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Title: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: drunkenmonkey on November 08, 2010, 04:29:03 PM
I want you to think of an item used in an adventure game and list at least one game where it helped and how. I'll start.

Rope: On monkey island you need rope to get down into the gorge.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Delling on November 08, 2010, 05:17:58 PM
a blade of some kind

KQ1: dagger
KQ2: sword
KQ3: knife
KQ4: here they get creative... it's an axe
KQ5: here they break tradition all together: no blade
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
KQ7: and again no blade
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 08, 2010, 05:33:44 PM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Delling on November 08, 2010, 05:50:00 PM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?
I considered that, but I don't think it ever actually goes into his inventory. I could have included things that have "blades" but that we wouldn't really consider a bladed weapon (shovels for instance) in which case KQ7 had a blade it was just a shovel. :P
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: kindofdoon on November 08, 2010, 06:21:26 PM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?

Lol! You make it sound rather like a Tom and Jerry-style conflict! ;D
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: tessspoon on November 08, 2010, 06:32:30 PM
Clay: Used in Gabriel Knight to make a mold
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: KatieHal on November 08, 2010, 06:52:58 PM
A stick!

Um...okay, granted I can't remember a list off the top of my head, but there's always a stick. The only one I can think of right now is in KQ5 that you throw at the dog.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: crayauchtin on November 08, 2010, 07:15:51 PM
A stick!

Um...okay, granted I can't remember a list off the top of my head, but there's always a stick. The only one I can think of right now is in KQ5 that you throw at the dog.
And KQ7 in the desert!
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Delling on November 09, 2010, 03:42:03 AM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?

Lol! You make it sound rather like a Tom and Jerry-style conflict! ;D
It kind of was. Alexander wasn't exactly swordfighting there. :P You'd think if Alhazred were any good with a sword, he'd have dispatched him quickly and easily. There was a bit of cat and mouse to that fight (and it's why Alhazred lost). :P
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Damar on November 09, 2010, 07:01:02 AM
The sword in KQ6 may not have gone into the inventory, but the scythe did.  So that's two blades in Alexander's inventory.  Roberta also did Black Cauldron, which has a dagger in it too.  She liked her knives I guess.

How about rocks in Space Quest?  You use a rock in SQ1.  You sling a rock in SQ2, and you have a glowing gem, which is also just a rock.  You still have the glowing gem in SQ3.  I think 4 and 5 are rock free, but in SQ6, they're back to their roots, having you throw gall stones at nanites.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 09, 2010, 11:55:41 AM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?

Lol! You make it sound rather like a Tom and Jerry-style conflict! ;D
There was a bit of cat and mouse to that fight
Hence the quote: "Soooo!  The mouse would bite?"  "This mouse SHALL bite!" ;)
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Delling on November 09, 2010, 01:18:14 PM
KQ6: one more for old time's sake... Celeste's dagger
Hey!  What about the sword Alex uses to whack the top of Alhazred's head?

Lol! You make it sound rather like a Tom and Jerry-style conflict! ;D
There was a bit of cat and mouse to that fight
Hence the quote: "Soooo!  The mouse would bite?"  "This mouse SHALL bite!" ;)
You know, I thought the exact same thing when I was making my post. :P
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 09, 2010, 05:31:58 PM
Great minds! :D
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: crayauchtin on November 09, 2010, 10:33:12 PM
Great minds! :D
And theirs too!
Oh snap. :P

Sorry, I couldn't resist! Ya'll are brilliant. :)

Anyways, I'm gonna go with "cup" for my item since Alexander uses one in both KQ3 and KQ6 (different kinds of cups, but cups nonetheless!)
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 10, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
"Cup" is also in TSL! :yes:
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: crayauchtin on November 10, 2010, 06:05:19 PM
"Cup" is also in TSL! :yes:
True!!
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: drunkenmonkey on November 11, 2010, 04:54:35 PM
Keys/Keycards: Pretty much any adventure game.

Where would an adventure be without blocked paths that you couldn't explore until you passed a certain point in the game and could unlock it.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Enchantermon on November 11, 2010, 05:39:54 PM
As Yahtzee said about System Shock 2 and Bioshock: "Whenever you get a deceptively simple objective like 'Walk across the room,' you can bet your bionic implants that a door's going to lock or the ceiling's going to collapse, and you'll have to journey to Mt. Doom and back just to restore the status quo." ^_^

How about money? KQ1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and TSL all contain some form of coinage.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: FFL2and3rocks on November 11, 2010, 05:45:59 PM
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist has horse poop, and Torin's Passage has dragon poop.
"Oh hey, I might need that! I'll scoop it up right away!"
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: crayauchtin on November 12, 2010, 10:34:49 AM
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist has horse poop, and Torin's Passage has dragon poop.
"Oh hey, I might need that! I'll scoop it up right away!"
Gross but good point.

....and again, gross.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Jafar on November 16, 2010, 01:35:07 AM
You'd be surprised at how many puzzles can be solved by throwing rocks at something.

Also, Genuine Ali T. Fakir X-Ray Glasses are essential. Useless, but essential.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: crayauchtin on November 16, 2010, 01:52:29 AM
True that on the glasses!
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 16, 2010, 03:26:11 PM
Did we mention shovel already? They come in very handy in several adventure games!
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: kindofdoon on November 16, 2010, 03:27:14 PM
And in Minecraft as well.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: darthkiwi on November 16, 2010, 05:15:48 PM
Crowbar. There's always a crowbar ;) Or if there isn't, I end up looking for one.
Title: Re: Essential Adventure Game Inventory Items
Post by: Haids1987 on November 16, 2010, 08:01:41 PM
Crowbar. There's always a crowbar ;) Or if there isn't, I end up looking for one.

XD