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Adventure Games so far this year that are Turkeys

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For the holidays, let have a fun thread. Anyone play an adventure game so far this year that is a plane old Turkey? Just not that great and maybe you didn’t even finish it?

The main game I’ve played this year that is a Turkey is The Book of Regrets. Good part of this is that I got the game cheap, $4.99, so despite the crude graphics and very basic gameplay I was entertained. The story was slight and there was no character development at all.

So, how about you, have any Turkeys this year?

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“The Unholy Society”. Aesthetics looked great to me, but the game has almost 0 player’s agency - you only walk where they want you to, pick up something when they need you to etc., and the exorcism mini-game that started as fun got tedious really quick. Gave up on that one in the end.

Also not a new game (I just discovered it this year), “Anna’s Quest” that we played through CPT ended up not my cup of tea. It’s not a bad game, it’s just a game that is isn’t for me. I wouldn’t finish it if not for CPT, and the ending left me with a sense of total dissatisfaction.

     
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There were so many good/great games this year, so I think it’s fair to have a longer list, even if many of these aren’t exactly terrible.

Roki - Maybe I just had high expectations because of the 4.5 star review. It wasn’t awful, just really tedious.
House of Da Vinci 2 - Similarly, I wasn’t impressed. I liked the first game a lot, and I can’t really say what this game did wrong, it just didn’t do a lot right.
Beyond a Steel Sky - Ok, “turkey” is quite harsh. It was a big let down though.
Beyond Blue - I was expecting something to challenge the intellect (like all edutainment should). Instead it was a vehicle for offloading scientific information via the completely wasted vocal talent of Mira Furlan.
The Flower Collectors - Just boring, really. Stand on the balcony and watch, that’s it. The game Fire Escape with a similar scenario shows how this can be exciting,
Beautiful Desolation - I didn’t play much of this, just enough to know I wanted a refund. Eye-candy is nice but I like there to be more to a came.

     
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Luhr28 - 26 November 2020 07:04 PM

There were so many good/great games this year, so I think it’s fair to have a longer list, even if many of these aren’t exactly terrible.

The Flower Collectors - Just boring, really. Stand on the balcony and watch, that’s it. The game Fire Escape with a similar scenario shows how this can be exciting,

Ah, yes. Also didn’t enjoy The Flower Collectors. It started so promising, and I loved the setting and time period, but I didn’t warm up to either protagonists, and the gameplay did turn out quite boring.

I’m yet to try Fire Esape…

     
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i dont about things going ‘turkeys’ unless they were cold

     
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I hesitate to call any game a ‘turkey’ but games I tried that didn’t work for me or haven’t so far are:

Oneiros - I got so far & just got fed up (& it was a bit too whizzy for my eyes) in the ‘maze’ part. I might go back to it though.

The Flower Collectors - Actually I enjoyed the game but I hated the fact that the characters were animals with no perceivable reason/advantage for that decision. For me the game would have been enhanced with human characters & it annoyed me that they weren’t. 

Heal -  A very nice puzzle game with one puzzle which I couldn’t get past so I haven’t finished it.

     

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I haven’t played many “new” games this year.
Mostly I’ve replayed older ones.
But of the “new” games I’ve played, I wouldn’t say any of them were “turkeys.”
At worst they were mediocre.

     
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I almost always play older games, and if I play newer ones, I pick ones that I’m pretty sure I’ll like.
Of the new games I played this year (all three of them Tongue), NONE of them were “turkeys”. Or even mediocre. Smile

     

Last played: Marvel’s Spider-Man - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell - 3/5 | There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (CPT) - 4/5 | There Is No Game (replay) - 4/5 | Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (replay) - 3/5 | Lighthouse: The Dark Being (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Anna’s Quest (CPT) - 4.5/5 | Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe - 4/5 | Florence - 4/5 | Alice Trapped in Wonderland - 1/5 | The Hunt for the Lost Ship - 1.5/5 | The Talos Principle - 4/5 | Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum - 3/5 | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 3/5 | Simon the Sorcerer (replay) - 4/5 | Portal 2 - 4/5 | Murder By Numbers - 3.5/5 | Heavy Rain - 3.5/5 | Disco Elysium - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse - 3/5

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Is this some kind of Turkish joke?

Am I the only one who is trying to figure out why the OP typed turkey with a capital T?

     
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Thanks to the AG’s user rating feature I can safely say that the only turkey I played this year (and completely forgot about) was Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town. It was so below-the-average that I can’t think of ANY reason to play it. Roki, Beautiful Desolation, Creaks had some redeeming qualities, but not this one, sadly.

     

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Doom - 29 November 2020 11:19 AM

Thanks to the AG’s user rating feature I can safely say that the only turkey I played this year (and completely forgot about) was Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town. It was so below-the-average that I can’t think of ANY reason to play it. Roki, Beautiful Desolation, Creaks had some redeeming qualities, but not this one, sadly.

I can’t agree at all. Willy Morgan was relaxing, non-violent and with no scares, with gorgeous artwork which comes close to the best seen in a 3rd person adventure. The story wasn’t memorable and the music just plain sucked and it’s probably overpriced but there are more than enough reasons to play it.

     

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Donuts McGee - 29 November 2020 11:40 AM

I can’t agree at all. Willy Morgan was relaxing, non-violent and with no scares, with gorgeous artwork which comes close to the best seen in a 3rd person adventure. .

just imagine those great artwork scenes being filled with more, i mean much more objectives, NPCs, Thingamajigs….etc instead of one objective that what is needed they the whole game for each location, what a waste.

     

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