Top 5 adventure games and time to complete.

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Top 5 adventure games and time to complete.

Post by Lovee236 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:30 pm

As the topic, what's ur top 5 adventure games and how long did it take you to complete them?


1. Monkey island 1 (2 months) I was a kid
2. the book of unwritten tales (3 days)
3. Full throttle (3 days)
4. Vampire story (1 week)
5. Jolly rover (2 days)

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Post by JamesWoodcock » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:44 am

I made a post about this with my top 10:
http://www.jameswoodcock.co.uk/2006/12/ ... dventures/

As for completion times, gosh that really did vary depending on my age at the time and back then the Internet was quite a new thing, so online walkthroughs if you were stuck weren't really an option. It was down to perseverance and trying everything in your inventory :)

Discworld for me was certainly the most difficult, without a walkthrough I doubt I would have ever completed it!

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Post by pncFreak » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:18 pm

Maybe you should take a look at this thread? ;)

viewtopic.php?t=6810

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Post by Lovee236 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:48 am

I do know there are many threads of these out there but my thread differs because I really want to know how long it really took someone to compelte the game itself. This would probably help people to get games wich are long and good or short and good.

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Post by MeddlingMonk » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:49 am

Maybe I'm strange (maybe?) but I don't think I've ever timed my gameplay. Not even in largish units of time like days or weeks. But, just on a feelings basis, more-recent adventure games tend to be shorter than those from the '90s, and shorter-again in the '80s. There are exceptions. Full Throttle is very short for it's era. The Rose Tattoo is very, very long even for it's era. Apart from maybe getting a 'Is that it?' feeling from a short game, I'm not sure I see the point. Maybe because I've only gotten that feeling from Full Throttle. And I tend to leave a game alone for a while when I'm stuck, to let the problem roll around in my subconscious until a solution bubbles up to the surface. That sort of makes game-length irrelevant the first time through.

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Post by chuckzz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:59 am

I’ve heard about the monkey island though I haven’t had the chance to play it, you know too hooked on one of the famous games the Temple Run.

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Post by criezy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:25 am

MeddlingMonk wrote:Full Throttle is very short for it's era.
Yet it took me almost 15 years to complete. :wink:
MeddlingMonk wrote:I'm not sure I see the point. Maybe because I've only gotten that feeling from Full Throttle. And I tend to leave a game alone for a while when I'm stuck, to let the problem roll around in my subconscious until a solution bubbles up to the surface. That sort of makes game-length irrelevant the first time through.
I can only agree with that (not the 'Full Throttle was short feeling' but everything else). And the fact internet was almost non-existant when playing the games as a child also meant no access to walkthrough or help (unless you wanted to use surtaxed helplines).

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Post by pncFreak » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:17 pm

MeddlingMonk wrote:Maybe I'm strange (maybe?) but I don't think I've ever timed my gameplay.
I don't think you're strange. I never time gameplay either :)

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Post by Lovee236 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:25 pm

It also depends if you don't use walkthroughs, they could really save up time and therefore make you feel like the game was really long.

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Post by balpat » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:56 pm

I'm even stranger. I pretty much don't care how long a game is as long as it's good.

So I don't measure how long my initial playthrough of a game takes. I do, however, sometimes measure (well, approximately) how long a playthrough takes once I know what needs to be done.

Discworld 1 for example. It took me several years to finish - with pauses, of course - and the game is fairly long for an adventure, taking about seven hours to finish.

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Post by fischkopf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:51 pm

1. Gabriel Knight Sins Of the Fathers
2. Curse Of Monkey Island
3. Space Quest 6
4. Simon The Sorcerer 2
5. Gray Matter

I'm not sure about the playing times, but i can tell you i'm a very slow adventurer. 8)

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Post by killcake » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:22 pm

1. Sanitarium
2. Sanitarium
3. Sanitarium
4. Sanitarium
5. Sanitarium

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Post by hippy dave » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:12 pm

i bought the dig when it came out, i finished it last week - this wasn't a continuous effort tho :)

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Post by HeroPally » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:32 pm

Yess,Sanitarium is the best! :)

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Post by marriejonsan » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:00 am

My top 5 adventure games are
Day of the Tentacle
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Full Throttle
Maniac Mansion
Grim Fandango

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