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Does anyone play adventure games? I just started playing Return to Mysterious Island and it's really good. The puzzles are intuitive, and the environments are really immersive. I didn't think I would like the first person perspective, but the graphics are just so great, I didn't mind after a while. Has anyone played the other games by this company? Are they any good?
 

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I always liked the idea of adventure games however since I'm mainly a console gamer I've never really had much chance to play very many. Playing through the entire myst series is still on my gamer to do list.
 

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Yeah, myst is okay. I grew up on Lucasarts and Sierra games. My only game console was a sega genesis, and I really hated how I didn't have a Super Nintendo. So I filled the void with adventure games. Maybe if I grew up with a SNES, my life would be different :D
Did you have SNES or a genesis, or neither (I just looked at your age and realized I'm old)?
 

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I enjoy adventure games. I actually have played Return to Mysterious Island - bought it with a pack of 5 other adventure games for 10 dollars. But my favorite adventure games are still the Myst series (with the exception of Myst V), The Longest Journey and its sequal Dreamfall, and the Secret of Monkey Island.
 

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Adventure games are some of the best. I haven't had too much opportunity to play them though. I'm not crazy about PC games, I'm more a console player.
 

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I enjoy adventure games. I actually have played Return to Mysterious Island - bought it with a pack of 5 other adventure games for 10 dollars. But my favorite adventure games are still the Myst series (with the exception of Myst V), The Longest Journey and its sequal Dreamfall, and the Secret of Monkey Island.
Nice, I'm at the part where I just met the monkey, and I need to bandage him up or something. The inventory is HUGE, so I'm just randomly combining things. Finding a good, cheap game is great. Myst is okay... I actually never finished the first one. I played it when it first was ported from MAC to PC.. and the Quicktime didn't really do anything for me.

Adventure games are some of the best. I haven't had too much opportunity to play them though. I'm not crazy about PC games, I'm more a console player.
The thing I like about adventure games is that you can take all the time you want, and everytime you solve something, the storyline advances.
 

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I'm not a adventure game fan, but i remember liking Shadowgate and Unvited for Nintendo

here's some youtube vids of them.

Shadowgate:

Unvited:

Good luck finishing them without a guide :D
 

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I've never understood where games like Zelda and Fable lie on the genre spectrum. They're sort of adventures, sort of quests, sort of puzzles (but the puzzles are dead easy compared to other 'puzzle games'), sort of RPGs. But yeah, whatever genre they are, I like games like that.
 

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I'm not a adventure game fan, but i remember liking Shadowgate and Unvited for Nintendo

here's some youtube vids of them.

Shadowgate:

Unvited:

Good luck finishing them without a guide :D
Yeah, both of those look like old school Lucasarts games like Maniac Mansion. I loved Day of the Tentacle (it's sequel).

I had a SNES although my gaming career started with the original Nintendo I was so young when I played the first mario. Sigh... happier times.
Indeed. Although I'm always wondering what I would be like if I didn't grow up on video games...

I've never understood where games like Zelda and Fable lie on the genre spectrum. They're sort of adventures, sort of quests, sort of puzzles (but the puzzles are dead easy compared to other 'puzzle games'), sort of RPGs. But yeah, whatever genre they are, I like games like that.
I think adventure games tend to focus less on fighting and stat building, and more on narrative, humor, and object hunting. You're the same character at the end of the game as you were at the beginning of the game, only at the end you have a really large inventory of stuff, and you've met a lot of interesting characters along the way. Fable looks good, though my computer is kind of slow. I did use to play FFXI, but had to stop when I began grad school.
 

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I used to play all of the sierra games when I was a kid, but they haven't aged well at all. I've got The Longest Journey on my machine right now, but I need to get back into it.

And Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one of the best adventure games ever.
 

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I used to play all of the sierra games when I was a kid, but they haven't aged well at all. I've got The Longest Journey on my machine right now, but I need to get back into it.

And Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one of the best adventure games ever.
Fate of Atlantis was awesome. The intro to that was so great. It even had all the right music and everything. That's the one thing I miss today in adventure games is the music... it's all ambient noises now, or just spare notes played on the piano.

I have that same problem too. I play something. I really like it, but then for some reason I stop. Like I don't want it to end. Let's see, I've done that with Perry Rhodan, Still Life, and Dreamfall...
 

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Full throttle, secret of monkey island, sam and max, well and pretty much everything lucas art. Snatchers for the sega cd is a classic. "Adventure" games are dead though helped along off by games such as the Police quest and Gabriel Knight series with ridiculous puzzles meant more to sell hint books than to actually contribute fun and logic.
 

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Full throttle, secret of monkey island, sam and max, well and pretty much everything lucas art. Snatchers for the sega cd is a classic. "Adventure" games are dead though helped along off by games such as the Police quest and Gabriel Knight series with ridiculous puzzles meant more to sell hint books than to actually contribute fun and logic.
I liked Gabriel Knight :( I even liked the FMV sequel because all the characters were played by soft porn actors (I think I was 15-16 at the time)... but I digress. You didn't like Gabriel Knight 1?? The New Orleans ambience? The voodoo subplot? That hot asian secretary? The music? :no No.. I bid you good day, sir.

http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,335
 

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I liked Gabriel Knight :( I even liked the FMV sequel because all the characters were played by soft porn actors (I think I was 15-16 at the time)... but I digress. You didn't like Gabriel Knight 1?? The New Orleans ambience? The voodoo subplot? That hot asian secretary? The music? :no No.. I bid you good day, sir.

http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,335
I should have clarified and said the later entries of the series. They both started off well but look up the puzzles for gabriel knight 3 and tell me that isn't ridiculous.
 

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I liked Gabriel Knight :( I even liked the FMV sequel because all the characters were played by soft porn actors (I think I was 15-16 at the time)... but I digress. You didn't like Gabriel Knight 1?? The New Orleans ambience? The voodoo subplot? That hot asian secretary? The music? :no No.. I bid you good day, sir.

http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,335
GK2 was really good. One of the very few FMV games that wasn't complete crap. Hmmm, I want to install it right now. I have the discs around here somewhere.

I've never been able to get GK1 to work properly on my machines, but I should try again. And GK3 was pretty bad. Interesting story, but bad.
 
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