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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814499
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Thanks Flotsam. This is a great idea. One game I'm looking forward to is Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav. I think that would be #21 on my list. If I had more room I would also add the Monkey Island games and Tale of a Hero.

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Phyllo] #814512
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Originally Posted By: Phyllo
One game I'm looking forward to is Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav. I think that would be #21 on my list.


That is a very high recommendation indeed, and before it's even out yet! Are you sure you're not the voodoo lady? smile

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Phyllo] #814514
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It's really amazing how world forgot about Legend Entertainment games :\ So I'll make a short list of their games that are a must play. All the other games are already listed. Let's get started.

1. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (works in DosBox)
2. Mission Critical (works in DosBox)
3. Death Gate (works in DosBox)
4. Superhero League of Hoboken (works in DosBox)
5. Sword of Shannara (works in DosBox)
6. Every other, older game from Legend Entertainment (works in DosBox)
7. Indiana Jones and the fate of the Atlantis (works in DosBox or you can buy it on Steam)
8. Grim Fandango
9. Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
10. Secret of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition
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For more info on Legend Entertainment visit:

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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: sijacki] #814567
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Originally Posted By: sijacki
It's really amazing how world forgot about Legend Entertainment games :\ So I'll make a short list of their games that are a must play.

Hi sijacki,

The Annual List isn't about games that are worthy and forgotten, though, it's about games that we'd recommend to other gamers because we've played them and like them and wouldn't mind seeing some of them in the Hall of Fame!

Wow! I keep saying to myself, GK: Sins of the Fathers hasn't made the Hall of Fame yet! So I keep on voting for it. Hope springs eternal! grin

Gil.


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814576
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A Vampyre Story
Barrow Hill
Botanicula
Dracula, Resurrection
Dracula, The Last Sanctuary
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (me too, Gil!)
Keepsake
Machinarium
Scratches
The Book of Unwritten Tales


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814608
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  • 7th Guest (GOG or DotEMU version)
  • Aura (DotEMU version)
  • Atlantis 2 (aka Beyond Atlantis)
  • Book of Unwritten Tales
  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (GOG or DotEMU version)
  • Lost Horizon
  • Moment of Silence
  • Morpheus
  • Myst 3: Exile
  • Obsidian
  • Return to Mysterious Island
  • RHEM 2
  • Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Safecracker 2006
  • Schizm (aka Schizm: Mysterious Journey)
  • (The) Secret of Monkey Island (original version in ScummVM or original version in LucasArts version that's updated to run on newer systems)
  • Sentinel: Descendents in Time (aka Realms of Illusion)
  • Shivers
  • Still Life
  • Uru

Some of these (like Morpheus, Obsidian, and Shivers) might have to be played inside Virtual PC on 64-bit Windows 7. But a newbie to gaming isn't necessarily a newbie to running Virtual Machines, so I'm including these games anyway. I'd like to have included Schizm 2, but it had that problem with saving in the elevator level causing a dead end. Though I love all the RHEM games, I'm just including my favorite, RHEM 2, which was the "easiest" for me overall (not that any of them were easy).

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Jenny100] #814625
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That is a very high recommendation indeed, and before it's even out yet! Are you sure you're not the voodoo lady?


Wincey, I wish I was. That would be cool. I could cure all ailments. I would be known as the first person who found a cure for AIDS, and it would be a simple recipe: crocodile tongues, snake's venom, a toenail from an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend and Evian water. A voodoo lady needs a sponsor. The cost of living isn't cheap you know.

Unfortunately, I'm not. I've just looked at the screenshots and the trailers, and I thought it looked like a great game. I'm going to get it off of Gamersgate when it comes out. It's the only place I know of that already has it for pre-order. http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DECS/the-dark-eye-chains-of-satinav

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814645
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Is Dreamfall: The Longest Journey considered part of the Hall of Fame? Or just the original Longest Journey?
TIA, Karen

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: traveler] #814646
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Originally Posted By: traveler

The Annual List isn't about games that are worthy and forgotten, though, it's about games that we'd recommend to other gamers because we've played them and like them and wouldn't mind seeing some of them in the Hall of Fame!

Wow! I keep saying to myself, GK: Sins of the Fathers hasn't made the Hall of Fame yet! So I keep on voting for it. Hope springs eternal! grin

Gil.


I know, I know. I recommend them with all my hearth smile GK1, yeah I almost forgot about that game. Truly on of the best and hardest I've played.

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: gamern] #814650
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Originally Posted By: gamern
Is Dreamfall: The Longest Journey considered part of the Hall of Fame? Or just the original Longest Journey?
TIA, Karen


Just the original.

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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: traveler] #814655
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Originally Posted By: traveler
Wow! I keep saying to myself, GK: Sins of the Fathers hasn't made the Hall of Fame yet!

I agree, and I think the same about Obsidian -- another unique and amazing game. But GK1 is probably easier to get now that GOG and DotEMU both have DRM-free versions, updated to run on newer computers, available to download.

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814669
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About a dozen games with 5 or more votes so far, and all the recent Sherlocks seem to be doing well.
Isabelle is clearly biding its time.


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814700
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When exactly does a game makes it to the hall of fame? What threshold needs to be achieved?

Also, I understand the hall of fame is a reflection of the games that received the most votes over the years, but for the other games, how difficult would it be, if at all possible, to not only bring us this year's most preferred ones, but also an overall view compilation of all previous years as well?

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814717
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The basis for the Hall of fame is here
We decided to add Lost Crown this year as even though it doesn't have the longevity of some games, it has been top of the List the last two years and has only ever had Hall of Fame games finish in front of it. We debated waiting another year, but agreed it was a worthy entrant despite its "newness".
Not sure what you mean by a compilation, but as the counter and compiler with Chief my initial reaction is scared


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #814722
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Originally Posted By: flotsam

Not sure what you mean by a compilation, but as the counter and compiler with Chief my initial reaction is scared


I just fainted and I don't even do it. grin Maybe a look at the Annual Games Recommendations in the Archives could sub for a (shudder) compilation.

Gil.


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: traveler] #814858
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Thanks flotsam and Chief for all your efforts!

Amber: Journeys Beyond
Black Mirror 3
Crime Stories
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder
Dracula: Last Sanctuary
Dracula: Resurrection
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gray Matter
Keepsake
Lost Horizon
Neverhood
Nibiru
Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
Secret Files: Tunguska
Still Life
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

Jeanne

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Jeanne] #815337
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Thank you flotsam & Chief for doing this!

15 Days
Alter Ego
Amber's Blood (Carol Reed)
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Mirror 2
Blackwell Deception (The)
Culpa Innata
Diamonds in the Rough
Gray Matter
LHOD: Society of the Serpent Moon
Lost Horizon
Memento Mori
Overclocked
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Secret Files of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Shadow of Memories/Destiny
Sherlock Holmes: Jack the Ripper
To the Moon
Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #815362
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It's great to see Yoomurjak's Ring on so many lists. I think it's a classic, maybe one day a hall of fame entrant.

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I really enjoyed playing Yoomurjak's Ring. Will there be a sequel? On the Private Moon Studios website it says it's "the first in the line of Jonathan Hunt Adventures."

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A sequel would be nice, or 14 smile Private Moon is one of my favorite active developers.

Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam] #815371
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Thanks for this annual list!

1. Alfred Hitchcock: The Final Cut
2. Black Dahlia
3. Darkness Within
4. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father
5. Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred
6. Hero's Quest
7. Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra
8. Overclocked
9. Phantasmagoria
10. Phantasmagoria: Puzzle of Flesh
11. Post Mortem
12. Shadow of Destiny/Shadow of Memories
13. Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsene Lupin
14. Still Life
15. Tex Murphy: A Killing Moon


Currently playing "Dark Fall: The Journal" and "Phantasmagoria 2: Puzzle of Flesh".
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There are already two sequels of the Jonathan Hunt Adventures, but in printed books:) They were published in Hungarian. Yoomurjak's Ring is the first one (the novel was based on the game) and the second is titled The Devil's Stone (none of them have been tranlsated yet, maybe some time...) And the second game is planned, based on this novel, so let's hope everything goes well!


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Becky] #815479
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When you find out, Becky, let us all know !!!! lol lol


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Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Mad] #815509
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