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Title: Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Say on May 15, 2004, 08:35:19 AM
A special poll for a special day! Vote away! :)

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Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Jeysie on May 15, 2004, 08:48:15 AM
Sanitarium, definitely. My second favorite adventure game. ;D Awesomely creepy game.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on May 15, 2004, 09:53:45 AM
My favourite is definitely Broken Sword ;D
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Questing Character on May 15, 2004, 10:17:15 AM
I....urhm....haven't played any recent adventure games..... ;]
But...I will maybe go out and get the one that gets the most votes!
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: InvertedSilence on May 15, 2004, 11:33:34 AM
I suppose its not "Recent" persay but definately Grim Fandango its just so satisfing at the end.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on May 15, 2004, 11:40:03 AM
I suppose its not "Recent" persay but definately Grim Fandango its just so satisfing at the end.
I wonder if Grim Fandango 2 will live upto the same standard ;)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 15, 2004, 01:44:54 PM
same here... ahven't played anything lately... my last adventure was a nc action/adventure... nwn, loved it though... but other then that... nothing really ; (
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Storm on May 15, 2004, 04:19:43 PM
I haven't played any recent games either :(
My favorite recent game is Grim Fandango, which also happens to be the most recent game I played... just show how much I'm not in touch with The Scence :P

Jason -
Is there going to be "Grim Fandango 2"? I don't see how they can make a sequal to that ???
Not to mention it's hard to believe they'll even consider making another adventure :-\
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on May 15, 2004, 05:22:11 PM
There was a press release stating that they would be making Grim Fandango 2 and Monkey Island 5 ;)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 15, 2004, 06:18:49 PM
I haven't played any of those...guess I won't vote...but I'll enjoy watching who wins!

Cat
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Pwincess on May 15, 2004, 10:14:59 PM
The NeverWinter Nights Triology.   :lovegoggles:
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Say on May 16, 2004, 04:15:10 AM
I believe what Cris meant by recent, was not as recent from the release of the game, more like you recently played. I believe.


And I agree with Q and Neil :P ... do our flash games count?! :P cuz that's the only recent thing I played! :D
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Jeysie on May 16, 2004, 10:07:08 AM
Well, if that's what Kurt meant... ;)

The most recent one I played was KQ6, but that was more for "work". ;P

The most recent one I played for fun... uhhh... that's actually been a while! :( I think it might have been "Beneath a Steel Sky".

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 16, 2004, 12:53:49 PM
I don't like most of the new adventure games. Although I can think of a one recent(recently played) game that MIGHT be close enough. Arena, it's a RPG, but I like the riddles. 10 years old, but it's free  ;D

It's at Arena (http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/download-legal-arena.htm)

The emulator that makes it(and almost any DOS program) work on almost any OS(like Windows)
is here
Windows- Dosbox (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/dosbox/DOSBox0.61-win32-installer.exe)

Everyone else- Dosbox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/)

P.S. KQpong is WAY too fast, I don't think it would be fun if it was any slower though.  :)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 16, 2004, 04:59:36 PM
The NeverWinter Nights Triology.   :lovegoggles:

are the other two games worth it?? (silly question to ask you i guess ; ) ...but i was just curious cuz i wanted to buy them... and well, there are a lot of fan made levels (and some are great), so i was curious if i the expansions are worth buying ; )
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: J-ROC on May 16, 2004, 07:07:59 PM
Never played any of those.

Closest thing to an adventure game that I've played recently was absolutely amazing.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

*wets pants*
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: KatieHal on May 17, 2004, 12:26:31 PM
Other: The Longest Journey!!

I've only just started Syberia and haven't played any of those others. I want to play Grim Fandango though :)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Yonkey on May 18, 2004, 09:12:25 AM
And I agree with Q and Neil :P ... do our flash games count?! :P cuz that's the only recent thing I played! :D

Hahaha, unless the "adventure" is bouncing Connor's head, munching pills, eating mints, or zapping rosella... I don't think they count.  XD

The most recent adventure game I played was KQ2+ by AGDI.  I wouldn't call it my overall favourite, but I guess it's my "recent" favourite.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Say on May 18, 2004, 11:45:57 AM
P.S. KQpong is WAY too fast, I don't think it would be fun if it was any slower though.  :)

lol, dont worry, Neil and I developed those games and neither we can beat them :P (well neil is better at them than myself :P)  but GunHoMac owns KQPong! lol you could ask him what is his secret to do so good at it :P

Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 18, 2004, 12:14:31 PM
I don't think I will. I'm sure he's better at it than me, but I think I'm doing alright(I made it into the top 10, for now at least).

P.S. I still think it's WAY too fast(and I still think it should be that way  ;D ). Can anyone here actually follow the head(on the bonus round)?
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 18, 2004, 12:21:12 PM
Wait, beat the game? It doesn't go on infinetly? It ends at 2000 or something?  ???
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Say on May 18, 2004, 12:52:58 PM
it is ilimitated, as you can humanly possible go :P
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Say on May 19, 2004, 12:41:20 AM

Nice link! I'll try to check this out when I have free time to play it ;-D

There is a free pc Final Fantasy game(as legal as KQ9)

lol gotta love that part :P
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: GunHoMac on May 19, 2004, 02:29:08 AM
KQpong...it's all in the wrist if that top spot is what you missed...I've gotta go with Grim Fandango as my fav last played adventure game...I was so inspired that I downloaded emulators and roms for every possible system and game I could think of...sally forth adventure ho!
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 19, 2004, 04:11:54 AM
kwel, i want to check those site out!! ...i really like tripple triad!! ...the time I spend in getting all cards was ... a lot  ;-D ...i just love card games (esp ccg's ; )

....but when do I find the time??  :'(
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: InvertedSilence on May 19, 2004, 05:52:32 PM
Ooh! I forgot one! I recently played the longest journey which, though not nearly as engrossing or awesome as kq or grim fandango, wasn't bad. One of the best parts about it was...it was really long, really freaking long, if kq9's that long I'll send everyone who worked on it a million dollars...
...
Ok, I admit, its monopoly money but still...
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 20, 2004, 12:16:31 AM
yeah still.... that is a lot of monopoly money ; ) ...how many games do you own, cuz there are a lot of team members  ;-D
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on May 20, 2004, 08:48:52 AM
i was second on the list for KQPong :D, i was first :-\, i wonder if i still am number 2 on the list
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Petter Holmberg on May 21, 2004, 02:33:27 PM
I wouldn't exactly call Sanitarium a recent adventure game. A great adventure game though nonetheless...
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Rosella on May 22, 2004, 10:44:50 AM
I don't really play any recent adventure games. Myst scared me. It also confused me to death. I even ended up using a walkthrough. Still had no clue! Also I couldn't stand the way of getting around. I am a 112% supporter of the screen by screen format. I can't find any adventure games that really interest me so I don't play them. Also the "adventure" of baging Connors head around? Tres cool.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 22, 2004, 11:43:16 AM
I don't really play retail adventure games either. Maybe you should try some of the free/shareware/trial ones, they're usually better.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Kurdt on May 25, 2004, 05:59:46 PM
Okay, by "recent" I meant "within the last 5 years." Sanitarium broke that by 1 year, but since I still see it for sale at Best Buy and Wal-Mart, I included it. I guess Grim Fandango can count too. I'm talking about games you can actually buy at a store without having to drag the bargain bins. I know it's been awhile, but adventure games used to be on shelves too, and nowadays they're making it back there.

As for myself, I voted for Broken Sword. That game was just awesome in all sorts of levels. Definitely the best adventure game to come along in years. As for others, I recommend "The Black Mirror." It's got a bit of a different flavor to it, but it's a traditional pure adventure game and the story is okay enough.

Don't let games like Myst scare you away from buying new adventures, though. One of the main reasons they don't make new ones is because people don't buy them anymore. If you buy good ones like Broken Sword, then the market will begin to show some improvement.

Also, if you want to include good original freeware fangames (that is, not based on existing franchises), those are admissable too.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Oldbushie on May 26, 2004, 01:46:30 PM
Uru is great, though Syberia has a bit more plot-wise.
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: mfortunato on May 28, 2004, 11:54:02 AM
I really like Broken Sword up till the ending - thought it was kind of lame, so I didn't vote for that.  Syberia I remember really enjoying, but it was kind of long ago for me.  Same with Sanitarium - that's a really good game, though.  I didn't play the others, so I had to vote for:

URU

I voted for this because it invoked memories of first playing the original Myst.  I kept a journal and drew everything in the journal, took notes, etc., which I hadn't done since I played the original Myst game.  I found myself wanting to get home so I could boot up my PC and play the game.  I played it in 1st person because I thought the controls for 3rd person kind of sucked.  Also, I have stereoscopic 3D glasses that work with the NVIDIA card I have and playing the game in true 3D was incredible.  THe graphics were simply breathtaking.  Sure, the story wasn't epic in scope, but it did give a lot of background to the D'ni world and as a long-time Myst series fan, that was worthwhile (heck I even own the books!).
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Oldbushie on May 28, 2004, 12:05:31 PM
Yeah, the graphics in that game are pretty awesome. ;D Too bad the upcoming xpack is the last one, but hopefully Uru will one day be resurrected...
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on May 29, 2004, 05:59:57 AM
I dont understand why they call action games action/adventure :-\, cos i saw Return to Castle Wolfenstein and thats classed as Action/Adventure :-\, and the prequels were classified as Action :-\, confusing and stupid :(
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 29, 2004, 06:10:05 AM
I agree, some action/adventure games are actually only action, i have no idea why they call them adventure, cuz the adventure part is really small and often very easy ; (
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Storm on May 29, 2004, 05:35:29 PM
I dont understand why they call action games action/adventure :-\

Simple - the people who label those games "adventure" either have no idea what adventures really are, or want to make the game more appealing - it's not just another shoot-'em-up action game, it's an action/ADENTURE!! and that's so much better :P
Basically, any game where you have to do something besides shooting/fighting the whole time (e.g, pick up a key and open a door with it) can be, and usually is, labelled "action/adventure" :P
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on May 29, 2004, 05:52:50 PM
lol, I posted what I wanted to vote, but never even voted  ;-D

*votes* ; )
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 29, 2004, 08:45:35 PM
Aren't they going to start making offline expansion packs for Uru?
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Oldbushie on May 30, 2004, 06:23:22 PM
There's one coming out in mid-June, if it sells well they'll make more. Otherwise no more x-packs for a while. ;P
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Indiana_Jones on August 01, 2004, 05:40:21 AM
Other: The Longest Journey :D
It's really fantastic game with great graphics, story and sounds and most important point & click adventure as we all love.

Indy.

Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Yonkey on August 01, 2004, 06:24:20 AM
Welcome Indiana Jones!  ;D

That's interesting that The Longest Journey is your favourite adventure game, but your avatar is from KQ4.  :o  Why not TLJ?  ???
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: etgadsby on August 01, 2004, 11:47:15 AM
Let me join Neil is saying "hi there" Indian_Jones! I hope we see you around, as I always say "post early, and often". If you have any questions just ask!
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Storm on August 01, 2004, 03:03:13 PM
Welcome to the forum, Indiana_Jones!! ;D
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 01, 2004, 03:15:35 PM
Welcome Indiana!!

BTW, Neil...did last weeks poll get posted?  Since the site went down, I don't remember if it had to be re-posted or not...oh well, we'll get a new one today anyway, right? :P

Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 01, 2004, 09:21:16 PM
Welcome
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Indiana_Jones on August 02, 2004, 08:34:29 AM
Thanks everyone for welcoming me...This site is amazing. I am watching this site from the days it was amateurish untill now when it became professional. :D

I am really exited waiting to KQ9 after the disappointment from KQ8  :-[. As for my Avatar it is from KQ4 because KQ is my most favorite games series ever, i've been playing all of them several times including the new VGA remakes by TIERRA. KQ4 is my most favorite in the series (or maybe KQ6...don't know) so that's why I chose this avatar.

However I'm really not sure when KQ9 is coming  ???exactly and this is something I would like to know.

I recently found this (http://www.artworxinn.com/alex/downloads.htm)   !!! This version of dosbox with ROLAND MT-32 support and I hear all the games with REAL MT-32 sounds if you didn't try it yet you should do it fast, it works great!.
The VDMSOUND doesn't give you the same sounds experience as this Dosbox version.

Thank you all.
 <3
I will do my best to post here more.

Indy.


EDIT (By Yonkey): Forum stretching so I switched your avatar to a smaller one from KQ4.  ;D
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Yonkey on August 02, 2004, 08:51:05 AM
Thanks Indy!  XD

Now I understand, KQ4 is your favourite adventure game but TLJ is your favourite recent adventure game.  8)

As for when KQ9 will be out... keep watching our site, forum and subscribe to the Newsletter (http://www.postudios.com/archivedTSL/media/newsletter).  :)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Storm on August 02, 2004, 01:29:15 PM
However I'm really not sure when KQ9 is coming  ???exactly and this is something I would like to know.

Wouldn't we all ;)
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Louisiana Night on August 02, 2004, 08:36:50 PM
Quote
The VDMSOUND doesn't give you the same sounds experience as this Dosbox version.

All VDMsound users, listen to him!
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: racx_00 on September 25, 2004, 04:41:45 PM
Welcome Indy !!!
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: Rune_of_Westhaven on September 25, 2004, 08:49:58 PM
Other: The Longest Journey :D
It's really fantastic game with great graphics, story and sounds and most important point & click adventure as we all love.

Indy.




Welcome Indy!!

I totally agree with you...the Longest Journey was the best most recent game. :)  Very moving story...did you know that they are working on Dreamfall right now, the sequal?
Title: Re:Favourite recent adventure game!
Post by: B'rrr on September 26, 2004, 11:18:33 AM
wow I totlaly missed this thread  :-\ dr Jones is here for almost 2 months and I haven't even welcomed him...yet

WELCOME DR. JONES!! hope you'll like it here ; )