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Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173787
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Oldbroad, I was initially put off by the platforming as well, but if this old lady can master the keyboard controls anyone can.

Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173793
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Thanks everyone. I have played many of the "old school" style games but the point is, I have no particular desire to "go back to the 90s" per se. I like the more up to date graphics where possible. Third person point and click in 2.5D is my ideal.

I had high hopes for the genre in the first 10 to 15 years of this millennium with games such as the Deponia series, the Ankh and Runaway trilogies, the Broken Sword series and BoUT trilogy and the remastering of some great old games (I did purchase Curse of MI last year although I don't think that was remastered) but the last handful of years have been, to put it mildly, disastrous!! Long awaited sequels turned into huge disappointment; I'm sure I don't need to even give them the courtesy of a mention!

I realise that funding is a massive issue and there are now so many different platforms to cater for these days. I was just hoping that someone somewhere out there might know of something that has slipped through my net.

It's such a shame that Sony, for example, have no desire to resurrect the Discworld games and I believe that many of the old studios/devs are now out of business. The great thing about the genre is that you have to actually THINK whilst being entertained instead of just maniacally pressing buttons and killing people!

Am I totally wasting my hopes that the likes of Daedalic and KingArt will continue to make these games?

Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173799
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"I'm not that into first person games nor "old school". Yeah, yeah, yeah I know I'm really picky!!!"

And that's where your problem lies.
From all the points you make (not just those I've quoted above) it's obvious that you are looking for something that no longer exists and, sadly, is probably not likely to ever exist again rolleyes

LOTS of us would like to see that wonderful "Adventures of Old" quality in modern games.
Of course we would.
However, it's a case of having to move with the times and choose from the best of what is available to us.

By being selective, I have not found it too difficult to find enjoyable Adventure games - despite the well published "death of the genre" so many years ago.
To my mind, the genre is most definitely still alive and kicking with some Indie Writers being extremely good bravo


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Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: Mad] #1173804
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That's the reply I was hoping NOT to get! lol

But I quote "LOTS of us would like to see that wonderful "Adventures of Old" quality in modern games.
Of course we would. "

I guess that pretty much answers my point. There ARE still lots of us wanting to play this sort of game but clearly they DON'T exist now. Very sad that no one wants to make them now as there is obviously still a market albeit a small one.

I was hoping for some more positive news but, heyho, I guess I'll just have to keep watching and hope that one day someone will want to resurrect this genre. I do appreciate it has evolved (although perhaps not necessarily always for the better) and that I AM a dinosaur! blush

Maybe if I wish hard enough...... whistle

I do play plenty of other games. I'm currently playing Demon Hunter 5 but I'm also replaying Heaven's Hope.

Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173807
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I would personally start by going to the main GB page and checking out the latest reviews and releases to see if something catches your eye. Our reviewers do a great job in describing the games.

The genre is far from dead and I believe the Indie's are doing an incredible job at keeping it alive.


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Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173854
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I didn't know about that game Winx but who could resist something described as an interactive Studio Ghibli
Am downloading now! happydance


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Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1173883
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I check in at least once a week. I know there are some reasonable games out there. I'm hoping there'll be more chapters of "Midnight at the Celestial Palace" and I'll probably try Tango and Lamplight City.

Although 3PP point and click is my preferred genre I'm not a total Luddite lol so definately open to suggestions.

Re: Death of a genre??? [Re: lynthorpe] #1174130
01/08/19 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: Wikipedia
Luddites feared correctly that the time spent learning the skills of their craft would go to waste as machines would replace their role in the industry. It is a misconception that the Luddites protested against the machinery itself in an attempt to halt the progress of technology.

So the Luddites were right. Their jobs really were in danger.

It's too bad there aren't more 3rd person 2.5D games like Lost Horizon that use point-and-click controls. I don't enjoy 3rd person 3D games that keep swinging the camera around and messing up your control.

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EDIT -- My favorite type of adventure games are the type that were sold when I first started playing computer games -- 1st person adventure or puzzle/adventure games that are node-based, with or without panning. Unfortunately nearly all 1st person adventure games use 3D movement now, and cause intense nausea.

Re: Dilution of a genre... [Re: lynthorpe] #1174632
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I prefer 1st person adventures but that's because it makes the view better, a less obstructed view imo. But since the graphics are the main thing for me then I'll take 3PP to have great images. Always hoping for more realistic and detailed visuals.

And I have the picky requirement that it's full motion and movement, so I've moved away from point and click and toward movement like in Uru. Not to say I don't have some fond memories of all those point and click adventures like the Legacy of Time series, Riven, the Atlantis series and The Longest Journey (the first one of the series.)

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Re: Dilution of a genre... [Re: DigiJockey4] #1174633
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welcome to GameBoomers, DigiJockey4.

Re: Dilution of a genre... [Re: lynthorpe] #1174634
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Thank you.

Re: Dilution of a genre... [Re: lynthorpe] #1175285
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Just wanted to say thanks for some of the recommendations. Just finished Unforeseen Incidents and currently playing Lamplight City and ...yes.... Captain Disaster! Yaay!

Re: Dilution of a genre... [Re: lynthorpe] #1175287
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Originally Posted By: lynthorpe
and ...yes.... Captain Disaster! Yaay!


Yay! happydance

I know our game isn't as polished graphically as the others you mention but I really hope that in terms of the actual game and puzzle design, you will find it's at least partway to what you're looking for.

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