Hello, new member who's rediscovered the genre - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Gaming Adventure Hello, new member who's rediscovered the genre


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Jadefalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Posts: 417
Send a message via ICQ to Jadefalcon Send a message via MSN to Jadefalcon
Default Hello, new member who's rediscovered the genre

Hi, I'm a new member, and remember being into adventure games since the days of such games as Mountains of Ket, Terromolinos, and Hampstead on the ZX Spectrum.

However, I really got into the genre with the Maniac Mansion style graphic games. Since Gabriel Knight 3, the genre pretty much seemed to die a death, but recently I've managed to get hold of some newer games that I've thoroughly enjoyed.

I got hold of Secret FIles:Tunguska. While not a perfect game, I've got to admit that the graphics are gorgeous, some of the puzzles are frustrating, but I enjoyed the game.

Runaway and Runaway 2. Finished these as well, and while they have their foibles and aren't perfect I enjoyed them a lot.

I'm always looking for new games of the genre and hope to have a blast at this forum.
Jadefalcon is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 11:34 AM   #2
Psychonaut
 
Lucien21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 5,114
Default

Cool a fellow Scot.

Welcome to the forum.

The rumours of the death of adventures was just a myth spread by those damn Doom fans.
__________________
I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!
Lucien21 is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
Doctor Watson
 
Wormsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Catacombs
Posts: 4,736
Default

I think adventure games have caught leprosy instead of dying. The last adventure game I liked was The Longest Journey, after that I've mostly been disappointed by uninteresting games. Sam & Max might be interesting, although the demo wasn't as brilliant as I had expeced from all the hype...
__________________
Don't worry, I'm a doctor.
Wormsie is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 11:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jadefalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Posts: 417
Send a message via ICQ to Jadefalcon Send a message via MSN to Jadefalcon
Default

The genre does seem to be enjoying something of a rebirth. While I like a wide variety of games, adventures have always been one of my favourites.
Jadefalcon is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 12:22 PM   #5
Dungeon Master
 
AFGNCAAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Poland
Posts: 4,152
Default

Welcome, Jadefalcon!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wormsie View Post
I think adventure games have caught leprosy instead of dying. The last adventure game I liked was The Longest Journey, after that I've mostly been disappointed by uninteresting games.
Why didn't you try playing the interesting ones instead?
__________________
What's happening? Wh... Where am I?
AFGNCAAP is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 12:27 PM   #6
tsa
Playing character
 
tsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,472
Default

Welcome, Jadefalcon!
tsa is offline  
Old 05-25-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
tsa
Playing character
 
tsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wormsie View Post
I think adventure games have caught leprosy instead of dying. The last adventure game I liked was The Longest Journey, after that I've mostly been disappointed by uninteresting games.
But apparently you did also play some interesting games that didn't disappoint you. Which ones where they?
tsa is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 12:44 AM   #8
Passion Adventurist
 
Hysteria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Serbia
Posts: 153
Send a message via MSN to Hysteria
Default

Welcome, Jadefalcon!
If u didn't play Fahrenheit, The Longest Journey, Still Life, Broken Sword series, Syberia series, Dream Fall (or The Longest Journey 2) - I recommend you. Oh, & of course Sanitarium.
__________________
Playing: *Nothing*
On Hold: Myst V, Treasure Island.
Recently Finished: In Memoriam, Sherlock Holmes: The case of the Silver Earring, Sherlock Holmes - Case of the Rose tattoo, Ni bi ru Age of secrets, Missing: the 13th victim
Wishlist: Belief & Betrayal, Gabriel Knight Series, Black Dahlia ...
Hysteria is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 01:42 AM   #9
The Quiet One
 
DustyShinigami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Staffordshire, UK
Posts: 1,986
Default

Welcome Jadefalcon

Great avatar, i have the same picture as a desktop wallpaper on my computer.
__________________
Now Playing: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut (DS and iPhone), DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, Silent Hill - HD Collection
Recently Completed: Max Payne, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Next: Bayonetta, Devil May Cry - HD Collection, Max Payne 3, Metal Gear Solid - HD Collection, Silent Hill: Downpour
DustyShinigami is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jadefalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Posts: 417
Send a message via ICQ to Jadefalcon Send a message via MSN to Jadefalcon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hysteria View Post
Welcome, Jadefalcon!
If u didn't play Fahrenheit, The Longest Journey, Still Life, Broken Sword series, Syberia series, Dream Fall (or The Longest Journey 2) - I recommend you. Oh, & of course Sanitarium.
Well...lets see.

I have Fahrenheit, I'm stuck at the infiltration part of the military base.

I've never seen Still Life, at least I don't think I have. I've got Broken Sword 1,2 and 4, I just didn't like 3 at all. Dream Fall and the Longest Journey I have, though I was a bit disappointed by Dreamfall. I picked up the Syberia Collectors edition not too long ago. Sanitarium I played years back and then sold.

I've also recently played Runaway 1 and 2, and Secret Files:Tunguska.
Jadefalcon is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
LuigiHann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 141
Default

See, when most game genres die, they can just restart the level with an extra life.
The adventure game genre, though, whenever it dies, it has to restore from an earlier save.
And a lot of times it doesn't actually die, but it hits a dead end.
LuigiHann is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Jadefalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Posts: 417
Send a message via ICQ to Jadefalcon Send a message via MSN to Jadefalcon
Default

I'm trying to get some decent adventures. I got hold of Nightlong from Ebay for just over £5 all told. Unfortunately, of the three games shops in town (Game, Gamestation and an independent called Games Centre), there are very few adventures. Games Centre is usually the best as they have a pretty varied selection of games including more obscure ones.
Jadefalcon is offline  
Old 05-26-2007, 11:16 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 118
Default

I hate to tell you this, but it doesn't seem like you've missed anything. The Longest Journey probably was the last great PC adventure release. I've not played the recent Sam 'n Max game, though, so I can't speak for that.

For my adventure fix, I've found that the Nintendo DS has served me best, with games like Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney and Hotel Dusk.
Putrid Moldyman is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.