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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: judith] #586400
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I also remember playing an older game called Countdown by Access Software. I think it was a spy game. Did anyone else play this?


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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #586472
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My first game was Fables and Friends: The Legend of Kyrandia(1993).Back then they had phone hints(75 cents a minute) you could call for but it cost alot to do. I still have the game and all of the floppy discs(8) it came on.I then played Book 2:The Hand of Fate, followed by Book 3: Malcolm's revenge.I have also kept every game I ever bought.Just a pack rat I guess, just could not bear to part with them.


Then I graduated to the Kings Quest Series of games. AHHH memories.

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: thracia] #586545
01/12/10 01:16 AM
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I remember back in Christmas 1980 we got an Atari that hooked up to the TV in the den, and several game cartridges and I played a bit of Superman with a little joystick. But it didn't hold my interest because the graphics were extremely blocky and I didn't care for the very limited colors. So I didn't play anymore on this Atari. Then in 1989 we got our first PC (Packard-Bell) but I didn't start playing games on a PC until 1995 when I was 41/42, and that was when we got a Packard Bell with more memory/color screen, and these first PC games I played then were Alien Breed (never finished this one/it was too hard/I gave up on it), then came Star Wars Rebel Assault - and after playing the first 2 chapters of this game, I was hooked!

Call me a computer game junkie - I buy a game any chance I get these days (as well as 10 - 15 years ago).


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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: cruise02] #586557
01/12/10 03:20 AM
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my first adventure(text) was Zork and my first RPG was Dungeon Master on Atari.

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: margaret] #586630
01/12/10 09:15 AM
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Way back when the kids were little we played Treasure Island on our Commodore 128 (which is still in our garage, but that is another story)

It was mostly text but there was the occasionally and wonderful Color Picture rotfl

Then nothing for years and then Baldur's Gate on the PS 2, and Heros on the X Box and then my sister kept telling me about PC adventure games and why didn't we play together.

So we got Amerzone which I loved loved loved! Now my house overfloweth and she doesn't have time to play so I play for both of us. Aren't I a good sister whistle


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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Butcher] #586661
01/12/10 11:03 AM
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My first game was in 1996 on Windows 95: Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth. Followed closely by Urban Runner. I didn't have internet yet, so I played both games at the kitchen table. No walkthrough or hints. I still have both games smile

My husband and I played both games together. After connecting to the internet, I found Gameboomers a few years later.

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Cissy] #587118
01/13/10 07:16 PM
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My first was a text only game I cannot remember the name of it. You were in a house and you had to do a lot of searching and combining items to make them work for you. That was a little over 20 years ago.
My 2nd game was not text but it was also in a house with hidden passage ways and a annoying grandfather clock that kept chiming. You could die in this game. I also can't remember the name of it. My age is showing here oops.
Those first 2 games I never kept them. But after that I started keeping my games.
The next couple games I played were, Kings Quest, Turins Passage, Titanic and Sherlock Holmes the Scarlet Rose( I think that was the name of it) and also SH the Silver Earring. I slacked off a few years because of having babies woozy and moving a lot. But now the last few years I have played a lot of games. I am diffidently hook on adventure games thumbsup, I love them catrub.



Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Trinny3] #587125
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Adventure game it would have been broken sword 2 I think. Then followed by simon the sorceror


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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: ritchiesbabe] #587178
01/13/10 10:15 PM
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I was going to say Myst, then someone above reminded me of text adventures, must have been mid-80s...Zork on a TRS-80.

I notice there's a documentary coming out about text adventure games, "Get Lamp" - http://www.getlamp.com/

Also, a very funny video related to that, "It Is Pitch Dark" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nigRT2KmCE

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Lavrow] #587209
01/14/10 12:52 AM
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My first game was from the Kings Quest series. They gradually got better and better as technology took off. Then, when I found Myst... that was a game changer and it lit me up.

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: dadguy] #587275
01/14/10 08:32 AM
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Like many others it was Myst for me too.Just bought
a used windows 98 off a lady.It was sooooSlowww.
I guy i worked with said his son got a game he thought was action .He said he threw it in the garbage.He said he took it out and thought i might want it.With no walkthrough my teenage son and i played it for weeks.Ron.........

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: ron.etti] #587326
01/14/10 11:09 AM
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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: dadguy] #587360
01/14/10 02:35 PM
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Mine was Myst. My son was at first year college and his friend had a Sega system and one weekend they brought it and Myst for a weekend. I got to play and be the Journal Keeper. hahaa.... I made them promise to come every weekend they possibly could. We had such fun...and they. My son says they created a gaming nightmare Mom. hhaaaa. It's all their fault.

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: judith] #587377
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KQ1,2,3,4,5, How old do you think I am?

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: cruise02] #587382
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Syberia....and I was hooked!

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #587450
01/14/10 07:36 PM
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What a great topic! My first game was Alone in the Dark back in 1993 or so. I was in Sears w/ my husband looking at computers, and walked by one that was playing this game. I had never seen graphics like that and was bowled over by how cool they were! (LOL!) Got the game soon after and absolutely loved it, and of course went on to play Myst and Darkseed and a whole bunch of other great games. I've been hooked on adventure games ever since! smile

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Tracy] #587574
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I'm with you Oldlady. Day of the Tentacle or The Dig. I remember The Dig being sooo difficult and I have only recently thrown away the walkthroughs I printed off for my early attempts. It was so frustrating, loading the game, playing for a very short time then saving, and having to use the old dial up modem to get a hint and then reloading, playing another few minutes and having to go through it all again! We really were patient in those days.(or crackers!)Full Throttle was another. I loved that game! And there was always the worry that you might be missing an important phone call because the line was tied up with the modem. Those were the days...

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: cris53] #587661
01/15/10 01:26 PM
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I thought Myst was great. Before I played Myst, I thought all games were either similar to Tomb Raider or Doom or were like arcade games. When I first started Myst I kept watching out for enemies. I was so thrilled when I realized you could take your time and explore and didn't have to worry about enemies. And I was so tickled that you could turn the water faucet on and off. I got plenty of hints for it so it wasn't like I was solving it on my own. But I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Butcher] #587671
01/15/10 01:44 PM
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Journeyman 3 - Legacy of Time. That trilogy is still my ultimate favorite to play.


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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: kiraalt] #587683
01/15/10 02:33 PM
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Shadowgate on the old NES grin

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Smiley456] #587686
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The first ones I played were the Artic adventure games on the Spectrum (1982)

# Adventure A: Planet of Death (1981)
# Adventure B: Inca Curse (1981)
# Adventure C: Ship of Doom (1982)
# Adventure D: Espionage Island (1982)

I used to be into chess and used to by a computer magazine because it had a chess computers page every month. Never used to bother with the rest of the magazine until I saw a review of some of the above games. The idea that a computer could respond (with text) to your input seemed absolutely magical at the time. So I bought a ZX Spectrum and have been into adventures and computers ever since. The chess got left behind I"m afraid. Another game that was reviewed and I bought was The Hobbit from Melbourne House which was the first graphic(which also seemed amazing) adventure I ever played and which was a great leap forward as far as the parser was concerned.

"Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold"

Anyone remember these?

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Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #588031
01/16/10 12:55 PM
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Adventure
Colossal Cave

Can't remember which one was first.

Then Text Zorks, etc

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: ChuckO] #588033
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Chuck,

Adventure and Colossal Cave are the same game. That's my first game also. I played it without the pictures.
The first "Adventure Game" made. Check here.

Maybe you played the later version of the game too.

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: MaG] #588115
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My first adventures were Zak McKraken and Maniac Mansion on the C64.
Played some text adventures as well, but forgot what they were called.

Re: What was the first game you played? [Re: Jarkeld] #588121
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Return to Mysterious Island 1. It was given to me as a gift. Really enjoyed that one. Now I have RTMI-2 also.

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