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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Bernard] #326416
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Well all of my friends thought that playing a game was shooting a zombie or having a ride with a fast car! When I explain then what kind of games I play they stare at me with absolute surprise trying to realize what 'adventure' game is meaning! They get curious asking questions so I begin by giving details and telling stories that have intrigued me such as Syberia (of course), The Longest Journey, Still Life (what a game!) etc. As for playing an adventure game I think until now is a really lonely procedure. Sitting alone in my room, no lights on, just the music and the story-faces on my screen. I have to tell you that it is great. These worlds we come up with is something that needs a lot of talking to end up at a conclusion. I feel lucky playing these games....

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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Bernard] #326417
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rotfl I never knew a Text Adventure was just text slapforehead I thought it was just a game (with pictures) that you typed in all the commands i.e. text! lol

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #326431
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I started gaming on text adventures. It hones your logic but it is based on the logic of the developers. To flow through the game, you have to learn or understand what the developers way of doing things.
The scenery is left to your imagination and thus sharpen the creative side of the brain.
One reason that I prefer the later games is because the developers have more imagination than I can create and makes it more enjoyable seeing one that is maybe more beautiful or more frightening or more colorful than I can create myself.

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: MaG] #326458
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I can totally see the appeal of Text Adventures in their day but I very much prefer something more visual. I agree MaG that it is more enjoyable to see the developers' vision rather than trying to imagine it yourself, which I think can be very much limited to your own experiences. smile

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #326517
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Hi chrissie,
Thank you, I found the game and started playing it, and it took me back to my very early adventure gaming. Unfortunately, it has also reminded me that I wasn't very good at playing these games by myself, but back then my husband and several (mind you, more than one, believe it or not) of his fellow workers were also into these games.
I've opened the fridge (10 whole points, yippee!) and found a tub with butter. And already I'm stuck! The cat is there looking mean, probably starving poor thing, waiting for me to do what?

Hi BrownEyedTigre,
Thanks for your answer, that is a very interesting keyboard, but more complicated than what I need. I wouldn't mind having a keyboard where the "s" key is lit.


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy] #326542
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Hi sierramindy, glad you were able to start the game - you seem to have got a bit further on than I have! thumbsup But it's the 1st time I've ever come across this sort of game so I haven't had any practise! lol

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #327419
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Hi chrissie,
Are you still playing this game?
I'm trying, but not getting very far, only 20 out of the 380 points so far. There is a way to save this game but I haven't bothered so far. Have to make a folder and I'm not sure I know how, but no point if I am the only one playing this game as I certainly could use some help or at least input for ideas. I'm stuck after going to the kitchen, the garden, alleyway, and the back yard. I could help you get that far if you haven't made it already as I wrote down my commands/moves. Maybe it isn't worth trying any longer but I would like to know what you think. Had some interesting fun so far anyway.


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy] #327802
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Hi sierramindy, I've got some other commitments at the moment so haven't had time to play any games at all! I am intending on carrying on with this game when I get some time - possibly at the weekend - it depends on how long it's going to take me to catch up with my paperwork! When I do get a chance to carry on playing I will probably appreciate some help! Thank you for offering! Don't give up yet - I'll be back! but when I am will start a thread in hints. smile

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #327977
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Sounds good, so I will check out Hints over the weekend and maybe together we can finish the game.


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy] #328320
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Hi everyone
I have only just joined GB even though I have used the WTs occaisionally over the years when hitting a very tricky problem. I am so pleased to find that I am not the only retired female (67) who still plays. I started with the original Colossal Caves in 1979 when I was introduced to it at an Open University summer school, playing via teletype and only after 10pm as earlier it would slow down the OU's computer too much lol I was able to get a copy to put on my first home PC 3 years later (ICL was kind enough to sell to employees at 50% discount, 12 mths to pay). Suprisingly I didn't find the other text games of this era such as Zork. Next step was the first IBM compatible PC and discovering Sierra games. First one was Conquest of Camelot, then onto King's Quest, Quest for Glory (my all time favourite series) etc, etc.
Special hello to all you other UK dwelling peeps. I wish I had found this thread last week so I could have been at your meeting last Sat, but I will join you in August, and intend going to Coventry in Oct.
Like many of you I don't know anyone else who plays adventure games, or understands what they are headscratch At least, husband understands, we played Colossal Caves together, but he doesn't get turned on to modern games. Chrissie, what is the game you have at the moment? If I get that I might get him playing with me again yes
Sorry rather long ramble, must go back to beating my brains out on Atlantis Evolution - I should have read the review first... evil
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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Frances] #328326
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Hi Frances, and welcome to GameBoomers from a fellow Brit. smile All age groups post here, you're not the oldest by any stretch! Have fun playing Atlantis Evolution/beating your brains out! lol


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Rushes] #328329
05/16/08 09:44 AM
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Hi Frances -- welcome to GameBoomers! welcome

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Becky] #328436
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welcome to Gameboomers Frances. wave


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: connie] #328733
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Thanks for the welcomes folks wave

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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Frances] #328838
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Originally Posted By: Frances
.........
Special hello to all you other UK dwelling peeps. I wish I had found this thread last week so I could have been at your meeting last Sat, but I will join you in August......

.....Chrissie, what is the game you have at the moment?.......

Frances


Hi Frances welcome to GameBoomers. It would be lovely to see you at the next meet in August & I don't think you'll be the oldest one there! grin

The game I downloaded is called 'Feeding Time' by Doreen Bardon. It's a purely text adventure & you can find it along with a few others by following BrownEyedTigre's link 'Here' on page 5 of this thread (sorry, I haven't worked out how to post links yet!)
smile

Hi sierramindy wave I've been bogged down in paperwork all day & have a little more to do tomorrow so may not have time this weekend to play much of anything cry so might have to delay until during the next week! smile

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #328844
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Hi chrissie, the easiest way to post a link is to Switch to Full Reply Screen and use the left icon (globe with keyboard). It will lead you through the procedure. smile


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Bernard] #328924
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Thank you Bernard, I will 'experiment' next time. lol

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #328932
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Hi Chrissie

Thanks for the info, I'll download it soon and see if I can entice Rick back into the fold. Yes it will be great to meet up with other adventurers in Aug.

Frances happydance


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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Frances] #328954
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http://www.adventureconvention.co.uk/

For all UK folk - here is the link to the website. We are all very friendly ... I am the quiet shy blonde lady who never shops.
See you in August

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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: JennyP] #328970
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grin I know nothing.

Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie] #330590
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I am a senior who loves to play video games, and I've found that Adventure games require you to use your brain think while First Person Shooters like GTA 4 & GOW (Grand Theft Auto 4 & Gears of War) are mindless shoot em ups that are more about fast reflexes than brain power. Thats why our younger generation goes after them. They don't want to use their minds to solve a problem or a puzzle, but they would rather spend their time mindlessly mowing down wave after wave of AI enhanced enemies.

Unfortunately for those of us who like Adventure gaming we are going to see fewer and fewer Adventure game titles coming out. I haven't played a new Adventure game since Barrow Hill and The Sacred Rings came out. I too have been forced into playing these mindless shoot em ups slapforehead Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying these type of games are not fun to play but, give me a good Adventure game any day of the week.

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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: HEMLOCK] #330593
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Hi Hemlock -- have you seen the GameBoomers' Recent Releases page here? Lots of adventure games that released after Barrow Hill and Sacred Rings!

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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: JennyP] #331337
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I'm so enjoying this thread. I first joined this site years ago because the name gameboomers represented my age group (I'll be fifty in October) and I was amazed how many "women of a certain age" love this type of game. I started with the King's Quest games in the 80's and haven't stopped since. I played alot with my daughter (now 31) and those are the only games she enjoys despite her husband who loves the shooters. I plan on teaching my grandkids (now 2 and 4) to play these kinds of games as well. Otherwise the new generation will take over and all we'll have are the action games. wink
But, like many of you I don't know anyone in my area who enjoys these, and although I do most of my buying online (Dave at InteractCD rocks) when I do go to a store people do look at you funny-most everyone near me could defintely be my child yes
My husband thinks I'm nuts (although he should talk as he has a serious addiciton to playing hearts online). I'll often drag him into my study to show him some opening scene or ask for help on a puzzle, but generally he just shakes his head.
I'm just grateful for this site-everyone is always friendly and as someelse expressed you never feel dumb when you ask a question. Gameboomer's is simply the best. Ever. bravo
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Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: tazmanw] #331409
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Hello Tazmanw I am also in my 50s and I regualy visit gameboomers .I love my adventure games and like you my husband is nt so hot on with advenure games but it is nice to talk to others who have the same hobby .It keeps the grey matter going lol


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