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2006 List - game on! #95271
06/09/06 05:52 PM
06/09/06 05:52 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Hi all,
Here we for our 7th (thats right, 7th) list of game recommendations.
For new or forgetful 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 which game to play next.
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 to play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the thoughts of all participating boomers.
The method is simple. You list 15 games you would recommend to someone looking for opinions on which games to play. They are not necessarily your own top 15 games but they might be. You might decide instead to recommend a cross-section of styles or types, from all the games you have played. You might not recommend one of your personal favourites because your passion for the game is too much a result of your own idiosyncracies at the time you played it, or the result of a summer romance or too much wine. You also might not recommend it because it is notoriously hard to get running on anything later than a 386 machine. But there is no rule that says you can’t recommend such games; it is entirely 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 the detail.
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. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
6. Adventure games only please (Dark Side games get their own list later).

The thread stays open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates. I count as we go so try not to edit your recommendations once you post. And as I say every year (so it must be true) it is compulsory to get more posts than the year before.
Finally, I usually post first to get things started but this year I am going to post last, as I need the extra 3 weeks to finish a couple of games that might well make the list [Smile]
So someone else gets the first post honour.
And away we go


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95272
06/09/06 06:01 PM
06/09/06 06:01 PM
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Québec
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Hi Flotsam, just log in to see your post. So, why not post my games :

Riven
Syberia
Sentinel, Descendants in time
Myst
Syberia 2
Black Mirror
Keepsake
Longest Journey
Schizm 1
Myst 3 Exile
Myst 4 Revelation
Paradise
Rhem
L'Amerzone
Nibiru

And thanks for doing this bravo

Chief wave


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95273
06/09/06 06:29 PM
06/09/06 06:29 PM
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the netherlands
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It's always Flotsam who makes the gang going.
I'm so happy to be back again. It has been such a long and terrible time. I feel, like coming home.I didn't play a game for more than a year. I could concentrate anymore.But I bought all new games of course. It just gave me the feeling to stay a bit a gamer. Now I want to play seriously again. I missed you all and I'm happy to be with you again
josefien


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95274
06/09/06 06:29 PM
06/09/06 06:29 PM
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Ohio
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Here's mine:

80 Days
Myst
Uru/& Uru Path of the Shell (counted as 1)
Longest Journey
Rhem
Myst 3 Exile
Myst 4 Revelation
Agatha Christie And Then There Were None
Still Life
Aura
Syberia
Syberia II
Nibiru
Sentinal Descendants in Time

I am looking forward to the final list, Flotsam! thumbsup


Dudemom_2000

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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95275
06/09/06 07:05 PM
06/09/06 07:05 PM
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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happydance happydance happydance

Here we go:

The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Monkey Island 1 Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2 LeChucks Revenge
Monkey Island 3 Curse of Monkey Island
Runaway A Road Adventure
Broken Sword 1 Circle of Blood
Black Mirror
Legend of Kyrandia 1 Fables and Fiends
Maniac Mansion 2 Day of the Tentacle
Syberia


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95276
06/09/06 07:11 PM
06/09/06 07:11 PM
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California, USA
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In no special order:

Grim Fandango
Riven
The Longest Journey
Nancy Drew: Danger on Decption Island
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand
Nancy Drew: The Curse Of Blackmoor Manor
Byzantine: The Betrayal
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Dark Fall
Gabriel Knight 3
Dreamfall
Riddle of the Sphinx

Free Games:
The Mystery of Time and Space
Pleughburg: Dark Ages
Out of Order


and way too many more... Picking is hard!!!

Thank you flotsam!!

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95277
06/09/06 07:24 PM
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U.S.A.
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And we're off, and in no particular order...

Blackstone Chronicles
Dracula II: The Last Sanctuary
Dark Fall II: Lights Out
Phantasmagoria 1
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within
WANTED: A Wild Western Adventure
Full Throttle
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
REDJACK: Revenge of the Brethren
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Broken Sword I (aka Circle of Blood)
Broken Sword II: THe Smoking Mirror
Rent-A-Hero
Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95278
06/09/06 07:29 PM
06/09/06 07:29 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Hmm...what to add, what to leave off.....this is hard, especially when dealing with games in a series that I like as a whole.

Not quite a top 15 for me, and in no real order, but a good cross section of the genre, I hope:

Myst
Riven
Obsidian
Gabriel Knight 1
Grim Fandango
Broken Sword 1
Monkey Island 1
Journeyman Project 2
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Sanitarium
Shivers 1
The Neverhood
Deja Vu

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95279
06/09/06 10:47 PM
06/09/06 10:47 PM
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Posts: 30,939
United Kingdom
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Hi smile

Fifteen is just not enough any more Flotsam lol

[The order counts for nothin' wink ]

Broken Sword
Black Dahlia
Discworld
Egyptian Prophecy
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers
Indy Fate of Atlantis
JP III Legacy of Time
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia
Monkey Island
Monkey Island II
Return to Zork
Lost Files Sherlock Holmes : Rose Tattoo
Simon the Sorcerer
Tex Murphy : Under a Killing Moon

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95280
06/09/06 11:13 PM
06/09/06 11:13 PM
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Tacoma Wa. 98445
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Hello! Here I go.
The neverhood
Reah
obsidian
syberia 1 & 2
black mirror
Myst4
Myst3
sanitarium
keepsake
Dreamfall
Aura
Grim Fandango
Rivan
Uru

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95281
06/10/06 12:08 AM
06/10/06 12:08 AM
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Northwestern New Mexico, USA
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I don't have my list ready yet blush but I just wanted to pop in long enough to say "welcome back, Josefien"... bravo


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95282
06/10/06 01:51 AM
06/10/06 01:51 AM
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In no particular order:-

Agatha Christie - Then there were None
Return to Mysterious Island
NiBiRu
Broken Sword 2 - Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword 3 - Sleeping Dragon
Echo
Syberia 2
Barrow Hill
Still Life
DarkFall - The Journal
Tears of Betrayal
Gabriel Knight3 - Blood of the Sacred
The Moment of Silence
Black Mirror
The Omega Stone

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95283
06/10/06 02:52 AM
06/10/06 02:52 AM
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Oslo, Norway
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*And then there were none
*Dark Fall
*Black Mirror
*Sanitarium
*Gabriel Knight 3
*Broken Sword 1
*Scratches
*Monkey Island 3
*Return to mysterioys island
*Voyage

Caroline.


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95284
06/10/06 08:07 AM
06/10/06 08:07 AM
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Wilmington, DE
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I am gradually abandoning some old old favorites and falling in love with 3D. However, I can't shake the Myst series... I still replay them and they still work on XP machines.

Uru*
Riven
Myst IV Revelation
Myst V End of Ages*
Myst 3 Exile
RealMyst*
80 Days*
Gabriel Knight 3*
Dreamfall*
Paradise
Syberia 1
Syberia 2
Broken Sword 3*
Lighthouse
Timelapse


* denotes 3D environments

Thanks, flotsam!

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95285
06/10/06 08:20 AM
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My favorites are
Blackstone Chronicles
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs
Nancy Drew Blue Moon Canyon
Nancy Drew Deception Island
Paradise
Black Mirror
Syberia
Darkfall 1
Sanitarium
Broken Sword 3
CSI 1
Alfred Hitchcocks The final Cut
The Arrangement
Deleware St John 1
Faust

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95286
06/10/06 09:12 AM
06/10/06 09:12 AM
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North Carolina
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This is my first time doing 'The List'. OK, here goes:
Dracula Resurrection
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Max Payne2
The Messenger
Jack the Ripper
The Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin
Barrow Hill
Post Mortem
Still Life
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Broken Sword
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95287
06/10/06 09:13 AM
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NY
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Here are my favorite and some left behind, no special order

Mystery of Druids
Grim Fandango
Gabriel Knight 2:The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3
Black Mirror
Siberia
Siberia


Why resist temptation? There will always be more. Don Herold.
Re: 2006 List - game on! #95288
06/10/06 09:19 AM
06/10/06 09:19 AM

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I re-registered just to reply to this topic. wave

Darkfall (Darkfall 1: The Journal)
Darkfall 2 (Darkfall 2: Lights Out)
AMBER: Journeys Beyond
Scratches
Barrow Hill
Riven
Celtica
Morpheus
Obsidian
Shivers
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Comer
Alida
Qin
Myst

Re: 2006 List - game on! #95289
06/10/06 10:06 AM
06/10/06 10:06 AM
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Sacramento, CA USA
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Here's my list, not necessarily in order of preference:
Uru (and 2 EX Packs)
Scratches
Keepsake
Dragonriders of Pern (to me this was Adventure)
Voyage
Dark Fall
Conspiracies
Barrow Hill
Around The World in 80 Days (even tho I could not finish it, not fast enough for timed scene)
Temujin
Shivers1
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Grim Fandango
Byzantine, The Betrayal
Beyond Time
Thanks to Flotsam for doing this for us again! :kiss:
Love, Betty Lou :kiss:


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95290
06/10/06 10:44 AM
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Montreal, Canada
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Thanks Flotsam for making the ball rolling. It is indeed a very useful list. thumbsup

Here is mine (in no particular order):

Scratches
Voyage
Still Life
Post Mortem
Myst
Lighthouse
Dracula Resurrection
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Dark Falls 1
Faust
Black Dahlia
Broken Sword
Longuest Journey
Grim Fandango
Titanic, Adventure in Time

Roxie wave


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95291
06/10/06 10:50 AM
06/10/06 10:50 AM
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london uk
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This is a first for me! Here goes:

Syberia 1
Discworld Noir
The Longest Journey
Broken Sword 1
Still Life
Dracula - Resurrectiom
The Messenger (Louvre)
Last Half of Darkness
Nibiru
Tears of Betrayal
Black Mirror
Secrets of Da Vinci - The Forbidden Manuscript
Agon - The Mysterious Codex
Gabrielle Knight - Blood of the Damned
Jack the Ripper

I only included one game in a series as I thought if you like that one you will seek out the others!
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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95292
06/10/06 11:02 AM
06/10/06 11:02 AM
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Here's mine. Some additions, some the same. Probably about half and half...

Riven
Gabriel Knight 2, The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Sentinal, Descendants in Time (Realms of Illusion)
Hope Springs Eternal
Lifestream
Dark Fall, the Journal
Obsidian
Keepsake
Syberia
Still Life
Broken Sword 2, The Smoking Mirror
Runaway
Nancy Drew: Blackmore Manor

Wow, that went fast...

WW


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95293
06/10/06 11:09 AM
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
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I Tell ya, my list has not changed much over the years.

The Longest Journey
Syberia
Syberia II
Clue: Fatal Illusion
Stupid Invaders
Amerzone
Still Life
Sanitarium
NightLong
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
The Moment of Silence
The Egyptian Prophesy
Atlantis
Beyond Atlantis
Beyond Atlantis II


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Re: 2006 List - game on! #95294
06/10/06 11:31 AM
06/10/06 11:31 AM
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I'm not sure mine has changed much since last year.
Riven
RealMyst
Myst Exile
Obsidian
Rhem
Gabriel Knight 2
Gabriel Knight 3
Riddle of the Sphinx
Black Dahlia
Alida
Zork Nemesis
Neverhood
Dark Fall 1
Schizm 1
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive




Re: 2006 List - game on! #95295
06/10/06 12:19 PM
06/10/06 12:19 PM
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Brooklyn, New York
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Here's My List!

* 80 Days *
* Dreamfall *
* Keepsake *
* Syberia *
* Syberia II *
* Paradise *
*Myst 4 Revelations *
*Black Mirror *
* Nibiru *
* Aura *
* Still Life *
* The Moment of Silence *
* The Longest Journey *
* Jack the Ripper *
* Sentinel *


Playing now: Still Life 2..Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir:
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