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2004 Adventure Game of the Year
|Poll: 2004 Adventure Game of the Year is?
Total Votes: 49
|A Quiet Weekend in Capri||
|Aura 1: Fate of the Ages||
|Carol Reed: Remedy||
|Dark Fall 2: Lights Out||
|Jack the Ripper||
|Moment of Silence||
|Myst 4: Revelation||
|Return to Mysterious Island||
|Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring||
|Your unlisted favorite||
Finally things are looking up. Quite a few good games. Kheops Studio is going strong with RtMI, and the number of indie developers is growing: MDNA Games, Darkling Room, father and son Savarese. My vote goes to RtMI.
Bad Mojo Redux
Cold Case Files
Crystal Key 2
Legacy: Dark Shadows
Nancy 10 + 11
Sentinel: Descendants in Time
Uru: The Path of the Shell
Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure
Some free adventures:
Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator
Nick Bounty: A Case of the Crabs
Two of a Kind
Seven Days A Skeptic
I voted for Syberia II, as I ranked it highest of those I played that year.
That’s a piss-poor “winner”, though. I’m pretty sure there are several games that could beat it should I play them.
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
With so many worthy games to choose from this year it was difficult to make a choice - I chose the Moment of Silence but another day in a different mood I may have picked something different!
Ahhh! A fantastic year for the lovers of first person games..
Myst 4: Revelations
Very Close Seconds:
Very Honorable Mention:
Moment of Silence
A Quiet Weekend in Capri
Jack the Ripper
Darkfall 2: Lights Out
Aura: Fate of the Ages
Uru: Path of the Shell
Sentinel: Descendants in Time
Don’t Hate Me Because I Am Beautiful…There Are Many Other Reasons
My unlisted favorite vote goes to Atlantis 4 but I admit I haven’t played most of the games of this year.
RTMI, without a doubt. That game was a breath of fresh air after half a decade of mediocrity and stagnation.
I have to give Syberia 2 my vote. Although it won by a very slim margin.
Moment of silence, whatta story.
Martin come back with same level of stuff, thanks.
Return to Mysterious Island has some very nice inventory puzzles. Imreally enjoyed it most that year.
Return to Mysterious Island reinvented the genre (well, no, but it WAS a breath of fresh air).
PC means personal computer
Several interesting games here:
Return to Mysterious Island
Dark Fall 2
And arguably Return to Mysterious Island should win because of its novel use of inventory combination (and re-combination).
But the game I’d want to play the most would be
Uru: Complete Chronicles
so I’m voting for “unlisted favorite”
My choice is Return to Mysterious Island. New clever use of inventory and a nice twist on Jules Verne.
Moment of Silence another good game. On par with RtMI.
Aura 1 good as well. A surprise.
Syberia 2. Didn’t love it though.
Voted for Dark Fall 2. Looking at the choices, this is possibly the worst year in adventure history. I wouldn’t rate anything on that list as more than slightly above average.
Moment of Silence would be a strong contender but I have too much love for Myst 4. The writing and acting is the best of the Myst games, the environments are beautiful, varied and imaginative, the puzzles are better integrated and have a great range of style and difficulty. Sorry, MoS.
(Of course I hated Syberia 2 with a passion. All the flaws of the first game magnified, pretty environments but nothing else to recommend it. Can I just ask - did any of the people who liked it try solving the puzzles without a walkthrough? Because identifying a fish based on its colour when it wasn’t even that colour really didn’t work for me, and a trial-and-error puzzle where you have to walk back and forth across six screens between tries?)
I get the impression I may well love RTMI when I get round to playing it.
Return to Mysterious Island, Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring, Syberia 2…. A somewhat difficult decision, but I will choose Silver Earring, one of the best games of Sherlock Holmes, much better than the rest that came later.
” I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else. “