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2017 The List #1116071
07/01/17 06:58 PM
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Hi all
And we are off again. rah
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 should I play?".
I started it years ago for the self-serving purpose of knowing the answer to that very question. It has been a valuable resource, and not just for me, as well as a bit of annual fun.
Since we began, we have increased the number of recommendations you can make, given the proliferation of indie and downloadable games, and we introduced the Hall of Fame, to identify those games that always went well so they didn't need mentioning. It also made room for newbies.
Before I get to rules, let me confirm that I promised I wouldn't mention Isabelle, so I wont. joy
So what are the rules?

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, for the reason identified above (ie we know they are worth playing else why would they be in the Hall of Fame). Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood, Shadow of the Templars)
Dark Fall: The Journal
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Lost Horizon
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Still Life
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 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. Ditto any other spruced up releases (eg RHEM 4)
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)

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, and I will (endeavour to) post updates and insights as we go. Please avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
have fun thumbsup


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116074
07/01/17 07:10 PM
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Thank you so much flotsam! Looking forward to seeing some new entries this year!


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116077
07/01/17 07:26 PM
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Here is mine:

Barrow Hill, The Dark path

Carol Reed, Profound Red

Dreamfall Chapters

Obduction

Prominence

Quern, Undying Thoughts

Sherlock Holmes, The Testament of SH.

Tex Murphy, The Tesla Effect

URU

Yoomurjak's Ring




waveflotsam








Last edited by Chief; 07/01/17 07:31 PM.
Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116083
07/01/17 08:21 PM
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Thanks Flotsam

I will make mine simple...since we have been talking and talking of the same old games for years and since most newcomers now have modern machines I limited mine to only the last 5 years. Here are the results

Barrow Hill: The Dark Path
Haven Moon
Obduction
Quern: Undying Thoughts
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116105
07/01/17 10:03 PM
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Amber: Journeys Beyond
Bad Mojo
Blade Runner
The Blackstone Chronicles
The Dame Was Loaded
The Dark Eye
Kings Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti
Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island (remastered version)
Monkey Island 3: The Curse of Monkey Island
Morpheus
Police Quest IV: Open Season
Quest for Glory V
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: The Overseer
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: The Tesla Effect

And two equally brilliant first person games from last year:

Gone Home
Firewatch

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116107
07/01/17 10:52 PM
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Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Aura
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Day of the Tentacle
Dark Eye: Memoria
Dracula Origin
Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
Moment of Silence
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Obsidian
Outcry (aka Sublustrum)
Primordia
Puzzle Agent
Return to Mysterious Island
RHEM 2
Secret of Monkey Island
Shivers
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Uru

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116110
07/01/17 11:11 PM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Somehow, this gets harder every year, even with the Hall of Fame games. lol Thanks again, flotsam and Chief! wave

Blackwell Epiphany, The
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall Chapters hearts
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
Last Crown: Midnight Horror, The
Life is Strange
King's Quest (episodic)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Memoria
Moment of Silence, The
Night of the Rabbit, The
Oxenfree
Primordia
Technobabylon
Thimbleweed Park
Walking Dead, The

I let Thorsgoats know about the list, and he will post his tomorrow or Monday. thumbsup


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116122
07/02/17 02:53 AM
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Carol Reed: Time stand still
Cassandra Galleries
Erevos
Force Majeure II: The Zone
Forgotten: It begins
Fort Boyard: La Legende
Gadget: Invention,Travel,Adventure
GAG
Golden Gate
Hamlet: A Murder Mystery
Incarnatia
Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage
Journey to Wild Divine: The Wisdom Quest
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Legend of Lotus Spring
Mirage
Night Café
Qin
Void (1998)

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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116158
07/02/17 09:45 AM
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The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Cat Lady
Culpa Innata
Downfall Redux
Firewatch
Dreamfall Chapters
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
The Last Crown: Midnight Horror
Life is Strange
Oxenfree
Perry Rhodan
Resonance
Runaway 1: A Road Adenture
Runaway 2: Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead 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: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116180
07/02/17 12:57 PM
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Alida
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis 2)
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
The Dig
The Feeble Files
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Kathy Rain
Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Morpheus
Myst 3: Exile
Myst 4: Revelation
Obsidian
Rhem 4: The Golden Fragments
Riddle of the Sphinx
Scratches
The Space Bar
Starship Titanic
Timelapse
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: LadyKestrel] #1116183
07/02/17 01:58 PM
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Hi flotsam smile

Despite being heartbroken that you are not going to mention Isabelle lol I've come up with a list ....

It's comprised of (mainly) oldies that I replay A LOT and therefore feel good about recommending - especially as most are now available ready tweaked for modern machines smile


Ark of Time
Black Dahlia
Black Sails Ghost Ship
Blackstone Chronicles
Blade Runner
Dig (The)
Discworld Noir
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Indy Fate of Atlantis
JP III Legacy of Time
Kathy Rain
Lost in Time
Monkey Island Special Edition
Murder in the Abbey
Return to Zork
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
Riddle of Masterlu
Sherlock The Awakened [Re-Mastered]
Toonstruck
Torin’s Passage


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: Mad] #1116187
07/02/17 02:26 PM
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Arthur's Knights: Secrets of Merlin
Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry
Blackstone Chronicles
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Daemonica
Dead Reefs
Death Gate
Discworld Noir
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Kathy Rain
King's Quest VI
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Secret of Monkey Island
Shannara
Shivers
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Toonstruck

Re: 2017 The List [Re: Marian] #1116194
07/02/17 04:20 PM
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I'm pleased to have caught the voting this time as I just missed the boat the last couple of years! cry
It's so difficult to condense all the games you love into just a list of 20 (even with a lot of your favourites already taken out) but oh well here's my sort of current list:

Art of Murder 3: Cards of Destiny
Blackwell Deception
Broken Sword 5
Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
Cat Lady (The)
Cognition
Contradiction
Echoes of the Past (AGS Freeware - not the Casual Game)
Filmmaker (The)
Kathy Rain
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Lifestream
Moebius
Phantasmagoria
Profound Red (A Carol Reed Mystery)
Resonance
Thimbleweed Park
Shady Brook
Wolf Among Us (The)
Yoomurjak’s Ring

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116199
07/02/17 05:22 PM
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Nice start!


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116230
07/02/17 10:47 PM
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Do:
The Talos Principle
The Witness
not count as adventure games? No one has listed them. And it seems like someone would have if they counted. Definitely two of the best recent games.

Gone Home
Firewatch
Myst III: Exile
Obduction
Primordia
Quern: Undying Thoughts
Return to Mysterious Island
Runaway 1: A Road Adenture
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Yoomurjak's Ring

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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116233
07/02/17 11:30 PM
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Lady K,

I noticed you have Timelapse on your list.
Timelapse is a Hall of Fame game, so you might want to choose something else.

I did the same thing last year -- nominated a game that was already in the Hall of Fame list.

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116396
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I appreciate this chance to compare recently played games to my favorites. It's getting harder and harder to bump the older games off my list, even though some of the new games might be comparable. Just one new game this year.

AGON 4: The Lost Sword of Toledo
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Culpa Innata
Disc World Noir

Dreamfall Chapters
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
The Inner World [new]
Machinarium

Memoria
A New Beginning
Paradise
Primordia
The Raven

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Sinking Island
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: The Tesla Effect
Yoomurjak's Ring


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116405
07/04/17 02:26 AM
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There are a couple of games I can't remember the names of - darn it. One was where you have to get to the top of a tower. The other was where you are in a house and you have to get out of each room via a door with symbols on it. If you know what these are please add them to the list. Otherwise it is:-

Atlantis 2
Barrow Hill
Dark Fall - Lights Out
Echo - Secrets of the Lost Cavern
Green Moon
Keepsake
Murder in the Abbey
Nancy Drew - Curse of Blackmoor Manor
Rhiannon - Curse of the Four Branches
Safecracker
Scratches
Shivers
Sinking Island

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116415
07/04/17 05:50 AM
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Barrow Hill: The Dark Path



Blackwell Legacy
Book of Unwritten Tales
Carol Reed: Black Circle
Carol Reed: Blue Madonna
Carol Reed: Bosch’s Damnation
Carol Reed: Color of Murder
Carol Reed Profound Red
Carol Reed: Time Stand Still
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Culpa Innata
Discworld Noir
Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Kathy Rain
Technobabylon
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Thimbleweed Park
The Wardrobe
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I couldn't get past 19.

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Re: 2017 The List [Re: 8dognight] #1116530
07/04/17 04:46 PM
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8dognight, Broken Sword is one of the games in the Hall of Fame, so you can go ahead and remove it from your list (and add another title instead if you would like). wave

Re: 2017 The List [Re: Jenny100] #1116532
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100

Lady K,

I noticed you have Timelapse on your list.
Timelapse is a Hall of Fame game, so you might want to choose something else.

I did the same thing last year -- nominated a game that was already in the Hall of Fame list.

Oops! I missed that completely. Thanks, Jenny! I will put Rhem 3 in its place.


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116533
07/04/17 05:17 PM
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LadyKestrel, thanks for doing the change this way. thumbsup

It gives flotsam and I a way to see which game you choose as a replacement.

Chief wave

Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116535
07/04/17 05:24 PM
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Agreed praise
I would post my recommendations but am stuck deciding which game to put in my list in place of the game that shall not be mentioned. It must be suitably worthy to assume the mantle, and none so far can compare razz


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116609
07/05/17 02:23 PM
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lol Does such a game even exist, flotsam ?? lol


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Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam] #1116629
07/05/17 03:47 PM
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Perhaps not Mad - I may just have to post 19 crazy


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