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What are your Favorite New Releases from 2019 #1203984
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With the year coming to a close, I thought it'd be fun to see what your favorite games released in 2019 are.

I will leave this stickied up till the end of year to be fair for new releases still coming.

Ana wave


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My favourite new release is probably still pining away on my un-played stack.

I am so far behind shocked

But I'm sure you'll get plenty of more sensible replies, BrownEyedTigre !!


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My favorites for 2019 are:

Detective Di
Carol Reed 14: The Fall of April

I don't know if there will be anything this year from Jon Boakes and Matt Clark or not.
If they do release something this month (December 2019) that's another possibility.

What were your favorites, Ana?

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While I have played almost 100 games this year (including casuals), the only game I played that came out this year is Carol Reed 14: The Fall of April.

Re: What are your Favorite New Releases from 2019 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1204005
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Thank you Jenny and Oldbroad. smile The disadvantage of releasing games in January is that you're sometimes forgotten when people are about to summarize the games of the year.

I haven't played many games from this year either, mostly since I usually catch up with games from the previous year in January - March, when I don't work on any game myself. But my favorite from this year was Draugen. It's not The Longest Journey, but Ragnar Tornquist is still going strong. My favorite catch up-game from last year is without a doubt We Happy Few. It's an action-adventure, but I wouldn't really consider it darkside, since the adventure elements are totally dominating. This game is a masterpiece, and I'm still debating with myself it it's actually the best game I've ever played.

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Wow Mikael. I've looked at We Happy Few several times because I think it looks interesting and different but wasn't sure about buying it. I guess I may have to put it on my wish list.

And speaking of your games coming out in January, any info you want to leak to us?

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Originally Posted by oldbroad
And speaking of your games coming out in January, any info you want to leak to us?

Yes. I'm slightly later this year, but the game is longer than any previous game. The game is finished except for the recording of some dialogue and maybe 60 percent of the hint system. I will have the beta ready before Christmas, but due to Madonna touring I won't be able to release it until the first half of February.

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Sounds good! Thanks Mikael!

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Thanks, Mikael!
I have to confess that 2019 was not a memorable adventure year for me...
Still, my votes are for 'The Fall of April' and for 'Pilgrims'!

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Haven't played many new releases but for sure "The Fall of April" .

I did look at "Happy Few" after reading Mikael's post but $60.00 is a little more than I want to pay......


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I must apologise to Mikael !! Because, of course, I, too, thoroughly enjoyed his Carol Reed game "The Fall of April".

That is one new release I DID play - and should have said so in my earlier post redface


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Apology accepted Mad! I was seriously considering reporting you to admin for this blatant omission. smile

Originally Posted by Winfrey
I did look at "Happy Few" after reading Mikael's post but $60.00 is a little more than I want to pay......

$60.00? That's steep. I don't remember it being that expensive, but maybe it was cheaper when I bought it.

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Originally Posted by Mikael
Apology accepted Mad! I was seriously considering reporting you to admin for this blatant omission. smile


And rightly so, Mikael !! shame I consider myself fully rebuked rotfl


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In my opinion the adventure games genre is in a poor state here in 2019. The tag adventure is now on almost any new game, bur if you look closer they are very often platform or action games, at least partly. I guess the developers use the word adventure to sell better, who does not want to experience an adventure ?

Good old fashioned, inventory-based adventure games without fighting or other QTE´s are indeed very hard to find anymore. So what do an old-school gamer like myself choose to play these days ? Well, I look for walking simulators with great graphics and at least some things to do. I would not call them challenging, but there are enough to do to make them interesting.

So two highlights in 2019 for me was Eastshade and Argonus and the Gods of Stone with very few, if any, puzzles, but beautiful surroundings and a lot of exploring. I recommend them to all players in this forum.

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Thanks to those that responded with their favs! Much appreciated. I was hoping more would chime in, but it's not looking good. lol


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Sorry, BrownEyedTigre whistle

I play a lot of "oldies tweaked for modern machines" and obviously they don't count as new releases.

However, one new one I forgot to mention that I did play and enjoy was Arkhangel The House of the Seven Stars.
[I think that was this year ??]

And I played most of Quern : Undying Thoughts. [If that also was this year ??]

I liked Silent Footsteps too. [But was that released last year ??]

And I very much Hero U Rogue to Redemption [But that might be classed as a Darksider ??]

So still not a very good list !! slapforehead


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Thanks, Mad! hearts There is a listing of games (certainly, I didn't capture all releases but I did my best) here on the bottom half, by month if it helps!


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Thanks for that link, BrownEyedTigre. Although I should have thought to look there myself !! redface

I've only bought a very few from this year's offerings and they are still on my "unplayed" stack.

Evidently I am getting hard to please in my old age grin


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I bought a number of the new releases and thought I would be playing a couple of them right away but never did get to them. frown12

I, too, wish more people would "chime in". reindeer

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Originally Posted by Mad
I've only bought a very few from this year's offerings and they are still on my "unplayed" stack.

Going by the release dates at Steam and PAGODA...

Arkhangel was 2018
Quern was 2016
Silent Footsteps was 2017
Hero-U was 2018

so you still only have "Carol Reed: The Fall of April" from 2019.

(I have to look up dates for everything because I can never remember.)

There are games like Gibbous, Heaven's Vault, Guard Duty, etc. that are from 2019 and which I will probably get around to playing eventually and may turn out to be favorites. But so far I've only played the two I listed earlier that were from 2019 (Carol Reed: The Fall of April and Detective Di). Everything else I played was from previous years.

Here's PAGODA's list of adventures released this year, though I see they haven't added that Nancy Drew release yet and may also be missing some other very recent releases.
https://alofmethbin.com/pagoda/year.php?year=2019

Compare to other years' releases here
https://alofmethbin.com/pagoda/years.php

Originally Posted by Mad
Evidently I am getting hard to please in my old age.

I don't think that's the problem.
When someone like you or me enjoys replaying older games, and their collections date back to the late 1980's or early 1990's, they're going to have trouble keeping caught up with the latest releases as their collections grow. In fact, as time goes on, they get more and more snowed under by past purchases and some games never get any attention unless someone happens to post something special about them.


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Oh, dear !! So only ONE of the games I have mentioned is eligible shocked

I do always read about the new releases as they are publicised here at Gameboomers.
However so many of them simply don't appeal to me.
I think MY idea of a good Adventure game is not necessarily what is being produced in great numbers these days - which is why I described myself as being "picky".
And as I have so many games in my collection that I CAN still play (and enjoy) on one or more of my computers, I certainly won't spend money on new games that are not to my taste thumbsdown


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BrownEyedTigre, your link to 2019 games helped jog my memory (thanks!)...games from this year that I played include:

Fall of April:
I always play and enjoy the latest Carol Reed game when it comes out; I very much enjoyed this game and am looking forward to the next one.

Draugen:
How can anyone pass up a Red Thread adventure game? Very atmospheric and intriguing; it allows you to explore a wide area while still making steady progress.

Truberbrook:
I had been waiting for this release and I was not disappointed. The stop-motion type animation and crafted sets were unique and were a fun part of the game. My computer doesn't have a graphics card, so it was a little under-powered for the game, but in the end I found settings that allowed me to play the game and laugh through many parts. Without spoiling anything, my favorite part involved a suit of armor. When I eventually upgrade my computer I plan on replaying this game first. An upcoming game to be released in 2020 that takes a similar approach is Harold Halibut...looking forward to that one.

Yoomurjak's Ring
I was worried that the re-release of Yoomurjak's Ring might lose the Hungarian audio track in favor of dubbing, but it was just like the original, which I haven't been able to play on a PC for a long while. A classic FMV game that was well acted and well produced.


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Like others, a number of the games I played this year that I liked the most weren't released this year.
Of those that were, and for the reasons explained in my review, Jenny LeClue stands out. Detctive Di ws another, and both Layers of Fear 2 and Moons of Madness ticked a number of my personal boxes.
Am downloading We happy Few as I type - its on special. Contrast by the same makers was rather good, so looking forward to this.


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Aha !! I've found more that I bought - that show on the Gameboomer list of releases for this year happydance12

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders
Gibbous : A Cthulhu Adventure
The 13th Doll
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements

So I feel slightly redeemed now lol12


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Did you play those already Mad?

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