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Title: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 30, 2011, 11:46:03 PM
So in this post Katie requested another guessing game ...

http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=10511.msg321425#msg32142

... so I have decided to deliver!  Unlike in the other thread, I know which game this is ... the question is ... do YOU know?

This is how this will work:

1. I mention 3 features of a specific adventure game.
2. People guess what game I'm talking about.
3. Whoever makes the first correct guess gets to mention 3 features of ANOTHER adventure game
4. And the game continues
5. If whoever made the last correct guess doesn't start a new challenge within 2 days, anyone can restart the guessing game by mentioned 3 features of a specific adventure game

So, the first game has the following three features

1. You have to cross a frozen lake (you can use a gold/purple heart to navigate it)
2. You have to answer riddles to cross a barrier
3. You can be killed by poisonous rats

Enjoy!

EDIT: And try to avoid major spoilers, thanks!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 04:27:00 AM
Conquests of Camelot.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 07:19:24 AM
I approve of this thread. Let's see who can guess these games!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on March 31, 2011, 08:08:59 AM
Fable? (not the more recent XBox series, the older one that's an adventure game...and apparently a really bad one)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 08:12:51 AM
Fable? (not the more recent XBox series, the older one that's an adventure game...and apparently a really bad one)

I've wanted to play that old game. I wish gog had it. It may be bad, but that's exactly why I want to play it...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on March 31, 2011, 08:15:43 AM
Well, Toegoff has an LP of it, if you want to just watch that in the meantime.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on March 31, 2011, 09:12:30 AM
Yeah that's a really interesting game - I think I actually have it around here somewhere.  Definitely a VERY odd story and I believe there's a bunch of extra stuff you can pick up that was supposedly going to be for a sequel or something that just never happened.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 09:22:42 AM
Well, I've got to get myself a copy of that game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on March 31, 2011, 09:37:04 AM
Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 10:36:41 AM
Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town

Harvest Moon isn't really an adventure game... It's more of a simulation game...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 31, 2011, 10:41:48 AM
My guess is Camelot as well.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on March 31, 2011, 10:57:30 AM
Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town

Harvest Moon isn't really an adventure game... It's more of a simulation game...

I don't think you can actually "die" in Harvest Moon either.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on March 31, 2011, 11:16:13 AM
Quote
Harvest Moon isn't really an adventure game... It's more of a simulation game...

Life, dear sir, is an adventure itself. And is there no better way to have one, than through this wonderful computerized world which we call simulation?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 11:38:55 AM
Quote
Harvest Moon isn't really an adventure game... It's more of a simulation game...

Life, dear sir, is an adventure itself. And is there no better way to have one, than through this wonderful computerized world which we call simulation?

It doesn't negate the fact that Harvest Moon isn't categorized as an adventure game, nor are any of it's many incarnations.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on March 31, 2011, 04:17:10 PM
It is definitely Conquests of Camelot.  Next!  :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 04:19:44 PM
Considering Rado was the first person to answer (and correctly at that), I think it's his turn to think of a game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 04:59:24 PM
1. The action takes place across two worlds. These worlds mirror each other.
2. The plot unravels in real time. The main character has only three days to solve the mystery.
3. The main character's neighbor is a lawyer and has a dog who loves to fetch.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 05:02:41 PM
1. The action takes place across two worlds. These worlds mirror each other.
2. The plot unravels in real time. The main character has only three days to solve the mystery.
3. The main character's neighbor is a lawyer and has a dog who loves to fetch.

I would say The Longest Journey, but that doesn't fit with the 2nd and 3rd points. Fits the first one rather perfectly though. I haven't played Dreamfall so I can't vouch if that game fits at all.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 05:20:18 PM
It is neither The Longest Journey nor Dreamfall.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 05:27:20 PM
It is neither The Longest Journey nor Dreamfall.

Then I have no idea what the game is lol.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 05:33:00 PM
Then I have no idea what the game is lol.

I can say it's not some obscure Czech production or an AGS game that no one ever played ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MusicallyInspired on March 31, 2011, 05:40:54 PM
I was about to suggest Zelda: Majora's Mask until you said the lawyer bit. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on March 31, 2011, 05:42:34 PM
The world ends with you?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 05:43:26 PM
I was about to suggest Zelda: Majora's Mask until you said the lawyer bit. :P

Well Zelda's not adventure either. Action-Adventure, but it's a different genre as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 05:49:09 PM
It's Darkseed. I think Darkseed 2, but I'm not fully sure.

The original Darkseed is one of my fav adventures ever.

And Fable isn't that bad. Nothing extraordinary, but it's not that bad.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 05:55:20 PM
Cez wins, although it's the original Dark Seed, not 2.

Never played 2 - are Delbert and his dog in that as well? ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 05:57:36 PM
What's Darkseed about? Games with the name "dark" in them always sound cool to me lol.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 06:00:04 PM
Cez wins, although it's the original Dark Seed, not 2.

Never played 2 - are Delbert and his dog in that as well? ;)

I don't remember, honestly. I could never finish 2. GK2 and Phantasmagoria had spoiled it for me being so  cinematic that when I got to play Darkseed 2, everything being so static and the lack of cutscenes to accentuate the dramatic parts just killed it for me.

yay, what do I win? Oh, wait, I guess it's my turn now. Ok, Let me go think of something and I'll be right back.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
What's Darkseed about? Games with the name "dark" in them always sound cool to me lol.

A writer discovers a passage to a dark, parallel world in his newly bought house. He also finds out that he's a host to an alien creature.

The game is mostly notable for having backgrounds painted by probably the most high-profile artist to work on an adventure game ever; namely H.R. Giger. Due to his demands, Dark Seed was one of the first - if not THE FIRST - adventure game to be presented in 640:400 resolution. Mind you, that was 1992. I played it on Amiga and my TV didn't agree with the game at all. The screen was flickering constantly. However, I have to say that it was probably the most visually striking game on the market at the time.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 06:07:26 PM
Ok, let's see if you guys are true adventure gamers.

1. Your ego is a British photographer.
2. You are investigating a conspiracy tied to an astronomical event.
3. It's based on a certain mythos by an American author that died at 46.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 06:10:42 PM
1. Your ego is a British photographer.
2. You are investigating a conspiracy tied to an astronomical event.
3. It's based on a certain mythos by an American author that died at 46.

Can I answer or should I sit this one out?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
I'd say give the others a bit of time to reply --that is if you are absolutely sure of your answer :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 06:18:10 PM
That is if you are absolutely sure of your answer :)

There's no shadow of doubt in my mind that I'm right, but I'll try to find myself another way to decrease my productivity for a while ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 06:19:40 PM
That is if you are absolutely sure of your answer :)

There's no shadow of doubt in my mind that I'm right, but I'll try to find myself another way to decrease my productivity for a while ;)

hah! good job :D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 06:57:25 PM
Congrats, rado, I was indeed thinking of Conquests of Camelot.

And Cez, are you referring to Alone in the Dark?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 06:59:44 PM
Close, but no.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 07:30:06 PM
(looks up a bunch of Lovecraftian games)

Is it Shadow of the Comet?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 07:45:30 PM
and we have a winner!

That game.... I don't know if there was a manual I didn't have, or a clue that I missed, but you had to develop photographs in that game with a precise formula. Well, I couldn't find how anywhere in the game, so I pulled an encyclopedia (no internet at the time), found the exact formula needed to develop photos, and boom, I solved the puzzle! One of the most satisfying (and frustrating) experiences ever!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 08:05:48 PM
I guess I'm not a true adventure game fan... I seriously need to get out and play these games. I wonder when Gog will add them...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 08:08:08 PM
DD, you are just too young. These are the games I grew up with. I played them through my childhood and teen years.

glottal, your turn!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 08:09:32 PM
Yay!  I've never played a Lovecraftian game because I never could get into Lovecraft's writing itself, so I always assumed that the games would not be my cup of tea ... but perhaps I should give Lovecraft another chance.

Okay, here's another game:
1. The main character returns to her hometown after being away for a long time
2. The player can switch between the present reality and the past as the character remembers it whenever the player wants
3. Pirate club

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 08:12:04 PM
DD, you are just too young. These are the games I grew up with. I played them through my childhood and teen years.

That's true; I'm only 19, so I've got many years left to play these games and others that will be coming out down the line, from us especially!
Yay!  I've never played a Lovecraftian game because I never could get into Lovecraft's writing itself, so I always assumed that the games would not be my cup of tea ... but perhaps I should give Lovecraft another chance.

Okay, here's another game:
1. The main character returns to her hometown after being away for a long time
2. The player can switch between the present reality and the past as the character remembers it whenever the player wants
3. Pirate club

Enjoy!

Once more, I have been stumped. I suck at this game XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 08:23:03 PM
Hmm, I have no idea about this one!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 08:25:16 PM

That's true; I'm only 19, so I've got many years left to play these games and others that will be coming out down the line, from us especially!


I'm a little older than you, but I think we're in the same boat.  Aside from Conquests of Camelot and a couple other games I played as a kid, I didn't get seriously into adventure gaming until 2007.  I actually made Conquests of Camelot the first game in this challenge because it was inspired by somebody trying to identify a childhood game.

Anyway, since we have a similar background, I think you might have an easier time figuring this one out over old-time veterans, so don't give up DD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 08:29:05 PM

That's true; I'm only 19, so I've got many years left to play these games and others that will be coming out down the line, from us especially!


I'm a little older than you, but I think we're in the same boat.  Aside from Conquests of Camelot and a couple other games I played as a kid, I didn't get seriously into adventure gaming until 2007.  I actually made Conquests of Camelot the first game in this challenge because it was inspired by somebody trying to identify a childhood game.

Anyway, since we have a similar background, I think you might have an easier time figuring this one out over old-time veterans, so don't give up DD

Well, I still don't know it XD I'm behind on a lot of adventure games anyway... Considering I just finished GK2 last week or so, I'd say I'm several years behind.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 08:34:49 PM
And I haven't played GK2 (yet), so you're ahead of me on that one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 08:40:42 PM
And I haven't played GK2 (yet), so you're ahead of me on that one.

Do so. NOW! It's amazing.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 08:50:51 PM
1. The main character returns to her hometown after being away for a long time
2. The player can switch between the present reality and the past as the character remembers it whenever the player wants
3. Pirate club

Wow, that's obscure. How cruel of you! ;)

Rosemary
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 09:00:55 PM
And one of the reasons I picked that game is because I was wondering if even you, Rado, would be stumped ... but given that

it was featured prominently on Classic Adventured Gaming and it's freeware

... I didn't think it was too cruel.

And yes, you're right, so you set out the next game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 09:29:01 PM
Okay, so this is a game I really like and feel is underappreciated by the adventure game community.

1) In the course of his investigation, the divorced main character teams up with a female police detective. The nature of their relationship varies slightly depending on choices made by the player - it may be purely professional, somewhat romantic or a little hostile. This subtly influences the ending.

2) As general principle, the player can shoot or arrest any character he encounters, although such action ends the game in most cases.

3) At one point in the game, the main character faces two men identifying themselves as NSA agents. He can either engage in a firefight with them or escape into the woods.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 09:35:39 PM
I had not even heard of that game!!! Rosemary, that is.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 09:36:43 PM
Okay, so this is a game I really like and feel is underappreciated by the adventure game community.

1) In the course of his investigation, the divorced main character teams up with a female police detective. The nature of their relationship varies slightly depending on choices made by the player - it may be purely professional, somewhat romantic or a little hostile. This subtly influences the ending.

2) As general principle, the player can shoot or arrest any character he encounters, although such action ends the game in most cases.

3) At one point in the game, the main character faces two men identifying themselves as NSA agents. He can either engage in a firefight with them or escape into the woods.

Once more, I have been stumped. I really do need to start playing these games more often XD

I had not even heard of that game!!! Rosemary, that is.

Neither have I, but I want to play it now XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on March 31, 2011, 09:54:18 PM
Ooh...good one.  I'm stumped.

We're talking pure adventure games, right?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 09:56:56 PM
I think I know what this game is, even though I haven't played it (yet) - I don't want to say it because I want to give others a chance, but I think it is set in the city where I grew up (which is one reason I plan to play this series eventually).  There's also a Sierra game I want to play eventually simply because it is set in this city as well.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 10:11:32 PM
We're talking pure adventure games, right?

Yes, although the puzzles are more like those in Police Quest than other adventures - there's a little "Use orange on tree" but a lot of evidence collecting and analysis. I though that references to shooting may be misleading, but the pistol and handcuffs are basically just inventory items.

I think I know what this game is, even though I haven't played it (yet) - I don't want to say it because I want to give others a chance, but I think it is set in the city where I grew up (which is one reason I plan to play this series eventually).

It's not really a series. There is another game set in the same universe but it's more of an action adventure, similar to early Resident Evil titles.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 10:27:11 PM
Okay, maybe I have the wrong game after all, since I thought there were five games ... so I'm going to finally put my guess out there ... and if this is wrong, I am just as clueless as everyone else:

Tex Murphy, the Pandora Directive
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on March 31, 2011, 10:33:29 PM
Tex Murphy, the Pandora Directive

You're kind of close, although not really ;) The game I'm referring to has elements of the paranormal as well, but it is not futuristic. In fact, to keep the thread going, I'll also say that it's FMV, like Pandora Directive, although with actual sets instead of computer generated backgrounds.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on March 31, 2011, 11:49:31 PM
Another FMV featuring a divorced main character running into pairs of NSA agents, eh?

(performs some Google-fu)

Could it possibly be Casebook?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on March 31, 2011, 11:53:19 PM
I was just watching the trailer to Casebook. I haven't played the game.

I was actually looking for an old pair of FMV games I never got the chance to play. Tender Loving Care and Point of View.

Of course, there's also Black Dalia, but I didn't play that either.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on March 31, 2011, 11:56:08 PM
I'd like to call googling cheating, but then again, how would we know when one's been using google, unless they announce it? Either way, I'm still stumped lol.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 01, 2011, 12:06:09 AM
I told you it's underappraciated :)

The game's based on a property that was immensely popular at the time.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 01, 2011, 12:11:42 AM
(more google fu later)

X-Files game.

EDIT:  I do want to give others a chance to put forth a challenge, so if this guess is correct, I'll let the next person to post on this thread who hasn't suggested a game before (anyone who isn't myself, Rado, or Cez) determine what the next challenge will be.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 01, 2011, 12:30:44 AM
X-Files game.

DING DING DING!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 01, 2011, 01:42:08 AM
Oh, man, that's the first game that I thought of, but the whole divorced main guy teaming up with a female police threw me off. Of course, there was nothing in that line that didn't say he was an FBI officer himself!

I enjoyed this game. Not a LOT, but did enjoy it. Of course, I am a big X-files fan.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 01, 2011, 02:53:44 AM
Oh, man, that's the first game that I thought of, but the whole divorced main guy teaming up with a female police threw me off.

Sorry, although I guess those are the things that make me like the game so much. You never actually see his wife, but she's everywhere. The divorce papers in Craig's apartment, the notes on his board, the emails you can exchange with her, even unanswered calls - all these things tell a story. The game really rewards role-playing in that regard - if you want to immerse yourself in Craig's world, there's a lot of optional material to get through.

As for Astadourian, I like how reactive the relationship is (and that applies to the whole game). If you go through game data, you can see how they recorded various reactions to the same things, based on how she feels about you. Even some death sequences change depending on your standing with her. Great, great stuff.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 01, 2011, 03:20:06 AM
Well then, whoever next posts (and is not Cez, rado, or myself) gets to list 3 features of another game to start the challenge again!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 01, 2011, 01:49:11 PM
Anyone? C'mon!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 01, 2011, 01:50:14 PM
DD's been guessing and chomping at the bit, I nominate him :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 02:24:35 PM
1.  You begin on a mission to save the world.
2.  You save the world on accident and then end up trying to save yourself.
3.  Green rocks are bad.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 01, 2011, 02:56:22 PM
is there an adventure game on Superman I don't know about? :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 04:30:29 PM
is there an adventure game on Superman I don't know about? :P

Nope!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 01, 2011, 04:54:51 PM
It sounds a bit like Bill, The Galactic Hero (I know, not an adventure game, and I don't even remember anything about green rocks from that book, but it's what came to mind).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 04:59:56 PM
Nope again!

Keep guessing, I'm heading home from work now but will check on things in about half an hour!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on April 01, 2011, 05:06:40 PM
1.  You begin on a mission to save the world.
2.  You save the world on accident and then end up trying to save yourself.
3.  Green rocks are bad.
I'm presuming it's LucasArts' The Dig.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 01, 2011, 06:12:07 PM
Yes. It does sound like it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 06:13:42 PM
Yup!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on April 01, 2011, 06:29:56 PM
OK, here goes.

1) The hero of this game (and its sequel) is a world-famous public domain literary character.
2) The gameplay occurs entirely within one large city; you unlock locations over the course of the game, and travel around using a street map.
2) It had a console port, which replaced the PC version's hand-animated, mostly unvoiced character dialogue portraits with FMV clips of actors in costume, including full voice acting.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 01, 2011, 06:53:57 PM
Sherlock Holmes...? Vs Jack the Ripper? Or the scapel one?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 01, 2011, 07:56:37 PM
1 & 2 could both apply to Sherlock Holmes: Quest for the Crown Jewels.  But that's a text-adventure game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 01, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
sounds like the sherlock holmes sega cd one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 01, 2011, 09:45:58 PM
Quote
1.  You begin on a mission to save the world.
2.  You save the world on accident and then end up trying to save yourself.
3.  Green rocks are bad.

Quote
The Dig

I have to call shenanigans on this one.

2. You save the world by following a pre-meditated plan. The accident happens after you save the world.

3. They're crystals, not rocks.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 01, 2011, 10:06:44 PM
DD's been guessing and chomping at the bit, I nominate him :)

Thanks for the nomination, though I've been offline for most of today (doctor's appointment, buying The Matrix on Blu-Ray, that sort of thing). And I'd suck at this anyway XD Most of the games I could possibly come up with you'd guess in a fraction of a second most likely. I don't think I can stump any of you... If I am to come up with something, I must come up with something obscure first... Yes, I'm intent on stumping every last one of you... MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 01, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
That reminds I should finish watching Toegoff's LP of The Dig sometime. Although the synchronization of the sound and animation is off enough to make it slightly annoying.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 01, 2011, 10:30:28 PM
I should actually start playing The Dig XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 01, 2011, 10:32:37 PM
The Dig is sweet. I played it for the first time a while back (I snatched it up when LucasArts released it on Steam) and was so sad that I hadn't played it before then.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 01, 2011, 10:37:08 PM
The Dig is sweet. I played it for the first time a while back (I snatched it up when LucasArts released it on Steam) and was so sad that I hadn't played it before then.

I assume I should play it then. How well does the steam version work? I know Activisions KQ collections on steam kinda suck, but how has LucasArts' offerings fared in terms of compatibility with modern computers?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 01, 2011, 10:50:58 PM
It worked perfectly, but I can't recall if I played it on XP or Vista. I think it was XP, though. I know I haven't tried it on 7 though, and I don't have it installed at the moment.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 10:52:16 PM
I didn't actually even know Steam had it until you brought it up - lemme go see if I can get it to work on Win7x64.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 01, 2011, 10:55:19 PM
I didn't actually even know Steam had it until you brought it up - lemme go see if I can get it to work on Win7x64.

If you can, that'd be great Weldon. I won't actually be able to download it until the end of April when my desktop will be at my house, but hopefully it will work with 7.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MusicallyInspired on April 01, 2011, 11:02:13 PM
The Dig works just fine with ScummVM. Though, I hear that they are intentionally not supporting the Steam releases of SCUMM games.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 01, 2011, 11:25:48 PM
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam? I only ask because playing it on my mac through ScummVM would be kind of awesome.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 01, 2011, 11:58:04 PM
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam?

Try the same strategy that I did:

1. Buy it in 1997 and get a free novelization by A. D. Foster.
2. Buy the OST from Amazon.com and pay twice the amount, because the only way you can pay them is with a cheque.
3. Wait for two months for it to arrive. No text messages, GPS or emails informing where it is.
4. 13 years later write a narcissistic post about it on a message board on this thing called interwebs.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 01, 2011, 11:59:45 PM
Bought from Steam, works just fine.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 02, 2011, 12:12:02 AM
Bought from Steam, works just fine.

Thanks!
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam?

Try the same strategy that I did:

1. Buy it in 1997 and get a free novelization by A. D. Foster.
2. Buy the OST from Amazon.com and pay twice the amount, because the only way you can pay them is with a cheque.
3. Wait for two months for it to arrive. No text messages, GPS or emails informing where it is.
4. 13 years later write a narcissistic post about it on a message board on this thing called interwebs.

I need a time machine first... got one lying around anywhere?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 02, 2011, 12:21:18 AM
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I need a time machine first... got one lying around anywhere?

Only in my head. Personally I believe that my house is one, because I have trouble throwing things away. I got a cupboard full of VHS-tapes (oldest recorded in 1980), another filled with tiny toys from Kinder eggs, a shelf full of books with some old as 1901 and in one corner I still have the old made in Hong Kong TV-Pong machine, that my family bought when I was 2 or 3. Oh, and Compy of course.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 02, 2011, 02:43:05 AM
1) The hero of this game (and its sequel) is a world-famous public domain literary character.
2) The gameplay occurs entirely within one large city; you unlock locations over the course of the game, and travel around using a street map.
2) It had a console port, which replaced the PC version's hand-animated, mostly unvoiced character dialogue portraits with FMV clips of actors in costume, including full voice acting.

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel seems to fit. 3DO port had voice acting and FMV portraits while the DOS version kept it old school. You also mention a sequel - singular - most likely referring to The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo. I didn't even have a CD drive when that came out, but I remember the screenshots looking insanely good.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 02, 2011, 05:51:49 AM
Scalpel is one of the best adventure games out there. Rose Tatooo is boring. Or maybe, because it came out in 97, it suffered from the same post-phantasmagoria games. Lack of cinematics. I think I finished it, but it bored me to tears.

Now Scalpel, I remember enjoying every little bit of this game. Such a great story.

And The Dig is among LucasArt's best game. I think it's very underrated. It's one of their only serious tone games, and it was just incredible. I replayed it recently before I went to work on Telltale (well, that's like 3 years ago now lol)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on April 02, 2011, 09:05:10 AM
The Dig is excellent.  It is by far Lucasarts' most underrated game.  I never understood why people didn't like it.  The soundtrack alone is absolutely incredible, and the game is so imaginative with that alien world.  Not to mention the fact that the whole scenario had a great element of plausibility to it, which sometimes doesn't exist in science fiction.  It is amazing.  I wouldn't call it TOTALLY serious though--it's pretty close in tone to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which is to say, serious with humorous moments sprinkled throughout.

Oh, and Katie, don't ruin it for yourself by watching an LP!  :)  Get your hands on a copy and play one of Lucasart's best late games.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on April 02, 2011, 09:17:46 AM
1) The hero of this game (and its sequel) is a world-famous public domain literary character.
2) The gameplay occurs entirely within one large city; you unlock locations over the course of the game, and travel around using a street map.
2) It had a console port, which replaced the PC version's hand-animated, mostly unvoiced character dialogue portraits with FMV clips of actors in costume, including full voice acting.

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel seems to fit. 3DO port had voice acting and FMV portraits while the DOS version kept it old school. You also mention a sequel - singular - most likely referring to The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo. I didn't even have a CD drive when that came out, but I remember the screenshots looking insanely good.
Correct!

Rose Tattoo is actually interesting because it's an FMV game which basically plays the same as a non-FMV adventure. Imagine something like KQ7, only instead of hand-animated sprites, you have character sprites that are taken from actors filmed in costume. And they're fully animated too, unlike those in GK2. Plus, the voices are done by separate actors from those who played the sprites, which means that there wasn't a drop in talent quality.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 02, 2011, 09:59:40 AM
Rose Tattoo is actually interesting because it's an FMV game which basically plays the same as a non-FMV adventure.

I believe that was also the idea for the follow-up to Fate of Atlantis. Well, at least one of the ideas, since if I recall correctly, the team was divided on whether to use animation or FMV.

Anyway, here's the next riddle:

1. One of the quests involve uniting the Beauty with the Beast.
2. It was written by one of the top Sierra designers.
3. It's not King's Quest VI ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 02, 2011, 10:11:06 AM
Mixed Up Mother Goose.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 02, 2011, 10:20:41 AM
Mixed Up Mother Goose.

Is that your final answer? ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 02, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
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1. One of the quests involve uniting the Beauty with the Beast.
2. It was written by one of the top Sierra designers.
3. It's not King's Quest VI

That last clue really threw me XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 02, 2011, 07:01:48 PM
Mixed-up Fairy Tales

Designed by Lori Cole

Beauty and the Beast are Beaumont, not Mother Goose.

Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 02, 2011, 07:58:49 PM
Mixed-up Fairy Tales

Designed by Lori Cole

Mixed-Up Fairy Tales it is! An amazing adventure in lost object retrieval and escort missions!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 02, 2011, 08:05:12 PM
Alright, here we go again...

1.You have to infiltrate the bad guy's island stronghold ...
2. ... where he is hosting a dance ball
3. Quote from the manual "[designer] has often wondered what would have happened had Elizabeth Bennett met James Bond"
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 02, 2011, 08:40:35 PM
Alright, here we go again...

1.You have to infiltrate the bad guy's island stronghold ...
2. ... where he is hosting a dance ball
3. Quote from the manual "[designer] has often wondered what would have happened had Elizabeth Bennett met James Bond"

Once more, I am stumped. I seriously don't know any of these games XD I need to play more of these games someday lol
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 02, 2011, 08:50:45 PM
Alright, here we go again...

1.You have to infiltrate the bad guy's island stronghold ...
2. ... where he is hosting a dance ball
3. Quote from the manual "[designer] has often wondered what would have happened had Elizabeth Bennett met James Bond"

In an effort not to break anyone's heart, I think I'll stop plundering this thread for a while.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 02, 2011, 08:56:55 PM
In an effort not to break anyone's heart, I think I'll stop plundering this thread for a while.

*laughs*

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Once more, I am stumped. I seriously don't know any of these games XD I need to play more of these games someday

Actually, I think you can give this game a miss.  While the concept is interesting, the execution is mediocre.  Though it has aspects which might be appealing to a gay male ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 03, 2011, 08:49:21 AM
Alright, here we go again...

1.You have to infiltrate the bad guy's island stronghold ...
2. ... where he is hosting a dance ball
3. Quote from the manual "[designer] has often wondered what would have happened had Elizabeth Bennett met James Bond"

In an effort not to break anyone's heart, I think I'll stop plundering this thread for a while.
Highly suspect phrasing. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 03, 2011, 08:57:48 AM
Is it this one? (http://infocom.elsewhere.org/gallery/plundered/plundered.html)

If it is, can I come up with the next one?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 03, 2011, 09:59:42 AM
Alright, here we go again...

1.You have to infiltrate the bad guy's island stronghold ...
2. ... where he is hosting a dance ball
3. Quote from the manual "[designer] has often wondered what would have happened had Elizabeth Bennett met James Bond"

In an effort not to break anyone's heart, I think I'll stop plundering this thread for a while.
Without the quote, I would have had no idea. As it is, a Google search brought it up immediaely. I figure that was cheating, though. Besides, I don't have one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 03, 2011, 10:13:45 AM
I did the same. XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 03, 2011, 10:45:39 AM
I had read the manual years ago on that site. Knew it was somewhat familiar.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 03, 2011, 02:23:59 PM
Nice to see that it is not just graphical adventures in here then! Splendid!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 03, 2011, 06:30:04 PM
Yep, it's Plundered Hearts.

Your turn, MikePal.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 04, 2011, 01:58:41 AM
This one should be easy:

1. Love is Milk
2. Sweetness is Brown sugar
3. Commitment is Flour
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 04, 2011, 03:36:55 AM
Still Life?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 04, 2011, 03:51:15 AM
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Still Life?

Yes.

And I hate it from the bottom of my heart.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 04, 2011, 05:40:27 AM
The second one was a little bit more interesting, but lower production values.

ok next:

1) The protagonist's name starts with Z.
2) The enemy's name starts with H.
3) The world it takes place in starts with K.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 05:47:26 AM
The second one was a little bit more interesting, but lower production values.

ok next:

1) The protagonist's name starts with Z.
2) The enemy's name starts with H.
3) The world it takes place in starts with K.

Zanthia, the Hand of Fate and Kyrandia. From the second game in the "Legend of Kyrandia" series.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 04, 2011, 06:03:11 AM
Good! The best game in the kyrandia series, too :)

Your turn.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 04, 2011, 06:06:20 AM
Ohh, and I knew that one too! Fast fingers, Sslaxx :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 06:14:32 AM
Here we go then. I suspect this might be an easy one, but I hope it's fun anyway!


Guesses please?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 04, 2011, 08:18:21 AM
The Eleventh Hour?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 09:06:52 AM
The Eleventh Hour?
Nope.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 04, 2011, 10:48:50 AM
I swear, I absolutely suck at these games XD I don't know any of these! I guess I need to spend less time studying and more time playing games!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 04, 2011, 10:50:18 AM
This one has me totally stumped at the moment, though I'll continue to think about it.  It seems straightforward enough.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 04, 2011, 10:50:40 AM
I swear, I absolutely suck at these games XD I don't know any of these! I guess I need to spend less time studying and more time playing games!

Yes, shame on school for interfering with your education. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 04, 2011, 10:55:53 AM
I swear, I absolutely suck at these games XD I don't know any of these! I guess I need to spend less time studying and more time playing games!

Yes, shame on school for interfering with your education. :P

I assume you mean my education of adventure games, correct? Because math totally isn't important at all...  ::)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 04, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
Unless you're going to be an engineer, accountant, or scientist, you learned all the math you'll ever need by the time you graduated high school.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 04, 2011, 11:16:25 AM
Unless you're going to be an engineer, accountant, or scientist, you learned all the math you'll ever need by the time you graduated high school.

None of those appeal to me. I'm looking at being a writer. But I must still take this math class; it's required at my school. That I'm not returning to in the fall. And the withdraw date has since passed. So I'm stuck in this class until the end of April. I'll be so happy to not return here, honestly. This school is so not working out for me lol.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 04, 2011, 11:49:41 AM
I swear, I absolutely suck at these games XD I don't know any of these! I guess I need to spend less time studying and more time playing games!

Yes, shame on school for interfering with your education. :P

I assume you mean my education of adventure games, correct? Because math totally isn't important at all...  ::)
I did. :P

Unless you're going to be an engineer, accountant, or scientist, you learned all the math you'll ever need by the time you graduated high school.
Well, arguably you won't need quite a lot of the things you'll have learned during the course of your education. That hardly means they can't be aesthetically pleasing or worthwhile. :P If you don't think it's either, why take it? I don't know how it is there, but here you only need fifteen credits in courses that don't have anything to do with your major, so surely there are other choices available? :P

Sorry, I wrote the above before seeing DD's post about it being required. :P I hope things go better for you at your new university. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 04, 2011, 02:42:23 PM
I took the easiest math course I could find first semester freshman year, and never looked back!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 04, 2011, 03:04:55 PM
Is this an AGS game or a more mainstream adventure game?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 04, 2011, 03:05:42 PM
Here we go then. I suspect this might be an easy one, but I hope it's fun anyway!

  • You start off having four people to save, but ultimately only save two.
  • There is a musical puzzle. In the dark.
  • One of the people you save you start off being told is the bad guy.

Guesses please?
Is it Maniac Mansion.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 03:47:49 PM
Sorry, Wilco, this is a mainstream game, and definitely not Maniac Mansion, drunkenmonkey.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 04, 2011, 04:04:35 PM
Space Quest 4.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 04:11:49 PM
Space Quest 4.
Err, really? Sorry, but no.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 04, 2011, 04:13:23 PM
Space Quest 4.
Err, really? Sorry, but no.

OK yeah that wasn't actually meant to be a very serious guess.  Lemme think some more (it's funny that you expected this one to be so simple).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 04:16:45 PM
Space Quest 4.
Err, really? Sorry, but no.

OK yeah that wasn't actually meant to be a very serious guess.  Lemme think some more (it's funny that you expected this one to be so simple).
I'm surprised nobody's got it yet.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 04, 2011, 04:20:31 PM
I have no idea what it is, but it sounds very intriguing.

Purely from the musical puzzle clue - I'll have a wild guess and say Loom?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 04:25:33 PM
I have no idea what it is, but it sounds very intriguing.

Purely from the musical puzzle clue - I'll have a wild guess and say Loom?
Loom it ain't.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 04, 2011, 04:49:24 PM
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 04, 2011, 05:12:21 PM
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?
Not that one either.

And now it's bedtime for me...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 04, 2011, 05:19:27 PM
I'm seriously pretty stumped on this XD Any more hints you can give us?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 04, 2011, 06:50:00 PM
This is veering a bit off-topic, but I have a degree in accounting, and 99.5% of the math needed in accounting you learn in elementary school (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).  Auditing, on the other hand, does require statistics, and to get the degree I also had to take classes in finance and operations management, which use both statistics and calculus.  However, if you just wanted to become an accountant (and there are ways to get the qualifications without having to take auditing/finance/operations management) elementary school math would do just fine.

However, I think calculus is easier than much of accounting.  Calculus actually makes sense.  Tax accounting, for example, does not.

I would recommend everybody learn a bit about statistics, if only so you won't be fooled by deceptive statistics.

Back to the topic: yeah, I don't know what game that is either, though it sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 04, 2011, 06:53:37 PM
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However, I think calculus is easier than much of accounting.  Calculus actually makes sense.  Tax accounting, for example, does not.

I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful, wonderful quote XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: kindofdoon on April 04, 2011, 07:59:16 PM
Economics :X

Math :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 04, 2011, 08:39:42 PM
Hey guys, let's get back to guessing what this game is, shall we?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 04, 2011, 09:03:10 PM
Okay...

Prisoner of Ice ...

There, I guessed!

EDIT:  Why not guess again ...

Dreamfall

EDIT 2: More guessing

Myst 4

EDIT 3: Yet more guessing:

Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders, Broken Sword 2, Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 01:31:41 AM
Wait, it is Dreamfall, isn't it? I mean, some apply, but it's also a lot of assumptions based on what we don't know yet are facts! -if it is Dreamfall that is :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 05, 2011, 02:03:15 AM
Not any of those ones, glottai/Cez...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 02:22:06 AM
Oh come on, it's obviously Leisure Suit Larry 4!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 02:28:00 AM
Heavy Rain?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 05, 2011, 02:30:19 AM
Heavy Rain?
Nope, it isn't that one either.

I'm surprised nobody has got this one yet. Hmmm!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 02:32:10 AM
My last try at this one:

Quest for Glory V: Dragonfire?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 05, 2011, 02:35:11 AM
My last try at this one:

Quest for Glory V: Dragonfire?
Ummm, nope, sorry.

OK, here's a hint. One of the locations is an asylum.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 02:47:33 AM
oh, man.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 02:51:06 AM
or is it Sanitarium?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 02:51:37 AM
Or Sanitarium (just a guess based on the asylum bit)

EDIT: Or Blackstone Chronicles (can you tell I'm just guessing any old game which has an asylum?)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 05, 2011, 03:04:18 AM
oh, man.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream!
It isn't that one either.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 03:22:43 AM
Zork Nemesis!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on April 05, 2011, 03:24:44 AM
Zork Nemesis!
Got it! And now it's your turn!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 03:37:25 AM
I don't know what made you think it'd be so easy...

Anyway, hmmmm...

1. There is a character who attended a university in Tennessee
2. Another character misses his mother
3. Yet another character breaks a light
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 05, 2011, 04:04:06 PM
geez, I really don't know these games XD

As for Zork, I've only played Zork Grand Inquisitor to the end. I've played a little of Zork 1, but I haven't finished yet. I haven't played Zork Nemesis either. Someday, perhaps. But not yet...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 05, 2011, 06:32:38 PM
That sounds like Maniac Mansion to me.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 06:42:21 PM
That sounds like Maniac Mansion to me.

Nope.

I mean, OK, it could by sheer coincidence apply to Maniac Mansion (haven't played it), but it is not the game I have in mind.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 05, 2011, 07:30:46 PM
With everyone's permission, I'm going to sticky this topic. Given the popularity, I think it's warranted. I mean, 9 pages... That should speak for itself!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 07:40:25 PM
I am honoured that a topic I started it worthy of stickiness   :D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 05, 2011, 07:44:35 PM
I am honoured that a topic I started it worthy of stickiness   :D

Well, 9 pages worth of responses in this time frame? I think it means that this thread is popular. Unless my fellow mods disagree, I think this thread is worthy of stickiness.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 08:52:55 PM
Mmmmm, does anyone want me to drop more hints about the game, or do you want to continue to guess with only the original criteria?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 05, 2011, 09:01:25 PM
Well, I could certainly use more hints, but I'm not exactly a top hitter ;) They seem to be quiet and/or stumped as well though.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 05, 2011, 09:06:38 PM
Well, I could certainly use more hints, but I'm not exactly a top hitter ;) They seem to be quiet and/or stumped as well though.

Well, I've been stumped on all of these XD Then again, I suck at guessing games anyway.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 05, 2011, 09:11:15 PM
Well, given that Cez guessed incorrectly, I think it's okay to drop more hints:

1. The first character also lost a mother
2. We find out how the second character feels about his mother when he talks to her (being dead, she doesn't talk back)
3. The third character breaks a light in the cemetery where the mothers of both the first and second characters were laid to rest.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 05, 2011, 10:08:59 PM
Zork Nemesis!
Got it! And now it's your turn!

Wow in all seriousness this crossed my mind immediately but it's been so long since I played it that I couldn't remember enough of it to be comfortable with the response.  Dang.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 06, 2011, 05:46:14 AM
I need to play more adventure games :(
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 06, 2011, 05:58:52 AM
Okay, if Mr. Wilco can't figure this out with the additional hints (unless he did figure out what the game is and just didn't say so), I think I should drop more hints...

1. Depending on the player's choices, the first and second characters (the ones whose mothers are dead) will try to save each other's lives...
2. ... or try to get each other slaughtered (and succeed).
3. The third character (the one who breaks the light in the cemetery) kills another character, though NOT the first or the second character.

I think somebody will probably figure out the game based on all of these hints, but if nobody makes a correct guess in the next 16 hours, I will drop more hints...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 06, 2011, 10:01:22 AM
I'm super stumped here, I'll keep thinking.  This is a good one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 06, 2011, 11:24:38 AM
I need to play more adventure games :(

You and me both, darthkiwi XD

I'm super stumped here, I'll keep thinking.  This is a good one.

This is a VERY good one!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 06, 2011, 07:55:36 PM
It hasn't been 16 hours, but I might not be available then, and it seems I underestimated my capacity to stump y'all

So, a recap of all of the previous hints

Quote
1. There is a character who attended a university in Tennessee
2. Another character misses his mother
3. Yet another character breaks a light

Quote
1. The first character also lost a mother
2. We find out how the second character feels about his mother when he talks to her (being dead, she doesn't talk back)
3. The third character breaks a light in the cemetery where the mothers of both the first and second characters were laid to rest.

Quote
1. Depending on the player's choices, the first and second characters (the ones whose mothers are dead) will try to save each other's lives...
2. ... or try to get each other slaughtered (and succeed).
3. The third character (the one who breaks the light in the cemetery) kills another character, though NOT the first or the second character.

And the new hints:

1. The first character owns copies of the works of Homer and Virgil.
2. The second and third character have been friends for a long time.
3. Dark Daventry has played this game, so he should try harder (this is as hint and a nudge)

Probably by the time I get back someone will have figured it out.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 06, 2011, 08:53:42 PM
It hasn't been 16 hours, but I might not be available then, and it seems I underestimated my capacity to stump y'all

So, a recap of all of the previous hints

Quote
1. There is a character who attended a university in Tennessee
2. Another character misses his mother
3. Yet another character breaks a light

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1. The first character also lost a mother
2. We find out how the second character feels about his mother when he talks to her (being dead, she doesn't talk back)
3. The third character breaks a light in the cemetery where the mothers of both the first and second characters were laid to rest.

Quote
1. Depending on the player's choices, the first and second characters (the ones whose mothers are dead) will try to save each other's lives...
2. ... or try to get each other slaughtered (and succeed).
3. The third character (the one who breaks the light in the cemetery) kills another character, though NOT the first or the second character.

And the new hints:

1. The first character owns copies of the works of Homer and Virgil.
2. The second and third character have been friends for a long time.
3. Dark Daventry has played this game, so he should try harder (this is as hint and a nudge)

Probably by the time I get back someone will have figured it out.

Have I now? And you know this how, exactly? I'm still as clueless as ever. Based on the clues, I'm almost certain I *haven't* played this game; none of the clues ring any bells for me. But as I've stated previously, I suck at guessing games.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 06, 2011, 09:00:52 PM
Alright, maybe these hints will jog your memory, Dark Daventry

1) the first character is sometimes possessed by the spirit of an enslaved African
2) the second character has the same nightmare over and over again
3) the third character works for the New Orleans police department

Hope these hints aren't too subtle...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 06, 2011, 09:05:38 PM
Alright, maybe these hints will jog your memory, Dark Daventry

1) the first character is sometimes possessed by the spirit of an enslaved African
2) the second character has the same nightmare over and over again
3) the third character works for the New Orleans police department

Hope these hints aren't too subtle...

Nope. Nothing comes to mind. The only thing I could possibly think of would be Gabriel Knight 1, but only because of the New Orleans thing. But you only play as one character, and none of the other criteria fits all that much. I'm almost certain I've never played whatever game this is.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 06, 2011, 09:16:15 PM
I never said that all three of these characters are player characters... in fact I never said whether or not any of them are player characters or non-player characters...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 06, 2011, 09:20:10 PM
I never said that all three of these characters are player characters... in fact I never said whether or not any of them are player characters or non-player characters...

Regardless, you still haven't confirmed whether it's GK1 or not. I'm getting the feeling it isn't. That's my only guess. If it's not that, I wouldn't know, and likely haven't played it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 06, 2011, 09:32:19 PM
Well, now that you have outright guessed (I wasn't sure from your previous post if you putting forth an official guess)...

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Dark Daventry, you put forth the next challenge,

By the way, some of you might find this Let's Play of GK1 interesting -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iie0arzSbRo
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 06, 2011, 09:38:19 PM
Wait, so it *was* GK1? ok then. I'm a little surprised. Honestly though, I wouldn't be able to come up with a game to stump all of you with lol.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on April 06, 2011, 10:15:14 PM
If DD is leaving it open, I will give it a shot.  ;)

1) This game has no inventory, yet is surprisingly interactive.

2) The game's music is almost entirely unoriginal.

3) Nearly everyone who comes into contact with the player character dies.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: kindofdoon on April 06, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
Haven't played it, but Colonel's Bequest?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 07, 2011, 12:13:43 AM
Wow. GK1. heh!

As for Lamb's challenge.... Braid?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on April 07, 2011, 05:50:05 AM
If DD is leaving it open, I will give it a shot.  ;)

1) This game has no inventory, yet is surprisingly interactive.

2) The game's music is almost entirely unoriginal.

3) Nearly everyone who comes into contact with the player character dies.
My guess is Loom.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 07, 2011, 06:04:31 AM
It's not Colonel's Bequest, that has an inventory.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Blackthorne on April 07, 2011, 08:05:27 AM
It's gotta be Loom.


Bt
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 10, 2011, 03:24:58 AM
Since this thread has been inactive for a few days, I'll get things rolling again.

1. There are no gorillas in South America
2. I have THE BIG STICK
3. I'm not joking, I am [name of main character]
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 05:33:51 AM
Flight of the Amazon Queen

Here's a bit of trivia: The guy who did the art for that game, Steven Stamatiadis, also worked as an assistant to Eddie Campbell when making From Hell.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 10, 2011, 05:51:56 AM
Yup.

Your turn, Mikepal.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 06:01:37 AM
1. Autoerotic asphyxia
2. "Why did you have to die?" / "I'm not even a ghost..." / "You've been with me for so long."
3. I wept at the ending and never wanted to play again, because it felt perfect for me. I had to check another ending on Youtube for this and I started to cry. F'kin tears are messing with my work.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 10, 2011, 07:20:26 AM
Eternally Us?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 07:40:42 AM
No.

And I'm an hour late from my personal deadline because of these wet eyes. Kirottuja olkoon nämä tyhmät silmät!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 10, 2011, 08:02:30 AM
Are you Finnish?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 08:09:00 AM
Kyllä vain.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on April 10, 2011, 10:39:11 AM
If DD is leaving it open, I will give it a shot.  ;)

1) This game has no inventory, yet is surprisingly interactive.

2) The game's music is almost entirely unoriginal.

3) Nearly everyone who comes into contact with the player character dies.
My guess is Loom.

Hey, sorry for the late response...I forgot I posted this.  Yes, Loom is correct.  :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 10, 2011, 12:25:03 PM
1. Autoerotic asphyxia
2. "Why did you have to die?" / "I'm not even a ghost..." / "You've been with me for so long."
3. I wept at the ending and never wanted to play again, because it felt perfect for me. I had to check another ending on Youtube for this and I started to cry. F'kin tears are messing with my work.

Amazing game. Shattered Memories.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 12:35:15 PM
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Amazing game. Shattered Memories.

You magnificent b******, you.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 10, 2011, 12:57:24 PM
You magnificent b******, you.

:) I have nothing but love and respect for Shattered Memories. I feel it did everything Heavy Rain attempted and better, yet garnered none of the attention.

Let's try something different...

1. (http://i53.tinypic.com/119b19c.png)

2. (http://i52.tinypic.com/vzkdxu.png)

3. (http://i56.tinypic.com/eamn7m.png)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 01:09:35 PM
1. (http://i53.tinypic.com/119b19c.png)

2. (http://i52.tinypic.com/vzkdxu.png)

3. (http://i56.tinypic.com/eamn7m.png)

Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 10, 2011, 01:11:15 PM
Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon

Bam! You even got the number of 'i's right ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 10, 2011, 01:24:30 PM
Quote
Bam! You even got the number of 'i's right

Had the demo when I was younger. Recognized the art style immediatly.


Try this:

1.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t1.jpg)

2.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t2.jpg)

3.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t3.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 10, 2011, 03:18:25 PM
GOG has the whole Goblins series, I bought it from them a while ago but haven't had time to play yet.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on April 10, 2011, 09:31:49 PM
Try this:

1.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t1.jpg)

2.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t2.jpg)

3.(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/t3.jpg)
Ghostbusters?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 10, 2011, 11:40:18 PM
Ghost Trick? lol
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 11, 2011, 02:06:16 AM
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Ghostbusters?
Quote
Ghost Trick? lol

No.

Here's a hint:
It's local, to me.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 11, 2011, 06:27:42 AM
Here's a hint:
It's local, to me.

Alien Incident.

You know, we have a long tradition of adventure games where I come from as well... Don't tempt me ;)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 11, 2011, 07:55:27 AM
Alien Incident.

Correct, made by the folk at Housemarque (combination of gamehouses Bloodhouse and Terramarque) who also made Stardust and The Reap.

You know, we have a long tradition of adventure games where I come from as well... Don't tempt me

But I do. Now do your worst.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 11, 2011, 02:41:40 PM
You know, we have a long tradition of adventure games where I come from as well... Don't tempt me
But I do. Now do your worst.

You've brought this on yourself :)

1. Source material.      (http://i55.tinypic.com/2ai35nq.png)

2. The original game.   (http://i51.tinypic.com/357ejuu.png)

3. PC remake.             (http://i53.tinypic.com/156tw28.png)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 11, 2011, 03:21:19 PM
You've brought this on yourself :)

1. Source material.      (http://i55.tinypic.com/2ai35nq.png)

2. The original game.   (http://i51.tinypic.com/357ejuu.png)

3. PC remake.             (http://i53.tinypic.com/156tw28.png)

A.D. 2044. Recognized the space suit from Sexmisja.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 11, 2011, 03:46:38 PM
A.D. 2044. Recognized the space suit from Sexmisja.

Grr... Should have gone with Kwatermaster.

Good job!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 04:00:40 AM
This one should be easy:

Who is both guilty and innocent until caught?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 04:05:58 AM
Who is both guilty and innocent until caught?

Jack T. Ladd I presume?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 04:31:41 AM
Jack T. Ladd I presume?

There are no naked babes in this indeed.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 05:45:12 AM
There are no naked babes in this indeed.

Speaking of naked babes, in which science-fiction adventure game do you play as both a woman and a man, yet they are the same person?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 07:43:25 AM
Speaking of naked babes, in which science-fiction adventure game do you play as both a woman and a man, yet they are the same person?

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 07:54:18 AM
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender.

But of course!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 07:58:59 AM
This game is actually a strategy/simulation game, disguised as a sexy (to some) adventure game.

Answers in the form of a question, please.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 08:11:32 AM
Am I making you Wet?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 08:12:31 AM
Am I making you Wet?

I'm going to have to ask for the international name.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 08:16:42 AM
Am I making you Wet?

I'm going to have to ask for the international name.

I have no idea, that's the title I know the game under. I could Google it, but perhaps it's a good time to let others have their time in the spotlight ;)

I do remember the subtitle, though.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 08:22:44 AM
I have no idea, that's the title I know the game under. I could Google it, but perhaps it's a good time to let others have their time in the spotlight

It's funny that it was kept as Wet in your area, but in here they changed it.

Yeah, I think it's time to step down from this thread for a while. Starting to feel like a two person vaudeville act.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 12, 2011, 09:02:21 AM
I am very impressed. XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 12:49:53 PM
I think it is the first Lula game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 12, 2011, 01:51:28 PM
Quote
I think it is the first Lula game.

Your turn.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 02:26:20 PM
1. Western Setting.
2. First in a series of games.
3. Main character's initials - F.F.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 12, 2011, 02:51:07 PM
Freddie Farkus?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 03:44:39 PM
Must... Restrain... Myself... Gnnhhh...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 12, 2011, 03:50:50 PM
Freddie Farkus?
That's Freddy Pharkas. ::)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 03:52:05 PM
Wanted.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 04:15:11 PM
Em nobody's right so far.  ;D Well Cez is close.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 04:16:18 PM
what, it's not Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure  ???
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 12, 2011, 04:20:58 PM
Freddie Farkus?
That's Freddy Pharkas. ::)
NOT IN MY WORLD!!!
Heh. Oops. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 04:22:41 PM
what, it's not Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure  ???
Wanted is technically the sequel to the game I was looking for.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 04:22:59 PM
By the way, it's also known as "Fenimore Fillmore: The Westener" but I knew it as Wanted.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 04:25:13 PM
I know, but both versions are the sequel to the original game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 04:30:05 PM
oh, crap, you are talking about 3 Skulls of the Toltecs. I never played that one. Always wanted to.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 04:32:05 PM
Wanted.

Wanted is the second game in the series.

EDIT: Oops, posted too late.
EDIT: Actually, I missed this entire page of posts :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 12, 2011, 04:34:25 PM
Kind of impossible to find. Even on ebay. It might be on abandonware sites.

Cez got it. Here's his clue.


-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s.  
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 04:36:44 PM
Let's make this official (I'll delete the other post).

-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s. 
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on April 12, 2011, 07:13:44 PM
Let's make this official (I'll delete the other post).

-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s. 
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.

Ico?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 12, 2011, 07:23:25 PM
nope, not that one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Rado on April 12, 2011, 09:57:26 PM
I didn't know they were planning a sequel (although I always considered U------e a spiritual sequel). Is there any info about it out there, other than the subtitle?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 12, 2011, 11:07:16 PM
Let's make this official (I'll delete the other post).

-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s. 
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.

I'm very tempted to say Torrin's Passage, but I know that'd be wrong. The only reason I say this is because Torrin's Passage and KQ7 share a similar graphical style.

I've been MIA from this thread for a while (focusing on school for a few days, and I'm going to be leaving again soon), and I come home to find this? you guys are quick and knowledgeable. makes me scared XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 13, 2011, 04:08:21 AM
I didn't know they were planning a sequel (although I always considered U------e a spiritual sequel). Is there any info about it out there, other than the subtitle?

Geezus, you know every game out there, don't you??

Look in wikipedia.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 13, 2011, 04:11:54 AM
Let's make this official (I'll delete the other post).

-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s. 
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.

I'm very tempted to say Torrin's Passage, but I know that'd be wrong. The only reason I say this is because Torrin's Passage and KQ7 share a similar graphical style.

I've been MIA from this thread for a while (focusing on school for a few days, and I'm going to be leaving again soon), and I come home to find this? you guys are quick and knowledgeable. makes me scared XD

nope, it's not Torin's Passage. There's a lot of talking in TP :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 13, 2011, 05:30:51 AM
I'm not going to answer or anything, but I have a strange tingling feeling that this game has something to do with a curse of something, Zeloria and a certain famous big bosomed archeologist.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 13, 2011, 08:28:51 AM
Thanks for the tip MikPal. The game is curse of Enchantia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_Enchantia

Also, does anybody know if there is a good ending in Lure of the temptress where the hero gets the girl. This has bugged me for decades. Okay one decade and some change. :P

EDIT:

Okay I've chosen what to do.

1. of a set of games inspired by certain literature.
2. Begin on a Submarine.
3. Something has escaped.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 13, 2011, 10:36:07 AM
Let's make this official (I'll delete the other post).

-The game is mostly devoid of text and talking, yet these are human or humanized characters that are part of this game.
-The setup of the story is sort of similar to King’s Quest 7’s. In fact, you could go as far as saying that the King’s Quest 7 box art was based on this game’s. 
-There was a sequel planned, but it was canceled.

I'm very tempted to say Torrin's Passage, but I know that'd be wrong. The only reason I say this is because Torrin's Passage and KQ7 share a similar graphical style.

I've been MIA from this thread for a while (focusing on school for a few days, and I'm going to be leaving again soon), and I come home to find this? you guys are quick and knowledgeable. makes me scared XD

nope, it's not Torin's Passage. There's a lot of talking in TP :)

I didn't think it was lol. I've never actually played the game (really want to, but gog hasn't added it just yet...) so I wouldn't know how much talking was involved. So, that was my only guess lol. I seriously gotta play more of these games.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 13, 2011, 10:46:15 AM
3 Skulls of the Toltecs Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nEgdu2QM4s

3 Skulls of the Toltecs download: http://all-shares.com/download/g516344-opus-3-skulls.rar.html

You can't buy it now and this is the best version Ive found. Copy the English.pdi folder into the installed folder for voices.

EDIT: Okay I found it. If you really want a legit copy.

http://www.amazon.com/3-Skulls-Toltecs-Pc/dp/B000DZKDKY/

Something tells me you'll pass though. 8)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 13, 2011, 11:20:17 AM
1. of a set of games inspired by certain literature.
2. Begin on a Submarine.
3. Something has escaped.

You also forgot to mention that it is a sequel, but you won't know that untill near the end.

And there's a stupid time travel plot involved.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 13, 2011, 11:33:05 AM
I knew it is a sequel, but I figured hint 1 encompassed everything.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 13, 2011, 01:06:27 PM
I did the first game early on :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 05:44:56 AM
It's Prisoner of Ice.

Try this:

1. "Watch what you wish for."
2. Hot nurse.
3. Plenty of TAT.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 14, 2011, 07:46:50 AM
Is it a Diablo game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 09:49:19 AM
Is it a Diablo game.

No.

But one of the designers recently did a comeback.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 14, 2011, 11:29:46 AM
Gray Matter?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 12:15:39 PM
Gray Matter?

No. Much older.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Lambonius on April 14, 2011, 12:26:43 PM
Willy Beamish?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 01:12:19 PM
Willy Beamish?

No. More recent.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 14, 2011, 01:23:19 PM
Phantas 2?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Krominof on April 14, 2011, 01:33:07 PM
Torin's Passage
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 14, 2011, 01:41:26 PM
Torin's Passage

I'm pretty sure Al Lowe's not making a comeback, nor anyone at Sierra for that matter. The only person who *could* be making a comeback would be Jane Jensen, and she hasn't mentioned anything beyond Gray Matter, and I'm somehow doubtful she will.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 01:46:16 PM
Phantas 2?

No. Not from Sierra.

Torin's Passage

No. Not a cartoon.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 14, 2011, 03:22:44 PM
what is TAT, by the way?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 04:06:12 PM
what is TAT, by the way?

One of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 14, 2011, 04:21:29 PM
Is it primal.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
Is it primal.

No. It wasn't released on a console.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 14, 2011, 04:36:12 PM
what is TAT, by the way?

One of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat
So, a game that contains plenty of transatlantic telephone cables, eh? That certainly narrows it down. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 14, 2011, 04:51:16 PM
So, a game that contains plenty of transatlantic telephone cables, eh? That certainly narrows it down. :P

Or punk bands, French airlines, psychological tests...

Öitä. Ja oikea vastaus on tuo kolmas vaihtoehto.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 15, 2011, 11:28:48 AM
Overclocked?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 15, 2011, 11:56:50 AM
Overclocked?

No.

1. It's not a console game, but a version of it can be played on one.
2. One of the main characters has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, 7 times for a BAFTA (3 wins) and has won the best actor award at the Verona Love Screens Film festival.
3. This was the third time that the live action director and the lead designer worked together.
4. On the back of the box it says that it is not suitable for under the age of 18, but it is not porn. Though a female nipple or two do make an appearance. Male nipples can be found in great quantity, of course.
5. There are no real puzzles.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 16, 2011, 11:56:58 AM
Tender Loving Care!

Next....

1) It's an adaptation. It's also a sequel of sorts.
2) There's a sort of connection with a recent game by a very renown author.
3) There were only 3 adventure games made by this company.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 16, 2011, 12:00:52 PM
Tender Loving Care!

Next....

1) It's an adaptation. It's also a sequel of sorts.
2) There's a sort of connection with a recent game by a very renown author.
3) There were only 3 adventure games made by this company.

I feel like I should know this one, but I don't...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 16, 2011, 01:25:01 PM
Sorry, I have to do some explaining:

Tender Loving Care (http://www.aftermathmedia.com/tlc.html).

The designer who was making a comeback was Rob Landeros with the recent resurrection of Trilobyte. The live-action sequences were directed by David Wheeler, who had worked with Landeros in The 11th Hour and Clandestiny. A CD-version was released for Windows in 1998 (http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/tender-loving-care), but a DVD-version of it has also been released. So it wasn't released on a console, but you can play it on a modern console like a DVD. Throughout the game you are asked to partake in TATs or Thematic Apperception Tests.

And I gave the tagline away as the very first hint.

(Posted on: 16-04-2011, 21:49:50)


1) It's an adaptation. It's also a sequel of sorts.
2) There's a sort of connection with a recent game by a very renown author.
3) There were only 3 adventure games made by this company.

Return of the Phantom?

It's a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera,  it was written by Raymond Benson, the Bond guy and made by MicroProse (Dragonsphere, Rex Nebular). I had the demo when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 16, 2011, 01:53:21 PM
Sorry, I have to do some explaining:

Tender Loving Care (http://www.aftermathmedia.com/tlc.html).

The designer who was making a comeback was Rob Landeros with the recent resurrection of Trilobyte. The live-action sequences were directed by David Wheeler, who had worked with Landeros in The 11th Hour and Clandestiny. A CD-version was released for Windows in 1998 (http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/tender-loving-care), but a DVD-version of it has also been released. So it wasn't released on a console, but you can play it on a modern console like a DVD. Throughout the game you are asked to partake in TATs or Thematic Apperception Tests.

And I gave the tagline away as the very first hint.

(Posted on: 16-04-2011, 21:49:50)


1) It's an adaptation. It's also a sequel of sorts.
2) There's a sort of connection with a recent game by a very renown author.
3) There were only 3 adventure games made by this company.

Return of the Phantom?

It's a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera,  it was written by Raymond Benson, the Bond guy and made by MicroProse (Dragonsphere, Rex Nebular). I had the demo when I was a kid.

The Bond guy? you mean Ian Fleming?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 16, 2011, 01:59:34 PM
The Bond guy? you mean Ian Fleming?

No, I mean Raymond Benson. He was the official Bond-author after John Gardner.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 16, 2011, 02:05:42 PM
The Bond guy? you mean Ian Fleming?

No, I mean Raymond Benson. He was the official Bond-author after John Gardner.

Wait, there are bond books *after* Ian Fleming died? Seriously, I had no idea. That's honestly news to me; are they any good?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 16, 2011, 02:29:21 PM
Wait, there are bond books *after* Ian Fleming died? Seriously, I had no idea. That's honestly news to me; are they any good?

Don't know if they're any good, but there have been over 20 books released after Fleming died. Rautaa pitää takoa kun se on kuuma (You gotta forge the iron while it's hot), you know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_novels#Post-Fleming_James_Bond_novels
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 16, 2011, 02:57:33 PM
Yes.

I gotta make my clues harder! The connection is actually to Jane Jensen's Gray Matter with David Style's mask.

I guess I shouldn't have said *author* but *game designer* :) She's an author, too, but renown as a Game Designer.

Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 16, 2011, 03:03:03 PM
The connection is actually to Jane Jensen's Gray Matter with David Style's mask.

Didn't know about that. I thought it had something to do with the fact that Benson had written with John Milius a novel that serves as a prequel to Homefront.

But I give my turn back to you, Cez. Make it hard!! (No pun intended)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 18, 2011, 12:01:28 AM
Nobody's posted  in a while, I have one, if I may.

1. Futuristic setting.
2. Robot buddy.
3. Main character has amnesia.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 18, 2011, 12:07:58 AM
Beneath a Steel Sky?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 18, 2011, 12:11:46 AM
Nope, might as well get that out of the way. ;D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 18, 2011, 12:18:45 AM
Thought not, while #1 and #2 match, I was pretty sure that there wasn't amenesia in that game.

Hmmm, is there an adventure game with a robot buddy but a setting that is not futuristic at all? Maybe something from the steampunk genre...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 18, 2011, 12:27:34 AM
Yeah I guess it's cyberpunk genre. There was a sequel but it never did the original justice.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 18, 2011, 12:32:19 AM
Syberia

(spontaneous guess just based on it being cyberpunk and having a sequel)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 18, 2011, 12:33:55 AM
Nope. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 18, 2011, 12:47:10 AM
I don't think it's Planetfall, even though I know that a robot shows up eventually (I've only played through the beginning of the game), it has a sequel, because I the character doesn't seem to have amnesia at all.

Okay, I'll guess anyway.  Planetfall.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on April 18, 2011, 02:54:58 AM
Woodruff and the Schnibble? I think I remember hearing it had a rather unsuccessful sequel... *shrugs*
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 18, 2011, 08:47:21 PM
Was there? I don't believe so. I knew woodruff was seen a sequel to the goblins games. There is a goblins 4 game out now actually.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 19, 2011, 06:35:45 AM
Snatcher
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 19, 2011, 07:12:40 AM
No not snatcher. I haven't played that yet, wanted to try policenauts first.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 19, 2011, 12:58:59 PM
Well Snatcher has:
1. Futuristic setting.
2. Robot buddy.
3. Main character who has amnesia.

We're not telepaths here, you need to give us more clues.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 19, 2011, 02:04:58 PM
We're not telepaths here
Speak for yourself. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 19, 2011, 03:46:48 PM
There was a sequel but it never did the original justice.
Ah but Snatcher is the sequel. So that doesn't work.

Okay more hints. The main character has a disease and needs to find a cure.

Edit: I should probably mention that it is a Playstation 1 game with a dark Sci Fi theme. 
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 20, 2011, 03:29:07 AM
Edit: I should probably mention that it is a Playstation 1 game with a dark Sci Fi theme. 

Now you just made it too easy. Pipo!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 20, 2011, 03:31:11 AM
Now you just made it too easy. Pipo!
Never satisfied. ;D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 20, 2011, 10:31:13 AM
Never satisfied.

...but always full.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 20, 2011, 12:41:03 PM
Never satisfied.

...but always full.
...of it? ;D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 21, 2011, 12:29:22 PM
...of it?

Absolutely!

Now, there is a mystery on this thread to be solved!

(Posted on: 20-04-2011, 21:58:14)


It's Overblood, right?


You want to make the next riddle a team job, drunkenmonkey?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 21, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
I seriously need to come up with something good to stump all ya... But I can't come up with anything good XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 21, 2011, 04:52:12 PM
It's Overblood, right?

You want to make the next riddle a team job, drunkenmonkey?

Do you just not take your turn anymore. :)

Okay here's another.

1. Game based on a movie of the same name, though doesn't follow the movie story.
2. man who can't dream.
3. main character lives in an orphanage.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 22, 2011, 01:14:56 AM
I seriously need to come up with something good to stump all ya... But I can't come up with anything good XD

I stumped Katie, Welden, and Cez - CEZ! - with Gabriel Knight (indeed, I was surprised at just how successful I was at stumping all the Jane Jensen fans).  The trick, when picking a game that many people on the forum are familiar with, is to pick details which either a) are really obscure (such as the bit about Malia having volumes of Homer and Virgil) or b) require people to put two-and-two together.  An example of this type of hint is (GK1 spoiler ahead)
... the hints about Mosley breaking the light bulb in the Gedde crypt. When you think about it, it's obvious - the light bulb just happened to break when Mosely was in the crypt and trying to hide quickly.  But since the game doesn't require you to think about it, many players don't.
  'Course my favourite hints were the ones about Gabe and his mother - partially because I think Gabe saying "Miss you, mom" is one of the most poignant moments in the game, but also because it's a moment that's easy to miss even on multiple play-throughs.

My point is that even if you pick a game like GK1, you can make some pretty stumping hints by using the above guidelines.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 03:03:56 AM
Do you just not take your turn anymore. :)

Well, I was actually thinking about doing one together, but okay...


1. Game based on a movie of the same name, though doesn't follow the movie story.
2. man who can't dream.
3. main character lives in an orphanage.

City of the Lost Children
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 22, 2011, 04:09:07 AM


Well, I was actually thinking about doing one together, but okay...

City of the Lost Children

Correct. Working together? But if nobody has a clue they wont play.;D Guessing in teams for points might be a fun idea though. I choose Rado. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 04:30:15 AM
Correct. Working together? But if nobody has a clue they wont play.;D Guessing in teams for points might be a fun idea though. I choose Rado. :)

What I meant was coming up with the clues together.


But okay, here's an easy one:
1. Object is to find wealth.
2. Object of the game is to survive.
3. It includes a maze that is all alike.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 08:01:59 AM
Rogue?

If not for the treasure part, I would guess Pac Man. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 10:50:00 AM
Rogue?

If not for the treasure part, I would guess Pac Man. :P

No. Older.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 22, 2011, 11:00:41 AM
I'll swing - Pac-Man?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 11:03:25 AM
I'll swing - Pac-Man?

Name of the thread is "Quess that Adventure Game"
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 22, 2011, 11:12:16 AM
Heh well it was still worth a shot ;)  OK I'll think about this one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 11:28:21 AM
I'll swing - Pac-Man?

Name of the thread is "Quess that Adventure Game"
Besides - I already mentioned that.

Colossal Cave Adventure?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 12:09:45 PM
Colossal Cave Adventure?

BINGO!!

And to those that missed the most obvious clue:
A maze that is all alike:
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike"
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 22, 2011, 12:14:46 PM
Wouldn't it be interesting if they did a Pac-Man adventure game? I mean, they're planning a movie (no, seriously (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2008/05/pac-man-movie-in-development-really.ars)), so who knows what else they could do...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 12:30:08 PM
Wouldn't it be interesting if they did a Pac-Man adventure game?

They already did back in '94: Pac-man 2 The New Adventures (http://www.mobygames.com/game/pac-man-2-the-new-adventures)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 22, 2011, 12:33:05 PM
Wouldn't it be interesting if they did a Pac-Man adventure game?

They already did back in '94: Pac-man 2 The New Adventures (http://www.mobygames.com/game/pac-man-2-the-new-adventures)

There's a good chance I'm not playing that...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 12:37:11 PM
Colossal Cave Adventure?

BINGO!!

And to those that missed the most obvious clue:
A maze that is all alike:
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike"
I think there's something similar in parts of Zork, but that's not older than Rogue.

Ok. Hopefully this isn't too easy:
1. Your character wears pajamas throughout the game.
2. You get turned into a plant - sort of.
3. Part of the gameplay occurs in a dream.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 22, 2011, 12:39:24 PM
Colossal Cave Adventure?

BINGO!!

And to those that missed the most obvious clue:
A maze that is all alike:
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike"
I think there's something similar in parts of Zork, but that's not older than Rogue.

Ok. Hopefully this isn't too easy:
1. Your character wears pajamas throughout the game.
2. You get turned into a plant - sort of.
3. Part of the gameplay occurs in a dream.

Pajama Sam? I'm a HUGE humongous entertainment fan, btw... The only reason I say Pajama Sam is because of the pajama's... It's been a long time since I've played the games, so I don't know about all the details...

If you need more specifics, I'll list the games:

1. Don't be Afraid of the Dark

2. Thunder and Lightning aren't so Frightening

3. You Are What you Eat From Your Head to Your Feet

4. Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff

If it's not any one of those, I'm at a loss then.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 12:53:49 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 22, 2011, 01:19:16 PM
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 01:57:34 PM
Nope. :) I will say that this is a graphical game, not a text-only one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 22, 2011, 02:39:50 PM
Nope.

Drat. I was so sure, too... Well, I'm out of guesses then.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 02:49:48 PM
Well, apparently it wasn't too easy. :P The game was mentioned on these forums not too long ago, so I know somebody knows it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 22, 2011, 03:05:45 PM
Sanitarium?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 03:11:17 PM
No.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 22, 2011, 04:24:08 PM
Pyjamarama?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 04:46:36 PM
No, though that does appear to satisfy at least two of the criteria.

Another hint:
One of the inventory items is popcorn.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 22, 2011, 04:56:45 PM
Discworld II
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 05:22:53 PM
Nope. I didn't think this was that obscure.

It starts with your character getting sucked into the television.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 22, 2011, 05:44:49 PM
Altered Destiny?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2011, 06:08:46 PM
Yes! It's a really strange game, but I liked it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 22, 2011, 06:59:47 PM
Here we go again:

1. One of the puzzles is based on Chinese folklore
2. There are four kings ...
3. ... and three deadly plants

EDIT: I changed the last hint because I realised that I left one of the deadly plants out of my count
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on April 23, 2011, 03:55:29 AM
Altered Destiny?

Ah Altered destiny, I tried playing that one time, but there was a weird floating platform bug and I couldn't progress.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 23, 2011, 01:27:37 PM
Just getting the obvious wrong answer out of the way:

King Quest VII
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 23, 2011, 01:57:41 PM
It's not King's Quest VI, is it?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 23, 2011, 08:04:37 PM
It's not King's Quest VI, is it?

Yes, it is King's Quest VI.

For all y'all's info, the Chinese folktale in question is 'Ma Liang and the Magic Paintbrush'; the four kings are ... wait a minute, Lore Azure is just a lord, but I always thought of him as a king, but King Calliphitm, King Graham, and King Alexander are definitely kings; the deadly plants are the vines, the nightshade, and the mint.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 23, 2011, 08:39:48 PM
Ah, the mint! I didn't think of it as a deadly plant, but indeed it is, to the genie.
I didn't think you would count Lord Azure, though. I was thinking the fourth would be Samhain (since the Land of the Dead isn't governed by the Crown as the Isle of the Sacred Mountain is). And I had no idea of the story of the Magic Paintbrush.

Okay, I'll come up with something as soon as I can. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 23, 2011, 09:14:44 PM
I first heard of the Magic Paintbrush from the 90s' TV cartoon version, though that adaptation changed the setting to Europe.  I have fond memories of that cartoon as a kid, so it made me happy to see the reference in KQ6.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 23, 2011, 10:40:51 PM
1. One puzzle has influences dating back to the Romans.
2. You come face-to-face with a pirate.
3. Double your arsenal, double your fun.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 24, 2011, 03:50:04 PM
Technically, the mint isn't deadly; it can intoxicate Shamir, but we've never seen or heard anyone dying from it...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 24, 2011, 05:39:19 PM
Actually, pure mint extract can kill Shamir. It's how you dispose of him if you don't get the lamp from the lampseller.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 24, 2011, 05:47:36 PM
Actually, pure mint extract can kill Shamir. It's how you dispose of him if you don't get the lamp from the lampseller.

Really? I guess I have more KQ6 to play...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 24, 2011, 06:00:03 PM
Indeed.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 24, 2011, 07:37:08 PM
If you've never killed Shamir, you've also probably never encountered the cross-dressing scene in KQVI either.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 24, 2011, 07:46:34 PM
If you've never killed Shamir, you've also probably never encountered the cross-dressing scene in KQVI either.

No, I did encounter that, but it was a long time ago. I'll have to go back and play the short ending again sometime.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 24, 2011, 08:56:31 PM
Yeah, you can cross-dress and still capture Shamir.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 24, 2011, 09:23:04 PM
That is a cool thing about the various endings of KQ6--it's not *just* the short path and the long path. You can get a great mix of the two endings, with various possibilities coming into play. One I only knew about when I saw it in a video?
In the short path, you can use the Mirror on Shamir at the wedding to reveal him. I think even when I tried the short path, I always used the mint there to distract him and never figured out the mirror thing.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 24, 2011, 09:34:36 PM
Whereas I always did the short path the way KatieHal describes, I never knew that

... one could use the mint instead at that point

I'll have to try that sometime.

And how, pray tell, do you get the lamp on the short path?

As for the current guessing game: I've got no flippin' clue
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 24, 2011, 10:01:41 PM
I'm *pretty* sure you could use the mint there anyways.

The short path doesn't prevent you from befriending Jollo--only doing the absolutely *minimum* means you never bother to do so.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 24, 2011, 10:08:05 PM
I'm pretty sure the first time I played KQ6 I went through the short path, befriended Jollo, had the lamp from the lamp-seller, but DID NOT HAVE THE MINT, so at the showdown I was toast.

In order to get Shamir's lamp, you not only have to befriend Jollo, you also have to hand him the lamp-seller lamp so Jollo can make the swap.  How do you hand over the lamp in the short path?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 25, 2011, 05:22:09 AM
I don't think you can get Jollo to switch the lamps if you take the short path. If you try clicking the replica lamp on him in the tower, the narrator will just tell you that Shamir knows it's not his lamp. You can then click the mint on him and he'll accidentally kill himself.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 25, 2011, 05:53:31 AM
I don't think you can get Jollo to switch the lamps if you take the short path.
No, you can. You just go down into the basement after getting inside.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on April 25, 2011, 07:41:56 AM
It is still possible to find Jollo in the castle and talk to him in the short path. I feel almost certain it's still an option! If I had the game on my computer I'd try playing through to prove it, but alas I don't.

ETA: Aha! Thanks Enchantermon...I knew I wasn't just making that up in my head!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 25, 2011, 08:15:47 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 25, 2011, 09:10:40 AM
Quote
Actually, pure mint extract can kill Shamir. It's how you dispose of him if you don't get the lamp from the lampseller.
Not quite true: you give the mint to Shamir, which basically makes him drunk (or whatever the equivalent is for mint). Then, in his intoxicated state he tries to throw a dazzle ball at you, but it bounces off the walls and kills him.

I always thought that it was impossible to go down into the basement if you took the short path, but I could be wrong. I haven't tried the short path in years.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on April 25, 2011, 02:53:58 PM
Hey guys, let's get back to guessing, shall we? We can discuss KQ6 elsewhere.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 25, 2011, 03:32:13 PM
Tales of Monkey Island.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 25, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Nope.
I'll repost the clues since they're on another page now:

1. One puzzle has influences dating back to the Romans.
2. You come face-to-face with a pirate.
3. Double your arsenal, double your fun.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 25, 2011, 05:16:35 PM
Sorry, back on topic XD

Um... Simon the Sorceror 2? I only guess that because I remember there being pirates in that one.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 25, 2011, 06:48:11 PM
Nope! :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on April 25, 2011, 10:34:07 PM
Is it a LucasArts game?

(I am still clueless, so I am trying to narrow stuff down, but if you refuse to answer the question, that's OK)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 26, 2011, 12:29:05 AM
Ecoquest?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 27, 2011, 02:42:04 PM
The Goonies!!! oh, wait...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on April 27, 2011, 03:11:42 PM
Does that third clue mean there are two controllable characters?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on April 27, 2011, 04:46:51 PM
Sorry, I forgot to check this thread. :P Deloria got it right; it's Eco Quest! More specifically, The Search for Cetus.

1. The Roman-influenced puzzle is the scrambled mosaic; Romans were among the first to put pictures in mosaics (at least according to Wikipedia).
2. The pirate you come face-to-face with is the dead one (never said he was alive ;)) guarding the treasure chest above the first coral reef area.
3. The second hyperspace arsenal is Adam's trash bag. ^_^

I'm actually kind of surprised that it was guessed so quickly; I was afraid that my clues were too vague. Good job, Deloria! Your turn! :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 28, 2011, 06:34:03 AM
Thanks. :)

1. You inherit a castle.
2. You confer with dead people. :P
3. There are riddles. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 28, 2011, 06:58:35 AM
Gabriel Knight 1? :D

Also, I like that the game you picked involves inheriting a castle XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 28, 2011, 06:59:55 AM
Clandestiny
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on April 28, 2011, 09:51:22 AM
Clandestiny
You win. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on April 28, 2011, 01:36:51 PM
in theory, it could have been GK1, too, yes :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on April 28, 2011, 01:46:41 PM
You win. :)

Great, where can I pick it up?

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1. Loosely based on a movie that had an antagonist that had an abnormality defined by Dr. Klaus Patau
2. Someone ate your father's right hand.
3. Burn, baby, burn!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Big C from Cauney island on April 28, 2011, 10:13:44 PM
I'm not sure how this works, but here's another.....

1)  Tootsweet

2)  Carbuncle Elementary

3)  Trouble Meter
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on April 29, 2011, 02:48:36 AM
in theory, it could have been GK1, too, yes :)

I thought so XD Hmm, I wonder which other pairs of adventure games could be described so they both match the clues...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 01, 2011, 02:27:27 PM
I'm not sure how this works, but here's another.....

1)  Tootsweet

2)  Carbuncle Elementary

3)  Trouble Meter

The Adventures of Willy Beamish, but you didn't answer the earlier so you skipped a riddle by posting this.


1. Loosely based on a movie that had an antagonist that had an abnormality defined by Dr. Klaus Patau
2. Someone ate your father's right hand.
3. Burn, baby, burn!



(Posted on: 29-04-2011, 13:48:10)


Here are some more clues:

1. The movie it is loosely based on was directed by Dario Argentino.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 01, 2011, 04:34:27 PM
Is it one of the  Black Mirror games.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 02, 2011, 02:13:22 PM
Is it one of the  Black Mirror games.

No. Older.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 02, 2011, 04:19:09 PM
Hmmm, is it, Alfred Hitchcock's The final cut.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 04, 2011, 03:37:17 PM
Hmmm, is it, Alfred Hitchcock's The final cut.

No. Still older.

The game doesn't have any 3D. Pre-rendered or polygon.

(Posted on: 03-05-2011, 22:32:55)


Here are some more hints:

1. Phenomena
2. Connelly
3. Point and click, but not on a computer
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 05, 2011, 04:02:26 PM
Clock Tower

(and yes, I totally google-fu'ed this one, but it's not like a lot of people were jumping into the fray).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 05, 2011, 05:36:28 PM
Clock Tower

Bingo. Clock Tower: The First Fear (http://www.mobygames.com/game/clock-tower_). A point 'n click survival horror game originally released in 1995 for the SNES in Japan. The story and visual settings are partly inspired by the 1985 film Phenomena (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mk6EjlATp4) directed by the famous giallo director Dario Argento (Suspiria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8zbV_fFkYs), The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FRLMPDl3Ek), Demoni (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT7jOmxqBQI)). Especially the main character of Jennifer Simpson had been drawn to look like Jennifer Connelly, who starred in Phenomena.

The main antagonist, Scissorman is also drawn to look like the killer from Phenomena that had Patau syndrome. The Phenomena killer is even named Patua. And yes, at some point in the game your father's hand gets eaten and a baby burns.


(and yes, I totally google-fu'ed this one, but it's not like a lot of people were jumping into the fray).

You know, I always thought that finding answers is more noble than straight away knowing them. Kinda like in stories. It's not the destination but the trip itself that is more rewarding.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 05, 2011, 06:36:06 PM
1. Something stinks here, and it's not just your puzzle-solving ability
2. You're talking complete nonsense
3. This game has already been mentioned at least once in this thread
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 06, 2011, 04:24:46 AM
Post Mortem?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 06, 2011, 09:27:35 PM
Post Mortem?

... no.

Another hint:

There is one particular puzzle in this game which is (in)famous.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 07, 2011, 03:26:07 AM
Space Quest VII?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 07, 2011, 04:37:36 AM
It's not Space Quest VII.

Another hint:

One of the deaths is caused by a brick hitting your head.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 07, 2011, 08:21:55 AM
It's an Infocom game, right?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on May 07, 2011, 12:54:20 PM
Zork II?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 07, 2011, 08:37:02 PM
It's not Zork II.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 08, 2011, 12:40:48 AM
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 08, 2011, 02:23:58 AM
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

And we have a winner!

Hints number 1 and 2 are quotes from the game.  The (in)famous puzzle is the Babel Fish puzzle, which I actually did not think was that hard.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 08, 2011, 03:07:29 AM
The (in)famous puzzle is the Babel Fish puzzle, which I actually did not think was that hard.

Try being a 10-year old without any real schooling in the english language besides the one you got from watching The Children's Channel through your neighbours satellite dish. Perhaps then you'll see the frustration and the final WTF-moment fifteen years later when you read the solution. To me, that game ended when someone started talking gibberish and you'll end up in space. And thanks for the pretzels.



------

I'm feeling generous, here's four clues:


1. The developers, according to their own words, interviewed over 2000 members of the target demographic before starting the production.
2. The company that made this game actually bough out their own parent company and then sold it.
3. Marvelous, cool, kinetic movement, ever-lasting friendship, non-conformist, zany, ingenious, and empowered.
4. You can make out with a cowboy in a barn. Next to a horse. Eeeee....
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 08, 2011, 06:31:25 AM
I don't think Hitchhiker's was written with 10 year-olds who only knew English through their neighbor's Children's Channel in mind (and I suspect, under those circumstances, you were only even able to get up to the babel fish part because English and Swedish are closely related).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on May 08, 2011, 02:26:46 PM
Space Quest VII?

Last time I checked, there were only 6 Space Quest games, not 7... All of the Space Quest 7 games, be them official or otherwise, got cancelled somewhere during their development.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 08, 2011, 06:19:21 PM
All of the Space Quest 7 games, be them official or otherwise, got cancelled somewhere during their development.

I think this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyURw9pWtRI) was the closest thing to a complete game.


I don't think Hitchhiker's was written with 10 year-olds who only knew English through their neighbor's Children's Channel in mind (and I suspect, under those circumstances, you were only even able to get up to the babel fish part because English and Swedish are closely related).

Sometimes in life you get what you get, not what you were meant to get. Before learning swedish in the mandatory schooling, I already knew the basics of english thanks to the TV. Didn't help squat. I still don't speak swedish. Not because I can't understand it, but because I refuse to speak it. And even though they are both based in latin, they are nothing alike. Eller kan du förstå vad jag skriver här just nu? Min svensk är så dålig at jag kan aldrig bli en författare. Vieläkin pahemmaksi tekisi muuttaa koko puhe kesken kaiken ugrilaisemmaksi.


I'm feeling generous, here's four clues:


1. The developers, according to their own words, interviewed over 2000 members of the target demographic before starting the production.
2. The company that made this game actually bough out their own parent company and then sold it.
3. Marvelous, cool, kinetic movement, ever-lasting friendship, non-conformist, zany, ingenious, and empowered.
4. You can make out with a cowboy in a barn. Next to a horse. Eeeee....
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on May 09, 2011, 07:30:00 AM
I don't think Swedish is based in Latin; it's a gemanic language and therefore is on a parallel branch to Latin and Romance languages (if wikipedia does not lie).

It should have some similarities to English since English is also Germanic, but Swedish is apparently North-Germanic whereas Old English is West Germanic so any similarities are probably rare. Plus, English has been fundamentally affected by the influx of French that accompanied the Norman invasion.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 09, 2011, 07:32:39 AM
Yeah, that statement was just my own stupidity.

So... Any quesses?

1. The developers, according to their own words, interviewed over 2000 members of the target demographic before starting the production.
2. The company that made this game actually bough out their own parent company and then sold it.
3. Marvelous, cool, kinetic movement, ever-lasting friendship, non-conformist, zany, ingenious, and empowered.
4. You can make out with a cowboy in a barn. Next to a horse. Eeeee....
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 09, 2011, 08:50:03 AM
... but Swedish is apparently North-Germanic whereas Old English is West Germanic so any similarities are probably rare.

[language nerd moment]English is actually a creole of Old English (from West German, yes) and Old Norse, it actually has quite a bit in common with the Nordic languages, particularly Icelandic.[/language nerd moment]

As for the current game: I have no idea, and I'm not ready for another round of google fu yet.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 09, 2011, 11:57:19 AM
Interesting. I know there are some similarities in old Scottish and German. Most likely due to the Anglo-Saxon influence.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on May 09, 2011, 04:34:11 PM
English is a mixture of Old English and Norman French, plus some Latin words which were introduced in the Augustan period (roughly 1600-1800) such as hexameter and ellipsis, as well as a few bits and pieces here and there like kiosk, blitz, veranda etc. which are loan words. There is an influence from Norse languages, but this influence is twofold:

1) Vikings invaded the British Isles in the 9th century and colonised about half of the island forming England, Scotland and Wales. Since they settled here, some of their words trickled over into English, and some English words changed their meanings slightly due to pressure from their Norse equivalents. For example, before the invasion the English word "eorl" meant "man" or "warrior"; during the Danish occupation, the word came to have the connotation "lord", which was how it became the modern word "earl", because there was a similar Danish word meaning "lord". Interestingly, it was during this period (we think) that the feminine pronoun "heo" became the more familiar pronoun "she". None of the other pronouns have undergone such a large change which makes me wonder why this one has.

But, more importantly:
2) Old English was itself a Scandinavian language: the Saxons who brought the language to England in about 500 AD came from southern Denmark, which is why their language has so many similarities with Old Norse (eg. words such as scip (ship) and brond (sword) are the same in both languages).

The reason why the language has many similarities to German is because Old English was itself a Germanic language, as were all Norse languages; it therefore shares a common root with modern German. The reason it has similarities to Scots is because Scots was slower to change than Modern English since it was less exposed to foreign influences and reformers, and as such retains words like bairn ("child", from OE "bearn"), burn ("stream", from OE "burn") and ken ("know", from OE "cunnan", to know) which have fallen out of use in more fluid Modern English.

Sorry to go off-topic with this but people seemed interested and I think it's nice to know where languages come from. I'm afraid I don't know what game you're after...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 10, 2011, 09:28:45 AM
Yeah, if you guys want to do more language nerding out, you should start new thread for it.

I also don't know what the game is. But now that I know google fu is allowed!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 12, 2011, 01:38:10 AM
Yeah, getting back to the topic...

Marvelous
cool
Kinetic movement
everlasting friendship
non-conformist
zany
ingenious
empowered


&

C
o
.

Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 12, 2011, 05:39:57 AM
Yes, yes, YES!! Sorry, I'm going nearly orgasmic here with that answer.

McKenzie & co. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q37HWugdNZ8), made in 1995 by Her Interactive (Nancy Drew-games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAZNFoHSrkk), The Vampire Diaries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMSPzLWac98)), a then subsidiary of American Laser Games (Mad Dog McCree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeSoU-ZYh90), Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKbGcYBqrAY), Space Pirates (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyBYth76jvM)). In 1999 Her Interactive bough out American Laser Games and a year later sold it to Digital Leisure Inc that has released many of the old ALG games to DVD and console format.

The name of the game McKenzie & Co. comes from the name of the car that the main characters own. the object of the game is to make choices that will affect with whom do you go to the prom. Will it be Brett (The cowboy), Steven (the rich kid), Brandon (marshmallow loving Porche driver)or Derrick (the athlete). If you bought the expansion disk, McKenzie & Co: More Friends, you could also date James (rebel with a bike) and Aaron (the vegetarian). The executive director Patricia Flannigan has been known to say on record that the team interviewed over 2000 girls to find out what they wanted from a game. What makes this game really interresting is that one of the programmers, Sheri G. Ray, wrote a small memoir of her experience (http://sherigranerray.com/?p=15). Let's just say that nobody knew what they were doing and some threatening phone calls were made. At least the steadicamshot of the intro came out nice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJWcc-yV2xw) ("Jaa, jaa. Ai em exhcange shtuudent").

Also if you want to know what a bunch of thirty something drunken men think about this game, answers can be found here (http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/30404).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 12, 2011, 05:50:54 AM
I don't feel like throwing another challenge out right now.  I do feel like handing the opportunity to KatieHal, for no particular reason.  If Katie does not take this opportunity to make the next challenge within 24 hours, it will be up for grabs for anyone.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 12, 2011, 06:14:02 AM
Oo, fun! I'll take it and post something a little later on today.

Also, that Vampire Diaries game intro is...wow. The actress sounds so terrible. She sounds like an actress, which is not a good thing! I've never read the books but really enjoy the TV show. Now I'm curious if I can track down some gameplay of that game online....
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 12, 2011, 06:24:55 AM
Now I'm curious if I can track down some gameplay of that game online....

Right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4l2VAx8vFI). Personally the most interresting thing about The Vampire Diaries is this bit from Ray's memoirs:
Quote
The time came to film the “bite”. In the scene the actor playing the player would have her back to the camera, and the actor playing Damon would be facing her, thus facing the camera. He would say his line, then step forward, put his arm around the waist of the girl, tip her head to the side and “bite” her neck. We set up the scene, ran through quickly a time or two, then, it was time to actually shoot it.

Damon said his line, stepped forward, slid his arm around her waist, tipped her back slightly and she bent her head to expose her neck and Damon leaned in to bite, all the while keeping “eye contact” with the camera. He finished the scene and there was this audible “sigh” form around me. I looked around and realized that EVERY woman in the set was standing behind me, watching the scene in my monitor.. and they ALL nearly swooned! I knew at that moment we’d done it right!

As a side note, we got MANY letters from players who told us they regularly chose the ‘wrong’ path through the game so they could see the scene where Damon bites Elena over and over again!
Now read the whole thing with genders reversed. And FYI Elena's age is 13.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on May 12, 2011, 06:39:50 AM
Quote
He finished the scene and there was this audible “sigh” form around me. I looked around and realized that EVERY woman in the set was standing behind me, watching the scene in my monitor.. and they ALL nearly swooned! I knew at that moment we’d done it right!
What is this I don't even.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 12, 2011, 08:47:59 AM
13?? Isn't she older than that even in the books? Thanks for the gameplay link, btw!

1) Your character has no parents.
2) The game is only somewhat faithful to the original source material, but that's not really the fault of the designers.
3) Many walkthroughs, including the official as I recall, advise you to find a hidden area in the game by a method that does not work*. There is another method that does work, however.


*To be fair, I've never tried it on someone else's copy of the game or asked around about people's success with it. But I tried it MANY times and it NEVER worked even once. So I'm convinced it doesn't work at all.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 12, 2011, 10:54:50 AM
13?? Isn't she older than that even in the books?

Here's a quote from Ray:
Quote
We went to cast Elena and decided she would only be seen from the back, thus we needed someone with GORGEOUS blond hair. We ended up casting a 13 year old girl who had the most amazing long blond hair we’d ever seen.

It's the same kind of decision making as hiring a late twenty something to act as a high schooler or to quote allegedly Jeremy Heath-Smiths during the devlopement of the original Tomb Raider: "If I'm going to be staring at someone's bum all day, I'd rather it be a female bum."

1) Your character has no parents.
2) The game is only somewhat faithful to the original source material, but that's not really the fault of the designers.
3) Many walkthroughs, including the official as I recall, advise you to find a hidden area in the game by a method that does not work*. There is another method that does work, however.

Your puzzle intrigues me. This calls a trip to the library.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 12, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
Well, I had to go for some clues that wouldn't be TOO obvious. :)

Ahh, okay, the actress, not the character. Gotcha. Although (as I'm watching the playthrough) the only shot I've seen of Elena so far had her with brown hair I think. Also this is game is hilariously terrible! It's a shame the playthrough isn't complete (only 5 of 10 videos from nearly a year ago) and also that there's no snarky commentary being made. It rightly deserves some.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on May 12, 2011, 12:29:57 PM
Also, that Vampire Diaries game intro is...wow. The actress sounds so terrible. She sounds like an actress, which is not a good thing! I've never read the books but really enjoy the TV show. Now I'm curious if I can track down some gameplay of that game online....
[rant=Haids]Okay, off-topic rant here, but...

SERIOUSLY?!  They made a Vampire Diaries video game?!  Ugggggggggggggghhhhhh!  I remember reading those books when I was thirteen and being so lyk in luv wiht stefan (this was light years before Edward Cullen), and absolutely marveling at how amazing a writer LJ Smith was. ::)

When the show and new books came out, jeez, I was startled and appalled!  Of course, the books are still written by LJ, but they're NOTHING like the original series and read like she was locked in a room with only Sailor Moon DVD's rolling 24/7.  And the TV show?  Forget it.  Too much!

Now there's a freaking GAME of this trainwreck of a once-beloved series?  I'm angered!  I'm frustrated!  I need M&M's!  The author needs to stop trying to cash in! *Huff*Puff*[/rant]
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 12, 2011, 12:35:36 PM
Haids--I've never read the books, and I watched the show with the intent that it would be a silly guilty pleasure. But it's actually pretty damn good! I know it deviates quite a bit from the books themselves, too. I recommend giving it a shot. :) Although it sounds like you have seen it...y'know, I'm just gonna move this post to a new thread, it's more appropriate there at this point!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on May 12, 2011, 12:45:27 PM
I'm just gonna move this post to a new thread, it's more appropriate there at this point!
Haha!  Yay, a Vampire Diaries AND a Twilight thread?  Vampires FTW, man! :vampire:
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 15, 2011, 04:22:29 PM
Quote from: KatieHal link=topic=10515.msg324688#msg324688 date=1305211679
1) Your character has no parents.
2) The game is only [i
somewhat[/i] faithful to the original source material, but that's not really the fault of the designers.
3) Many walkthroughs, including the official as I recall, advise you to find a hidden area in the game by a method that does not work*. There is another method that does work, however.


*To be fair, I've never tried it on someone else's copy of the game or asked around about people's success with it. But I tried it MANY times and it NEVER worked even once. So I'm convinced it doesn't work at all.

Any guesses? Should I give another clue?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 15, 2011, 04:30:44 PM
I would want to answe Companions of Xanth, but I'm sure it's the wrong answer.

So, enlighten us.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 15, 2011, 04:34:18 PM
Wow, that was a botched quoting job! Let's try that again.


1) Your character has no parents.
2) The game is only somewhat faithful to the original source material, but that's not really the fault of the designers.
3) Many walkthroughs, including the official as I recall, advise you to find a hidden area in the game by a method that does not work*. There is another method that does work, however.

*To be fair, I've never tried it on someone else's copy of the game or asked around about people's success with it. But I tried it MANY times and it NEVER worked even once. So I'm convinced it doesn't work at all.

Heh, and no, not Companions of Xanth. :)

Hmm...

You can win the game about 2/3 of the way through, but you won't get full points or complete the story since you'll be dead.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Arkillian on May 15, 2011, 04:58:17 PM
Man- I wish I could join in the fun here, but NZ didn't get half the 1990s games you guys got :/
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 15, 2011, 05:01:53 PM
This one is from the 1980's.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Arkillian on May 15, 2011, 05:21:06 PM
This one is from the 1980's.

Even less of a chance I'd know it. We only got the  really popular games in New Zealand. We didn't get the middle stream ones like we do now finally
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 16, 2011, 12:48:45 AM
The Black Cauldron?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 16, 2011, 06:23:16 AM
Cez has it!

The game was based on the Disney movie version, which itself was a terrible hacking of various elements of the original book series--hence, only somewhat faithful, but that wasn't Sierra's fault. Your main character Taran has no idea who his parents were. And the hidden home of the Fair Folk can supposedly be reached by saying "the magic word" next to the waterfall (which works), and also by jumping to the largest rock in the middle of the lake. Though I have that second method many times, it NEVER worked for me!
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 16, 2011, 06:30:07 AM
The game was based on the Disney movie version, which itself was a terrible hacking of various elements of the original book series--hence, only somewhat faithful, but that wasn't Sierra's fault.

Being in production for over 12 years has that effect.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 16, 2011, 07:16:20 AM
The movie was, really? I did not know that.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on May 16, 2011, 07:29:54 AM
The game was based on the Disney movie version, which itself was a terrible hacking of various elements of the original book series--hence, only somewhat faithful, but that wasn't Sierra's fault.

Being in production for over 12 years has that effect.
And DNF is about to find out how much that applies to games...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on May 16, 2011, 07:32:36 AM
Your main character Taran has no idea who his parents were.
That's a far cry from "Your character has no parents." which implies that his parents do not exist, not that he simply doesn't know who they are.
And the hidden home of the Fair Folk can supposedly be reached by saying "the magic word" next to the waterfall (which works), and also by jumping to the largest rock in the middle of the lake.
That second method worked for me. Odd that it didn't for you.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 16, 2011, 07:36:28 AM
My knowledge of the books may have influenced me there--in the books, it's very clear Taran's parents are dead and gone, whoever they were. He's raised by Dallben, which is also the case in the game/movie, but it's clear Dallben is not his actual father.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 16, 2011, 09:03:34 AM
Being in production for over 12 years has that effect.
And DNF is about to find out how much that applies to games...

The gamingworld already had Prey (http://www.3drealms.com/prey/wiki/index.php/History_of_Prey).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Sslaxx on May 16, 2011, 10:10:02 AM
Being in production for over 12 years has that effect.
And DNF is about to find out how much that applies to games...

The gamingworld already had Prey (http://www.3drealms.com/prey/wiki/index.php/History_of_Prey).
I think you mean Daikatana...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 16, 2011, 12:40:15 PM
I think you mean Daikatana...

No, I mean Prey (http://www.3drealms.com/prey/wiki/index.php/History_of_Prey). It took about 11 years (1995-2006) and four new lead designers to make. Daikatana took only three years (1997-2000).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 16, 2011, 01:58:26 PM
w00t!

1) The game has a combination of 2D cell shaded characters, 3D characters and not exactly full motion video, but it's at least the picture of a person that has some lipsync.
2) You navigate the world in 3D and 2D screen by screen.
3) There's a dog named Rex.

I wanna play this game again... I could never beat it back in the day.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on May 16, 2011, 05:56:45 PM
Conquest of the Crystal Palace?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 17, 2011, 03:33:42 AM
City of Secrets.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 17, 2011, 01:53:22 PM
nope and nope
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 18, 2011, 08:00:38 PM
no one?

Ok, let's see... the company that made this also made a ground breaking game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 18, 2011, 08:15:05 PM
That's a terrible clue :P Ground-breaking in what way?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 18, 2011, 09:41:17 PM
Genre defining.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 19, 2011, 07:14:54 AM
Buried in Time?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on May 19, 2011, 11:59:22 AM
Chrysalis?

(I'm thinking NES platform--am I way off the mark here?)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 19, 2011, 02:22:02 PM
nope, but Mikael's guess.... you could say the name of this game is somehow similar.

The game is for PC. And it's a 90's game. And the dog named Rex grabs you by the neck and punches you in the face.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Haids1987 on May 19, 2011, 05:25:59 PM
???
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 19, 2011, 05:36:04 PM
Pepper's Adventures in Time?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 19, 2011, 06:08:45 PM
Lost in Time (http://www.mobygames.com/game/lost-in-time_)?

P.A.W.S (http://www.hotud.org/component/content/article/47-education/23196)?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 19, 2011, 08:56:54 PM
nope and nope and nope.

:)

Ok, let's see....

The game is set about 800 years from now. The name of the game is also the name of the planet you are on.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 20, 2011, 02:09:17 AM
Eternam (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/eternam/screenshots/gameShotId,5950/)?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 20, 2011, 03:30:29 AM
ding ding ding! We got ourselves a winner. The game is Eternam. The Genre defining game is survival horror by Alone in the Dark, also published by Infogrames. The dog is the dog in Mikael's picture, Rex.

I've been playing this game and I just ran into a bug where it won't let me fire inside the egyptian temple... and I'm stuck because of it. damn. I will never be able to finish this game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 21, 2011, 06:18:48 AM
Quote
1) The game has a combination of 2D cell shaded characters, 3D characters and not exactly full motion video, but it's at least the picture of a person that has some lipsync.

Sorry to tell you this, but those characters don't look cel shaded. Drawn 2D sprites on a multicolored vector plane yes, but not cel shaded. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel-shaded_animation)


Anyhoo...
I feel that I can't come up with a riddle untill monday, so I'll post one then. But to make up for the delay, I'm offering a prize to the person who can solve it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 21, 2011, 02:02:59 PM
My bad. I shouldn't have said cel-shaded.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 23, 2011, 11:31:19 AM
1. One of the earliest examples of the genre of the overarching plot was the story of Pamela Andrews.
2. There is full frontal male nudity. And one pair of titties.
3. Relationship starts from South Bend.

I've checked that you can solve this without googling for answers, so choose your poison. Like I said before there is a prize to the person who solves this. Propably candy or whatever my personal budget can spare.

So, challenge has been set.

(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/kivenpyo_tupsu.gif)
Let's boogie.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 23, 2011, 02:41:55 PM
Is it Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on May 23, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
Mass Effect isn't an adventure game...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 23, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
Less Manley: Lost in LA?

or

Leather Goddesses of Phobos?

or

Leisure Suit Larry 7
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 23, 2011, 05:38:36 PM
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Mass Effect
No
Quote
Less Manley: Lost in LA
No
Quote
Leather Goddesses of Phobos
No
Quote
Leisure Suit Larry 7
No

Quote
Mass Effect isn't an adventure game...

I have to disagree. Especially the first one felt like a point 'n click-adventure game with some RPG and action elements.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 23, 2011, 05:50:02 PM
Is it emmanuelle or codename: Iceman.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 24, 2011, 02:19:50 AM
Quote
emmanuelle
No
Quote
codename: Iceman
No

Here's a new clue:
4. Not quite a new wonder of the world.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 24, 2011, 02:27:50 AM
Digital: A Love Story
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 25, 2011, 02:30:59 AM
Quote
Digital: A Love Story
No

(Posted on: 24-05-2011, 11:32:49)


Next clue:

5. Another relationship starts from Cincinnati, Ohio.

(Posted on: 25-05-2011, 00:47:32)


1. One of the earliest examples of the genre of the overarching plot was the story of Pamela Andrews.
2. There is full frontal male nudity. And one pair of titties.
3. Relationship starts from South Bend.
4. Not quite a new wonder of the world.
5. Another relationship starts from Cincinnati, Ohio.

And a new one:
6. Not Ambras, but real.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 25, 2011, 06:49:45 AM
Is it an FMV game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 26, 2011, 11:49:12 AM
You guys have all the clues you need. I'm not going to give any extra one's on this one.

(Posted on: 25-05-2011, 20:22:02)



1. One of the earliest examples of the genre of the overarching plot was the story of Pamela Andrews.
2. There is full frontal male nudity. And one pair of titties.
3. Relationship starts from South Bend.
4. Not quite a new wonder of the world.
5. Another relationship starts from Cincinnati, Ohio.
6. Not Ambras, but real.

Another:
7. A shadow of the Sun King.

(Posted on: 26-05-2011, 01:36:06)


Okay, let's do a quick recap and some hints to solving the clues.

1. One of the earliest examples of the genre of the overarching plot was the story of Pamela Andrews.
2. There is full frontal male nudity. And one pair of titties.
3. Relationship starts from South Bend.
4. Not quite a new wonder of the world.
5. Another relationship starts from Cincinnati, Ohio.
6. Not Ambras, but real.
7. A shadow of the Sun King.

Above, I have given you the genre of one part of the plot, three notable locations from the game, the problem that our protagonist faces, a very important person and a red herring that everyone seemed to catch.

8. Stumpp or Stubbe, I've heard both.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on May 26, 2011, 07:05:19 PM
Castle Wolfenstein? :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 26, 2011, 07:08:56 PM
Castle Wolfenstein? :P
No.


9. yee naaldlooshii
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on May 26, 2011, 07:12:21 PM
Yeah, I get that...but I've never played a game that fits all of this. And Google isn't helping either.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on May 26, 2011, 07:36:09 PM
Quote
6. Not Ambras, but real
8. Stumpp or Stubbe, I've heard both.
9. yee naaldlooshii
I take it there's a werewolf?

I don't know if I've ever played a game that fits any of this.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 26, 2011, 09:28:51 PM
I would say Gabriel Knight 2.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 26, 2011, 10:46:56 PM
I would say Gabriel Knight 2.
Ludwig II of Bavaria isn't the Sun King. :P

Terratopia? A Vampyre Story?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 27, 2011, 05:07:55 AM
I would say Gabriel Knight 2.

YOU'RE WINNER!!! (Big Rigs forever! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE3PDH23hdk))
PM me some info so I can send the package.


Let the forehead slapping begin:

1. One of the earliest examples of the genre of the overarching plot was the story of Pamela Andrews.
- Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela,_or_Virtue_Rewarded) is regarded as one of the earliest examples of a romance novel. GK2 has an interresting love triangle going on (not going to spoil it here), which to my taste was ended rather abruptly.

2. There is full frontal male nudity. And one pair of titties.
- There is a mural painting by Josef Aigner in the study room of Neuschwanstein (http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/idea/sagas/tannhaeuser.htm) depicting Tannhäuser in the Venus grotto. If you click it, you can see the whole thing. In it there are some naked cherubs and women. Apparently the folks at Sierra though it was too steamy and decided to remove a couple of characters and paint on some extra clothing.

Here's the original on the right and the GK2 one on the left.
(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/nswt.jpg)

3. Relationship starts from South Bend.
- South Bend, Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_bend) is a sister city of Częstochowa, Poland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cz%C4%99stochowa) that is a sister city of Altötting, Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt%C3%B6tting) that houses the heart of Ludwig II. Interestingly both Częstochowa and Altötting house a Black Madonna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Madonna).

4. Not quite a new wonder of the world.
- Neuschwanstein was a finalist as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (http://www.new7wonders.com/en/the_whole_world_of_new7wonders/the_official_new_7_wonders_of_the_world/new7wonders_of_the_world_finalists/neuschwanstein_castle_1869_1884_schwangau_germany/). Neuschwanstein is visited many times during the game.

5. Another relationship starts from Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Cincinnati, Ohio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati) is a sister city of Munich, Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich), a city where Gabriel spends most of the game.

6. Not Ambras, but real.
- Ambras syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambras_syndrome) (also known as Hypertrichosis) is a genetic disorder that makes your hair grow abnormally. It has been called werewolf syndrome. So, not an Ambras, but a real werewolf.

7. A shadow of the Sun King.
- Ludwig II saw himself as a Moon King (http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/ludwig/pict05.htm), a romantic shadow of the Sun King (Louis XIV).

8. Stumpp or Stubbe, I've heard both.
- Peter Sumpp or Stubb, the "Werewolf of Bedburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stumpp)" (M. Summer, The Werewolf (http://books.google.com/books?id=JHxiY0MwcPoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Montague+Summers+werewolf&hl=fi&ei=3oHfTdTxDM3JsgbXhaDUBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false) p.254). A man that under torture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_%28torture_device%29) said that the devil had given him a belt that would change him into a wolf. Under some more fun time in the middle ages, Stumpp confessed killing about 20 people and having an affair with his daughter. Stumpp was put on a wheel, flesh cut of with hot pliers, limbs amputated, decapitated and finally burned with his still alive daughter. There is a reference to a werewolf trial in GK2, but than again it happens during the time when people used to sue pigs (http://www.archive.org/details/criminalprosecut00evaniala).

9. yee naaldlooshii
- A Navajo skin-walker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin-walker). A person who could change into animals.


And Google isn't helping either.
Search isn't worth anything without the "re" in research.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 27, 2011, 06:14:20 AM
1. Small town.
2. Gathering herbs.
3. Strange murders.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 27, 2011, 06:19:01 AM
I really don't understand the logic on your two "relationship starts in" [cities that aren't remotely in the game] hints.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 27, 2011, 07:10:56 AM
I really don't understand the logic on your two "relationship starts in" [cities that aren't remotely in the game] hints.

I never said "starts in", I said "starts from". "Relationship" as in the cities are twin towns or sister cities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_towns_and_sister_cities). "Twins", "sisters", get it?

If you think that they're hard to find, all you need to do is check the Wikipedia-page of the cities in question:
(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/sister_cities.jpg)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on May 27, 2011, 07:21:29 AM
I was actually thinking GK2, but several of the clues threw me off. Also, I've never played it, so I don't know enough about the plot to make sense of it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on May 27, 2011, 07:27:24 AM
Ehh....you're stretching it, MikPal :P

I was actually wondering if it was GK2 as well, since I found that was a Navajo word for shapeshifter and then I kept getting Ludwig's name popping up when I did searches for the Sun King. But the US cities made me disregard it, since the game doesn't take place in the US at all (apart from one scene with Grace at the beginning, which is in New Orleans, not South Bend or Cincinatti).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 27, 2011, 07:41:40 AM
I really don't understand the logic on your two "relationship starts in" [cities that aren't remotely in the game] hints.

I never said "starts in", I said "starts from". "Relationship" as in the cities are twin towns or sister cities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_towns_and_sister_cities). "Twins", "sisters", get it?

If you think that they're hard to find, all you need to do is check the Wikipedia-page of the cities in question:
(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/sister_cities.jpg)
Yes, but you're asking for sister cities of sister cities. :P I think the clues would have been more accessible if we'd only had to look one city further, not two. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on May 27, 2011, 07:56:21 AM
Yes, but you're asking for sister cities of sister cities. :P I think the clues would have been more accessible if we'd only had to look one city further, not two. :P

I never said where it stops. Cincinnati is a sister city of Munich, so that's not so far away. On South Bend's wikipage there were only two options of which Częstochowa was one. On Częstochowa's page you could see Altötting mentioned.

What can I say, I love finding connections (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEmEjzC-7zA&playnext=1&list=PL036C33748312091D).

Just curious, did anyone use anything else besides Google?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 27, 2011, 09:11:28 AM
1. Small town.
2. Gathering herbs.
3. Strange murders.

Daemonica?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 27, 2011, 09:25:42 AM
Yep. :)

Anyone have any information on when Legends of Daemonica will be out.
http://www.legendsofdaemonica.com/
http://games.cinemax.cz/lodfp

Also I was looking forward to the sequel to 'In the Raven shadow' but that that never happened. This release date must be wrong.
http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/intheshadowoftheraven2/index.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B2
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 27, 2011, 04:11:44 PM
funny that they've turn two of my all time fav games into something I couldn't guess (GK1 and 2) lol
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 27, 2011, 09:48:38 PM
funny that they've turn two of my all time fav games into something I couldn't guess (GK1 and 2) lol

It's a compliment to Jane Jensen, really.  There is so much complicated stuff in those games it's easy to pick up easily missed tidbits as clues.

Anyway, yeah, y'alls want a new challenge, right?

1. You can pursue romance with two characters ... neither of whom are alive.
2. One part of the game is a reference to Kafka
3. It is possible, at one point, for your weapon to transform into your foe (at which point your foe will kill you)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 28, 2011, 05:02:28 AM
QfG IV?

(Posted on: 28 May 2011, 13:00:59)


Though I wouldn't really call your relationship with Erana a pursued romance. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 28, 2011, 05:03:34 AM
Yep, Shadows of Darkness it is!

Deloria, your turn.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on May 28, 2011, 05:54:07 PM

Quote
3. It is possible, at one point, for your weapon to transform into your foe (at which point your foe will kill you)

 :o

I really need to finish that game. XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on May 28, 2011, 09:36:20 PM

Quote
3. It is possible, at one point, for your weapon to transform into your foe (at which point your foe will kill you)

 :o

I really need to finish that game. XD

Well, since it's a bug, it won't happen if you've ironed out the bugs (which I had in the process of, y'know, playing the entire game).  There is however a demonstration on youtube:

WARNING: This video has spoilers for QGIV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUnroFPwFaQ
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on May 29, 2011, 01:41:58 PM
You can play dress up in this game. :P
There are very weird dream sequences.
There is also a little person.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on May 31, 2011, 01:46:59 AM
Is it Tony Tough 1.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on May 31, 2011, 02:14:49 AM
Dying of Daylight?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 01, 2011, 02:25:48 PM
No to both. :)

(Posted on: 31 May 2011, 15:17:39)


You can play dress up in this game. :P
There are very weird dream sequences.
There is also a little person.
There is a hedge maze!! :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 01, 2011, 04:48:51 PM
Dragonsphere?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 01, 2011, 05:40:38 PM
Is it one of the hugo games. Hugo 1 I think.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on June 01, 2011, 10:44:27 PM
You can play dress up in this game. :P
There are very weird dream sequences.
There is also a little person.
There is a hedge maze!! :P
Conquests of the Longbow.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 02, 2011, 04:46:53 AM
Is it one of the hugo games. Hugo 1 I think.

I don't think any of the Hugo games had a little person... not sure tho'. It's been ages. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 02, 2011, 06:37:19 AM
You can play dress up in this game. :P
There are very weird dream sequences.
There is also a little person.
There is a hedge maze!! :P
Conquests of the Longbow.
Yes. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 02, 2011, 08:20:03 AM
Is it one of the hugo games. Hugo 1 I think.

I don't think any of the Hugo games had a little person... not sure tho'. It's been ages. *shrugs*

Wasn't there a little guy that asks you a riddle.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on June 02, 2011, 09:22:26 AM
The imprisoned jester is a midget.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on June 02, 2011, 10:38:02 AM
W00t! :D

This game had an incongruous sequel.
You can play Ding Dong Ditch.
One of the characters is into BDSM.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 02, 2011, 07:16:06 PM
Maniac Mansion. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on June 02, 2011, 07:36:09 PM
.....wow, I suck at this. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 03, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
No, no, it was just the only game I could think of that had an incongruous sequel. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Enchantermon on June 03, 2011, 12:57:31 PM
Ah. I thought that was kind of vague, but I guess not.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 03, 2011, 03:07:32 PM
The love of your life becomes seriously ill.
You know she's the love of your life the minute you see her, even though she's never seen you before.
This game has infuriating copy protection if you don't read ALL the material included in the box. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 03, 2011, 03:20:06 PM
The love of your life becomes seriously ill.
You know she's the love of your life the minute you see her, even though she's never seen you before.
This game has infuriating copy protection if you don't read ALL the material included in the box. :P

Y'know, that also sounds like Conquests of the Longbow if

... you consider almost getting burned at the stake and inhaling hella smoke a type of serious illness
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 03, 2011, 06:03:42 PM
Deloria, stop using Conquests of the Longbow. :P XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 04, 2011, 06:21:23 AM
The love of your life becomes seriously ill.
You know she's the love of your life the minute you see her, even though she's never seen you before.
This game has infuriating copy protection if you don't read ALL the material included in the box. :P

Y'know, that also sounds like Conquests of the Longbow if

... you consider almost getting burned at the stake and inhaling hella smoke a type of serious illness
XD XD So it does! :P Sorry. :)

Next clue:
She's blonde. ::) And she blames you for ruining her life.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 04, 2011, 02:08:25 PM
Is it Flight of the Amazon Queen.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 04, 2011, 07:56:27 PM
I don't remember Faye getting sick in Flight of the Amazon Queen...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 05, 2011, 04:17:49 AM
No. :P

You can cheat on your exams.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 05, 2011, 05:58:56 AM
I think I've got this one (surprisingly enough): Space Quest 5?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 05, 2011, 06:07:24 AM
Yes! :P I knew that last clue would give it away. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 05, 2011, 08:12:34 AM
In retrospect, the first three clues should have been enough. :P


Finishing this game will require the "assistance" of a displaced elephant.

In addition to the displaced elephant, the local primitive butcher's shop apparently imports hyena.

You have to use magic in order to save your poisoned beloved.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Damar on June 05, 2011, 10:43:01 AM
Now that, I think, is a Hugo game.  Hugo 3.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 05, 2011, 12:29:33 PM
It is indeed. :P

Unfortunately, I don't know many adventure games outside of KQ and SQ. (Hugo 1-3, Simon the Sorcerer 1, and Dragonsphere... think that's it).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Damar on June 05, 2011, 03:11:12 PM
I wouldn't have known that one except I watched the LP of that game by PushingUpRoses and Paw just recently on That Guy with the Glasses.  Alright, let's see what I can come up with...

1. A Rodgers and Hammerstein song figures in the plot.
2. You meet a captured alien.
3. You discover that goblins are immature jerks.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 11, 2011, 03:08:36 AM
I suspect the song in question is not "The Gentleman is a Dope," which is too bad, since it's my favourite Rodgers & Hammerstein song.

Anyway, since it's been almost a week, could you at least say which musical the song's from?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Damar on June 11, 2011, 11:05:01 AM
I didn't want to give more clues since no one responded.  Didn't want to mistake a lull in the game for no one knowing the answer.

The song is from South Pacific.  The song is also an anachronism in the universe of the game.

I can provide supplemental clues if people still can't guess the game.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 11, 2011, 10:38:14 PM
Sorry Damar, I don't understand your logic. I think I'd hate it if you created an actual adventure game.;D

I would say Simon the sorcerer 2. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Damar on June 12, 2011, 08:04:15 AM
Hey, it's not my fault that the creators of the game decided to make you sing a Rogers and Hammerstein song as a means of calling a character to move the plot forward.  Personally, I thought it was weird when I played it as a kid.  Not my logic, not my puzzles.

And no, it's not Simon the Sorcerer 2.

It's been a while since this started so I will include a few more clues.

During this game you see:
An ancient stump covered in faint writing.
A trio of ravenous mice.
A menacing werewolf.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 12, 2011, 06:32:41 PM
... and you're looking for one Princess Sabrina, amirite?

Edit: "Some Enchanted Evening" is also not a favourite of mine, even from South Pacific (my favourite South Pacific song is "A Cockeyed Optimist).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Damar on June 12, 2011, 07:01:50 PM
Bingo!  Technically you didn't give the name, but there can be no doubt you got it.

The game is Transylvania, one of the earlier graphic adventure games.  In fact the game I had actually had the option of switching over to text only, just in case you didn't want none of that new-fangled graphic nonsense.  The song Some Enchanted Evening was almost like a copy protection.  A wizard's business card came with the game that told you to sing the song in a specific place.  Nowhere else in the game would give you that clue.  So if you didn't have that card, well you were screwed.

You're up, glottal!

(Oh, and this is an aside regarding a topic from a few pages back.  I was reading Katie's hints about Black Cauldron.  You can only access the realm of the Faire Folk one way in the game depending on how you've played.  If you get Hen Wen to the Faire Folk without her being pignapped, then you access it by the waterfall through the magic word.  If the pig gets taken, you have to save her from the Horned King.  When you do, she runs off, and you see pig footprints by the pond.  That is the trigger that leads you to access the Faire Folk through the whirlpool by jumping to the big rock.  Anyway, back to the game.)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 12, 2011, 08:32:03 PM
Alright, next round:

1. Who: an orphan (currently an adult)
2. What: a haunting
3. Where: England

EDIT: Is it time to add more hints?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on June 16, 2011, 06:22:04 PM
Gray Matter?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Arkillian on June 16, 2011, 06:33:10 PM
Fable? ^^;
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 16, 2011, 08:09:59 PM
Uh, maybe Gray Matter does fit (I haven't played it yet), so if it does, sorry.  It's not the game I had in mind.

Okay, back to Rodgers and Hammerstein, "The Gentleman is a Dope".  It's not actually in the game (though that would be awesome), but somebody has feelings for the main character similar to the feelings expressed in the song.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 17, 2011, 06:42:33 AM
So there's a love triangle in which a person who is very self-absorbed isn't really interested but still feels scorned because the other person isn't interested? :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 17, 2011, 07:16:58 AM
...and now I have to go listen to "The Gentleman is a Dope" on youtube...

Also, love and polygons is terrible business. (Also, I call "Love and Polygons" as a potential title. You all saw me do it. Now, no one else can take it.)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 17, 2011, 08:09:12 PM
So there's a love triangle in which a person who is very self-absorbed isn't really interested but still feels scorned because the other person isn't interested? :P

Not really a love triangle. Okay, it was a bit of a triangle at one point, but one of the corners of the triangle died in a prior game.  However, killing off a corner didn't exactly solve the relationship problem.

EDIT: And a lesson in musical theater logic - the more somebody says they don't love someone, the more madly in love they are with that someone.  I cannot thing of a single exception to this rule.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 18, 2011, 04:09:28 PM
 However, killing off a corner didn't exactly solve the relationship problem.
XD XD But...but...WHY NOT?! :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 18, 2011, 09:36:48 PM
XD XD But...but...WHY NOT?! :P

'Cause the triangle wasn't the main problem in the first place.  The main problem is that the gentleman is an immature dope.

EDIT: I actually have not played the game that I put the clues out for, but one of the main reasons I do want to play it is that I want to see if the main character will become more mature.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on June 19, 2011, 04:17:50 AM
XD XD But...but...WHY NOT?! :P

'Cause the triangle wasn't the main problem in the first place.  The main problem is that the gentleman is an immature dope.

Alternatively: necromancy.* ;P


*Note: I mean exactly what I said.**
**As in I don't mean "necrophilia".
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 19, 2011, 11:25:37 PM
Necromancy ... is not completely out of the question in this game universe, considering that there are immortals running around.

Okay, another clue.  The "gentleman" (that really needs quotation marks) has been involved (if one has a very, VERY broad and loose definition of what "involved" means - seriously, I'm stretching it) with three women, each born on a different continent.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: DawsonJ on June 22, 2011, 02:01:54 PM
Is it one of the games listed on this LongPlays site?:

 http://www.longplays.org/modules/rmdp/categos.php?id=2

I'm not really good at guessing, but if there's a list that we can choose from...
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 22, 2011, 11:12:40 PM
I almost want to say the game is the never-made Gabriel Knight 4.  :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 22, 2011, 11:51:09 PM
I almost want to say the game is the never-made Gabriel Knight 4.  :P

And we have a winner.

Yes, it's Gabriel Knight 4
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 23, 2011, 10:37:27 AM
1) Blonde, later brunette
2) Maiming or drowning
3) Corporate CEO dies horribly
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on June 23, 2011, 10:47:35 AM
LOL, wait, what? We can do games that don't actually exist now? :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: glottal on June 24, 2011, 12:32:17 AM
LOL, wait, what? We can do games that don't actually exist now? :P

If it is a game which, in spite of not existing, is one of the most discussed non-KQ games in this forum, then yes.

As for the current round, no idea.

EDIT: Also, the game which does not exist has to have some sort of official or semi-official information available (such as an interview with the potential designer) in order have something to base clues on
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on June 24, 2011, 09:47:38 AM
doing games which don't exist seems a little weird... There's a reason I love this forum XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Cez on June 24, 2011, 01:00:14 PM
um, no, that's not what Gabriel Knight 4 is about :P

Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: KatieHal on June 24, 2011, 02:15:36 PM
It's about how Cez kidnaps Gabriel and forces him to let him be his new assistant. :)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 27, 2011, 03:14:27 PM
No guesses? OK, new hint....

1) Blonde, later brunette
2) Maiming or drowning
3) Corporate CEO dies horribly

4) The year 1998
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on June 27, 2011, 04:44:57 PM
The Blobjob?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 27, 2011, 04:47:24 PM
The Blobjob?
Never played it, I'm afraid; it's not what I had in mind.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 28, 2011, 12:54:29 PM
No guesses? OK, new hint....

1) Blonde, later brunette
2) Maiming or drowning
3) Corporate CEO dies horribly

4) The year 1998
Project Iceman?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 28, 2011, 04:50:01 PM
Sorry, not Project Iceman.

Here's another clue.

5) Felix Klein 1849-1925
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on June 28, 2011, 05:05:16 PM
The Brian Moriarty's version of The Dig?

1) Low and Robbins were blond originally.
2) When brinnk got his hand stuck, there was originally supposed to be a "timer" with the rising water.
3) Originally the crew had a fourth member, Toshi Olema, who dies by acid.
4) The final version of The Dig was released in 1998.
5) Originally the crew would have passed through a giant Klein bottle that would have switched them from righties to lefties.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ATMachine on June 28, 2011, 05:18:36 PM
The Brian Moriarty's version of The Dig?
Yes!

Sorry about that, it was a bit of a curveball--inspired by the previous question. But you got it.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 28, 2011, 09:14:12 PM
Okay so the last few games and their hints were a bit pretentious. Am I wrong? Would 9 out of ten adventurers get these right.;D Can we get back to actual adventure games. Surely there are many germanized adventure games not yet used if you have run out of ideas.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on June 29, 2011, 04:07:47 AM
germanized adventure games

You mean "germanized" like in SOF2 where the humans were replaced by robots and a text was added to the beginning explaining that the game takes place in a parallel dimension where humans lost the war with robots and that's why you're shooting robots (http://www.unseen64.net/unseen-changes/soldier-of-fortune2-german-changes/)?


Can we get back to actual adventure games.

This should take you to a place you want to go. Perhaps even to a place where everything's new and not what it seems.
Here are the clues:

1. Part of this game was done by the same fine folks who did the Magical Animations on the famous CD-i games Link: The Faces of Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4SLjLen7-c) and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxDiEhC_Qug).
2. The game does involve a retcon of something that happened earlier. Some say that it was for the better since they consider what was there before the retcon as offensive.
3. When compared to the rest of the series, the hands in this one are deformed.

I think that should be enough. Hopefully it doesn't get you excited enough to run and hide. But oh well, you know what they all say about growing.  

Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on June 29, 2011, 07:20:41 AM
The deformed hands thing makes me think of KQVII. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: drunkenmonkey on June 29, 2011, 08:37:27 AM
Simon 3D for the deformed hands part. ;D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on July 18, 2011, 10:41:52 AM
The deformed hands thing makes me think of KQVII. :P

And KQ7 it is!!

1) Animation Magic did animations on the beginning and ending movies, and also on the first chapter.
2) The Game retcons Edgar's past. From troll to fairy.
3) This is the only game in the series where the characters have four fingers (http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/roberta-williams-kings-quest-vii-the-princeless-bride/screenshots/gameShotId,48937/), but strangely only in the opening cinema.

And pretty much everything else I wrote was from the opening song of KQ7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P8UITu8Faw).

Now good night, I'm off to see Transformers 3, because I want to laugh at a Victorias Secret model trying to act (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr_N9lnH8pw).

(Posted on: 29-06-2011, 18:10:45)


(http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/palsiom/t_1/shake.gif)

Just trying to shake this thread back to life again.

Deloria, you got the right answer, or would you like to pass your turn to someone else?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on July 18, 2011, 12:55:54 PM
Deloria has been away for a while... not sure when she'll be back :-\ ... in any case, I don't think she's likely to answer.

Probably means someone else can take it. *runs and hides so as to escape any beheading-type reprisals*
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: MikPal on August 17, 2011, 04:42:15 PM
1. Twistee, not twister.

2. Plot is a rip-off from Moonraker.

3. Powhatan, Lois Lane, Thulsa Doom
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: dark-daventry on September 05, 2011, 12:30:48 AM
I can't guess any of these; I think I failed just about every one XD
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: DawsonJ on September 06, 2011, 12:06:36 AM
I can't guess any of these; I think I failed just about every one XD

You & me, both! I never paid enough attention to most games to notice a lot of these details. I'm just pedantic regarding words, so I miss the deeper subjects. Instead, I just notice every spelling error.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on October 20, 2011, 06:38:25 AM
Anyone fancy starting this up again?

I've played a bunch of Interactive Fiction which are technically adventure games, so I can befuddle all of you :D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: snabbott on October 20, 2011, 08:05:17 AM
Anyone fancy starting this up again?

I've played a bunch of Interactive Fiction which are technically adventure games, so I can befuddle all of you :D
Sure - except I probably won't be able to guess any of them. :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on October 20, 2011, 04:11:27 PM
Well, I'll give people one and if they can't get it I'll tell them what it is :P

1) This game needs direction - literally.
2) Keeping everybody happy is a valuable skill.
3) You may not realise at first, but there's a slightly chilling subplot about female exploitation :s
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: DawsonJ on October 20, 2011, 05:44:50 PM
The Sims? :P
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: wilco64256 on October 20, 2011, 07:10:39 PM
Harvest Moon.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on October 21, 2011, 06:59:17 AM
Fate?
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on October 24, 2011, 07:11:48 AM
Nope!

To be fair, this is more Interactive Fiction than adventure game... but it is really good! XD Which means I can point you all towards it if nobody gets it and you can all play it and like it.

(Posted on: October 21, 2011, 02:03:37 PM)


Okay, I don't think anyone's going to get this. The answer is, "The Play", a recent entant in the 2011 IF competition :D

http://www.deirdrakiai.com/theplay/

To be fair, it wasn't really an adventure game... but it is still sort of a text adventure, and a fun one at that :D
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Demidronik on November 18, 2011, 07:29:31 PM
Okay, it has been a while since I played this game so I will give the best clues I can. (and sorry in advance if this game has already been done)
It should be easy enough to guess for someone who has played a fair number of adventure games.
Hopefully my clues are not too vague.

1.A murder mystery is afoot
2.Could it be the maid?
3.There are bees

4.It is part of a series of games
5.There is an evil bridge
6.The protagonist is female
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: rudy on November 24, 2011, 04:48:47 AM
Laura Bow: the Colonel's Bequest? (though I don't seem to recall bees in it).
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: ladidada on February 21, 2012, 12:04:14 PM
hugo whodunit...

(wait no....yes?)
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Delling on April 03, 2012, 02:40:14 AM
Well, I'll give people one and if they can't get it I'll tell them what it is :P

1) This game needs direction - literally.
2) Keeping everybody happy is a valuable skill.
3) You may not realise at first, but there's a slightly chilling subplot about female exploitation :s

The Sims? :P

Harvest Moon.

XD :rofl: Those are both hilarious... especially given that I initially misread "Harvest Moon" as "Sailor Moon". :P


Also, this does kind of sound like Hugo II wherein you play as Penelope.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Neonivek on August 04, 2012, 11:54:21 PM
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The protagonist is female

I noticed that to be a interesting trait in Adventure games. There actually are a lot of female protagonists in it.

As well there are a even wider variety of female protagonists then in any other genre. Do you want a sarcastic and sexy female protagonist who boarders on anti-hero? It exists. What about a intelligent down to earth middle aged woman? It exists. Ok what about a woman at least in her fifties in a dress who is also a mother? It exists. What about a pointless female character who is meant to be a foil and possible love interest for the other male protagonist? We got those too.

That is too easy though, lets go obscure... What about a Female protagonist... with a Boy's name... Who happens to be a gold fish? It exists! (Bonus points for anyone who can guess what game this is without looking it up)

Arn't Graphical adventures / Interactive Fiction / Point and Clicks grand?

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Keeping everybody happy is a valuable skill

Dang uhhh... that game... starts with a P.

No wait. That game has three protagonists.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Deloria on August 05, 2012, 02:37:41 AM
Freddie Fish? :P Ah, memories.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: Neonivek on August 05, 2012, 11:28:54 AM
Freddie Fish? :P Ah, memories.

Yep... I thought Freddie was a boy but apperantly not.
Title: Re: Guess that Adventure Game
Post by: darthkiwi on August 05, 2012, 06:00:58 PM
We all did. XD Frederica is such a fundamentally stupid name. :P