I
Overclocked
Police Quest I
Police Quest II
Police Quest III
Scratches
Technobabylon

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Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus] #1021585
07/04/15 09:10 AM
07/04/15 09:10 AM
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Venus,

Just from your description Chapters is now a must for me. Mobieus sounds interesting too. I love Jane Jensen and I think I have confused it with Morpheus in the past (which I really liked). I even loved the music in The Dig. smile



Mad,

Black Dahlia was a good one that I forgot. yes


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Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: Space Quest Fan] #1021599
07/04/15 10:11 AM
07/04/15 10:11 AM
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United Kingdom
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Oh, the music of "The Dig" was absolutely spectacular for an Adventure game at that time - and it still holds up splendidly today yes
The Dig is one my many "oldie replay" games bravo

BUT regardless of all that, we're going to get told off if we're not careful for veering off topic !!!! evil


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021624
07/04/15 11:14 AM
07/04/15 11:14 AM
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Hello All

I've limited myself to ten adventure games that I'd put on any 'happy holiday list' (and I haven't included my own!).

Barrow Hill
The Journeyman Project – Legacy of Time
Kairo
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lighthouse
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Rhem
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

I have really enjoyed playing these, as well as most of those on the existing main list.
Elen

Last edited by Elentgirl; 07/04/15 04:36 PM.

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Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021657
07/04/15 03:09 PM
07/04/15 03:09 PM
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About the Dreamfall games, please say if it is The Longest Journey or The Chapters.

Space Quest Fan: I assume yours is the Longest Journey?

Thanks for telling us.

Chief wave

EDIT: Oups, just read your other post. Longest Journey it is.

Last edited by Chief; 07/04/15 03:10 PM.
Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: Chief] #1021659
07/04/15 03:32 PM
07/04/15 03:32 PM
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Sorry about that Chief. It is Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and I edited my post.


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Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021660
07/04/15 03:52 PM
07/04/15 03:52 PM
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Thanks thumbsup

Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021700
07/04/15 09:05 PM
07/04/15 09:05 PM
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Thrudvanger
The Cat Lady
Cognition
Culpa Innata
Dracula Origin
Dreamfall (The Longest Journey)
Dreamfall Chapters
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
Life is Strange
The Moment of Silence
Next Life
Runaway - A Road Adventure
Runaway 2 - Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3 - A Twist of Fate
Secret Files - Tunguska
Secret Files 2 - Puritas Cordis
Still Life
Undercover - Operation Wintersun
The Walking Dead Season 1
The Walking Dead Season 2


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021702
07/04/15 09:23 PM
07/04/15 09:23 PM
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southeast USA
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Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Aura
Day of the Tentacle
Dark Eye: Memoria
Dracula Origin
Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (GK1)
Moment of Silence
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Obsidian
Outcry (aka Sublustrum)
Return to Mysterious Island
RHEM 2
Secret of Monkey Island
Shivers
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Schizm: Mysterious Journey 2
Sentinel: Descendants in Time (aka Realms of Illusion)
Uru

Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021709
07/04/15 10:31 PM
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Hi, flotsom!

Here is my list and, hopefully, Tex will finally make it into the Hall of Fame lol !

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Jack The Ripper
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
NiBuRu: Age of Secrets
Phantasmagoria
Post Mortem
Shivers
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Still Life
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: Overseer
The Moment of Silence

Susan

Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: Susie07] #1021711
07/04/15 11:07 PM
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flotsam,

What do you think about maybe next year we could have everyone also cast one vote for an older game for Hall of Fame induction? That way maybe a Monkey Island, Gabriel Knight, Tex Murphy etc. game could make our HOF.


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Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021723
07/05/15 05:42 AM
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Thanks flotsam! yes wave


Gerry
Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021745
07/05/15 10:25 AM
07/05/15 10:25 AM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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@Space Quest, let me know what you think of Chapters when/if you play it. thumbsup Personally, I think it's one of the best games I've played, and I'm not at all biased. evil lol I think Moebius is a great game. Not everyone liked it, and I do think it was the least of Jane Jensen's adventure games, but I don't think it deserved all the negativity it got by a long shot. I always make sure to recommend it for those who might be interested. It does have the feeling of the beginning of a series, so be warned if you like it, you may get attached to the characters and want more. smile

@Thorsgoats, glad to see you made it to post your list. thumbsup


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021766
07/05/15 11:41 AM
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Thanks for your time and efforts, flotsam and Chief. It's always fun to remember the games I've played over the last year and compare them to the great games from the past. I agree with Mad that getting down to 20 recommended games is painful:

AGON 4: The Lost Sword of Toledo
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Culpa Innata

Disc World Noir
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Father
Gray Matter

Machinarium
Moebius: Empire Rising
A New Beginning
Paradise
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches

Secret Files 1: Tunguska
Sinking Island
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: The Tesla Effect
Yoomurjak's Ring

I'm hoping Kentucky Route Zero will be fully released by next year, because it will definitely have a shot at making it on my list (though that will mean a year to ponder what game gets bumped off).


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Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: ergggo] #1021777
07/05/15 12:49 PM
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Arthur's Knights: Secret of Merlin
Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry
Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil
Black Mirror III: Final Fear
Dead Reefs
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
King's Quest VI
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge
Shivers
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021815
07/05/15 06:11 PM
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Carol Reed: Bosch's Damnation

Conspiracies 2

Dark Fall, Lost Souls

Dreamfall Chapters

Dreamfall Longest Journey

Last Half of Darkness, Society of the Serpent Moon

Lost Horizon

Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper

Sherlock Holmes, Nemesis

Sherlock Holmes, Testament of SH

Tex Murphy, Tesla Effect

URU

Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam] #1021848
07/06/15 01:03 AM
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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
A New Beginning
Beneath a Steel Sky
Blackwell Epiphany
Broken Sword 1
Cognition
Dark Fall
Dracula 3 The Path of the Dragon
Gemini Rue
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Lost Horizon
The Moment of Silence
Neuromancer
Overclocked
Post Mortem
Primordia
Runaway 1
Star Trek: Judgment Rites
Still Life
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

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