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Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116128
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I love humor in adventure games. Especially subtle jokes that make fun of the adventure genre! One oddity about adventure games is that you usually have a limitless ability to store very large objects in your pants.

One of my favorite jokes, was in one of the Monkey Island games (Curse of MI if my memory serves). Guybrush has picked up a large paddle (or something to that effect). Instead of it magically disappearing into the inventory, there was an animation showing him inserting this very large object into his pants!! lol When he got it back out, I believe he made a funny comment as well.

Or in the the first MI game, where you can "kill" Guybrush by letting him fall off a cliff, a hilarious reference to the untimely Sierra-style deaths. A little window even popped up similar to the Sierra ones telling you to restart, only to have Guybrush bounced back unscathed by a rubber tree. lol

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Anyone else have their own favorites they'd care to share?


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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116129
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Hi smile

I found the Tex Murphy games to have great "one liners" that really made me laugh laugh

Cheers.

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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116130
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Hi Mad,
Do you remember any of the one-liners?


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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116131
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What a great topic, Aggie, and I remember those scenes well; what a riot! Other adventure games that I thought were hysterically funny were Touche, the Discworlds (1+2) and the Crystal Skull. I can't remember any one liners though, but even funnier to me were Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity (RPGs)- the latter where I got my signature below.


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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116132
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The MI games are real fun... Th swearing competitions were great, and I remember some phrases....but as I played it in Spanish, I remember the spanish version. I'll try to translate them anyway. duh If someone remembers the English versions, that would be great luck


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Hi Aggie smile

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[Afraid not, just off the top of my head. I'd have to install one of the games to refresh my memory blush ]

What I DO vividly remember is sitting alone in the room, playing a Tex game, and laughing out loud at some of the stuff he came out with laugh

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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116134
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Emilia, the comeback from MI you are thinking of in English is: "I am rubber, you are glue" meaning that the insult bounces off of you and sticks to the other person. Someone correct me if that's wrong (I have a bad memory!)


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My all time favorite game, Grim Fandango, had a lot of funny moments. Like Manny's poem to the moon, with the harbor master chiming in:
It shone, pale as bone
As I stood there alone
And I thought to myself how the moon,
That night, cast its light
On my heart's true delight,
And the reef where her body was strewn.
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Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... #116136
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I just re-played GK 3 while waiting for some other new games to arrive. The one-liners are a hoot....and there's a scene where Gabriel is trying to get Grace to respond while she's reading. He tries a few lines, then breaks out into a rousing rendition of OKLAHOMA! It cracks me up every time.



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Oh yeah! I totally forgot about that! smile That was funny. I'm a sucker for Gabriel anyway. laugh


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Me too! I'd forgotten about that, Rae! Great memories.


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I love the Monkey Island games! Those were just chockful of funny moments! I still remember the mad puppeteer mumbling to himself, many of the insult contests, the cracks the tall hair-stylists made about Guybrush's singing and so on. Murray's threats when Guybrush spun him around on that stool...

That bit with the moon in Grim Fandango reminded me of another moment in Tony Tough. The big gorilla/monster poet wasnt trying to be funny but we laughed heartily sometimes, especially when Tony's goofy voice chimed in (with the next question or comment).

Albert and Susan in Death's house "training" Rinceewind allowed for some amusing moments as I recall. Death of Rats was pretty good too.

My husband is still quoting one-liners from when he played Broken Sword 1& 2 with me. He still finds the black olives comment especially hilarious.

And we still love lines from Return to Zork & Zork: Grand Inquisitor. I think y'all know many of those.


The latest bit I personally find a riot is the guy playing the mystical shaman/pharoah/priest in Timelapse. For some reason, he just cracks me up!

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Actually, the open mic poetry at the bistro in Grim Fandango just had me choking--the college creative writing program I was in revered Beats and it was so accurate...I also like the moment at the end of, I think it was Escape from Monkey Island, during the credits, where Guybrush falls off the cliff and he's yelling, "Help! Anyone...? JarJar...?" That caught me by surprise!

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rotfl
I loved the open mic thing in Grim Fandango! I totally forgot about that too until you mentioned it. I think that's a sign I need to go back and replay that game!


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It wasn't speech, but I remember playing Bud Tucker, and if you don't move the character for a while, he makes a rude gesture at the screen. First time I saw that I about fell off of my chair.


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brian in runaway, telling sushi that he felt like "ever since he left new york" he felt like a puppet and someone else was pulling the strings, like someone in those adventure games.
well, somerthing like that anyway.

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Gabriel Knight in GK3, also had the ability to stuff huge items in his pants pocket, like Mosely's entire sports jacket.

Also, in GK2, when he's starting to go through the physical pangs of turning into a werewolf, and Gracie is trying to comfort him, by wiping his fevered brow, he says, "Mind the hair, Gracie, mind the hair."

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Yes, GF! laugh The part where he makes wise cracks at the Living in the restaurant. And Oh! Pressing "P" for pickup when he stands above the kitty litter. He breaks into roaring laughter for a full 10secs!

Hey wysewoman- what happens if you can string a couple of "correct" lines together? More fingersnapping instead of hissing? I can never muster beyond 3 lines correctly...

Its nice when games don't take themselves too seriously.

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Ok, Curse of Monkey Island still has the all time favorite line for me.

Guybrush is walking along the beach and stops to talk to a gentleman tanning himself (my memory is bad, so forgive the inaccuracies). Says "what do you do for a living?". The gentleman says "I live off the blood and sweat of other people". Guybrush says "oh, you're a talent agent?". The gentleman says "no, I'm a production manager for a large game development company".

I laughed so hard at that; just imagining the people making this game and getting a dig in at their boss. What a hoot!

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Hey Burpee..I seem to remember that same guy got "burned" to a crisp! LOL "I am the boss of you" has got to be the funniest yet! Loved that ZI! Glynn

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Wow this thread brought back some lol memories.

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Senor calavera--

I didn't know there was a correct or incorrect way to do it! It's been a year or so, but it seems that most of my recitals went on for 4 or 5 lines and got fingersnapping, and Manny just said "thank you" and did another...guess I'm just intuitive about lame poetry or something wink

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The Monkey Island series,Grim Fandango,Simon the Sorcerer 1&2,Discworld 1&2,Fable,Tony Tough,Runaway,and all the old Accolde games all contained great humor. I must say that may all time favorite was in Kings Quest 2 on top of the mountain. You look into the hole in the rock and they had a preview of their Space Quest game that played. That cracked me up. rotfl


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In the last Kings Quest, Connor could get a drink from the fountain in the village. Its really nice in an adventure game not to have to feed/water/rest your charactor but I certainly didn't mind letting him have a drink. smile So, while I was thinking and thinking what to do next, I was clicking and letting Connor drink and drink and drink. And then he BURPED.

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The Journeyman series had some good humour as well. The only one I can think of at the moment is "I believe the room behind this door was neither modelled or rendered. Whatever that means" which was a classic way of explaining why this door will *never* open.


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