Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Collector » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:53 pm

See the first post on this page:

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Jules » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:20 pm

Haha. Did you yell SCORE! like the narrator in Freddy Pharkas? :P

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Post by AndreaDraco » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:10 am

I finished almost a week ago the first EcoQuest and now I'm in the midst of the second one. I've wrote a review for Search for Cetus that will eventually go up on Adventure Gamers, but I want to tell you right away that I loved the game ;)

The second one, though, has started off in a more simplistic manner (a clear bad guy, a less "apocalyptic" set), but I found nonetheless very pleasing.
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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Nowhere Girl » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 pm

Why shouldn't they be "real adventures"? Are educational adventure games "not real adventures"?
And, by the way, I just can't understand why does the phrase "young adult" seem to actually mean not even adult teenagers... For me it would seem that "young adult" should mean people in the approximately 18-25 age group, but no, this phrase seems to be actually used to refer to people no older than 16 years old...

I liked the games very much and always regretted that the series only had two parts. The only advantage to that is that "Ecoquest" at least never turned into ugly 3D...

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:40 pm

Nowhere Girl wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Why shouldn't they be "real adventures"? Are educational adventure games "not real adventures"?
And, by the way, I just can't understand why does the phrase "young adult" seem to actually mean not even adult teenagers... For me it would seem that "young adult" should mean people in the approximately 18-25 age group, but no, this phrase seems to be actually used to refer to people no older than 16 years old...

I liked the games very much and always regretted that the series only had two parts. The only advantage to that is that "Ecoquest" at least never turned into ugly 3D...
So because when you turn 18 you are typically (in the US) considered "an adult." You can now vote, get drafted, join the military (and yet, can't drink in most states, but whatever).

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Nowhere Girl » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:42 am

Tawmis wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:40 pm
So because when you turn 18 you are typically (in the US) considered "an adult."
So what? Being younger than adult doesn't make you a "young adult", it makes you a subadult.
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(and yet, can't drink in most states, but whatever).
In Europe it's 18, but I really don't care about it. If alcohol disappeared from the stores, I probably wouldn't even notice it. ;) The one thing I want is that people stopped assuming that I must have a boring life because I hate alcohol and never drink it.
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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Collector » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:11 pm

Young Adult would be anyone recently of the age of majority, meaning 18 to early 20s. It is a legal definition. Not sure where you are getting the below 18 is an adult thing from.
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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Tawmis » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:18 pm

Collector wrote:
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Young Adult would be anyone recently of the age of majority, meaning 18 to early 20s. It is a legal definition. Not sure where you are getting the below 18 is an adult thing from.
I think because when you hear things like Harry Potter was written for the Young Adult crowd, or considered a young adult book - you think people between 15 to 18 are the primary target (I am assuming).

Because that's what I think.

When I hear about a "young adult series" of books, I am not thinking 18 to 20.

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Nowhere Girl » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:16 pm

for some reason I can't send the reply... I'll try again without real quotes - which is unfortunate because it looks better.

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I'll have to retry without italics...

Attempt 3 :( :( :(
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That's it. Although, in my understanding I'd move it a bit further, to the end of typical study age - around 25 years old. People have much time to be "older than young adult", after all, elderly people are obviously adults too and not some separate category...

I really can't send a reponse to Tawmis. I don't know why, don't know what causes the error. Anyway, what I wanted to write is that Polish and German (and probably many other languages) have a separate term for, literally, "youth literature". It makes MUCH MORE SENSE than calling it "young adult".

My nice-looking post has been spoiled. :( :( :(

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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Collector » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:59 pm

Were you using any characters with diacritics or other extended characters?
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Re: Do you like Ecoquest? Are they real adventures?

Post by Nowhere Girl » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:31 pm

Indeed, and already afterwards I realised that this might have been the reason.

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