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2003 the list more twisty #94711
06/21/03 06:23 AM
06/21/03 06:23 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Hi there,
Well, due to popular demand here we go again this year.
For those new or asleep members, the aim of this thread is to compile a list of adventure game recommendations from the collected wisdom of us all. It is intended to be a resource to help people decide what game to play next. When I first came here, my best source of game recommendations was other boomers. This list is the repository of all that wisdom.
The key is to list the 15 games that you would recommend to someone to play in this day and age. They are not necessarily your favourite 15 games (you might love a particular game but believe that there are better recommendations for others) but they might be.
Following some debate, the scarcity or otherwise of the game is to be ignored. Many of us lend games that are hard to get, even the rare ones pop up here and there, and it would be too hard to determine what games to rule in and out. Also, judging from the previous lists, rare games are not much mentioned in any event.

There are some rules though, and I reserve the right to make up more as we go laugh


1. You can recommend a maximum of 15 games. You can choose to recommend less.
2. 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.
3. Myst and RealMyst will be counted as one game.
4. Adventure games only please.

As to what is the definition of an adventure game, well you all know one when you see one. Your own parameters are fine (we are all friends after all) and its meant to be fun not rocket science.
We keep the thread open for three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. It is compulsory to get more posts than last year.
So here are my 15.

Riven
The Longest Journey
GK2: The Beast Within
Myst III: Exile
Morpheus
Dark Fall
Byzantine
Zork Nemesis
Faust
Blackstone Chronicles
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
The Dark Eye
The Neverhood
Syberia

flotsam


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94712
06/21/03 07:46 AM
06/21/03 07:46 AM
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Here is my list:
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Amerzone
Dracula Ressurection
Timelapse
Stupid Invaders
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Clue: Fatal Illusion
Atlantis
Atlantis II
Atlantis III
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharoh
Necronomicon
The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness
Road To India


I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.
JohnBoy
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Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94713
06/21/03 08:06 AM
06/21/03 08:06 AM
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Collegeville, PA USA
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My list, in no particular order....

1. Syberia
2. Nancy Drew Treasure In A Royal Tower
3. Nancy Drew Haunted Mansion
4. Morpheus
5. Reah
6. Amber Journeys Beyond
7. Blackstone Chronicles
8. Zork Nemesis
9. Dark Fall
10. The Messenger
11. Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
12. Phantasmagoria
13. Discworld Noir
14. Shivers


Dawn <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" /> ---playing Broken Sword 1 and eagerly awaiting a new game to come out!!!

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94714
06/21/03 09:10 AM
06/21/03 09:10 AM
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Long Island, N.Y.
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Here's my list, again in no particular order:

1. Syberia
2. Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
3. Tex Murphy Overseer
4. Broken Sword I
5. Broken Sword II
6. Discworld Noir
7. Gabriel Knight II
8. The Longest Journey
9. The Journeyman Project - Legacy of Time
10. Zork Nemesis
11. Zork Grand Inquisitor
12. Tex Murphy Under a Killing Moon
13. Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
14. Gabriel Knight III
15. Dark Fall
I had to edit, can't believe I left out the Gabriel Knight games.


Fil

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Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94715
06/21/03 09:17 AM
06/21/03 09:17 AM
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Manchester U.K.
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Here is my list

1. Amber journeys beyond
2. Amerzone
3. Atlantis 2
4. Atlantis 3
5. Darkfall
6. Morpheus
7. Myst3 Exile
8. Real myst
9. Riven
10. Schizm mysterious journey
11. Shivers
12. Syberia
13. The longest journey
14. Timelapse
15. Zork nemesis

Sylvia --- currently playing Temujin

9.

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94716
06/21/03 11:12 AM
06/21/03 11:12 AM
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Posts: 602
Gillette, Wyoming
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My list:

Dark Fall
Syberia
Riddle of the Sphinx
Blackstone Chronicles
Amerzone
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Dracula Last Sanctuary
Dracula Resurrection
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Faust: Seven Games of the Soul
The Longest Journey
Cameron Files Secret of Loch Ness
Myst

wave

Marion


Does wine count as a serving of fruit?
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94717
06/21/03 12:57 PM
06/21/03 12:57 PM
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Arkansas
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Well my list is the same as last year as it took me a while to play Pool of Radiance and unless "Nocturne" is a Adventure instead of a RPG I dont think I can put it on my list.

1) Amber Journey's Beyound
2) GK 1: Sin's Of The Father
3) GK 2: The Beast Within
4) Dracula The Last Sanctuary
5) Blackstone Chronicles
6) Sanitaium
7) Black Dahlia
8) The Forgotten
9) Phantasmagoria
10) Phantasmagoria 2 A Puzzle Of Flesh
11) Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
12) Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
13) Tex Murphy: Overseer
14) Faust
15) Realms of the Haunting

Josie smile

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94718
06/21/03 01:07 PM
06/21/03 01:07 PM
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Posts: 27
Sheffield, England
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Here's my suggestions :-
Amber - Journeys Beyond
Darkfall
Deathgate
Eric the Unready
Faust
Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Liath
Morpheus
Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose Tattoo
The Day of the Tentacle
The Neverhood
Toonstruck
Zork Grand Inquisitor

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94719
06/21/03 01:17 PM
06/21/03 01:17 PM
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Posts: 39,581
southeast USA
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southeast USA
Myst/Myst Masterpiece/RealMyst
Riven
Dark Fall
Secret of Monkey Island (the first and best MI game)
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Broken Sword 1
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
Morpheus
Obsidian
Timelapse
King's Quest VI

I'd include Day of the Tentacle somewhere only newer computers might have trouble with the sound.

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94720
06/21/03 01:25 PM
06/21/03 01:25 PM
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Posts: 15,124
Hudson Valley, NY
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Thanks flotsam, I know this is a lot of work.

Broken Sword, Smoking Mirror
Cameron Files, Pharaoh's Curse
Cameron Files, Secret of Loch Ness
Gabriel Knight III
Grim Fandango
Journeyman Project, Legacy of Time
Longest Journey
Secrets of the Alamut
Syberia
Tex Murphy, Overseer wave



Doreen
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94721
06/21/03 01:51 PM
06/21/03 01:51 PM
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Posts: 1,080
Glennville, Ga., USA
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Here are my votes, in no particular order:

Byzantine, The Betrayal
Monkey Island, The Secret of
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Tex Murphy, Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy, The Pandora Directive
The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight, Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight, The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight, Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Broken Sword 1
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Diskworld Noir
Syberia
Zork Grand Inquisitor
The Riddle of Master Lu

Lots of others I'd like to mention. Here are a few more:
Amerzone
KQ2VGA remake (Its FREE)
Chronomaster
The Sydney Mystery (Short, but good)
The Journeyman Project 2 and 3
The Gene Machine
Monkey Island 2 and 3
Cracking the Conspiracy
Tex Murphy, Overseer

Albert

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94722
06/21/03 01:56 PM
06/21/03 01:56 PM
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Posts: 2,005
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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- Riven
- RealMyst
- Myst Exile
- Rhem
- Dark Fall
- Schizm
- Morpheus
- Zork Nemesis
- Obsidian
- Riddle of the Sphinx
- Black Dahlia
- Timelapse
- Amber
- Beyond Atlantis I
- Chemicus

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94723
06/21/03 02:17 PM
06/21/03 02:17 PM
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Syberia
Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey island 2 Lechucks Revenge
Curse of Monkey island
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Day of the Tenacle Maniac Mansion 2
Broken Sword 1
Kings Quest 7 The Princeless Bride
Legend of Kyrandia Book One
Zac McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
happydance bravo


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Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94724
06/21/03 02:30 PM
06/21/03 02:30 PM
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Posts: 694
Stockholm, Sweden
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whistle

Here are my nominees(for the moment):
Schizm
Riven
Dark Fall
Riddle Of The Sphinx
Tex M Pandoras Directive
Black Dahlia
Gabriel Knight 3
Myst
Myst Excile
Rhem
Blackstone Chronicles
Last Express
Grim Fandango
Monkey Island 3
Discworld Noir
<img border="0" alt="[winky]" title="" src="graemlins/winky.gif" />

(On my shelf not yet played, for example:
Obsidian,Timelapse,Zork Nemesis,Reah,Omega Stone and more.) <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

P.S Hey Colpet, your list could actually be my list.


ON:Ether One Redux
Recent:Stasis,Gabriel Knight3(RP),Gabriel Knight2(RP),Barrow Hill D P,Syberia2(RP),Secret Files P C,Inner World,Eyes Of Ara
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94725
06/21/03 02:47 PM
06/21/03 02:47 PM
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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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Does look familiar, doesn't it? Especially since I've yet to play GK 1 - 3, any Tex Murphy, and Blackstone Chronicles smile

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94726
06/21/03 03:11 PM
06/21/03 03:11 PM
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Posts: 22,381
Seattle Washington USA
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Hi there flotsam and thanks so very much for taking on this awesome task one more time!!! bravo

1. Riven
2. Pandora Directive
3. Timelapse
4. Zork Nemesis
5. Atlantis II
6. Broken Sword/Circle of Blood
7. Grim Fandango
8. Neverhood
9. Traitors Gate
10. GKII The Beast Within
11. The Longest Journey
12. The Arrival
13. Bad Mojo
14. Amber
15. Byzantine


Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94727
06/21/03 03:16 PM
06/21/03 03:16 PM
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Stockholm, Sweden
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lol

Sorry its me again Colpet.

I don't belive it, I just read that you are interested in fishing. If you tell me its fly fishing, I


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Recent:Stasis,Gabriel Knight3(RP),Gabriel Knight2(RP),Barrow Hill D P,Syberia2(RP),Secret Files P C,Inner World,Eyes Of Ara
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94728
06/21/03 03:44 PM
06/21/03 03:44 PM
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This list is in approximate order of favouriteness as voted on by me and my two nippers, on separate and independent ballot forms I may add !

So then, in the grand tradition of the Eurovision Song Contest (yes, I know u probably haven't heard of it ! rolleyes ), I'll say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . thankyou Flotsam, and here are the results of the Wild Woods of West Wales jury . . " laugh

Un point . . . . ummm ! No, I'll leave out that bit . . . . slapforehead

1. The Longest Journey
2. Gabriel Knight 3
3. Discworld Noir
4. Grim Fandango
5. The Feeble Files
6. Broken Sword (1)
7 equal. Monkey Island 3
Syberia
9 equal. Broken Sword 2
Monkey Island 1
11. Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose Tattoo
12. Monkey Island 4
13 equal. Atlantis 2
Riven
15. Discworld 2


. . . . and finally, a rebellious entry which I can't omit . . . . . . . .

Easily making the top 15 ................. Outcast. wink

Thankyou. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94729
06/21/03 03:47 PM
06/21/03 03:47 PM
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Well here's my list...

Syberia
Dark Fall
Discworld Noir
GK2: The Beast Within
Atlantis 3/Beyond Atlantis 2
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Black Dahlia
Myst: Exile
Myst Riven
Zork Nemesis
Curse of Monkey Island
Circle of Blood/ Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templers
Journeyman 3
Outcast (If Outcast is too much of a hybrid to count - I would list Riddle of Master Lu. Though I personally rank Outcast in my top ten and one of the greatest games ever constructed)

Really tough time coming up with the top 15 this year. Had to make some very hard choices.

Laura





Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94730
06/21/03 03:51 PM
06/21/03 03:51 PM
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...


I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.
JohnBoy
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Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94731
06/21/03 05:24 PM
06/21/03 05:24 PM
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Virginia's wetland dimension
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Okay here's mine laugh

1. MYST/Myst ME/ realMyst
2. Riven
3. Syberia
4. Riddle of the Sphinx
5. Journey Project Trilogy (muahahaha! Its ONE title)
6. Myst 3:Exile
7. Omega Stone
8. Zork Nemesis
9. Starship Titanic
10. Eric the Unready (has anybody seen this lately?)
11. Simon the Sorcerer
12. Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
13. Return to Zork (annoying to play in spots, but so very, very funny)
14. King's Quest Collection (yerp, there is such a thing)
15. Infocom classic games (15 on one disk!Yahoo!)

Note: Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Amerzon, the rest of Schizm (finally got the dvd), Monkey Island, Mystery of the Mummy & much more are still awaiting the end of FFX & Zelda:Windwaker.

Salar smile

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94732
06/21/03 05:58 PM
06/21/03 05:58 PM
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
ohh... I got FFX - I just LOVE it... many people says Square have lost their touch, but I don't believe so (although gameplay is different to the earlier FF, I still love the new style/changes)...

Anyways, sorry for the interruption, I'll compile a list later today smile

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94733
06/21/03 08:19 PM
06/21/03 08:19 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Here's my list. It gets harder every year, but I reckon that it looks much the same as last time laugh laugh

1. Curse of Monkey Island
2. Day of the Tentacle
3. Escape from Monkey Island
4. Broken Sword 1
5. Grim Fandango
6. Broken Sword 2
7. Traitors Gate
8. Riven
9. The Longest Journey
10. Beyond Atlantis II
11. Safecracker
12. Egypt II
13. Myst
14. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
15. Pandora's Box


"I could help you if I had my salmon"
Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94734
06/21/03 08:42 PM
06/21/03 08:42 PM
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
The Longest Journey
Return to Zork
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Schizm
Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 4
realMyst
Riven
Myst 3: Exile
King's Quest 7 - Princeless Bride

Sadly, this list consist of about 80% of my adventure game collection as it is - though considering the number of games I'll be getting over the next 2 month, I should be able to contribute far better in the next twisty list.

Re: 2003 the list more twisty #94735
06/21/03 09:06 PM
06/21/03 09:06 PM
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Northern California
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I've managed to find two terrific games to add to my list since last year bravo

Gabriel Knight II: The beast within
Gabriel Knight III: Blood of the sacred, blood of the dammed
Overseer
Gabriel Knight I: Sins of the Father
Pandora Directive
Grim Fandango
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Shivers
Phantasmagoria
Broken Sword I: Shadow of the Templars
Syberia
The Longest Journey
Dark Fall
Byzantine
Amber


Angie
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