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clyro
02-12-2003, 04:17 AM
Could you recommend games that are similar to Monkey Island, Ive gotten quite addicted to these types of games you see :D

Ive played MI3 & 4, Grim Fandango, DOTT, Sam & Max, Indiana Jones.

Do you know of any games, that are fairly recent, that have the same gameplay and fun puzzle solving like these?

Jayel
02-12-2003, 04:48 AM
I recommend Gabriel Knight 3.

Jake
02-12-2003, 05:53 AM
I hope you've also played Monkey Island 1 and 2, as I noticed they weren't on your list. They aren't exactly recent, but they're as close to Monkey Island as you can get when it comes to games not on your list up there :) Its hard to touch MI honestly, especially if you've played most of the other LEC games. Apparently Discworld Noir is worth your time, and Full Throttle, the LucasArts game that you missed.

Joshi
02-12-2003, 06:47 AM
discworld noir is good, along with sdiscworld 2. i haven't played the original discworld, but apparently it's not that good and too hard with stupid puzzels.

Lemon Head
02-12-2003, 09:42 AM
discworld 1 had a perculiar attribute, it had stupid illogical puzzles (no no, REALLY illogical) and induced several states of insanity upon players who heard eric idle's "that doens't work" for the 5067th time.

However, it was full of originality, good characters, and plenty of humour, which made a it a fab game, but don't say you haven't been warned.

Also, runaway, is supposed to be pretty class and is coming out in a couple of days. Speaking of which, if you like a more serious type of adventure game (but still with points of humour) try out the Dig (lucas arts), Broken sword 1(revolution), and broken sword 2(revolution).

scabb
02-12-2003, 10:39 AM
I'd check out the Simon the Sorceror games, as they're not too bad. The other, recent LEC title missing from the list is 'The Dig', but I found found that boring, although some love it, mainly because it lacks the humour of Monkey Island.

Also, you should definitely check out Broken Sword 1 & 2, and try taking a look at the amateur adventure game scene, which grows ever popular (and the games are without price) - recommendations include the almighty Pleughburgh: Dark Ages (http://www.gaspop.com/darkages.htm), Out of Order (http://www.hungrysoftware.com), Odyseuss Kent (http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/games/ody.htm), The Rob Blanc trilogy (http://monkeygames.mixnmojo.com/robblanc/) and the short but great 6 Day Assassin (http://www.sylpher.com/kafka/6da.htm). See AdventureDevelopers (http://adventuredevelopers.com), the AdventureGameStudio (http://www.agsforums.com) site and The Crows Nest (http://trumgottist.com/crowsnest/) for more.

Blondbeard
02-12-2003, 12:23 PM
I recommend getting the following

Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
Discworld 1,2 and Noir
Broken Sword 1 & 2
Toonstruck
Sam and Max
Day of the Tentacle

and although they aren't in the same sort of style as MI, they do play very similar to it, and they are:

X-Files
Titanic: Adventure out of Time

Hope that helps :)

clyro
02-12-2003, 01:17 PM
Thanks alot, all of you. Now I definately know what to use my hard earned money on for the next couple of months :D

"Runaway", which will be released shortly looked very promising, Im definately picking that up.

I noticed on the Lucasarts web page that Full Throttle 2 was in production, which is pretty cool I guess. The problem is that Ive never played Full Throttle 1 and its almost impossible to find, no internet stores that I have seen has had it. Maybe its too old, I dont know.

MrManager
02-12-2003, 01:27 PM
Try this (http://www.game.uk.com/review.asp?tab=pc&rev_id=148901).

Lost Welshman
02-12-2003, 03:18 PM
OK, try the Discworld Series, or Simon the sorceror 1 or 2. Then try the Feeble Files. None of them are a scratch on MI, Discworld one is good, though at times bloody annoying. (Can I say that)

Joshi
02-12-2003, 04:16 PM
i think you just did.

and although old, try the space quest series (in particular, the last noe, space quest VI as it is probably the best)

Al-back from the BigWhoop
02-12-2003, 04:49 PM
Discworld series is quite a good series

clyro
02-14-2003, 04:48 PM
Has anyone played Jack Orlando or The Sting, if so, are they like Monkey Island, you know, point & click puzzle solving?...And most importantly, are they any good?

AutoCept
02-14-2003, 06:22 PM
Hmm, maybe the old Dragon's lair?
(If you can find it.)