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Recommendations please #947704
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I have been away from gaming for quite awhile, due to various factors, and would like to get back in. I like the point and click type games with a medium level of difficulty.

I would appreciate any suggestions as to a few good games to get started again.

Thanks in advance.

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Until others come along with suggestions, you may want to check out the recent reviews here and the Annual game recommendations here.

Happy Gaming!

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Re: Recommendations please [Re: satch] #947800
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Do you have a favourite genre, satch? i.e. fantasy, horror, detective, humour, etc. That'll help us to narrow down the field of recommendations. grin


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Well I really liked the original Myst. It was not overly complicated. I also liked Riven. I played Schizm, Reah and the series by Rhom.

Hope this helps.

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That helps!

That's quite a specific style of adventure, so I'd recommend Aura, and its sequel The Sacred Rings, if you haven't played them.

I'm sure other members will think of more suggestions for you. smile


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Re: Recommendations please [Re: satch] #947816
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Originally Posted By: satch
Well I really liked the original Myst. It was not overly complicated. I also liked Riven. I played Schizm, Reah and the series by Rhom.

If you're looking for games that are similar to the Myst/Schizm/RHEM series (similar puzzle types and difficulty) and not simply any game with 1st person point of view:

These aren't new and you may have already played them, but

Schizm 2 (Mysterious Journey 2)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/mysterious-journey-ii-chameleon

Sentinel (aka Realms of Illusion)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/sentinel-descendants-in-time

Aura
http://www.mobygames.com/game/aura-fate-of-the-ages

Aura 2 (The Sacred Rings)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/sacred-rings

Uru (from Cyan, the makers of Myst)
http://www.mobygames.com/game/myst-uru-complete-chronicles

Slip Space: The Burma Shave Analogy
http://slipspacegame.tripod.com/

Baron Wittard
http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/baron-wittard-nemesis-of-ragnarok

Kairo
http://kairo.lockeddoorpuzzle.com/

The Five Cores doesn't seem to be available anymore, and I'm not sure I'd recommend it anyway because of bugs. But it was pretty.
http://www.gameboomers.com/reviews/Ff/5Cores/5Cores.htm
http://neebla-games.com/index.php

I can't think of any that are more recent, though of course there are older games with some similarity to the Myst/Schizm/RHEM types -- Obsidian, Myst III: Exile, Comer, Atlantis 2, Amerzone, Morpheus, Alida, Connections, Shivers, 9: The Last Resort, Timelapse, the first 3 episodes of AGON, etc.

There are some 1st person "horror" games that aren't overly gory, such as Dark Fall 1+2, Barrow Hill, Rhiannon, and the Last Half of Darkness games.
http://www.lasthalfofdarkness.com/


Upcoming games that might interest you:

Obduction (from Cyan, makers of Myst)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction

Xing: The Land Beyond
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781324918/xing-the-land-beyond

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Thanks for all your input. I'll check these out and let you know.

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I downloaded Uru from GOG.com. It seems very Myst-like. Don't like the fact you can't save in-play. Looks like there are many ages to explore.

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Uru is a wonderful game! Enjoy!


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Re: Recommendations please [Re: satch] #948903
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Hi satch,
You can't SAVE games in URU? I don't remember it being like THAT. -----and YES, it's a GREAT game to play. Happy Gaming!
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Originally Posted By: sanford
You can't SAVE games in URU? I don't remember it being like THAT.

You have to use the cloth markers to save your location.
And when you start the game, you always start in your Relto (or start from the beginning if you haven't got to your Relto yet) and then link to the cloth marker you used last -- or to the beginning of the Age.
You can't save when and where you want.

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Thanks for making that clear to me, Jenny. That's what happens when you get "old". LOL
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Originally Posted By: satch
Well I really liked the original Myst. It was not overly complicated.


I don't think I can help you since I still have brain cells that have not recovered from that game. lol


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