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Guybrush112
10-22-2000, 11:42 AM
Alright guys, listen up here, we all talk about how MI has all the story, graphics, music, characters, humor, everything! But what do we look for in an adventure game non-related to MI? Do we look for the same traits or something else? Do we look for graphics or story? Or do we look for genre?

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Random Damage
10-22-2000, 12:12 PM
I think story is probably the most important. I know it's an FPS but i played quake2 single player today after finishing half-life for about the 50th time and i got bored real quick cause the story sucked.

Guybrush112
10-22-2000, 01:56 PM
hmmm

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Claire
10-22-2000, 04:35 PM
Personally I look for a great story and a lot of depth e.g. Grim Fandango.

It it doesn't have that, then it has to be really funny like MI http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

Guybrush112
10-24-2000, 10:20 PM
yeah, so it has to be a great, serious story, or a great, hilarious story. I do that too. like mafia games, but perfer the old adventure game (no matter how dead they are) http://www.escapemi.com/forums/cool.gif

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Kingzjester
10-25-2000, 01:08 AM
Never kill anything <small>(I'm referring to the adventure game genre you have declared dead just now)</small>! It is a bad habbit.

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Scumm
10-25-2000, 12:30 PM
i really like the games with great stories or content, graphics and all that other stuff dont really matter too much, but if the gameplay controls are really bad, or if theres a lot of bugs and stuff, id be less likeley to like it.


[This message has been edited by Scumm (edited October 25, 2000).]

squall
10-25-2000, 03:07 PM
when ever i go to buy a game i just realize that nothing will ever come as close to greatness as ffviii(yes thats 8)(and no, i don not like vii, its probably the worst inthe ff series)(even compared to the first!)- think about it, the story line, graphics and character development, and game play are all the gratest in any game ever. period.



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whatever

Cabana_Boy
10-25-2000, 04:31 PM
Yes, FF8 was great, but I think you're lost. This is a Monkey Island board. Ok to compare, but say something MI or general game related, unless you are talking about Grim Fandango, as a lot of people do here, hell, talk about any adventure game, but not RPG's etc. We always tend to have a m***ive argument here if someone brings up another game. Not knocking FF8 though. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/wink.gif

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Kingzjester
10-25-2000, 05:57 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh!!!!! NO more Final Fantasy!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHhhhhhh!

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cow67
10-25-2000, 10:39 PM
Final Fantasy VIII!? AGGH! That game had a much shallower storyline, exceedingly non-complex characters, and was held up only by its superior graphics! The game was really just Squaresoft's response to all the whining about FF7's in depth, complex (and brilliant) storyline and ending! Despite all the complaints about Aeris' death and unresolved factors, it was these that made the game truly great! Had there been completely closure on everything (as there is in FF8) or had Aeris been resurrected, or had not died in the first place (as Rinoa does in FF8), the game would seem shallow and fundamentally flawed (as FF8 does, and is)!

All the same, this will be my last comment on the topic, as everyone else is right that this isn't really a place to discuss it.

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cow67
10-25-2000, 10:39 PM
Oh, whoops. I accidentally posted the same thing twice, so I'm just getting rid of this one.

[This message has been edited by cow67 (edited October 25, 2000).]

squall
10-25-2000, 11:07 PM
hehe, sorry, i was just saying that to instigate cow ; )

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Guybrush112
10-25-2000, 11:34 PM
me? I hate most RPG's. I tried FF7--EEEEWW! And no adventure games are dead!!!! They are very much alive..and waiting.......boo! ha ha! gotcha! anyway, thanks for all the posts, i appreciate it...keep writing http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

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Ydon
10-26-2000, 11:25 PM
What I look for most in an adventure is atmosphere and story, also big turn-offs for adventure games are any ones that let you run up against a "brick-wall" (Areas with an incredibly difficult puzzle, and you're not allowed to do anything else in the game till the puzzle is solved), or kill you if you make simple mistakes (*coughking'squestcough*).

schmonkey
10-27-2000, 01:46 PM
I think that for an adventure game to be good, it has to have some linkage to it. i.e. you can't just have it so that what you have to do is just very taxing... there has to be a reason for something happening that means you have to do something else. I find it wrecks the game if they just put something in to make it harder.

Also, I think it's good to have difficulty settings. Personally I love a really good challenge... but if the only way I can complete a game is by clicking everywhere on every screen or using a walkthrough, then that just makes it boring.

The most important things though are Humour, Originality and storyline... definately!!

Guybrush112
10-28-2000, 12:29 PM
yeah! story definatly! the concole guys dont give a **** about story or humor. they want graphics..period! just graphics, how rude. :P

Ydon
10-29-2000, 01:24 AM
...or not. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/tongue.gif

squall
10-29-2000, 12:21 PM
well spoken ydon

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Guybrush112
10-30-2000, 10:17 PM
okay, i'm acctually pissed off at a guy i know who lovesgraphics and nothing else and thinks a computer is that red stuff you put on your burgers

lhohman
11-16-2000, 02:17 PM
Speaking of adventure games, have any of you tried The Longest Journey yet?

Guybrush112
11-16-2000, 10:54 PM
ummm.....your new right? No speaking of other adventure games, comparing however is okay.

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Rufio
11-17-2000, 12:07 AM
the longest jopurney was really good and long

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Dec Ryan
11-17-2000, 05:57 AM
The Longest Journey (http://www.longestjourney.com/) is my favorite also besides MI series. Wonderful graphics, engrossing story, lovely characters, humour, you name it.

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Two thumbs up!

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Guybrush112
11-17-2000, 11:11 PM
stop patronizing me, don't talk 'bout hings other than monkey island you...you...you big big old ed wetting ****ie heads!!!!!! Grrrr, snarl,grrrr!

chunkymonkey
11-18-2000, 04:45 AM
What I look for in a adventure game is A VERY GOOD AND SHOCKING ENDING!!!

BoneMaster
11-18-2000, 06:38 AM
Good story, music and ending. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

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