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The "last adventures I played" thread

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Bubb, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Redlands Arcane

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    I've got all the RHEMs. I'll see if I can get them to work; may have to install Windows on a virtual machine though...

    Oh, apparently Jane Jensen is working on a new game... with Phoenix Online Studios: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressrele ... studio.php

    On the one hand: Jane Jensen.
    On the other: Phoenix Online Studios, creators of the truly vile The Silver Lining.

    I suppose if Jane does the writing and game design and puzzle design... and handles pretty much everything apart from maybe graphics and engine and stuff like that, it might be good.

    But I'd rather actually wear a cat hair mustache for all of Movember if it ensures the game is free from unfunny, too-long, painful fourth-wall breaking circle-jerks masquerading as jokes. Oh, and snarky narrators.
     
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  2. Sergiu64 Arcane Sad Loser

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    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

    Ummm, great game. Wtf was that with the ending though...
     
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  3. Banny Novice

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    I recently played and finished Black Mirror 3. Great game. Loved all 3 of them actually. Probably the best adventure series of the 2000's.

    I am hoping Cranberry announces Black Mirror 4 after their next game is out. The ending of the game and some of their interviews hint at more sequels.
     
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  4. Oriental European Learned

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    S&M Season 2 Episode 4: Chariots of the dog.
    Unfunny and unrewarding. Considering simplicity and dullness of game's challenges... No fun.

    First (Christmas) and third (Halloween/Zombies) episodes are p.neat tho.
     
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  5. Nattvardsvin Learned

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    Played through the first and only season of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

    I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed these episodes, as I have never gotten into the webshow, and the only other games by Telltale that I really like are the first and first half of the second season of Sam & Max. (Devil's Playhouse was fucking horrible HORRIBLE)

    I'm actually playing through them a second time to get all the hidden items and extra content.
    I really want them to make a season 2. I doubt it will happen though.
     
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  6. Beautiful Clown Painting Arcane

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    I've just finished "To the moon" and it's absolutely amazing, one of my greatest video game experience ever and certainly the best game I've played this year, though it's closer to a visual novel than a to proper game. Don't be put off by the Jrps graphics, it has nothing to do at all with Jrpg crap.
     
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  7. Black Cat Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    A sequel hook of the worst kind.

    As far as I know from being on several adventure focused forums Funcom's been telling they will continue the story, first with a new game and then with an episodic series, since Dreamfall came out, though I got lucky and did not play it until earlier this year, and I was already warned, so my suffering at the idiocy they pulled off isn't so terrible as that of the true fans of the game who did play it when it was new or somethingie like that.

    Right now they are saying, promising, swearing, taking an oath, pinky promising, etc, they will go back to Dreamfall's story once they finish making The Secret World, their next it's going to be awesome MMO. They said the same before the Conan MMO came out, so don't hold your breath.

    I say we just skin them. And eat them. Jerks.
     
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  8. Redlands Arcane

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    What the fuck? Me actually agreeing with Black Cat on something? The Codex really is a fucking weird place.

    But yeah: it's likely it won't be getting revisited. Purely on financial reasons.

    I imagine if The Secret World flops, they probably won't be doing well enough to support making any more games and may just fold.

    Otherwise it succeeds; the question then becomes: What is the impetus to go back? Especially if The Secret World is a raging success; they'll need to devote more time to that to keep it going, as it sounds like a very writing-centric game design. And if your options are (a) putting your writers to work on the money earner or (b) putting your writers to work on some other game in a genre everyone's been trying to kill off in the mainstream for at least a decade, what do you think the answer is going to be.

    Granted, this is just an observation, and they might actually go on with what they've said. But I've been around enough to be disappointed too often.
     
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  9. FaChoi Educated

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    Recently finished 'The Book of Unwritten Tales' that was good, certainly can't think of any complaints.

    Currently playing A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie or 'assassinate Hitler the game' It's alright but lays on the 'Nazis are teh evil' a bit thick. Suppose I'll go back to it the now and see if adolf wants to hold this dynamite I'm lugging around.
     
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  10. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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  11. Shadenuat Arcane

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    "The Book of Unwritten Tales" was witty and colorful, I even laughed a few times. It certanly reminded me of Discworld.
     
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  12. Seolas Liturgist

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    AlternativA... strange game, I liked the setting (futuristic Prague) and dystopian atmosphere but awful translation and a bizarrely abrupt ending that had me scratching my head in puzzlement. Gameplay and puzzles were OK but unremarkable, some good ideas though. It also took me only 4 1/2 hours to complete which is not long enough.
     
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  13. Suchy Arcane

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    LA Noire, I guess it falls into adventure category more than any other.
    But out of the typical adventures - Alpha Polaris. Generally good game, but too short and with completely anti-climatic ending.
     
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  14. Seolas Liturgist

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    The game was made by Centauri Production (Czech) so I'd guess they went low budget on the German voice translation too. It's not an awful game (sort of a **1/2 out of ***** type) but I'd only get it when it's on sale for a budget price on Steam or whereever. I got it on a Steam Daily Deal when it was 75% off, it's 50% off right now in the Xmas sale. http://store.steampowered.com/app/33990/
     
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  15. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    Codex 2012 Strap Yourselves In Dead State Project: Eternity Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Finished Machinarium and both Samorost games, not really challenging but great visuals and soundtrack made them worth a playthrough. Now started Postal 2, bought it on the steam sale, dont know it that counts.
     
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  16. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    The last adventure game I played was Sanitarium, I really enjoyed it.
     
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  17. made Arcane

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    Downloaded 4 recent games after the AG.com article whetted my appetite for some adventure fun. Machinarium, A New beginning, Whispered World, Book of Unwritten tales.

    Machinarium was the only one I could bear to play longer than 5 mins. Incidentally it's the only one that doesn't feature dumb dialogue and voice acting.

    Plus the robot is so adorable. How he stuffs items into his huge gaping yap? Hahahawwwww. <3
     
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  18. Drakron Arcane

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    Why did you even brought "A New Beginning"? its a "A Very Convenient Lie" without Al Gore that makes it even worst (Al Gore is better voice acted) ... heck I even thought it taken place in the future (on hindsight, it certainly explains why he had a porn star mustache) and not in the last since last time I checked there were not many nuclear power stations in 3rd world counties and Brazil sole nuclear power plant is NOT located in the Amazons.

    Edit: Location: Germany
    Oh that explains it.
     
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  19. made Arcane

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    I brought it expecting "Gripping plot; stunning hand-painted artwork; memorable and relatable characters; clever and satisfying puzzles; grand orchestral soundtrack." What.

    Being German and all I have nfc who Al Gore is. Some Amerikan splatter film character? o_O
     
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  20. Ladonna Arcane

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    Finished Legend of the Sword for the thousandth time. Next up I plan to play Spirit of Excalibur again, followed by Vengeance of Excalibur...again.
     
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  21. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    So is this Legend of the Sword a good game or is it nostalgia?
    (I love replaying Sram or Le passagers du temps for nostalgia for instance, but they are not so interesting if you put that factor aside)
     
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  22. Ladonna Arcane

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    It depends on what you like in adventure games. I certainly like LoS, but I also like many other types as well such as SoE, Zak Mcracken, Indiana Jones, and so on.
    It isn't a nostalgia fix for me.
     
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  23. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    Ok I'll try it then, for encyclopedic reasons at least.
     
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  24. Kjujik Educated

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    Just played “It came from the desert”. A 1989 Amiga classic. If you can call it adventure, because it incorporates some action sequences as well. It’s a great homage to the 1950’s B movies. Set in the town of Lizard Breath the player investigates strange events after a meteor crash only to discover an invasion of giant mutant ants. The gameplay is particularly tough as you races against the clock and can’t take time with the puzzles. Quick decisions are a must. The game is a nice combination of traditional point-and-click adventure with elements of shooter, platformer and even flight simulator. But the combination feels very natural and even increases the immersion. The story is also pretty good and features many references to the old camp horror classics. Definitely an overlooked gem. I recommend the Amiga version. The PC port is hard to find and doesn’t include nearly as good graphic or sounds (the original amiga sounds were superb).
     
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  25. Ion Prothon II Liturgist

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    I did Dreamweb few months ago. It was like killing Hitler.
    Now I plan to finish Legends of Kyrandia trilogy in some time. I've got recently the original copy of LoK3: Malcolm's Revenge (not the shitty RIP spawned over internets) and Hand of Fate would be fun to replay after almost a decade.
    I'd say its one of the best adventure series, now completely forgotten (but maybe it's better than what happened to Monkey Island)
     
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