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2005 The List - What to play next #95104
05/27/05 07:53 PM
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Here we are again. Doesn't time fly.
For new 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.
Its also a bit of fun.
When I first joined GB, my best source of game recommendations was other boomers. I had no idea there were so many adventure games. I wanted to find out what was good and what I should play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the collected wisdom of all participating boomers.
You bet to list 15 games that you would recommend to someone to play in this day and age. They are not necessarily your own favourite 15 games but they might be. You might however decide to recommend a cross-section of styles or types. You might love a particular game but believe it is too much a product of your own idiosyncracies to recommend, or you might not recommend it because it is notoriously hard to get running on anything later than a 386 machine. There is no rule that says you can’t recommend such games; it is up to you.
No game is excluded, if it meets the criteria of being an adventure game. We all know what that is when we see it, so don’t get too hung up on criteria.
There are some rules though:

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. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
5. Adventure games only please (other games get there own list later).

The thread stays open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. It is always compulsory to get more posts than the year before.
So here to get things started are my 15 recommendations.

Riven
The Longest Journey
GK2: The Beast Within
Syberia 2
Myst Revelation
Morpheus
Byzantine
Dark Fall
Faust
BS3: The Sleeping Dragon
Blackstone Chronicles
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Schizm
The Dark Eye
The Neverhood


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95105
05/27/05 08:44 PM
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Hi smile

Thanks for this thread Flotsam thumbsup

Gabriel Knight Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight Beast Within
Discworld
Discworld II
Broken Sword
Broken Sword II
Lost Files Sherlock case of Rose Tattoo
Simon the Sorcerer
Kings Quest V
Kings Quest VI
Indiana Jones Fate of Atlantis
Legend of Kyrandia
Journeyman III Legacy of Time
Runaway
The Black Mirror

Cheers.

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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95106
05/27/05 09:00 PM
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Here's my favorite games

Blackstone Chronicles
Darkfall
Black Mirror
Runaway
Cameron Files (Loch Ness)
CSI (Dark Motives)
Egyptian Prophecy
Harvest
Hitchcock- The Final Scene
Jack the Ripper
Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Secret of Shadow Ranch
Danger on Deception Island
Law & Order 3
Salammbo
Syberia 1
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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95107
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This is my first one of these, so here goes

Dark Fall
Uru: Ages of Myst
Sanitarium
Timelapse
Rama
Riddle of The Sphinx
Obsidian
Post Mortem
Myst
Mission Critical
Aura Fate of Ages
The Longest Journey
The Black Mirror
Beyond Atlantis
Jack Orlando Directors' Cut

Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95108
05/27/05 10:31 PM
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Here's my list.

Blackstone Chronicles
Black Dahlia
Still Life
Dark Fall
Jack the Ripper
Syberia
Reah
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Beast Within
Phantasmagoria 1
Zork Nemesis
Riven
Myst IV Revelation
Last Half of Darkness
URU
Syberia 2


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95109
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Blackstone Chronicles
Dark Fall II: Lights Out
Phantasmagoria 1
Dracula II: The Last Sanctuary
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within
Callahans Crosstime Saloon
The Crystal Key II
WANTED: A Wild Western Adventure
RedJack: Revenge of the Brethren
Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy
The Cameron Files 2: Pharaoh's Curse
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Ace Ventura
Full Throttle


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95110
05/27/05 11:04 PM
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Myst
Riven
Myst 3: Exile
Amerzone
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Beyond Atlantis (aka Atlantis 2)
Schizm 2 (aka Mysterious Journey 2 or Chameleon)
Sentinel
Morpheus
Obsidian
Secret of Monkey Island
Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight 2
Sanitarium

Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95111
05/27/05 11:13 PM
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This is very very hard. lol Can I edit as I remember others I loved even more? Just kidding, Flotsam, I don't want to drive you crazy.
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Not in order of preference:

1. Still Life
2. Phantasmagoria 1
3. Gabriel Knight 2 (Beast Within)
4, The Longest Journey
5. Black Dahlia
6. Obsidian
7. Dark Fall 1 (The Journal)
8. Morpheus
9. Syberia 2
10. Blackstone Chronicles
11. Sanitarium
12. Jack the Ripper
13. I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
14. Return to Zork
15. Phantasmagoria 2 (Puzzle of the Flesh)

I feel like I betrayed some of my best friends by not mentioning them. cry smile

Melanie


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95112
05/28/05 01:54 AM
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Aw Melanie, don't cry . I know what you mean though - I'm leaving some off because although they are personal favorites, they're too hard to find or to get to play with these newer computers, like Master of Dimensions( razz flotsam, I got it in print anyway). Without further ado:

Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
The Moment of Silence
Touche
Duckman
The Longest Journey
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood)
The Crystal Skull
King's Quest 7
Return to Zork
Arthur's Knights 1
Neverhood
Black Mirror


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95113
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1. Darkfall 1 (The Journal)
2. Black Dahlia
3. Gabriel Knight 1 (Sins of the Fathers)
4. Gabriel Knight 2 (Beast Within)
5. Phantasmagoria 1
6. Phantasmagoria 2
7. The Longest Journey
8. Simon the Sorcerer 1
9. Simon the Sorcerer 2
10. Dracula 2 (The Last Sanctuary)
11. Broken Sword 1
12. Discworld Noir
13. Amerzone
14. Kings Quest 7
15. Mystery of the Druids

Phew...that took some deciding, I could have gone on and on and on lol

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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95114
05/28/05 06:19 AM
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Return to Mysterious Island
King's Quest VI
Myst IV
Black Dahlia
Still Life
Dark Fall
Curse of Monkey Island
Zork Nemesis
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Broken Sword
Discworld Noir
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Day of the Tentacle
Journeyman Project III: The Legacy of Time


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95115
05/28/05 07:10 AM
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Riven
Syberia
Sentinel, descendants in time
Myst
Syberia II
Black Mirror
Longest Journey
Riddle of the Sphinx II Omega Stone
Schizm I
Zork Nemesis
Myst III Exile
Myst IV Revelation
Rhem
Dark Fall, The Journal
L'amerzone


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95116
05/28/05 08:45 AM
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Here's my list:
Uru Ages of Myst, D'ni & POTS
Temujin
Shivers 1
Conspiracies
The Arrival
Beyond Time
Byzantine, The Betrayal
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Dark Fall The Journal
Dark Side of the Moon
Grim Fandango
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Of The Mummy
The Longest Journey
The Riddle of the Sphinx
Dragonriders of Pern
There were at least 5 others I would have recommended but the rules are "only 15".
(re-edited May 29th)
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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95117
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OK this year I'm going to wing it... probably the best way to get a true list out of me!!!

Gabriel Knight 2
Longest Journey
Dark Fall
Lifestream
Remedy
Syberia
Syberia 2
Myst 3 Exile
Dig
Starship Titanic
Grim Fandango
Phantasmagoria 2
Nancy Drew Ghost dogs of Moon lake
Faust
Alida

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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95118
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Here are my recommendation praise

Schizm
Riven
Myst
Dark Fall
Riddle of the Sphinx
Rhem
Zork Nemesis
Pandoras Directive
Still Life
Discworld Noir
The Beast Within
Blackstone Chronicles
The Last Express
Dark Fall Lights Out
Full Throttle

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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95119
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Just a question -- Is Uru Complete Chronicles considered a compilation of separate games (you have to vote separately for Ages of Myst, To D'ni, and Path of the Shell the way Betty Lou did). Or is it really one game? (Betty Lou could just vote for Uru, which opens up two other slots for her to vote.)

My list is narrowed down to 16. Agonizing. help

Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95120
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Personally, I'd consider Uru Complete Chronicles one game. The Ages Beyond Myst portion is really the only bit with a real beginning, middle and ending, IMHO. The other bits are expansion packs, and I would make a distinction between an "expansion pack" and a "game." (tho on the other hand, while I'd certainly recommend Uru Ages Beyond, including POTS makes me have second thoughts....)

So here's my list, anyway (which starts oddly similar to Flotsam's, I notice...)

Riven
GK2: The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis 2)
Darkfall
Myst
Syberia
Sanitarium
Rhem
GK1: Sins of the Fathers
Aura, Fate of the Ages
GK3: Blood of the Sacred etc.
Amber, Journeys Beyond
Uru Complete Chronicles
Curse of Monkey Island

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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95121
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Well, here goes;

1. Myst iv Revelation
2. Still Life
3. Moment of Silence
4. The Longest Journey
5. Alida
6. Journey to the Center of the Earth
7. Mysterious Journey 11
8. Aura Fate of the Ages
9. Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
10. Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred
11. Black Dahlia
12. Syberia
13. Syberia 2
14. Blade Runner
15. Black Mirror

That was really hard. I love all my games, & replay them more than once. Judy


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95122
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Still Life
The Secret of Monkey Island
Discworld Noir
The Longest Journey
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Syberia
Grim Fandango
Simon the Sorcerer
The Day of the Tentacle
Broken Sword 1
Discworld 1
The Black Mirror
The Moment of Silence
The Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Beneath a Steel Sky


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95123
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Here's my list:
1)Gabriel Knight the Beast Within
2)Lost Eden
3)Syberia
4)Syberia 2
5)Zork Grand Inquisitor
6)Phantasmagoria
7)Phantasmagoria Puzzle of Flesh
8)The Black Mirror
9)The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
10)Amerzone
11)Grim Fandango
12)Beyond Atlantis
13)Runaway
14)The Feeble Files
15)Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Phangoria
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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95124
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OK, this is my first list too, so here goes.

Gabriel Knight - The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight - Blood of the Sacred
URU Complete Chronicles
The Dig
The Longest Journey
Broken Sword
Syberia
Dark Fall 1 - The Journal
Schizm 2 - Chameleon
Post Mortem
MYST
Broken Sword 1
MYST IV Revelation
The Moment of Silence
Full Throttle

Well, that's it. I'm going to stop changing my mind, it really is quite hard to come up with just 15. Thanks a lot Flotsam.

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URU
Myst Revelation
Syberia 1
Syberia 2
Amerzone
Grim Fandango
Return to Mysterious Island
Alida
Black Mirror
Still life
Atlantis 2
Dark fall
Obsidian
A quiet weekend in capri
Nancy Drew Danger on Deception Island

Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95126
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Beyond Atlantis
Uru
Myst Exile
Syberia
Syberia II
The Egyptian Prophecy
Aura
Mysterious Journey Chamelion
Black Mirror
Crystal Key II
Darkfall Lights Out
Riven
Return To Mysterious Island
Amerzone
Beyond Atlantis II

Working on Zork Nemesis now.


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95127
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Amerzone
Beyond Atlantis
I have no mouth and I must scream
Inherent Evil
Still Life
Syberia
Black Mirror
Jack the Ripper
Black Dhalia
Sanitarium
Blackstone Chronicles
Riddle of the Sphinx
Phantasmagoria-Pray its only a nightmare
Lighthouse
Dracula the Last Sanctuary


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Re: 2005 The List - What to play next #95128
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Thank you flotsam for taking this on again. Did you have any idea what you were getting yourself into when you did the first one??!!

I don't seem to have many new favorites to add on to the list this year, but I've not played Still Life yet and I see that is a favorite of a lot of gamers.

1. Syberia
2. The Longest Journey
3. Syberia II
4. Myst
5. Riven
6. Exile
7. Myst Revelation
8. The Black Mirror
9. Atlantis II
10. Shivers
11. Timelapse
12. Gabriel Knight II
13. Black Dahlia
14. Amerzone
15. Dracula Resurrection

Sequoia

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