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Re: Worst adventure game? #120022
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Well, I sometimes waste my time thinking up subgenres.

I would say that Aura fits into the Myst-style subgenre. It's puzzle-driven, set in an alien or fantastical environment/time period with a first person viewpoint and without a great deal of character interaction. Other games in the subgenre would be all the Myst games, the RHEM games, the Mysterious Journey/Schizm games, Sentinel: Descendants in Time. (I'm sure I've missed others. Still thinking.)

Amerzone. Alida. Acalius. ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern. Isles of Derek. Bioscopia. Chemicus. Physicus. (Though the last five games have an edutainment aspect, which might make them a sub-sub genre.)

Re: Worst adventure game? #120023
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hah - then the comment about me not liking the sub-genre was incorrect .the game did have glitches,needed a patch, and on a personal note the guy looked wooden,..point being we all have our reasons....thanks becky

Re: Worst adventure game? #120024
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I wouldn't worry about it Niteowl . Whatever reason you have for disliking a game doesn't make your opinion any less valid that anyone else's . smile wave

Re: Worst adventure game? #120025
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I really enjoyed Runaway - I even played it twice. I also liked Black Dahlia - I think I played that one three times. As to the games I did not like, Midnight Nowhere would be one because I got stuck at a certain part and couldn't get past it despite many suggestions from 'boomers. Another one would be Legacy Dark Shadows - it had so many glitches that I never made it through the game. Schizm (CD version) was terrible (maybe some day I'll try the DVD version). Last but not least was Alida and that's only because I didn't have the skills to make it through without extensive use of a walkthrough.

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Re: Worst adventure game? #120026
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hehe - i'm not worried - i was just kinda curious

Re: Worst adventure game? #120027
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Hmm, it's funny to me, I don't like that sub-genre (or type of game if you prefer) but I sure did enjoy Aura. But it sounds like I didn't run into glitches like some other folks did, which I know can be an enjoyment suppressor. Of course, I'm in the minority of people that really liked Jazz and Faust, so what do I know. laugh


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120028
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I thought Tony Tough was one of the worst games because of the assinine comments that constantly drivelled from his lips ... What's a game after you've strangled the main character?
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Re: Worst adventure game? #120029
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Of Light and Darkness is one of the few games that I couldn't even get past the first sequence. It so confused me that I gave up and uninstalled it and never went back to it.

Also in Koala Lumpur there was an arcade sequence that I couldn't do in the middle of the game and there was no work around so I scrapped it as well.

Those two are at the top of my list.


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120030
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Betty Lou, it is interesting to note, speaking of worst adventure games, that it speaks volumes when you look at your collection of old games and can't remember, even when reading the manual, anything about the game.
I DO have Nightlong, but don't remember it at all. However, looking at the manual I think Nightlong is too long for this short game I am thinking of. So, not very close to what I thought was part of the title, looking at all my old games I am thinking the game I couldn't think of is The Forgotten. Does anyone remember THAT game? Or, have we all conveniently "forgotten" that one?
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Re: Worst adventure game? #120031
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The Forgotten Night? lol A lot of us were unhappy when the promised sequels failed to materialize after the short "The Forgotten". I enjoyed playing it though, just was unhappy that there wasn't more to it.


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120032
01/20/06 03:00 PM
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Rowan -- wanna step outside for a minute? Tony Tough is my favorite.

Okay -- the game that left me feeling the worst when I finally completed it -- Lighthouse. The puzzles gave me an apoplectic fit and I considered inflicting grave bodily harm upon the CD.

The game that had me saying "Tsk, tsk" pretty much throughout -- Cold Case Files.

Re: Worst adventure game? #120033
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lol Now see what you've done, Rowan! Isn't it funny that for almost all the games named as worst, someone else really likes them! Again, if someone liked Fork in the Tale, Forgotten Worlds or The Scroll, I would love to have you speak up and say why you did. No one will be allowed to say bad things about you. And I'll add "9" to the mix, because I think I recall a couple of people saying they did like it, and I thought it was an utter catastrophe.


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120034
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Hi nickie laugh -- well, Fork in the Tale has a clever title, Forgotten Worlds has a very nice box and CD case, and The Scroll makes me think of Syd, who is loverly.

So I like all of them. Of course, I haven't played any of them, which is perhaps why I still like them.

Re: Worst adventure game? #120035
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lol


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120036
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Uh, Oh, Becky! evil

Re: Worst adventure game? #120037
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rotfl You could uncork the bottle whenever you wanted one of Tony's words of um, wisdom.

You know, that was one of my frustrations with Lighthouse.

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Hmmm. Maybe the Dark Being is a genie? eek
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Re: Worst adventure game? #120038
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I haven't played as many games as most people at Gameboomers.
But for me the worst one is Adventure at Chateau
d'Or. duh what a waste of time.
I started it yesterday and this afternoon I chucked it in the garbage - went back and retrived it in case someone wants it - all you have to do is pay the postage. laugh

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Re: Worst adventure game? #120039
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Quote:
Originally posted by Becky:
I didn't feel satisfied with my disposal of the villain. I felt it was just a matter of time before he washed up on the beach somewhere where some unsuspecting soul would open up the bottle.
If he survived the explosion of the Volcano.... think Lighthouse 2 , now that's a game I could get into .

Re: Worst adventure game? #120040
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Forever Worlds.

The only way that I can see anyone NOT saying Forever Worlds, is if they haven't played it. It was the buggiest piece of (euphemism for doo-doo) software that I have ever installed on a computer, as well as the most incomprehensible game I have ever played.

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Re: Worst adventure game? #120041
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This is a fun thread. laugh I wonder if after reading these posts there will be someone who thinks to themselves: "Well now, I really HAVE to buy Forever Worlds to see what all the fuss is about." lol I haven't played the game, but from all the descriptions here it sounds like a real shocker.


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120042
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Re: Worst adventure game? #120043
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Quote:
Originally posted by Becky:
Well, I sometimes waste my time thinking up subgenres.

I would say that Aura fits into the Myst-style subgenre. It's puzzle-driven, set in an alien or fantastical environment/time period with a first person viewpoint and without a great deal of character interaction. Other games in the subgenre would be all the Myst games, the RHEM games, the Mysterious Journey/Schizm games, Sentinel: Descendants in Time. (I'm sure I've missed others. Still thinking.)

Amerzone. Alida. Acalius. ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern. Isles of Derek. Bioscopia. Chemicus. Physicus. (Though the last five games have an edutainment aspect, which might make them a sub-sub genre.)
Becky is absolutely correct. The other sub-genre would be 3rd person, plot-based, dialogue-strong games such as Gabriel Knight.

And as far as the Aura issue is concerned: Of course, anyone who so desires can decide that it's a matter of taste or opinion whether it's a lousy game, but FWIW, they would be out of sync with about 99.99% of people who like 1st person, point & clock, puzzle-based games. Also, the fact that it required a patch means nothing. Almost every AG that is released ends up with a patch at some point or other.

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Becky :kiss:

Nickie I've tried four times to play A Fork in the Tale - no can do - that game is in a total class by itself.

There's another "game" and I use the word "game" loosely out there called "Gothos" - Has anyone but me tried to play that sucker? I think only four copies were sold and I have one of them lol

Marian you're going to love, just love, The Scroll rotfl


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Re: Worst adventure game? #120045
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Syd, I'm sure I'll find The Scroll an interesting experience. wink

Gothos, you say? It just so happens I have one of those four copies. I picked it up on eBay a few months ago. It really looks......cheesy. lol

Re: Worst adventure game? #120046
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You two girls have Baager Syndrome . I'll bet you have more games than shoes . smile

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