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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Thursday 29 November 2012
Everyone should have played Colossal Cave Adventure, the game that gave the genre its name and the vast majority of its conventions. It would shorten those silly debates about what adventures are.
It’s actually an eerie experience to realize just how much the genre has remained the same in the 35 years since Colossal Cave. And comparing what the genre was originally and what it is now always gives me a renewed sense of respect for Ron Gilbert, since pretty much any change in the genre’s central conventions can be traced back to him—everything else has remained the same.
So if you care about adventure games, even if you generally don’t like text adventures, go and play Colossal Cave, even if only for historical reasons! (And it’s a fine game in its own right, albeit very, very unforgiving.)
Recently finished: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (R) (4/5) | Detective Di (3.5/5) | Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (R) (4.5/5) | Heaven’s Vault (3/5) | Ace Attorney: Justice For All (R) (3.5/5) | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (R) (4.5/5) | Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (R) (4.5/5) | The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (abandoned) (2/5) | Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (3.5/5) | The Sexy Brutale (R) (4/5)
How unforgiving can it be if you can kill a dragon with your bare hands?
Now playing: Blade Runner (post-CPT) | The Witcher: Enhance Edition (on hold) | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (on hold) | Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
Recently finished: Whispers of a Machine (CPT) - 4/5 | Beneath a Steel Sky (CPT) - 3/5 | 3 in Three - 3.5/5 | Puzzle Gallery: At the Carnival - 2.5/5 | The Fool’s Errand (replay) - 3.5/5 | The Dig (replay) - 4.5/5 | Return of the Obra Dinn (CPT) - 4/5 | Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity - 3.5/5 | League of Light: The Game (CCPT) - 3/5 | realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 2.5/5 | Contradiction - 3/5 | Tex Murphy: Mean Streets - 2/5 | The Last Express - 3.5/5 | South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 4/5 | Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (replay, CPT) - 5/5
Hehehe, this made me chuckle I haven’t played a text adventure since the late 80’s. I think I may do something about that now^^
Duckman: Can you believe it? Five hundred bucks for a parking ticket?
Cornfed Pig: You parked in a handicapped zone.
Duckman: Who cares? Nobody parks there anyway, except for the people who are supposed to park there and, hell, I can outrun them anytime.
Grr, the Adventure Shop doesn’t have it. Or Steam, or GOG.
Here you go:
You can play it on-line. (Or a reasonable facsimile thereof.)
Seems good (poor dragon…)! I’ll start playing it tomorrow.