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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:18 pm

10-01 out!

I've written the articles for #9 and #3!

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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Datadog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:31 pm

Awww, "Day of the Tentacle" dropped to #6. And my #3 pick went to #1. I can't complain too much (except for the ill-paced puzzle network in year 4.)

So is this the part where everybody posts their own top 100 lists?
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by BBP » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:07 pm

Hmmm... I have had Riven for years and still haven't played it. Figured I'd try Myst first.

I can live very well with that #1 though... And I love your description of #3, you manage to point out a lot of layers I probably would've overlooked.

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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:10 pm

I'll certainly be glad to see you Top 10, Datadog, if not a Top 100 :D

And I'm glad you enjoyed my write-up for #3, BBP. I put a lot of thought in it to make the best possible description of the game with the space I was given.

And now: full disclosure! Here's the Top 15 I submitted to Jackal for the AG list of best adventures of all time:

1. A Gabriel Knight Mystery: The Beast Within
2. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
3. Gabriel Knight III: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
4. King's Quest VI
5. Conquests of the Longbow
6. Gold Rush!
7. Quest for Glory IV*
8. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
9. Police Quest III
10. Under a Killing Moon
11. The Pandora Directive
12. Leisure Suit Larry III
13. Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
14. Conquests of Camelot
15. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Serrated Scalpel

* As many of you know, QfGII is my favorite game of the series. And yet I went with QfGIV. This list was submitted when we still thought we'd go with a Top 25 and, all in all, I decided that the best game to represent the QfG series was the fourth chapter, even if the second one is my favorite.
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Datadog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:10 pm

AndreaDraco wrote:I'll certainly be glad to see you Top 10, Datadog, if not a Top 100 :D
I did manage to write down 100 games I've played, but it's the organizing part that's throwing me off. Once I get to games with sequels, that's where my brain starts fighting over which ones should be higher on the list. :P
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:24 am

I'm certainly happy with the number 1 pick (Grim Fandango), which (and here's a little confession time) I would not even have heard about if I didn't play Monkey Island 3 and interacted with that skeleton in Blondebeard's chicken restaurant. ;)

Guybrush: This little sordid scene has litigation written aaaaallllllllllll over it. ;)

I played most of the top ten games and loved them: MI2, DOTT, Tex Murphy, Broken Sword, GK2 and, of course, Grim Fandango. :D

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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Datadog » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:41 am

The only one I hadn't played yet was Portal 2, and I'm rectifying that problem through Steam right now. :D
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Maxor127 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:43 pm

I would've removed Zork Nemesis from the list and put Return to Zork somewhere in it. I liked Return to Zork more than Grand Inquisitor. I remember not liking how short Grand Inquisitor was.

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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by dotkel50 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:20 pm

I was hoping the first Kyrandia game would make it. I have a soft spot for little Brandon.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:27 am

dotkel50 wrote:I was hoping the first Kyrandia game would make it. I have a soft spot for little Brandon.
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Maxor127 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:17 am

Tawmis wrote:
dotkel50 wrote:I was hoping the first Kyrandia game would make it. I have a soft spot for little Brandon.
AMEN.
I agree. I may have already mentioned Kyrandia earlier, or maybe I just thought it without posting about it, like I often do.

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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Datadog » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:33 am

Datadog wrote:The only one I hadn't played yet was Portal 2, and I'm rectifying that problem through Steam right now. :D
And done! That is definitely a worthy game to put on the list. Even though it's linear, you really do have to explore the world to find solutions, and most of them - as per adventure game tradition - require a lot of pixel-hunting. But what got me is how many different ways you can use the environment to solve puzzles. It's like the laws of physics are your inventory. I can see why this made it so high on the list.
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by Maxor127 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:13 pm

I've wanted to play The Space Bar ever since it came out, and this list revived my interest in playing it. I finally got around to it today, but I'm sad to say I just couldn't get into it. The camera panning seemed too fast even with emulation and a slowdown utility. But I thought the interface was horrible and the game was pretty confusing. Add that to the fact that it's supposed to be extremely difficult and have unforgiving time-based puzzles, it all just made me lose interest. The constant CD switching was annoying too. I think I'll settle for a video playthrough, but I didn't like the only one I found mostly because I'm not really a fan of commentary while playing, and the game audio sounded odd in some way, which took me out of the experience.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:03 pm

I really don't get the whole linear vs non-linear debate. As if linear is better? It's just alternate. I've always loved linear games. Space Quest is thoroughly linear through and through. Well, SQ3 isn't really, but once the plot picks up and you figure out what you have to do it's all very linear.
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Re: Adventure Gamers Top 100 Adventures of All Time

Post by el_pombo » Mon May 09, 2016 3:55 pm

I started playing fate of Atlantis just now, it seems to be a great game, but I really didn't like the part where you have to bring the poor rodent to be murdered by the snake and then they both fall into a cliff! What did the rodent (or the snake) ever do to Indy? What an unscrupulous thing to do!!!

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