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2000 A list with a twist #94500
06/06/00 07:14 AM
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Hi,
Just a thought but.....
I first came here to get some ideas about what to play. Trawled around and found some back posts, found some top 10 lists, and asked some direct questions. As a result, I am still here and have played some good stuff.
Others obviously come here for the same reason. There are often new posts asking for suggestions.
So (and realising that one persons poison is anothers champagne, and that nothing is perfect) I propose we start a thread on which each person can submit a maximum of 10 games that they would recommend others play. If you don't have 10 you would recommend, or haven't played enough, less than 10 is fine - but no more.
The emphasis is on the fact that you are recommending games for others to play. This would eliminate (perhaps) the game which made the earth move for you (for whatever reason) but which whilst it will forever occupy a niche in your favourite games file, you cannot in all honesty recommend it to someone else to play today.
Your 10 would not be in order of priority. Just 10 (or less) recommendations. If you originally post less than 10, but then play one that you have to add, you can do so. But 10 is the maximum.
We could keep the thread open for (say) 28 days (or till the end of this month). It would then be closed, and we could compile a single composite list of the games mentioned, in order of most to least. I am willing to volunteer to do the counting.
Then some clever moderator type person could put the list in the hall of fame or classic posts or somewhere else obvious, to serve as a resource for current and future gamers. It would be date marked, and a new list could be compiled at appropriate intervals to pick up new games.
There would obviously be more than 10 games on the list, and the collected wisdom of everyone here (especially the BAAGs) would give a good snapshot of recommended games at the date indicated. The numbers (and tastes) of people here should ensure a good cross section, and offer another source of info, and a possibly broader opinion than a single review.
We could cut the list off at a certain point down, or discard any games with less than a certain number of mentions, or simply post the whole list. I suggest we cross that bridge at the time but also suggest that we don't ultimately list any game that is only mentioned once.
Finally, we are talking adventure games, and whilst its hard to define, I think we know it when we see it. Its the games we talk about here. Some may have different opinions about whether certain games fit the genre, but at the end of the day if I was to put (say) Quake on my list, I suspect it would reside at the end of the list with just one vote. Under my own rules it would not make the final list and all disputes about whether it was really adventure or not would never arise.
So with some trepidation as a newbie but in (optimistic) anticipation of wild enthusiasm I will kick it off with the list below. I will confess there are many I haven't played that will no doubt make a later list, but you have to start somewhere.
And if this is has all been done before and I missed it, my apologies.

flotsam

Morpheus
Riven
Amber
Zork Nemesis
Faust
Bad Mojo
Obsidian


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94501
06/06/00 08:32 AM
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Doraville, GA, USA
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1. Burn:Cycle
2. Monkey Island I
3. Monkey Island II
4. Loom
5. Full Throttle
6. Zork Grand Inquisitor
7. Grim Fandango
8. The Dig
9. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
(although I have a feeling that this 8-bit Ron Gilbert classic will drop off, but it's the only game I almost threw up laughing so hard..)
10. Amber: Journey's Beyond


"Reality is just a Collective Hunch" -Lily Tomlin
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94502
06/06/00 08:52 AM
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1. Monkey Island II
2. Monkey Island I
3. Gabriel Knight I
4. Gabriel Knight III
5. CMI
6. Blade Runner
7. Gabriel Knight II
8. Laura Bow 1-2
9. Full Throttle
10. The Riddle of Master Lu

Hmm...on second reading, my list seems to read like an advert for LucasArts!

-Muppet-

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94503
06/06/00 09:11 AM
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Here's my list.......

1. Riven/Myst
2. Shivers
3. Obsidian
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Morpheus
6. Atlantis 2
7. Amber
8. Timelapse
9. Lighthouse
10. Gabriel Knight II

I haven't finished TLJ....so I can't add it....

~Dee

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94504
06/06/00 11:12 AM
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Here's my list*:

1. Riven
2. TLJ
3. The Neverhood
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Pandora Directive
6. Shivers
7. Timelapse
8. GK II
9. Atlantis II
10. Bad Mojo

*subject to change, of course!

Love, Witchen =O)

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94505
06/06/00 11:24 AM
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My recommendations are:

1. Blade Runner
2. Day of the Tentacle
3. Gabriel Knight 1
4. Grim Fandango
5. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
6. The Neverhood
7. Ripper
8. Timelapse
9. Zork Grand Inquisitor
10. Zork Nemesis

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94506
06/06/00 11:43 AM
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*Here's mine:
1. Shivers I
2. Myst
3. Riven
4. Timelapse
5. Morpheus
6. Zork Nemesis
7. Faust
8. Lighthouse
9. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
10. Beyond Time

*This list may be edited as I have yet to finish TLJ and Atlantis 2, and have not yet started Gabriel Knight 3, Blade Runner, China, and a couple others.


Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94507
06/06/00 11:47 AM
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1. Grim Fandango
2. The Quivering
3. Gabriel Knight 3
4. The Longest Journey
5. The Feeble Files
6. Circle of Blood
7. Journeyman Project 3
8. Sanitarium
9. Lighthouse
10. Riven



[This message has been edited by vermin (edited 06-06-2000).]


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Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94508
06/06/00 01:09 PM
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These aren't necessarly my top 10 games but a comprehensive list of games that best exemply the variety of Adventure games that are out there from a
perspective/graphic/challenge/ view. With each IMHO being one of the primier games of it's "kind". Almost a cornerstone list of games, that everyone should play through at least once to see that not every adventure is the same.
<OL TYPE=1>

[*]Myst

[*]The Pandora Directive

[*]Black Dahlia

[*]Traitors Gate

[*]The Dark Eye

[*]Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

[*]7th Guest

[*]Blade Runner

[*]Lighthouse

[*]Shivers
</OL>



[This message has been edited by Brian (edited 06-06-2000).]


hope this helps,
Brian
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94509
06/06/00 01:35 PM
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1. Grim Fandango
2. TLJ
3. Riven
4. Curse of Monkey Island
5. Amber
6. Woodruff and the Schnibble
7. Dracula Resurrection
8. Amerzone
9. GK3
10.Feeble Files

[This message has been edited by mamadoc (edited 06-06-2000).]

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94510
06/06/00 02:33 PM
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1. Riven
2. Amber
3. Timelapse
4. Obsidian
5. Shivers
6. Journeyman Project series (3 is my favorite)
7. Morpheus
8. The Neverhood
9. 7th Guest
10. Sam and Max Hit the Road

BTW-all of these are ported to Mac, except for The Neverhood, which I must say was worth it to me to abandon my favorite OS briefly for!

Maybe we can note on any tabulated lists which are ported to Mac.

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94511
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Gabriel Knight 2
Sanitarium
Sam and Max Hit the Road
The Longest Journey
Journeyman Project 3
Zork Nemesis
Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango
The Dig
Monkey Island 2

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94512
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1. Monkey Island trilogy (so far...)
2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
3. Sam and Max Hit the Road
4. Day of the Tentacle
5. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
6. Grim Fandango
7. Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 (again so far...
8. Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: the case of serrated scalpel
9. Broken Sword series
10. Beneath a Steel Sky

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94513
06/06/00 04:53 PM
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not in any particular order

Amerizone
Amber
Zork Nemesis
Timelapse
Qin
pandora's box
legacy of time


Miel
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94514
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I would recommend to others:

Myst
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Legend of Kyrandia, I, II, III
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Morpheus
Sanitarium

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94515
06/06/00 06:46 PM
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This is until I get to my next five. In no order:

Any Tex Murphy game
Gabe 1 & 2 (trash three)
Circle of Blood
Byzantine
Outcast

Okay, time for the next five. Again in no order.

Black Dahlia
Grim Fandango
Journeyman 2
Sherlock Holmes, Case of the Rose Tattoo
CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON

Don



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Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94516
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1. Day of the Tentacle
2. Myst
3. Curse of Monkey Island
4. Rama
5. Timelapse
6. Riddle of Master Lu
7. Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
8. Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
9. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
10. Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94517
06/06/00 09:31 PM
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01 BLACK DAHLIA**
02 SHIVERS
03 TIMELAPSE
04 RIVEN
05 BYZANTINE
06 CYDONIA
07 REAH
08 MYST
09 ZORK NEMESIS
10 OBSIDIAN
11 BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES

** I have listed 11 games because despite my enjoyment of BLACK DAHLIA, the technical gliches associated with CD #7 would turn off many players and so I would exclude this game from my recommended list.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle
Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94518
06/06/00 10:57 PM
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HI, Gang........Gad, how could I forget BYZANTINE AND LIGHTHOUSE! Two of my favorites. Byzantine never has gotten the glory (or the sales) it deserves. Exceptional game!

Love, Witchen =O)

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94519
06/07/00 01:16 AM
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Riven/Myst
Journeyman 3-Legacy of Time
TimeLapse
Zork Nemesis
Broken Sword 1 & 2
Sanitarium
Zork - Grand Inquisitor
Atlantis 1 - Lost Tales
Legend of Kyrandia Series

I agree with the gang,. after I play Atlantis 2, TLJ & Aztek, and some of the many, many others I have yet to get to, they will no doubt make my list.

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Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94520
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1. Myst & Riven
2. Byzantine
3. GK III
4. Atlantis II
5. JP3 - Legacy of Time
6. Black Dahlia
7. Grim Fandango
8. Circle of Blood
9. Sanitarium
10. Zork Nemesis or GI
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11. TM - The Pandora Directive (got to mention Tex to be fair)


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Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94521
06/07/00 02:26 AM
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This Month's Top 10

1) Black Dahlia
2) Obsidian
3) Shivers 1&2
4) Myst\Riven
5) Ring
6) Goblins 1,2,&3
7) Blade Runner
8) The Crystal Key
9) Lighthouse
10)Zork Grand Inquisitor

Sassy

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94522
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amber
obsidian
tlj
outcast
sanitarium
grim fandango
zork grand inquisitor


good in their time:
myst
indiana jones and fate of atlantis

a very hard list to come up with; I left out some games that are not all-around and consistently good IMO - but I would recommend to a seasoned adventure gamer.

-imagin

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94523
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I've only played 4 modern adventure games and here is my list in order:

1)Myst
2)Grim Fandango
3)JP3 Legacy of Time
4)Gabriel K3

(Currently in Chapter 2 of The Longest Journey and it is a fairly good game so far.)

Re: 2000 A list with a twist #94524
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My Top Ten would include those games that after saving and closing down for the night, I was excited/couldn't wait to get back to the game again. In no particular order:

Day of the Tentacle
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Myst
Full Throttle
Kings Quest 5/6
Shivers
Under A Killing Moon
GK2-The Beast Within
Sherlock Holmes - The Rose Tattoo
Grim Fandango

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