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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114528
09/17/03 10:23 PM
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My first adventure game was Myst and although it got me hooked on gaming and I enjoyed it, it is not my favorite game today. It's too lonely for me now. I like interacting with people in a game and if it's funny, so much the better.


Fil

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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114529
09/18/03 01:59 AM
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I bought Myst & Riven, and was given 7th Guest& Shivers all at the same time, so 1st person was all I knew at first. Then came the Broken Swords, Sanitarium, & Kyrandia 2 hand of fate, and I realized I was captivated by all of them. But I have five games as # 1, depending on my mood,
Riven,/Myst/Exile
J.Man 3-Legacy of Time,
Zork Nemesis
TimeLapse
Zork Grand Inquisitor


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114530
09/18/03 02:49 AM
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An interesting thread. It started me wondering how my older games stood up compared with the technically superior new games. I checked my Favorites List. The first 20 with, in parentheses, the order of playing the games are:

ADVPUZLOV COMPLETED GAMES

(Roughly in order of preference) [As of 030914]

01 BLACK DAHLIA (027)
02 SCHIZM (043)
03 MYST II – Riven (005)
04 (MYST III – EXILE) (000)***
05 BYZANTINE (024)
06 SHIVERS I (002)
07 TIMELAPSE (008)
08 LONGEST JOURNEY, The (039)
09 FAUST (029)
10 RAMA (032)
11 OBSIDIAN (021)
12 ZORK NEMESIS (018)
13 LEGEND Prophet&Assassin (048)
14 BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES (011)
15 CYDONIA (LIGHTBRINGER) (013)
16 REAH (015)
17 MYST I (001)
18 LIGHTHOUSE (036)
19 SANITARIUM (016)
20 ATLANTIS II (038)

This is out of a total of 56 games that I have completed. NOTE: *** is because I have not yet finished MYST EXILE, but I am sure that it will be in the top half dozen.

Anyway, note the large number of early games which are still up there. They stand up pretty well. I imagine it will take a number of years before SHIVERS and RIVEN drop out of the top ten.

I definitely prefer first person games since I feel they are more immersive. I am the one who is seeing what's going on. I am not pushing some character on the screen around.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle
Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114531
09/18/03 04:44 AM
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I played Myst first, then Sherlock Holmes: Serrated Scalpel and Kings Quest VII (Princeless Bride). My favorite now is Real Myst.

I like both first person and third person perspectives, maybe because I played them both early on.

Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114532
09/18/03 05:14 AM
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The First Adventure game I ever played was Amber Journeys Beyond and I must say it is still my Favorite. Myst was the second game I played and it is also a Favorite.!

Kelly


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114533
09/18/03 05:15 AM
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We had just got our first computer back in 1995 and a friend lent me Lost Eden. Not my favourite but enough to get me hooked.

Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114534
09/18/03 05:50 AM
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My first adventure game was Normality and I've been hooked ever since. My favourite games are all the Monkey Island games and TLJ.

Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114535
09/18/03 06:28 AM
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Yesssssssssss... 1st game and my fave= Grim Fandango! Can't say this theory applies to girlfriends though! laugh

Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114536
09/18/03 06:38 AM
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My first games were the Zork text based adventures. Loved them! I think Zork Nemesis was my first game with graphics and sound. It's definitely still one of my favorites, but I have too many to pick just one.

Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114537
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Interesting. It would appear that in a great number of these posts, the first game played remains the favorite. This is the case with me, too. Myst was my first and RealMyst is my #1 favorite. I still tend to like 1st person, lonely type games. I LOVED Dark Fall.


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114538
09/18/03 11:38 PM
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Hi smile

My first game was Monkey Island - immediately followed by Monkey Island II laugh

However, although I frequently re-play both, I have to say my favourite game is Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers thumbsup

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114539
09/19/03 06:27 PM
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My first adventure game was Under A Killing Moon and to date it remains my favorite.


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114540
09/19/03 08:19 PM
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I think a lot of "first game/true love" depends on the equipment one used to play the first game.

My first adventure game, KQ1, was played on 5.25 disks on an 8088 machine. I loved the experience, and have been playing adventures ever since, but looking back, YUCK!

The first game I ever played on an "advanced machine", i.e., a 386, Freddy Pharkus, remains one of my favorites. The first game I played off a CD, i.e., Shivers, remains one of my all-time favorites. One of the first multi-CD games I played on a P2 machine was Black Dahlia, which I adored.

Perhaps the best question is what game did you most enjoy on the machine you had at the time.

Tim


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They toll for thee.
Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114541
09/20/03 12:44 AM
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First game I played: The 7th Guest
Favourite game thus far: Morpheus

Caveat: I know there's much better out there, I just haven't played it yet.

Aside: Advpuzlov, you are so anal! I absolutely love your list, with the additional detail of the order in which you played it. I must really incorporate that into my system, dunno why it never occurred to me. Thx smile


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Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114542
09/20/03 10:24 AM
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My first adventure game, Amerzone, like the first love of my life will always hold a special place in my heart. :kiss:


Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.
Re: Is your first adventure game your favorite game now? #114543
09/20/03 11:33 AM
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Hi gang!

Well, MacDeedle knows my favorite game as it is the same as hers....goooooo RIVEN! LOL happydance

My husband won a little 166Mhz SONY back in the "olden days" (1996). A few weeks later I was tooling around Costco, while he was shopping for the real stuff. I came across the software table and the Riven game box! Seven years later, I've collected and played literally hundreds of games. Riven is still number one!

Love, Witchen thumbsup

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