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Let's list again! 2013 #897663
06/29/13 04:18 AM
06/29/13 04:18 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Here we go again!

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, but Gog-ness might mean it does. Variety might dictate that not every Myst clone should be included, but is too much Myst really enough??

In the end its up to you - if you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, put it on your list. But only if its an adventure game. We know what they are (Quake no - does anyone but me remebmer Quake - Monkey Island yes) and there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define Portal 2).

There are some rules though, and these are they:

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, regardless of where they are up to in the series.
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)
10. Isabelle counts double (not really happydance)

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 editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.

So who is first?


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897666
06/29/13 05:39 AM
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Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall
Loom
Rhem 4
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Walking Dead, The

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897676
06/29/13 07:18 AM
06/29/13 07:18 AM
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london uk
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Thank you for doing this again flotsam & also Chief!

It's so difficult to just choose 20 when you like so many more games equally but here goes:

Blackwell Deception
Broken Sword 1
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Cold Case Summer
Culpa Innata
Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
Deponia
Diamonds in the Rough
Gray Matter
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Lost Horizon
Next Big Thing
Overclocked
Resonance
Secret Files of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript
Shadows of Memories/Destiny
Testament of Sherlock Holmes
To the Moon
Yesterday
Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897677
06/29/13 07:54 AM
06/29/13 07:54 AM
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Thanks, flotsam & Chief!
Let's get that list, Boomers!

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897718
06/29/13 10:58 AM
06/29/13 10:58 AM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Ha, I must have a sixth sense about these lists, as I tend to come back just in time for them after long hiatuses. lol

I've also noticed that they are getting harder and harder each year. There are just too many good games fighting to be on it, even with the Hall of Fame exclusions. lol I had to recommend only one Runaway this time, so I went with the first, even though the second is my favorite. Always better to start at the beginning. grin

Here is my list this year:

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Cognition
Culpa Innata
Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The
Dig, The
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence, The
Overclocked
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Silver Lining, The
So Blonde
Still Life
Walking Dead, The
Whispered World, The

Last edited by venus; 06/29/13 10:59 AM.

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

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897758
06/29/13 12:58 PM
06/29/13 12:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 11,536
Québec
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Agon 4: Lost Sword of Toledo

Anna

Botanicula

Carol Reed: Cold Case Summer

Conspiracies 2

Dark Fall, Lost Souls

Last Half of Darkness, Society of the Serpent Moon

Lost Horizon

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of SH

Sherlock Holmes: VS Jack the Ripper

Silver Lining

Yoomurjak's Ring

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897759
06/29/13 01:00 PM
06/29/13 01:00 PM
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Posts: 39,928
southeast USA
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9: The Last Resort
Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Aura
Day of the Tentacle
Dracula Origin
Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Morpheus
Myst 3: Exile
Obsidian
Rhem 2
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Schizm 2: Mysterious Journey 2: Chameleon
Secret of Monkey Island
Sentinel: Descendants in Time
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Shivers
Uru


Next year I'll probably be adding some newer games like Night of the Rabbit and Edna and Harvey, but since I haven't played them yet all I can say for now is that they look really good.

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897784
06/29/13 02:21 PM
06/29/13 02:21 PM
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Thrudvanger
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Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
Lost Horizon
The Moment of Silence
Next Life
Overclocked
Perry Rhodan
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secret Files 2: Puritas Codis
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
Still Life
The Walking Dead

Last edited by Thorsgoats; 06/29/13 02:27 PM. Reason: wrong order

"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897787
06/29/13 02:40 PM
06/29/13 02:40 PM
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Rivellon
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Rivellon
Black Mirror 2
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
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, The
Post Mortem
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Tale of a Hero

Thank you, flotsam! And thank you, Chief!

Gil.


"Best not to think about it. I don't want to fall to bits 'cos of excess existential thought."
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897798
06/29/13 03:29 PM
06/29/13 03:29 PM
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Here is my list:

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Jack The Ripper
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
NiBiRu
Post Mortem
Shivers
Shivers 2
Still Life
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer

Susan

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #897895
06/29/13 07:55 PM
06/29/13 07:55 PM
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Netherlands
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Anacapri
And then there were none
Atlantis 3
Aura
Broken Sword: the shadow of the templars
Byzantine, the Betrayal
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Discworld 2
Discworld Noir
Edna & Harvey: the breakout
Filmmaker
Last Half Of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Morpheus
Overclocked
Pandora Directive
Sacred Rings (Aura 2)
Scratches
Sentinel
Shivers
Titanic: adventure out of time


The Bass is the basis
Re: Let's list again! [Re: HandsFree] #897922
06/29/13 10:43 PM
06/29/13 10:43 PM
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United Kingdom
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Thanks, flotsam and Chief laugh

Not a full list this year - because I have so many newer games not yet played !!

Agatha Christie : Evil Under the Sun
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Broken Sword Director’s Cut for XP [GOG]
Carol Reed : Cold Case Summer
Dark Eye : Chains of Satinav
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers [GOG]
Journeyman Project 3 : Legacy of Time [GOG]
Kings Quest VI [GOG]
Lost Chronicles of Zerzura
Lost Horizon
Return to Mysterious Island
Secret Files 3
Torin’s Passage [GOG]


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898090
06/30/13 07:04 PM
06/30/13 07:04 PM
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Like we did last summer? yay urock broccoli Let's list again like we did last year Do you remember when things were really hummin' Let's list again listin' time is here

Anyway a very hard choice this year. Had to say goodbye to some long time favorites as many newer games have eased into my list. cry

15 Days
Alter Ego
Black Mirror 3
Book of Unwritten Tales
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle
Cognition
Dark Eye Chains of Satinav
Gray Matter
Kings Quest 6
Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
Next Big Thing
Nibiru
Pandora Directive
Phantasmagoria
Runaway
Secret Files 3
Whispered World
Yesterday


You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

John
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898206
07/01/13 09:53 AM
07/01/13 09:53 AM
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Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
CSI: Dark Motives
CSI: Hard Evidence
CSI: New York
KnightSquire
Memento Mori
Overclocked
Post Mortem
Scratches
Secret Files: Tunguska
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Still Life
Nelly Cootalot
Traitor's Gate 2: Cypher
Tomb Escape (Android)
Watchmaker

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898239
07/01/13 02:16 PM
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Hmm... as a spread of great games that are accessible to beginners, I'd go for:

AstroLoco: Worst Contact
Bladerunner
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
Ceville
Curse of Monkey Island
The Dig
Discworld Noir
Gemini Rue
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jolly Rover
Journey to the Moon
Lost Horizon
Primordia
Puzzle Bots
Runaway: A Twist of Fate
Sam and Max Season One
Secret of Monkey Island
Space Madness
Tales of Monkey Island Season One


and...

... oh wait, that's 20 titles.

Some great titles didn't quite make it but they'll be on other people's lists! smile Now alphabetised. laugh

Last edited by CaptainD; 07/02/13 05:42 AM.
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898246
07/01/13 02:30 PM
07/01/13 02:30 PM
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Québec
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CaptainD, please see your PM.

Thank you.

Chief wave

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898365
07/02/13 06:44 AM
07/02/13 06:44 AM
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Virginia
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Thank you for doing this again, flotsam. Thank you for helping him, Chief.

01. Ankh 1: Reverse the Curse
02. Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis): Your Journey Awaits
03. Aura 1: Fate of the Ages
04. Broken Sword 1: Circle of Blood (Shadow of the Templars)
05. Carol Reed 7: Blue Madonna
06. Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
07. Journey to the Center of the Earth
08. Last Half of Darkness 3: Tomb of Zojir
09. Lighthouse: The Dark Being
10. Loom
11. Lost Horizon
12. Monkey Island 1, Secret of
13. Myst III: Exile
14. Myst IV: Revelation
15. Myst V: End of Ages
16. Mysterious Journey 1: Schizm
17. NiBiRu
18. Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
19. Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure
20. Still Life 1

wave Jema


Wouldn't that jar your mustard!
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898469
07/02/13 07:04 PM
07/02/13 07:04 PM
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Oakland, Ca.
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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Amerzone
Aura: Fate of the Ages
Baron Wittard
Barrow Hill
Black Mirror
Dracula Origin
Dracula 3 Path of the Dragon
Jazz and Faust
Lost Crown
Memento Mori
NiBiRu
Outcry
Rhiannon
Salammbo
Secret Files 3
Scratches
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened
The Colour of Murder
The Dark Eye


Brick walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Give no thought of tomorrow, today was tomorrow and tomorrow will be today.
Re: Let's list again! [Re: smulan] #898493
07/02/13 10:47 PM
07/02/13 10:47 PM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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You mean Tex Murphy is not in the hall of fame?...wow


Originally Posted By: smulan
I am.

Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall
Loom
Rhem 4
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Walking Dead, The

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898728
07/04/13 05:31 AM
07/04/13 05:31 AM
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Posts: 4,301
Long Beach NSW Australia
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Great start! I will check numbers with Chief and post a first update on the weekend.


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #898736
07/04/13 06:59 AM
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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie : Evil Under the Sun
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Book of Unwritten Tales
Dracula 3 Path of the Dragon
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Memento Mori
Post Mortem
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Secret Files 3


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

Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #899089
07/05/13 10:31 AM
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thumbsup Uru Complete Chronicles
Escape From Monkey Island
Schizm
Immortals of Terra
Moment of Silence
Dreamfall
Keepsake
Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars
Return to Mysterious Island
Journeyman-Legacy of Time
Atlantis 2
Lost Horizon
Botanicula
Machinarium
Gray Matter
Tex murphey-Under a Killing Moon
Myst Exile


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finished Gray Matter, playing Alice Madness returns and Deponia
Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #899144
07/05/13 03:35 PM
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80 Days
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
AGON: Lost Sword of Toledo
Ankh: Reverse the Curse
Aura: Fate of the Ages
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny
Dark Fall 2: Lights Out *
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Jack Keane
Keepsake
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence
NiBiRu
Return to Mysterious Island
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Scratches
Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsene Lupin
Uru Complete Chronicles


* EDIT: Specifically, that should be ... Dark Fall 2: Lights Out

Last edited by lanlynk; 07/05/13 08:38 PM.

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Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #899171
07/05/13 04:36 PM
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Ankh 1
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Dig
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Dreamfall
Gilbert Goodmate
Kings Quest 7
Legend of Kyrandia 1
Maniac Mansion:Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Runaway 1
Secret Files Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Tony Tough
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders


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Re: Let's list again! [Re: flotsam] #899336
07/06/13 11:24 AM
07/06/13 11:24 AM
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Thanks for assembling the list once again, flotsam and Chief. When I run out of new games, I always return to it to find games that I've missed.

These are my picks for this year:

AGON
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword 1: Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword 2: Smoking Mirror
Culpa Innata

Disc World Noir
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Father
Gray Matter

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura
Machinarium
A New Beginning
Next Life
Paradise

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Secret Files 1: Tunguska
Sinking Island
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Yoomurjak's Ring


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