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Talco
hindbrain



I'd say the title is pretty much self-explanatory, so let me commence -

Sierra

Gabr-oh, yeah.:biggrin:


All of the Quest series, of which the following stand out -

Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness (from the QFG series, duh!) - gotta love the brooding atmosphere and the amazing characters of Lori and Corey Cole (who also worked on Shannara, another wonderful classic).

King's Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow - Jane Jensen. Need I say more? But seriously, aside from some *cough*dead ends*cough* tricky situations (^_^), the best KQ bar non! Note to someone special in particular - this isn't a Kung Fu game! [=

Space Quest 4: The Time Rippers - Nothing like a zany adventure in space and time.

Lucas Arts - Everything. Yeah, that's including The Dig. But especially -

DOTT - great, creative, inventory puzzles.  An example of how all inventory puzzles should be like. At least in comical AGs.

S&M - no, the game, not the fetish!:tongue: Really challenging and clever, great humour.

Indinana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Period.

Grim Fandango - ahhhhhhhh.

From Legend -

Gateway - great sci-fi series.

Eric the Unready - funny and entertaining.

Shannara - previously mentioned.

Death Gate - Really exquisite puzzles and game in general. The magic system is a wonderful means with which to solve puzzles.

General -

(Real) Myst - a recently re-discovered classic (apparently we had the original when I was about 5-6 yo). Dying to play the sequels (Riven, Exile, etc...)

Sanitarium - the definition of surreal.

There are tons of more (in the hundreds, I daresay), but these currently come to mind.



(Edited by Talco at 4:28 pm on Dec. 2, 2008)

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AndreaDraco83
midbrain



Sierra

All the Quest series, but particularly King's Quest VI, Police Quest III and Quest for Glory II. Also, I've to mention the wonderful Conquests of the Longbow.

A special place in my heart is also for Pepper's Adventures in Time, a great adventure that is also - incidentally - educational.

Lucas

Only the Dig. I don't like zany, wacky, comedic adventures.

Others

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Amber: Journeys Beyond, Shadow of the Comet, Bloodnet

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Total Posts: 263 | Joined July 2008 | Posted on: 3:41 pm on Dec. 3, 2008 | Link to this post
Talco
hindbrain



Of the Conquests series, I only played the original - Conquests of Camelot, which was quite fantastic. I'll never forget the visit to The Holy Land.
As a modern Israeli citizen, it was so very cool to see Israel's portrayal in the Arthurian era.
And I got a ton of laughs playing with the text parser. Let's just say a bawdy mind pays off while fiddling with input in that game.  :hug:
Seriously, the output database is quite impressive, and even includes Hebrew profanity and swearing! Kudos to Christy Marx and the late Peter Ledger.

I don't like zany, wacky, comedic adventures.



Callahan's Crosstime Saloon


Eh, I don't mean to be rude, but isn't this a slight contradiction? [=



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AndreaDraco83
midbrain



Callahan's Crosstime Saloon is, in my opinion, more adult-oriented and adult-themed than LA games. With those adjectives I intended to translate in English the Italian "adolescenziale" e "demenziale". CCS isn't like that: it has some surreal stories, but it is also an heart-felt games that deals with important, meaningful themes like the loss of a family, suicide, drug abuse and more cheerful (but always deep) themes like friendship, feeling like a part of a community and risk yourself for the ones you love.

It has nothing to do with the mindless, senseless, superficial comedy of DOTT or MI: it's just a matter of tastes. I'm not into comedy and if I have to play a comedic game (or read a c. book, or see a c. film), it must be adult, with an undertone of seriousness and with - perhaps hidden and subtle, but very present - meaningful themes, highlighted by the means of intelligent laughter.

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ladidada
hindbrain



You know what was one of the classic annoyances to the old VGA, EGA games?

Every single one, KQIII, NO KQV comes to mind, had those ANNOYING every thinning, curvy mountain roads where if you got to close to the ledge, you'd die.

With that said, I think this was the first adventure game I ever played:



What made the game hard was the fact that I only had the ability to probably spell 200 words, heh.

(Edited by ladidada at 1:50 pm on Dec. 4, 2008)

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AndreaDraco83
midbrain



I remember Hugo. I once had a shareware version of it, and with my little English (I was about 11 years old) I never get the chance to really enjoy it!

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ladidada
hindbrain



recent thread events have made me remember this one:



The Last Express, I remember thinking this was one of the better adventure games I have ever played. Really good characters and backstabbers, lying, all that fun good stuff.

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AndreaDraco83
midbrain



Awesome, awesome adventure indeed ladidada! I disliked only the arcade sequences, but they were so few and far between, that I was more than glad to overlook them - otherwise, a solid, fascinating historical adventures with a cast of great supporting actors!  

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Vortex Breen
Mostly different



Ah, the classics! I have fond memories of Day of the Tentacle, one of the first Adventure games I ever played. Was only about 10 at the time! I managed to complete the whole thing with no help... apart from not knowing how to create vinegar from wine! :smile:

A few of my other favourites: Sam and Max, Simon the Sorceror, Discworld, Monkey Island, Gabriel Knight (of course!) King's Quest, Space Quest (although I never managed to complete any of them)... hm, and loads of others.

Does anyone remember Hazard and Rescue?? I have vague early memories of using it on the old BBC machines at school to create my own adventure games. I've tried googling it and no luck. I've probably got the name wrong (I was about 8 years old at the time, so my memory is sketchy!) :smile:

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theozero
dendrite



does anybody have a favorite text based adventure,I haven't played but one I think and I don't remember which one it was.
Of the classics I loved gk's ofcourse,indiana jones-fate of atlantis,grim fandango,full throttle,the Neverhood,day of the tentacle.(there are more but there spring on my mind right now

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