Adventure Gaming Catch-All

Ha, I slept on it and discovered there were 2:30 minutes:seconds left when I check this morning. I was all desperate to buy this before the sale ran out and couldn't remember my password. Turns out the sale is going on for at least another 24 hours. So... there's that.

GOG has a boatload of indie adventure games on sale today for 75% if you get them in a bundle (just under $20 if you don't have any of them):

To The Moon
Machinarium
Botanicula
Blackwell Bundle (That's the entire series so far)
Resonance
Gemini Rue
Stacking

Deponia is really good so far. I'm going to grab the second one, but I'm not sure if it's going to be on a flash sale or just stick with the 50% off.

Love the story and the scenes are really fantastic. Some of the puzzles are crazy, but they aren't impossible crazy. Like you know what you have to do.

BlackSabre wrote:

Deponia is really good so far. I'm going to grab the second one, but I'm not sure if it's going to be on a flash sale or just stick with the 50% off.

Love the story and the scenes are really fantastic. Some of the puzzles are crazy, but they aren't impossible crazy. Like you know what you have to do.

I bought my sister the full pack of 5 games on Steam for $27 - it was her Christmas present from me, and no fuss with wrapping

Resonance is also $2.49 on Steam right now. Haven't finished Gemini Rue but loved it so far, and Resonance is supposed to be even better (also from Wadjet Eye).

Cragmyre wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:

Deponia is really good so far. I'm going to grab the second one, but I'm not sure if it's going to be on a flash sale or just stick with the 50% off.

Love the story and the scenes are really fantastic. Some of the puzzles are crazy, but they aren't impossible crazy. Like you know what you have to do.

I bought my sister the full pack of 5 games on Steam for $27 - it was her Christmas present from me, and no fuss with wrapping :D

I was tempted, but Deponia and Chaos on Deponia are the only two definite buys for me. Still, I may get the others later.

I played a few hours of Resonance, it seems real interesting. I'd say it's a no brainer at $2.49

BlackSabre, how far are you in Deponia? I was able to do maybe the first 2 or 4 hours on my own, but after it opens up into the town and I went around and saw everything, I was just.... lost. And it didn't get much better.

The area at the post office left me stumped on a couple occasions. Also getting the coffee together had a few parts I would not have put together without help.

Minarchist wrote:

Resonance is also $2.49 on Steam right now. Haven't finished Gemini Rue but loved it so far, and Resonance is supposed to be even better (also from Wadjet Eye).

Resonance is amazing. Buy this game.

Citizen86 wrote:

I played a few hours of Resonance, it seems real interesting. I'd say it's a no brainer at $2.49

BlackSabre, how far are you in Deponia? I was able to do maybe the first 2 or 4 hours on my own, but after it opens up into the town and I went around and saw everything, I was just.... lost. And it didn't get much better.

The area at the post office left me stumped on a couple occasions. Also getting the coffee together had a few parts I would not have put together without help.

Well I've now created the coffee... just need to work out how to give it to her. I'm sure I'm missing something.

Yeah, the puzzles are really quite tricky in spots. There have been a few really hard ones, but for the most part, if I just come back to it later it usually works out. Still, I'm really enjoying it so far. My little girl sits on my lap and asks "why is that man so angry?" when I go to the Mayors office. Also, I haven't done anything with the post office yet... so I'm guessing that may be related to what I need!

AndrewA wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

Resonance is also $2.49 on Steam right now. Haven't finished Gemini Rue but loved it so far, and Resonance is supposed to be even better (also from Wadjet Eye).

Resonance is amazing. Buy this game.

Fun fact: I bought it.

ENABLERS!!!

Just bought Chaos on Deponia. So I got both Deponia and Chaos on Deponia for the low low price of $15 combined. Happy with that.

More Sierra adventures on sale today at GOG: Gabriel Knight and Phantasmagoria bundle

http://www.gog.com/promo/belated_hal...

Radical Ans wrote:
AndrewA wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

Resonance is also $2.49 on Steam right now. Haven't finished Gemini Rue but loved it so far, and Resonance is supposed to be even better (also from Wadjet Eye).

Resonance is amazing. Buy this game.

Fun fact: I bought it.

ENABLERS!!!

Excellent! Enjoy it.

Just played Episode 1 of Kentucky Route Zero - Liked it a LOT. Part graphic adventure with some choose your own adventure stuff thrown in as well and a really cool look to it. Pretty sure I missed a lot of little side things as well and it looks like it's got a lot of that whole "walking dead style" story adapting around the choices you make thing going on.

To say too much about it would be doing you a disservice, best to just jump in. Well worth checking out though.

I can second that. It's pretty awesome.

Cross posting from the "finished.." thread...
Primordia finished. Had to use a walkthrough for a few parts though - it was maybe a little TOO retro an adventure game (there's a reason most modern adventure games come with a "highlight all interactive objects" button) so there was a lot of missing obvious solutions to things just because I didn't spot an object in the scenery I needed to take.

From a story standpoint though - FANTASTIC STUFF. Had a real "Beneath A Steel Sky" vibe to it and it has an impressive number of ways the story can play out in the end, and in the way there are multiple solutions to various problems throughout the game. Very interested to see what Wormwood come up with next.

Gorogoa demo

Gorgeous and unique.

Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 just added to GOG. I think that means they now have all the main Sierra adventure series, yes?

shoptroll wrote:

Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 just added to GOG. I think that means they now have all the main Sierra adventure series, yes?

Depends on if you count the Laura Bow (Colonel's Bequest & Dagger of Amon Ra) series as a main adventure series. They both got a lot of play in my circle of friends in addition to the "Quest" games. Never did get a full score on either game though

I personally wouldn't mind seeing Codename: Iceman on GoG, either. Loved the crap out of that one.

Hah, I'm expecting a wave of disappointment and anger as people who have heard the inexplicable praise for those games go and find out what they actually were.

Switchbreak wrote:

Hah, I'm expecting a wave of disappointment and anger as people who have heard the inexplicable praise for those games go and find out what they actually were.

From what I've read (mostly Richard Cobbett and Adventure Gamers/Classic Adventure Gaming).... 1,3,7 are the highs. 7 still holds up to a good degree. 2 is the bizarre first sequel, and 5/6 are incredibly cynical.

CptDomano wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 just added to GOG. I think that means they now have all the main Sierra adventure series, yes?

Depends on if you count the Laura Bow (Colonel's Bequest & Dagger of Amon Ra) series as a main adventure series. They both got a lot of play in my circle of friends in addition to the "Quest" games. Never did get a full score on either game though

I personally wouldn't mind seeing Codename: Iceman on GoG, either. Loved the crap out of that one.

Ooh yeah, the Laura Bow games were great; I'd love to see if they hold up well.

Tanglebones wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Leisure Suit Larry 1-6 just added to GOG. I think that means they now have all the main Sierra adventure series, yes?

Depends on if you count the Laura Bow (Colonel's Bequest & Dagger of Amon Ra) series as a main adventure series. They both got a lot of play in my circle of friends in addition to the "Quest" games. Never did get a full score on either game though

I personally wouldn't mind seeing Codename: Iceman on GoG, either. Loved the crap out of that one.

Ooh yeah, the Laura Bow games were great; I'd love to see if they hold up well.

If I recall correctly, the first one had a real-time mechanic and you could miss events if you weren't in the right place at the right time. Also, it used the older typed interface. That said, I remember liking the story a lot more than the second.

Also, what about Freddy Pharkas!

I bought my son a plushie of Josef from Machinarium for his birthday... I knew when I ordered it that it wouldn't show up in time. The question I have to ask: Did I do that on purpose so that I'd consider keeping it for myself? NO! I deny your allegations.

I also got Kentucky Route Zero and enjoyed it. The art style alone is worth the price of admission. The lighting... wow did they nail the lighting in this game.

Glad to see Lilly Looking Through is mentioned on this forum.

dRailer wrote:

I bought my son a plushie of Josef from Machinarium for his birthday... I knew when I ordered it that it wouldn't show up in time. The question I have to ask: Did I do that on purpose so that I'd consider keeping it for myself? NO! I deny your allegations.

I also got Kentucky Route Zero and enjoyed it. The art style alone is worth the price of admission. The lighting... wow did they nail the lighting in this game.

Glad to see Lilly Looking Through is mentioned on this forum.

Agustin Cordes, the guy who did Scratches, has a new game coming out called Asylum.

It's already been approved on Steam Greenlight and now he's started a Kickstarter to finish the game.

Good Old Games is experimenting with discounts on buying an entire series of games. Naturally, they're trying this out with a host of classic adventure franchises. So if anyone wants some old classics for even (15-30%) cheaper, now's your chance.

http://www.gog.com/news/introducing_...

Um, you have Indigo Prophecy listed but not Heavy Rain? Also, The Walking Dead deserves a place among the "must plays".

The Book of Unwritten Tales is 75% off ($5) for another 10 hours as part of the Linux sale. Just played through a bunch of the demo, and man is it funny. Good reviews too!

RoughneckGeek wrote:

Um, you have Indigo Prophecy listed but not Heavy Rain? Also, The Walking Dead deserves a place among the "must plays".

Yeah man, that jerk who made the OP never updates the damn thing anymore. I hate that guy.