I`m new to Scumm games, so what game should I get?

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I`m new to Scumm games, so what game should I get?

Post by pinkfloyd789 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:06 pm

Please help!

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Post by spacetroll » Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:17 pm

I'm pretty sure the consensus of the forums will be, "Whatever you can get your hands on."

"The Dig" is generally considered the weakest entry, and I personally am not a huge fan of the earliest games ("Maniac Mansion," "Zak McKracken," and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"), but plenty of people on here will call me crazy for that.

Basically, if you can find any of the following in any format somewhere for a reasonable price, you will not regret it:

Loom
Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis
Monkey Island 1-3
Day of the Tentacle (which includes Maniac Mansion)
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Full Throttle

They're all classics. That's what was so special about the SCUMM games.

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Post by Kaminari » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:14 pm

spacetroll wrote:"The Dig" is generally considered the weakest entry
"citation needed" ™

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Post by PsYcO » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:45 pm

i actually quite liked the dig, not as funny as the other LA titles.
personally i found it too hard to get into many of the old non-talkie games that i didn't play at the time it was released, Indy for example.

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Post by spacetroll » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:12 pm

Kaminari wrote: "citation needed" ™
Fair enough, but it is true that "The Dig" experienced the most tumultuous development period of any SCUMM game (and that wasn't an easy accomplishment), and several of the developers were quoted as saying that they saw the final product as rushed or not meeting the game's lofty ambitions. (I wish I had citations for those, as I distinctly remember reading interviews when "The Dig" came out, but they may have been lost to annals of time...)

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Post by clem » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:37 pm

imho The Dig is a masterpiece compared to Full Throttle, which was funny but not much of a game - just my two cents though

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Post by bobablob » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:13 am

The Dig has my favorite story of any Lucasarts game. As for its execution . . . it seems a few degrees short of boiling. More like tepid water.

For your first experience, you cannot go wrong with Day of the Tentacle or Sam 'n Max. After that, you really owe it to yourself to check out Loom, which is a rather haunting adventure story.

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Post by clone2727 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:50 pm

For me the "weakest entry" would be Maniac Mansion. It just didn't capture my interest as much.

But, I agree -- get whatever you can ;)

(Oh, and I assume you only mean LEC SCUMM games :P)

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Post by Tinhead Ned » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:01 am

I wholeheartedly recommend Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis. It's just so darn awesome.

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Post by pinkfloyd789 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:21 pm

That game was what I was thinking of!

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