Must play adventures,which are NOT from LA or Sierra?

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Must play adventures,which are NOT from LA or Sierra?

Post by Wolfy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:31 am

Title says it all,no hate on brilliant series like monkey island or Gabriel knight.

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Post by tsoliman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:23 am

Simon the Sorceror? Kyrandia? Broken Sword? Discworld?

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Post by Reckless » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:21 pm

In agreement with tsoliman, Broken Sword. The first two games are great and are supported by ScummVM. Also from Revolution, Beneath a Steel Sky.

More recent releases such as Runway (not supported by ScummVM).

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Post by Serious Callers Only » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:04 am

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Re: Must play adventures,which are NOT from LA or Sierra?

Post by jepael » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:51 am

Wolfy wrote:Title says it all,no hate on brilliant series like monkey island or Gabriel knight.
Flight of the Amazon Queen, Simon the Sorcerer.

If I had to include a game not runable in ScummVM, I'd say Les Manley: Lost in L.A.

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Post by LogicDeLuxe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:22 am

From Telltale Games, all Sam and Max and Back to the Future episodes.

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Post by JenniBee » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:24 pm

LogicDeLuxe wrote:From Telltale Games, all Sam and Max and Back to the Future episodes.
Tales of Monkey Island and Wallace & Gromit are really good too.

Back to the Future: The Game is good (I enjoyed it), but take note that it's a casual adventure game (the puzzles are about as easy as Telltale's first episodes of the other Telltale adventure games mentioned in this thread and stay that way through all five episodes whereas the other mentioned games get progressively more difficult (although never to the extent of the LucasArts and Sierra games) as the season goes on). The story and characters are all top notch though (and some of the puzzles are fun and creative if not all that tough).

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is another really good Telltale game, but the humor is not for everybody (if you haven't heard of Strong Bad (from Homestar Runner) watch some of the flash videos at the Homestar Runner website (especially the Strong Bad emails section) to see if their unique brand of humor fits your tastes before playing Telltale's game (since it does a great job of making it feel just like a playable extended Homestar Runner toon).

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:36 pm

Nothing from Telltale is a "must play" when it comes to representing the best the adventure genre has to offer. "Pretty good" at best, maybe. And Back to the Future shouldn't be anywhere on that list.

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Post by md5 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:46 am

In no particular order:
Beneath a Steel Sky
Dreamweb
Discworld 1+2
Broken Sword 1+2
Flight of the Amazon Queen
The Legend of Kyrandia 1,2,3
Blade Runner
The Longest Journey
Toonstruck
Touche
The Feeble Files
Simon the Sorcerer 1+2
Runaway 1,2,3
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Black Dahlia
Syberia 1,2
The 3D Tex Murphy games (Under a Killing Moon, The Pandora Directive, Overseer)
Zork: Grand Inquisitor
The Last Express
The Myst games (if you like their style)
Sanitarium

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Post by CaptainJei » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:37 am

My picks are:
Beneath a Steel Sky
The Longest Journey
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Planetfall
Plundered Hearts (an obscure Infocom text pirate adventure)
Cosmology of Kyoto
Lost in Time (rather cruddy, actually, but fun)
Tales of Monkey Island
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Simon the Sorcerer 1 (haven't played the others yet)

And I want to play Gray Matter, which was designed by Jane Jenson (designer of the Gabriel Knight series)

Also, since they're technically not Sierra, AGDI's reduxes of King's Quests 2 & 3.

Oh, and Rise of the Dragon and Heart of China, though some people like to group them under Sierra...
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Post by CaptainJei » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:40 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:Nothing from Telltale is a "must play" when it comes to representing the best the adventure genre has to offer. "Pretty good" at best, maybe. And Back to the Future shouldn't be anywhere on that list.
I have to agree with you on this one, MusicallyInspired. Back to the Future was a huge disappointment to me, though it had its inspired moments. Having said that, I do hear a lot of adventure game players tell me they love it.

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Post by Captain Peepcoot » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:00 am

LogicDeLuxe wrote:From Telltale Games, all Sam and Max and Back to the Future episodes.
There was a BTTF adventure?! Tell me more!

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Post by md5 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:06 am

Captain Peepcoot wrote:
LogicDeLuxe wrote:From Telltale Games, all Sam and Max and Back to the Future episodes.
There was a BTTF adventure?! Tell me more!
http://www.telltalegames.com/bttf

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:37 pm

I sense sarcasm....?

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Post by fischkopf » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:52 pm

Simon the Sorcerer. 8)

In my oninion, the humor in Simon is even better than that in Monkey Island. Yes, you read correctly. Simon 1&2 are really great but underappreciated titles, i have no idea why they are virtually unknown in the US. Here in germany, Simon is pretty popular at least. The music is also really nice and the backgrounds are beautiful. If you haven't checked them out yet, i recommend you do.

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