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Offline Louisiana Night

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Real adventure
« on: October 27, 2004, 01:18:06 AM »
I'm sure that many of the people on this forum, have heard about these type of Adventure games(since I've never heard of a classification/genre for it, I'll call them "Real Adventure"). The kind where you recieve/send/use e-mails, faxes, phonecalls(not too sure of that one), search engines, MSN messenger, websites, etc(depending on the game, different methods are used, that are supposed to make the game more "real"). I've heard of three of them so far, and considering the size of the Adventure game market, it seems to be becoming a fad(though it could POSSIBLY become a long lasting sub-genre). The latest one I've heard of, is Missing: Since January. Like most(if not all) of the "Real Life Adventures", it has gotten poor reviews.

I think these type of games, if made better, could be a decent sub-genre(couldn't think of a better word). Although, personally, I wouldn't care to play most of them(search engines and websites are fine. I WOULD NOT want to recieve IMs, e-mails, faxes, etc from a game). What do ya'll think?

NOTE: Even Doom3(at the moment, the best-selling FPS) has "Real Adventure" qualities.

P.S. Yes, I know one of the first(if not the first) of this type of game, was closed(not enough people paying the monthly fee, to pay for the cost of running it).

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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004, 08:37:14 AM »
I can't imagine them ever getting a large enough fanbase to be profitable, to be honest. While I think there are plenty of people who like the idea of roleplaying and being a central personalized part of a game, I'd guess that most of them want to do so in a limited, controlled environment. Meaning, Murder Mystery Dinner party sorts of things, not having a game interrupt your real life activities.

Although it might be kind of interesting if the game company set up its own IM ,e-mail, etc. queue systems... that way you could log onto either when you felt like being bothered. True, it takes some of the "real" factor out of it, but I think that deep down people don't want true real from a game anyway.

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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2004, 08:16:06 AM »
I was looking at such types of game yesterday; however, to me, poncing around with all those different forms of communication and playing a game with no immediatly visible results to your actions, would leave me...well...slightly frustrated and detached from the action (I need to be actively engaged in a task with constant progress visible before I am happy to continue with it.)
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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004, 10:07:46 AM »
Now that you mention it, I did see an ad for the game, but didn't know there was a whole (sub-)genre of games like it. I'd call it "Real Life Adventure"  though - I reserve "real adventures" for pure adventure games, without action or RPG elements ::)

I don't think I'll enjoy a game like that, not for what makes "real" anyway - I can't see how getting clues via websites/mail/phone etc. would be more fun than getting them from the game itself... it's just a novelty value :-\

NOTE: Even Doom3(at the moment, the best-selling FPS) has "Real Adventure" qualities.

Could you please elaborate on the features that make it a RL adventure? ???
« Last Edit: November 09, 2004, 10:12:07 AM by Storm »
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Offline Louisiana Night

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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004, 10:39:57 AM »
I said it had some "Real Life Adventure" QUALITIES. :P

Some codes/puzzles/etc require the use of the internet to find/solve. A weird idea, but I haven't heard anyone complain(outside of one magazine).

Whether it's required to finish the game or not, to get to certain parts of the game, you'll have to close Doom3 and start up IE.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2004, 10:42:10 AM by Louisiana Night »

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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 12:24:30 PM »
That IS weird :S does it have any value rather than annoying the player (ie. copyright protection)?
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Offline Louisiana Night

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Re:Real adventure
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2004, 12:24:23 AM »
As far as I know, it serves no other purpose than entertainment(no idea why it would be fun, but I doubt I'd enjoy Doom3 either). :P

The only way to be sure though, is to ask Grundy(I believe he started a Doom3 thread, shortly after getting the game).

*goes back to topic of "Real Life Adventures"*

Anyone here heard of other "Real Life Adventure" games?
 

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