Adventure Gaming Catch-All

garion333 wrote:

1893: A World's Fair Mystery

I'd love it to be more than just text adventure. Got super excited at a thought of proper adventure game grounded in that period.

garion333 wrote:

Bundle in a Box indie game bundle sale. Here's the catch - it's all adventure games.

Gemini Rue
Ben There, Dan That
Time Gentlemen, Please!
1893: A World's Fair Mystery
The Sea Will Claim Everything

Bidding more than the average will also net you:

The Shivah
Metal Dead

I already own four of those and I'm still tempted to buy it.

Also, it hasn't been mentioned here yet, but ye olde venerable game designer Ron Gilbert is working on a new 2D adventure title. It's worth a look.

Minarchist wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Bundle in a Box indie game bundle sale. Here's the catch - it's all adventure games.

Gemini Rue
Ben There, Dan That
Time Gentlemen, Please!
1893: A World's Fair Mystery
The Sea Will Claim Everything

Bidding more than the average will also net you:

The Shivah
Metal Dead

I already own four of those and I'm still tempted to buy it.

I got it and all I wanted was 1893. I still thought it was worth it.

5 Days left on the Two Guys From Andromeda KS. Sadly they're about $140,000 short of their goal right now

shoptroll wrote:

5 Days left on the Two Guys From Andromeda KS. Sadly they're about $140,000 short of their goal right now :(

I kicked in at the beginning - I still think they'll make it, but it'll be tight, and they probably won't go much over their goal.

Tanglebones wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

5 Days left on the Two Guys From Andromeda KS. Sadly they're about $140,000 short of their goal right now :(

I kicked in at the beginning - I still think they'll make it, but it'll be tight, and they probably won't go much over their goal.

I never played any of the SQ games previously (despite getting the 2006 Collection from a Steam sale a long while back) and tried their prototype last night which put a nice smile on my face. I definitely like the cut of their jib.

In slighly better news - Project Fedora reaches it's target

So Broken Sword Trilogy is Steam's DotD for $2.50. Seems like an awful lot of game for very cheap. But are all 3 worth it? Is the first the best? Is the 3rd? Granted we're talking the difference between $1.50 and $2.50. But if only one is really worth playing, I'd like to know...

Stele wrote:

So Broken Sword Trilogy is Steam's DotD for $2.50. Seems like an awful lot of game for very cheap. But are all 3 worth it? Is the first the best? Is the 3rd? Granted we're talking the difference between $1.50 and $2.50. But if only one is really worth playing, I'd like to know...

I really liked all of them, including 4. 1 and 2 are the most "classic" adventure game style. 3 switches from sprites to 3D, and was the last game in the series made by the original studio (Revolution). Some people panned it for having to move boxes (heaven forbid), but most liked it. I loved it to bits. For $2.50? No question, jump on that.

Shadow of the Templar is fantastic, and worth the 2.50 alone.

Lilly Looking Through looks like it might have some potential as a Flash-based PnC adventure game. They're funded on kickstarter already and they're looking at 4-6 hours for gameplay, so it's nothing too big. They've got a 2 room demo available for anyone interested.

Demo has a little bit of a weird Myst vibe to it due to the environmental puzzles. RPS cites Amanita design feel as well. Your mileage may vary.

shoptroll wrote:

Lilly Looking Through looks like it might have some potential as a Flash-based PnC adventure game. They're funded on kickstarter already and they're looking at 4-6 hours for gameplay, so it's nothing too big. They've got a 2 room demo available for anyone interested.

Demo has a little bit of a weird Myst vibe to it due to the environmental puzzles. RPS cites Amanita design feel as well. Your mileage may vary.

Yeah, it's pretty good so far. I'm not a huge fan of kickstarter, but I may have to throw some monies their way. Might do the $20 one so I can get the soundtrack. I like what I heard.

Then again, I'll probably just wait. I can't imagine the game plus soundtrack costing more than $20 once it gets released.

The soundtrack didn't jump out at me, but I gave them $10 which is essentially a pre-order.

Wait, Resonance is out?! What use are y'all if you don't tell me important things like this!

Looks cool!

Here's another one that looks interesting...

due out next week apparently.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is today's daily deal on steam and it really screams out for them to remake it much like the Monkey Island series. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Dark Eye : Chains of Satinav is out on Steam and elsewhere.

I said to myself that I wasn't going to buy any more games till the end of the month. Turns out I'm a filthy liar.

(shame about the character animations, but...I can overlook that).

***** 3rd JULY UPDATE

Oh happy day!....Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil teaming up again for something new in the not to distant future.

Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons plans to make a new, original adventure game with Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword developer Revolution Software, Eurogamer can reveal.

The comic book artist will be involved in the creation of the game "from the ground up", and will direct the look of it, Gibbons told Eurogamer in an exclusive interview at the GameCityNights event in Nottingham last week.

Gibbons declined to reveal any solid information on the game, but he promised "it will look like a Dave Gibbons game".

Also apparently Cecil's working on another Broken Sword game in the meantime...hope it's better than the last one.

I just played the demo for Resonance last night, and it's superb. I immediately forked out $10 for the full game, and look forward to digging into it more tonight.

AndrewA wrote:

I just played the demo for Resonance last night, and it's superb. I immediately forked out $10 for the full game, and look forward to digging into it more tonight.

Very cool. That reminds me that I need to finish Gemini Rue, though.

I'm not done with Resonance quite yet, but during tonight's play session it became my favorite adventure game of all time for reasons which I won't share because it would be a massive spoiler. Just, wow! I can't wait to see how this game wraps up!

The Longest Journey is on sale on Steam for the next five hours. What' the GWJ consensus on this game? Should I spring for it? A 40+ hour adventure game sounds almost too long....

AndrewA wrote:

The Longest Journey is on sale on Steam for the next five hours. What' the GWJ consensus on this game? Should I spring for it? A 40+ hour adventure game sounds almost too long....

Pftt... Have you seen how recklessly this is getting gifted in the sale thread? I got this and Dreamfall for myself because I haven't played them and will rectify that problem.

AndrewA wrote:

The Longest Journey is on sale on Steam for the next five hours. What' the GWJ consensus on this game? Should I spring for it? A 40+ hour adventure game sounds almost too long....

Well, it's only.... ONE OF THE GREATEST ADVENTURE GAME EVER CREATED!

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In fact, gimme your steam name and I'll friend you up and send you a copy. Can't have anyone wandering around without a copy of TLJ..that's practically indecent.

AndrewA wrote:

The Longest Journey is on sale on Steam for the next five hours. What' the GWJ consensus on this game? Should I spring for it? A 40+ hour adventure game sounds almost too long....

It...it may be the best game ever. 4 srs.

stevenmack wrote:

In fact, gimme your steam name and I'll friend you up and send you a copy. Can't have anyone wandering around without a copy of TLJ..that's practically indecent.

I friended you just now. But expect a gift in return!!!

AndrewA wrote:
stevenmack wrote:

In fact, gimme your steam name and I'll friend you up and send you a copy. Can't have anyone wandering around without a copy of TLJ..that's practically indecent.

I friended you just now. But expect a gift in return!!!

Balance has now returned to the force.
* and thank you for the return gift!

stevenmack wrote:
AndrewA wrote:
stevenmack wrote:

In fact, gimme your steam name and I'll friend you up and send you a copy. Can't have anyone wandering around without a copy of TLJ..that's practically indecent.

I friended you just now. But expect a gift in return!!!

Balance has now returned to the force.
* and thank you for the return gift!

My pleasure. I shall report back to verify its awesomeness once I start playing it.... probably in a couple of weeks.

To this day, I still remain shocked that anyone could like The Longest Journey. To me, it's like the worst excesses of Sierra adventure games turned to 11. Backtrack at an excruciatingly slow pace across screens so that you can listen to expository dialogue that goes on for twenty minutes but doesn't ever amount to anything, then solve this puzzle that is either stupidly easy or just completely non-sensical. Repeat.

kuddles wrote:

To this day, I still remain shocked that anyone could like The Longest Journey. To me, it's like the worst excesses of Sierra adventure games turned to 11. Backtrack at an excruciatingly slow pace across screens so that you can listen to expository dialogue that goes on for twenty minutes but doesn't ever amount to anything, then solve this puzzle that is either stupidly easy or just completely non-sensical. Repeat.

So, using a walkthrough is probably a good idea to save on time? I'd like to play it for the story. I don't have the time to pixel hunt and backtrack a billion times, though.