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The List for 2012 #814240
06/08/12 07:31 PM
06/08/12 07:31 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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And we're off!

For all those new boomers, and for the rest of us a year older, its that time where we answer the question for a newbie player "If I want to play an adventure game, what would you recommend".

Playability is the key. Your oldie but completely impossible to get going on a modern machine favourite game might therefore not make the list, and variety might dictate that not every Myst clone should be included.

But in the end its up to you - if you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, you can put it on your list. But only if its an adventure game. We know what they are (Quake no, Monkey Island yes) and there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define.

There are some rules though, but first an announcement.
For the last few years, The Lost Crown has topped the list and its always done well since its release. We have therefore decided that it is worthy of a spot in the Hall of Fame yay bravo devilchili
This has consequence, which brings us back to the rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, on the basis that we know they are worth playing else why would they be in there. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inqusitor

(being ineligible means you can spread your choices more widely, and we will list the Hall of Fame games alongside this years results when finished).

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 5 seperate recommendations, one for each game.
4. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, and regardless of where they are up to in the series. These include Sam & Max Season 1, Sam & Max Season 2, Sam and Max - The Devils Playground, Wallace & Grommit, Strong Bad, Casebook, AGON, Tales of Monkey Island, Enter the Story, Back to the Future, City of Secrets, Adams Venture and Dream Machine.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Dark Eye would be under "D" for Dark)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, and I will post updates as we go. Also, avoid editiing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
Batter up!


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814242
06/08/12 07:58 PM
06/08/12 07:58 PM
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Thanks, flotsam. Will get my list ready. thumbsup

Let's go, gang!

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814245
06/08/12 08:24 PM
06/08/12 08:24 PM
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Stony Brook, New York, USA
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Frantically playing some of the more recent games to see if I want to add them.

Thanks flotsam! I love The List. praise

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814251
06/08/12 08:56 PM
06/08/12 08:56 PM
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Québec
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1-Amber's Blood, A Carol Reed's Game

2-Black Mirror 3

3-Botanicula

4-Conspiracies 2, Lethal Networks

5-Dark Fall, Lights Out

6-Dark Fall, Lost Souls

7-J.U.L.I.A.

8-Myst 3 Exile

9-Nibiru

10-Rhiannon

11-Schizm-Mysterious Journey

12-Scratches

13-Sentinels Descendants in Time

14-Sherlock Holmes VS Arsene Lupin

15-Sherlock Holmes VS Jack The Ripper

16-Silver Lining

17-Still Life

18-Still Life 2

19- URU

20-Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814256
06/08/12 09:28 PM
06/08/12 09:28 PM
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Rivellon
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Rivellon
Black Mirror 2
Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Jack Keane
Jolly Rover
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
Next Big Thing
Post Mortem
Sherlock Holmes: Awakened, The
Sherlock Holmes: vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes: vs Jack the Ripper
Tale of a Hero


And as usual, thank you, flotsam & Chief for doing this. smile

Gil.


"Best not to think about it. I don't want to fall to bits 'cos of excess existential thought."
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: traveler] #814277
06/08/12 11:52 PM
06/08/12 11:52 PM
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Posts: 29,239
United Kingdom
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Thanks for this opportunity again, flotsam and Chief !! thumbsup

GOG has tweaked some wonderful oldies to make them available for play on modern machines so my list includes several of them as I feel they are definitely "worthy" grin

Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Circle [Carol Reed]
Black Dahlia
Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword

Dig [The]
Dragonsphere [GOG]
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers [GOG]
Goin’ Downtown
Journeyman Project 3 : Legacy of Time [GOG]

King's Quest 6 [GOG]
Lost Horizon
Monkey Island Special Edition
Phantasmagoria [GOG]
Post Mortem

Return to Zork [GOG]
Simon the Sorcerer [GOG]
Scratches
Sherlock Holmes : The Awakened
Torin’s Passage [GOG]




Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Mad] #814288
06/09/12 12:37 AM
06/09/12 12:37 AM
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Germany
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Germany
7th Guest
11th Hour
Amber's Blood
Blue Madonna
Force Majeure II: The Zone
The Forgotten: It begins
Gadget: Invention,Travel & Adventure
Golden Gate
Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage
Journey to Wild Divine: Wisdom Quest
Labyrinth of Time
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Legend of Lotus Spring
Mirage
Noir
Opera fatal
Qin
Time Stand Still

[18 titles]

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814293
06/09/12 01:22 AM
06/09/12 01:22 AM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Goin' Downtown
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence, The
Overclocked
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Silver Lining, The
So Blonde
Still Life
Tale of a Hero

thanks flotsam and Chief. wave


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814299
06/09/12 02:08 AM
06/09/12 02:08 AM
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7th Guest
Anchorhead
Barrow Hill
Beneath a Steel Sky
Bureaucracy
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Curses
Day of the Tentacle
Death Gate
Discworld
Gabriel Knight 1
Gobliiins
Journeyman Project 3
Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Serrated Scalpel
Riddle of Master Lu
Sam & Max Hit The Road
Secret of Monkey Island
Star Trek Judgment Rites
Yoomurjak's Ring

Last edited by Wincey; 06/09/12 02:13 AM.
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814304
06/09/12 03:14 AM
06/09/12 03:14 AM
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Posts: 4,263
Long Beach NSW Australia
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Never heard of Anchorhead wincey - looks intriguing so I am already in front!!


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814356
06/09/12 09:29 AM
06/09/12 09:29 AM
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Posts: 23,997
UK
Rushes Offline
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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Black Mirror II
Culpa Innata
Dear Esther
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Dreamfall
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Return to Mysterious Island
Safecracker 2006
Scratches
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secrets of Da Vinci
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Still Life

Yes, I snuck Dear Esther onto my list. razz

Thanks flotsam and Chief for all of your hard work on this. thumbsup


"Bleat, Watson -- unmitigated bleat!" ~ Sherlock Holmes
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814358
06/09/12 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: flotsam
Never heard of Anchorhead wincey - looks intriguing so I am already in front!!


It's a really good game, great atmosphere. Though it looks like I'm alone in liking text adventures around here!

Originally Posted By: Rushes

Safecracker 2006


I forgot about this one. Pity we couldn't have 21 games, it would have made my list for sure!

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814369
06/09/12 10:38 AM
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Art of Murder - Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Barrow Hill
Baron Wittard
Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dark Falls - Lights Out
Dark Falls - The Journal
Dark Falls - Lost Souls
Dracula Origin
Gray Matter
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Scratches
secret Files- Puritas Cordis
Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes - Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Whispered World (The)

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Vagabond01] #814386
06/09/12 11:58 AM
06/09/12 11:58 AM
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Texas
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1. Atlantis III
2. Aura II: The Sacred Rings
3. Baron Wittard
4. Barrow Hill
5. Black Mirror 2
6. Black Mirror 3
7. Dark Fall: Lights Out
8. Dark Fall: Lost Souls
9. Dear Esther
10. Dracula Origin
11. Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
12. Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
13. Lost Horizon
14. Myst IV: Revelations
15. Nibiru: Age of Secrets
16. Scratches
17. Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
18. Secret Files: Tunguska
19. Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
20. Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: LadyCav] #814390
06/09/12 12:28 PM
06/09/12 12:28 PM
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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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Unfortunately, it's the same as last year's list.
Alida
Amber Journey Beyond
Beyond Atlantis
Black Dahlia
Faust Seven Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight Blood of the Sacred
Machinarium
Morpheus
Myst Exile
Neverhood
Obsidian
Outcry
Riddle of the Sphinx
Reah
Rhem
Rhem 3
Rhem 4
Shivers
Schizm
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Mad] #814393
06/09/12 01:14 PM
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Hi Mad. Were you able to play Black Dahlia on Windows 7? Thanks, FJT

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814395
06/09/12 01:50 PM
06/09/12 01:50 PM
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Norway
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Norway
15 Days
Alter Ego
Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris
Art of Murder 2: Hunt For The Puppeteer
Belief and Betrayal
Black Mirror 2
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Ceville
Chronicles of Mystery 1: Scorpio
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy
Jack Keane
Largo Winch
Lost Horizon
Memento Mori
Moment of Silence
Nibiru
Secret Files 1: Tunguska
Simon The Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens
Still Life 1

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814404
06/09/12 02:52 PM
06/09/12 02:52 PM
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Greece
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Thanks flotsam and Chief wave


Art of Murder - Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Dracula Origin
Post Mortem
Scratches
Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes - Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
Secret Files: Tunguska
Syberia
Syberia 2

happydance

Last edited by Haroula; 06/10/12 03:12 AM.

I change all my passwords to "incorrect". So whenever I forget, it says, "your password is incorrect".

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814421
06/09/12 04:43 PM
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Barrow Hill
Dark Fall: Lights Out
Dark Fall: Lost Souls
Myst: Exile
Myst: Revelation
Myst V
Omega Stone
Riddle of the Sphinx
Sam And Max Season 1
Sublustrum/Outcry
Uru: Complete Chronicles

Last edited by jfcwilson; 06/10/12 11:07 AM.

Currently working on:
The Factory(suspense-thriller, coming 2015)
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814426
06/09/12 05:59 PM
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Aura: Fate of the Ages
Blackwell Unbound
Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gemini Rue
Loom
Machinarium
Moment of Silence
Rhem
Rhem 4
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
The Shivah
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814431
06/09/12 06:14 PM
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UK
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Remember to double check the Hall of Fame games in flotsam's first post of the thread before placing your votes, everyone. smile I'm noticing a few games pop up which aren't eligible for voting!


"Bleat, Watson -- unmitigated bleat!" ~ Sherlock Holmes
Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814433
06/09/12 06:20 PM
06/09/12 06:20 PM
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Québec
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and if I may add, please don't forget to post your list in alphabetical order.

It's a big help when you do.


thanks

Chief wave


Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814481
06/09/12 11:01 PM
06/09/12 11:01 PM
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London, UK
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My Top 20 of all time in alphabetical order (excluding the ones in the Hall of Fame)

(In brackets are my top 25 games in order of preference, including the hall of fame)

Agatha Christie 1 - And then there were none (15th)
Agatha Christie 2 - Evil under the sun (17th)
Agatha Christie 3 - Murder on the Orient Express (16th)
Atlantis 1 - The Lost Tales (also for the fantastic music) (1st best, my favourite)
Atlantis 2 – Beyond Atlantis (especially for the music) (23rd)
Atlantis 4 - Evolution
Atlantis 5 - The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy
Culpa Innata Uncut (3rd)
Dreamfall – The Longest Journey (7th)
Gabriel Knight 3 - Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (9th)
Gray Matter (5th)
Lighthouse - The Dark Being
Moment of Silence (8th)
Nostradamus – The Last Prophecy (12th)
Paradise (The Last King of Africa) (20th)
Rama (the game came with the book Rama II, my favourite book ever) (11th)
Secrets of Da Vinci - The Forbidden Manuscript (18th)
Sherlock Holmes - The Case of the Rose Tattoo
Sherlock Holmes - The Silver Earring (25th)
Sinking Island (10th)

Extra ones I would have liked to include in my top 20 if I did not have to use so many for Agatha Christie and Atlantis:

Barrow Hill (21st)
Black Mirror 2 - Reigning Evil (24th)
Secret Files 2 – Puritas Cordis (19th)
Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened
Still Life

The games from the Hall of Fame that would have made my top 20:

Amerzone (6th)
Black Mirror (14th)
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within (22nd)
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey (2nd)
Syberia (4th)
Syberia 2 (13th)

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Chief] #814490
06/10/12 12:36 AM
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Here's my list.

AGON
Beneath a Steel Sky
Bone from Telltale Games
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle
City of Secrets
Day of the Tentacle (Compatible with Dosbox)
Diamon Jones: Amulet of the World
Diamon Jones: Eye of the Dragon
Discworld 1 (Compatible with Dosbox)
Everlight: Magic and Power
Five Magical Amulets
Journey Down
Kaptain Braw
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella (GOG)
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (Compatible with Dosbox)
Simon the Sorceror 1 (GOG)
So Blonde
Wallace and Gromit: Grand Adventures
Ugly Prince Duckling
Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814496
06/10/12 01:45 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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An interesting start smile


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