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Melancholic adventure games

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I’m in the mood for a melancholic adventure game - any recommendations please? Syberia and Syberia II are pretty melancholic and I love those. Smile

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Hmmm… you might like To the Moon.

     

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I remember Keepsake being melancholic at times especially the ending, but I also remember it being a chore at times so be advised.

     
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Keepsake, The Whispered World, Eternally Us (short)...

Sokal’s games also

     

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King’s Quest VII

     

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Some nice ideas there, thanks folks. Smile

     
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The best game in this category is without a doubt Gray Matter.

     

NP: A Link Between Worlds, Beneath a Steel Sky and Vampyr

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Overclocked is very melancholic imo.

     
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I think that Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is one of the most melancholic adventure games of all time - especially because of the soundtrack. GK II has very melancholic moments as well.

     

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The Longest Journey, and most definitely the sequel Dreamfall. Sanitarium is too.

     

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damn, one must define what a melancholic game stands for. i guess it depends on the player so it’s hard to give recommendations.

The recent game which made me pretty melancholic was the Blackwell series. But as I said it’s hard to describe a game with that kind of term. Hell, I can name 70 percent of the adventure games and they can all have the melancholy vibe in them.

     
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I’d say try Darkfall as well. That game should fit the bill nicely.

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I enjoy playing adventure games on handheld systems- PS VITA, Nintendo DS and ipad mini.

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Chains of Satinav.

     
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The last third of Mission Critical is very poignant. I would say some sequences in Zork Nemesis as well, though I think it has more to do with its outstanding soundtrack.

Text adventures are probably way off the mark, but both Trinity and A Mind Forever Voyaging (especially its ending) deserve mention.

Other than that, Loom was a terrific suggestion but I can’t think of any other games right now with a persisting sense of melancholy.

     

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I found Whispered World pretty melancholic. Edna as well by the time you beat the game. All these Daedalic games lol.

     
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I’m almost done with A New Beginning and find the tone to be melancholic as well. You know, end of the world and all…

     

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