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The Big Adventure Gamers “VS - There Can Be Only One” Tournament

Poll: Would you like to have a group stage before direct knock-out duels?
Total Votes: 32
Group stage before the direct elimination duels
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Immediately start with the knock-out rounds (128 - 64 - 32...)
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Inspired by Advie’s great Cage matches threads I would like to have this big “versus” tournament between adventure games to finally determine which is “THE ONE” (of course that won’t mean that this game is the best game of all time, it just means it won the tournament Smile  )

This should be a long tournament and it would be great that as many members as possible take part in this game, so all of us can have fun and see what is some general “public opinion” about our beloved games when they are compared to our other beloved games Laughing

So to keep things more interesting and organized as in regular draws I’ll use a seeding system from the first round of 128 adventure games. For the seeding I’ll take liberty to use Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games as a ranking list, so the placement on that list will determine the seed of a game in question from number 1 - Grim Fandango up to 64 - The Book of Unwritten Tales.

Now there are two opened questions.
The first is to determine 28 more games that aren’t on this Top 100 list and for that I would ask you dear members to give your proposals and I think that by the beginning of the next week we would have additional games to add to the list of participants.

Second is a type of draw. I’m still not sure if there should be predetermined bracket that will be formed at the start of the tournament (where the lower seeded games would take over seeding of the defeated higher seeded)  or should we have a draw before the each new round (in that case seeding would be maintained until the end).
So please state your opinion about this too.

I hope this would be interesting to a lot of people here and that all of us can have fun.

The current list is (I added spoiler tag if someone maybe still doesn’t want to see The Adventure Gamers Top 100 list):

#100 – Titanic: Adventure Out Of Time
#99 – Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor
#98 – The Space Bar
#97 – Runaway: A Twist of Fate
#96 – Gold Rush!
#95 – Ripley’s Believe it or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu
#94 – Faust (aka Seven Games of the Soul)
#93 – Toonstruck
#92 – The Dig
#91 – The Feeble Files
#90 – Spycraft: The Great Game
#89 – The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time
#88 – Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe
#87 – Penumbra: Black Plague
#86 – Dark Fall
#85 – The Dark Eye
#84 – Colonel’s Bequest: A Laura Bow Mystery
#83 – The Black Mirror
#82 – The 7th Guest
#81 – Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
#80 – Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
#79 – Gemini Rue
#78 – Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
#77 – Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
#76 – Drawn: The Painted Tower
#75 – Kings Quest: Quest for the Crown
#74 – Shadow of the Comet
#73 – Discworld II
#72 – Maniac Mansion
#71 – Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!
#70 – Amber: Journey’s Beyond
#69 – I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
#68 – Shadow of Destiny (aka Shadow of Memories)
#67 – Pepper’s Adventures in Time
#66 – Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
#65 – Hotel Dusk: Room 215
#64 – The Book of Unwritten Tales
#63 – Black Dahlia
#62 – Obsidian
#61 – Loom
#60 – Another Code (aka Trace Memory)
#59 – Myst III: Exile
#58 – Star Trek: Judgment Rites
#57 – Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit)
#56 – In Memoriam (aka MISSING: Since January)
#55 – Syberia II
#54 – Samorost 2
#53 – Return to Mysterious Island
#52 – Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
#51 – Zork: Nemesis
#50 – Infocom text adventures
#49 – Sam & Max: Season Two (aka Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space)
#48 – Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
#47 – Professor Layton and the Curious Village
#46 – The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
#45 – The Curse of Monkey Island
#44 – Simon the Sorcerer
#43 – John Saul’s Blackstone Chronicles
#42 – Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
#41 – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
#40 – Myst IV: Revelation
#39 – Last Window: The Secret of Cape West
#38 – Full Throttle
#37 – Stacking
#36 – Sanitarium
#35 – The Neverhood
#34 – Amnesia: The Dark Descent
#33 – L.A. Noire
#32 – Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
#31 – Portal
#30 – Bad Mojo
#29 – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
#28 – Sam & Max Hit the Road
#27 – Discworld Noir
#26 – Heavy Rain
#25 – Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
#24 – Police Quest 2: The Vengeance
#23 – Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
#22 – The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel
#21 – Blade Runner
#20 – Still Life
#19 – Beneath a Steel Sky
#18 – Myst
#17 – Machinarium
#16 – Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
#15 – Syberia
#14 – The Secret of Monkey Island
#13 – King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
#12 – Zork Grand Inquisitor
#11 – Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
#10 – Portal 2
#9 – Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
#8 – Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
#7 – The Last Express
#6 – Day of the Tentacle
#5 – Riven
#4 – Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
#3 – Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
#2 – The Longest Journey
#1 – Grim Fandango

     
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I have no game to add to that list, I just want to say that I’m bewildered by the choice for no.2, and how far from the top 10 The Curse of Monkey Island is. But, hey, the people have spoken. It’s a great idea, bring on the bracketin’!

     
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There are some new great games which were made after AG Top 100 so it’ll be good to include them. I’ll write my propositions later when I have the time.

     
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badlemon - 12 December 2014 10:05 AM

There are some new great games which were made after AG Top 100 so it’ll be good to include them. I’ll write my propositions later when I have the time.

Yes, that was the main idea for that additional 28 games it leaves just enough space for some new great games that appeared in the meantime and maybe some older unfairly forgotten classics - text adventures for example.

I eagerly wait your propositions and thank you.
Also thanks Mr Underhill for your enthusiasm for this.

 

     
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Good idea, some possible game I remember for now that might be worth to add to the rumble:

Kings Quest 3
Space Quest 5
Blackwell Epiphany
To The Moon
Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
Deponia
Zero Escape: Virtue’s last Reward
Danganronpa 2

Another 2 that I don’t know if they count because they are not finished but deserve to enter:
Jouney Down
Kentucky Route Zero


Edit: Brothers - Tale of 2 sons

     
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Good idea
I will add:-
Edna & Harvey: The breakout.
Primordia
The Night of the Rabbit.
The Cat Lady
Botanicula
The Moment of Silence
Overclocked
Dagger of Amon Ra

     
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Thanks Wilco and Advie.

Feel free to repeat games that are already mentioned, so the ones that are mentioned the most will enter the tournament.

 

     
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I would like to proffer:

Lost Horizon
Resonance
Ceville
The Next Big Thing
Out of Order
Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris

and definitely second Primordia

     
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The Lost Crown

Also Second Resonance and Lost Horizon and some others mentioned already!

     

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The Whispered World
ASA A Space Adventure
Resonance
The Cat Lady
Botanicula
Cosmology of Kyoto
The Inner World

     
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The walking dead
Brothers
Gone home

     
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Time Hollow
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past
999: Nine Persons, Nine Hours, Nine Doors
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Lost Horizon
To the Moon

     

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Sam and Max Season 3
Grey Matter
Resonance
The Cat Lady
Overclocked
Valiant Hearts
Stick it to the Man
Tales of Monkey Island
Memoria
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
The Inner World

     
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DanganRonpa 1 and 2
Gray Matter
Journey
KZ0
Brothers

     
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The Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate
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Bogi - 12 December 2014 11:06 AM

Feel free to repeat games that are already mentioned, so the ones that are mentioned the most will enter the tournament.

Happy to do this if you think it’s the best way, but it’s starting to look like we’re going to need a checkbox poll to whittle the new nominations down to 28, before we move on to the tournament brackets. I realize that sounds like an undertaking in and of itself, though. I’m not sure what the best way is to move speedily out of this potentially momentum-draining nominating process and into the brackets. What do you think?

(Edit: I just had an idea and sent it to you by PM so as not to distract from the thread.)

This tournament sounds fun! Laughing

     
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Some new titles (I’ll restrict myself to the games I’ve played):

The Blackwell Series
Resonance
Primordia
To The Moon
Kentucky Route Zero
The Journey Down
Dear Esther
Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
Botanicula
The Cat Lady
Broken Age
The Whispered World
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout

Want to see some other games on that list too but let’s hope that that they will get a voice from the people who have played them Smile

     

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