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Dawidos 08-20-2003 11:29 AM

Favourite adventure game
 
What is your favourite adventure game ,expect Grim Fandango ? And why do you like this game ?

I have very much adventure games in my collection. I like this sort of game , because I love interesting puzzles , magic story etc. My favourite are :

The Longest Journey - everybody know this game. It is a last hit. Magic adventure in two words , beautiful graphic and women as hero. Any comments ?
Syberia - Benoit Sokal production. Hit of this year. Beautiful landspaces , symphonic music and adventure's climat. Sequel will create.

And you ?

VampireNaomi 08-20-2003 01:20 PM

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The Longest Journey - everybody know this game


Heh, I don't! :D

I don't play adventure games, RPG is more like my stuff.

I wouldn't have played Grim Fandango in the first place if my brother hadn't bought it. It took me over a year to try it and after that I was hooked.

Are Monkey Island games good? After GF I've wanted to try them. Which one should I buy first?

Huz 08-20-2003 02:33 PM

Grim Fandango is my favourite adventure game. Monkey Island 2 probably comes second.

Vampire, I'd play the Monkey Island games in order, unless you have an aversion to old (but still lovely!) graphics and a lack of voices - in which case you could skip straight to Curse and see how you like it. I think you may be able to buy the first three games in a single package.

Escape From Monkey Island is an experience best left until you've played the earlier games, built up some great expectations, and you're all set to have your dreams brutally shattered. ;) (Bleah, it's not that bad I suppose.)

GendoTheGreat 08-20-2003 03:17 PM

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Originally posted by VampireNaomi
Are Monkey Island games good? After GF I've wanted to try them. Which one should I buy first?
I'd go for Curse. It's pretty good, and what's more it's big. There are few things I like better than sitting down for a few hours and immersing myself in a good long adventure game.

Personally, my second favourite would have to be Day of the Tentacle. That's another long one.

VampireNaomi 08-20-2003 03:51 PM

Old graphics and lack of voices doesn't bother me at all. After all, I still love Pokémon Red and if you've ever tried it you know how crappy the graphics are and how bad the "bleep bleep bleep" voices sound. :D

So I guess I'll try the first MI games when I find them somewhere.

Sevenine 08-20-2003 04:30 PM

Full Throttle is probably my very favorite adventure game aside from GF. The atmosphere in FT is just magical and wonderfully cinematic. I also love the first 3 MI games. And IJ - TFOA. And DOTT. Ok, better stop before I list every LEC game. :D

This one is kind of an obscure one, but I really love Atlantis - The Lost Tales. Mostly for the incredible atmosphere again. Even with all it's flaws.

Then there's a couple of RPGs that I'd actually call RPG/adventure: Fallout and Fallout 2. Just great sci-fi adventures (with fighting of course, but turn based). Definitely among my all time favorite games.

Oh yeah, and Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love For Sail is excellent too. :cool:

Sevenine 08-20-2003 04:37 PM

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Originally posted by Huz
(Bleah, it's not that bad I suppose.)
Oh yes it is. It's just as bad as you think it is but don't want to admit. :D

Dawidos 08-20-2003 07:46 PM

I forgot about Atlantis - game of Cryo Interactive. There are three epizodes of this game. I have Atlantis II ,but I played in Atlantis III too. Well , what can I say ? Every fan of adventure games must play in Atlantis. If not , this mean that he is not a fan :D

pleto4_ryan 08-22-2003 02:09 PM

BEST EVER : Grim Fandango
B|EST EVER(-1) : The Longest Journey

then comes...

Last Express
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Gabriel Knight 1
etc...:)

(others :Day of the tentacle
Full Throttle
Syberia (will be decided when 2 comes out) )


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I forgot about Atlantis - game of Cryo Interactive. There are three epizodes of this game. I have Atlantis II ,but I played in Atlantis III too. Well , what can I say ? Every fan of adventure games must play in Atlantis. If not , this mean that he is not a fan
YEIKS :eek:

Atlantis 2 is my most awful adventure ever, It's irritating difficult, no story, no interesting at all :mad: I hated it for ruining the wonderful Atlantis 1...(you must play this one)
and as for atlantis 3...just a little less awful than atlantis 2...It was just a recup of one and two (but this one i don't hate it.......anymore ;) i hated when i first plaied it :p )

Atlantis : The Lost tales is one of my LOVED GAMES.......

A must play game ;)

Dawidos 08-22-2003 06:05 PM

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Originally posted by pleto4_ryan
YEIKS :eek:

Atlantis 2 is my most awful adventure ever, It's irritating difficult, no story, no interesting at all :mad: I hated it for ruining the wonderful Atlantis 1...(you must play this one)
and as for atlantis 3...just a little less awful than atlantis 2...It was just a recup of one and two (but this one i don't hate it.......anymore ;) i hated when i first plaied it :p )

Atlantis : The Lost tales is one of my LOVED GAMES.......

A must play game ;)
Thanks for opinion. But I have problem , because I can't buy Atlantis : Lost Tales in Poland. Atlantis I cost 20 PLN , but I can't find this game nowhere.

Susan 08-24-2003 03:27 AM

I liked Escape from Monkey Island - pretty graphics. A note for Vampire Naomi: The interface is similar to GF, but a more updated version of it.

With the exception of Fate of Atlantis, I was pretty familiar with Sierra games before I was familiar with LucasArts games.

Some favorites of mine that haven't already been mentioned:

- Laura Bow series (my favorite of all)
- King's Quest series
- Quest for Glory series
- Gabriel Knight series (all of them!)
- Nancy Drew series
- Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

pleto4_ryan 08-25-2003 11:27 AM

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but I can't find this game nowhere.
:( ....that's awful

i hope you manage to buy it one day and play it...:)

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The interface is similar to GF, but a more updated version of it.
i wouldn't actually say updated myself...:D
it made the game much more confusing for some people...Actually it was a back step (my opinion of course :p )

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- Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
a decent game with great detail in historic. Nice plot and chars and i loved going walks on the ship knocking at doors talking to chars and getting into their cabins to find clues ;) . Too bad the first time i plaied it, i lost both the book and the painting :p(but found the neclace and the photos :) ), and then replaied it with a friend and a...*ahem* walkthrouth :rolleyes:..ruined the last 20 minutes of the game with the sinking ....(but as i have forgotten it whole, i am planning to replay it....:D )

Dawidos 08-25-2003 12:51 PM

Thanks Pleto4_Ryan . I hope too :)

In Poland Titanic has only negative reviews. This game is so bad , that I don't want to play in it. Hmmm , if you like a strange story , you have to play in Faust - game of Cryo Interactive.

TekXombie 08-28-2003 07:14 AM

Well, I'm new to this forum but I noticed there was a GF network up and I was shocked to be honest, it's an old game but I'm so happy to actually find die hard gamers like myself that still love the game so much. Anyways, I think my favorite adventure game or games outside of GF would have to be:

1. The Longest Journey
2. Blade Runner
and
3. Anachronox (even though it's more of an RPG, it was an excellent Sci Fi adventure game)

I found myself quite fond of Monkey Island 4 and Gabriel Knight 4 as well but It's hard to stack up to GF and those other three in my mind, I'm liking Syberia a lot though, I just lost my friggin' saved games though! UGH!

Thrik 08-28-2003 03:35 PM

My favourite adventure game bar Grim Fandango has to be The Curse of Monkey Island. Despite it not quite going hand-in-hand with Monkey Island 2's plot, it had a brilliant mix of visuals (those cartoony but very nicely shaded backgrounds were awesome), audio (I still listen to the soundtrack alone often, it's beautiful), humour (a lot more "slapstick" humour than the previous two Monkey Island games, but still made me laugh out loud on many occasions) and of course - adventure.

Broken Sword 1 and 2 are also favourites of mine, although I haven't played them for years. Maybe I should leave it that way - it might interrupt the nostalgic memories of it or something. :)

And welcome to the network, TekXombie! Hopefully you'll stick around :>

Ck 08-29-2003 01:40 PM

My favourite advernture games have always been Monkey Island Series and Grim Fandango! proabably because there the only adventure games I've really played apart from Mario and stuff like that lol. I think I'll have to try some of these mentioned I've been wanting to try another different adventure type of game.

Dawidos 09-23-2003 01:26 PM

Have you played in Monkey Island 4 ? I have just bought this game. What do you think about it ? I heard that Escape from Monkey Island is very good adventure game with tone of humour and allusions to our world.

Greetings

Tall Guy 10-02-2003 10:31 AM

The Longest Journey is a good alternative to GF, and it can be bought on the cheap now too.

Sally J Limones 10-04-2003 03:41 PM

Baring Grim? Curse of Monkey Island. Though the Longest Journey looks good. I played a demo, but haven't had a chance to get it yet. Or Syberia. I've played EMI, but didn't like it as much. CMI was too short.
~Sal

Sanspoof 10-04-2003 05:44 PM

My favourite adventure game (Apart from GF) is a bit of a split between Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road (Same disk, same graphics, same humour, same 'this-sure-as-hell-won't-happen-every-day' feel).

Monkey Rhetoric 10-12-2003 09:53 PM

Grim Fandango is not just my favourite adventure game its also my favourite game of all time. Played it through at least ten times now.

theburglar725 10-21-2003 03:38 PM

Apart from Grim Riven the sequel to Myst is the best.

Orca Wail 10-29-2003 02:05 PM

DOTT and Mi, all the way.
And MediEviL too.

Jazhara7 11-25-2003 01:49 PM

Okay, here are my favourites, in a half ordered list...WHO AM I KIDDING...It isn't ordered...:


- The Longest Journey (Awwww...still 2 years until the planned release of the sequel "TLJ.static"...)

- LOOM (I like both the EGA and the VGA version...GOSH! It is beautiful...and the athmosphere...)

- Beneath a Steel Sky (Only played it recently. It is great)

- Monkey Island series

- The DIG (Simply fantastic)

- Syberia (great athmosphere...but a bit short. But I don't mind that...)

- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

- "EGYPT 2: The Phrophecy of Heliopolis" (I confess: I am an Ancient Egypt freak! And don't ask me why they used the greek name "Heliopolis" I think it means "Suncity". I am not sure what name Heliopolis had under ancient egyptian rule...)

- The two Broken Sword games

- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Textadventure)

- DISCWORLD GAMES(Especially the first one. I like it more than the second one "DISCWORLD 2:Missing Presumed/Mortality Bites". I haven't plaed DISCWORLD NOIR yet...but I read all books except "NIGHTWATCH" and "Monstrous Regiment"...tehehehehe...)


and so on...


GOSH! Most of these games are nearly as old as I am. Some are even older. I like it.


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Orca Wail 11-25-2003 09:26 PM

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Originally posted by Jazhara7
GOSH! Most of these games are nearly as old as I am. Some are even older. I like it.

I'm used to it.
I once "resurrected" a PAC MAN program that was made five years before i was born...
It was an eye-opener...
If its PC sound/VGA GPX, and you're in high school/school, trust me baby its older then you ;) sorry oldies...

..though "fossil-hunting" is fun, espically when you're home sick with a gallon of hot tea...
...good times, good times...
:)

Jazhara7 11-26-2003 10:38 AM

Do you know the little game "Alley Cat"?

It only has about 4 colours.

Magenta, Cyan, White, and Black.

But I like it. It is fun!


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Ck 11-26-2003 08:36 PM

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Originally posted by Tall Guy
The Longest Journey is a good alternative to GF, and it can be bought on the cheap now too.
cool! whats it about?

Orca Wail 11-26-2003 09:17 PM

Alley Cat? Never heard of it.
Sounds like a good ol' fashion fossil, though.

Ever hear of Life&Death?*grins*
I got a copy from a friend recently, did the operations correctly.
The graphics made me laugh.
The large intestane is pixelated...:)

Jazhara7 11-27-2003 06:12 PM

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Originally posted by Ck
cool! whats it about?

I'll try to summarise.
And I'll give you the link. The Longest Journey - Official Site


Okay.

The game plays about 200 years in the future.
You play the young art student April Ryan. It is a hot summer and April is tortured by strange dreams. That's where the game begins. April finds herself in one of her "dreams". (I won't tell you the dream, because it is a part of the playable game).

After she wakes up, she starts her day. Everything seems normal until she is adressed by an old man with an spanish accent, called Cortez (at least that's he calls himself). He isn't unknown to her. He always sits in front of the house she has rented a room in and reads. But you soon find that he is more than he seems from the outside. And he knows about April and her dreams.



Okay

Maybe you should read the press releases, especially the one for the UK. You can find them on the page I showed you.

It is a very great game. It is epic.


I tell you, my Summary hardly does the game and its story (and a great story it is!) any justice. But I tell you, the game is wonderful.



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Dawidos 11-28-2003 02:04 PM

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Originally posted by Jazhara7
I'll try to summarise.
And I'll give you the link. The Longest Journey - Official Site

I wanna say one thing : The Longest Journey sequel will rise. We can read about it on the official site. There is a link above. Enjoy :)

Jazhara7 11-28-2003 06:28 PM

I know. But it is not to be released before 2005. But I can wait. Especially if the sequel is as great as the original.

(But I guess you weren't talking to me. ;) )

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Dawidos 11-28-2003 06:51 PM

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Originally posted by Jazhara7
I know. But it is not to be released before 2005. But I can wait. Especially if the sequel is as great as the original.
Have you read that article? But watch out - it contains spoiler so don't say that I didn't warn you.
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(But I guess you weren't talking to me. ;) )

You was right :)

Sanspoof 11-28-2003 08:39 PM

I enjoyed Discworld Noir because it was funny in a retrospective religious philosophical way. I'm reading the books, too. I'm reading my way from the first one. I'm on Wyrd Sisters already.

Jazhara7 11-29-2003 09:04 AM

Are you reading them in order?

If yes, how did you like "MORT" ?

I think it is great.

(Just look at my sig. ;) )

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Dawidos 12-06-2003 07:29 PM

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Originally posted by Sanspoof
I enjoyed Discworld Noir because it was funny in a retrospective religious philosophical way. I'm reading the books, too. I'm reading my way from the first one. I'm on Wyrd Sisters already.
Yeah, I played too. It's a great game in noir style. And it is very funny. Also, main hero detective Lewton is a very non-typical men and his problems - well they are very similar to ours :D. Have you finished game yet ?

Darth Eggplant 12-23-2003 12:49 PM

87.5 % of Grim Fandango

both Discworld games
(never got Disc Noir)
*wishes I did.*

American McGee's Alice

MYST
Riven
and
Exile

*want to get Uru
but my computer is too slow.*

anyhow I am at work
and it's time to punch in
so cyber ciao one and all.

Jazhara7 12-23-2003 06:34 PM

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Originally posted by Dawidos
Have you finished game yet ?
I haven't, since I haven't got it yet. I finished DISCWORLD 1, and DISCWORLD 2 more than once.


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Dawidos 12-28-2003 12:07 PM

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Originally posted by Jazhara7
I haven't, since I haven't got it yet. I finished DISCWORLD 1, and DISCWORLD 2 more than once.
Ups, sorry, everybody makes a mistake. You haven't got it yet, so you have to buy it ;) When you finish, tell us what you thought about this game.

While I was listing my favourite games I forgot about one of them - Sanitarium. Have anybody played in it ?


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