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Old 08-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #21
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I actually played more older games lately...

Ok, I'm not sure of the years but...

Dreamfall
Indigo prophecy
Chronicles of mystery -The tree of life
So blonde
Secret files
Destination: Treasure island
Tales of MI
Return to mysterious island

I still haven't played many new adventure games! , but I'm planing too , hopefully soon...
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:22 PM   #22
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PC:

Dreamfall
Still Life
Sinking Island
Overclocked
Lost Horizon
Tales of Monkey Island
Secret Files 1 & 2
Fahrenheit
Memento Mori

Mafia 2
Bioshock
Darkstar One
Portal

Zelda - Twilight Princess (Gamecube)

DS:
Hotel Dusk
Last Window
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Inazuma Eleven
Dragon Quest IX

Those are the ones that spring up at the top of my head. May edit when I've thought it through a bit more

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #23
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Wow this is tough!

I'd say my faves are:

Farenheit
The Lost Crown: A Ghost Hunting Adventure
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect 1&2
Alan Wake
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
The Witcher 1 & 2

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Old 08-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #24
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just the adventures, don't want to make the list too long...

lost crown
edna & harvey
culpa innata
sam & max seasons
last window
hotel dusk
gray matter
barrow hill
ben there, dan that
gemini rue
ghost trick
a second face
black sails
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:00 AM   #25
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My favorite adventure games of the past 5 years... unless one slipped my mind... Pretty much the same as everyone else's list but I wanna put an emphasis on the first three because of how great they are.


Edna & Harvey
Lost Horizon
The Book of Unwritten Tales


Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Secret Files 1 & 2
Ceville
The Lost Crown
Gemini Rue
The Whispered World
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:52 AM   #26
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The Lost Crown.

'nough said.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #27
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #28
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In terms of adventure games it's Ghost Trick and Tales of Monkey Island.

As for other genres the usual suspects will appear as no surprise to anyone:

Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Atelier Rorona
Portal 2
Dragon Quest IX

Hey L-Jazz, is Inazuma Eleven out in Europe? I might import it if it's in English.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:26 AM   #29
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Hey L-Jazz, is Inazuma Eleven out in Europe? I might import it if it's in English.
Yes, I bought it here in Sweden so I guess it's available throughout most of Europe and it's in English It's a really good game, sort of a mix between football and Pokémon, which sounds awesome right?
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:02 AM   #30
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looks interesting. reminds me of that kickers anime i watched as child.

btw: i'd be pretty pissed at nintendo, if i were american. no last window, inazuma, xenoblades, ...
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looks interesting. reminds me of that kickers anime i watched as child.

btw: i'd be pretty pissed at nintendo, if i were american. no last window, inazuma, xenoblades, ...
I'm not sure, but I think the Inazuma Eleven game is based on an anime series. Have to google that one.
Couldn't agree more. I'm quite happy with the DS releases in Sweden. Although I had to import 999. Thank god that the DS is region free
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #32
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Listed as favorite, not best

Secret Files: Tunguska
Lost Horizon
Secret Files 2
Dreamfall
Overclocked
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Still Life
Tales of Monkey Island
Runaway 2
Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:49 PM   #33
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Listed as favorite, not best
That's an odd distinction.

Don't you trust yourself?
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #34
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There's a difference between games I like playing more and games that are of higher quality. For instance I love playing the Secret Files games way more than I loved playing Dreamfall but Dreamfall is obviously a better game

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I still say it's an odd way to think!

I suppose the qualification you want to apply has something to do with certain qualities that you somehow qualify beyond the most essential quality: your enjoyment.

What could possibly matter more? Especially in gaming?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:37 AM   #36
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Still Life, Dreamfall, Fahrenheit, Culpa Innata, Gray Matter, perhaps also the Black Mirror sequels and Memento Mori.

From non adventures Settlers VI and WoW expansions.
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I still say it's an odd way to think!

I suppose the qualification you want to apply has something to do with certain qualities that you somehow qualify beyond the most essential quality: your enjoyment.

What could possibly matter more? Especially in gaming?
Well... comparing to movies: is some well made but silly comedy better than a quality drama like Schindler's List? Most likely not. But I'm pretty sure many people watch those silly comedies several times compared to a heavy, moving and perhaps disturbing piece.

With games there's also the controls, UI, overall polish. Some games are so smooth and nicely polished it's just a nice and relaxing feeling getting into them. Some other game can have a lot better story and characters but it can be clunky, frustrating or just too thrilling/scary/disturbing/sad.

I don't replay games very often but I wouldn't be surprised if I noticed after a couple of decades that I have replayed some smooth and funny games more than my absolute favourites. It wouldn't be so intense for me if I played it every year.
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is some well made but silly comedy better than a quality drama like Schindler's List?
Yes. If it is.

Just because some "convention" says that "Schindler's List" is "quality" that does not make it so...

(And, by the way, for me, in particular, "SL" wasn't anything special at all. I felt it held back way too much -- the vulgarity and perversity of Nazism was quite watered-down. Typical of what Spielberg is capable of because he is not really a very serious film-maker he is a blockbuster-movie-maker. He may dabble in serious matters but only to lend himself a false veneer.)

Anyway, yes. Many would acknowledge that Monty Python, for instance, are possibly the Kings Of Sillydom (and many other brilliances) and their "...Holy Grail" (on a shoe-string budget) movie is better than SL. Yes, without qualification. Without a nod to the "quality" of SL.

Again, for me, the "quality" most important --especially in art -- is not what some bourgeois or petty-bourgeois pronouncement says it is -- the quality most important is subjective impact.

I don't watch, play or read much of anything twice on purpose. But I will watch "Caddyshack" if I catch it flying by and I'd be happy to read the "Dune" series again if it was presented at a group-read; not so with "Schlinder's List".
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Good topic. I doubt it will bring some shocking revelations, though.

In the genre (with no particular order):
  • The Lost Crown
  • Grey Matter
  • The Lost Horizon
  • A New Beginning
  • Runaway: The Twist of Fate
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Machinarium
  • The Secret of Monkey Island SE
  • Monkey Island: Le Chuck's Revenge SE
  • The Tales of Monkey Island

Outside the genre (things are much more easier to remember):
  • Hitman Blood Money
  • Tomb Raider: Legend
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Mafia II
  • Batman Arkham Assylum

I'll edit the post if I remember something that I've missed, but I think this is it for me.
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Worms Reloaded
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Megaman 10
Demon's Souls
Amnesia- The Dark Descent
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