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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

Has anyone played any of the Sherlock Holmes'?  vs Jack the Ripper, the Awakened, etc?  They're all by Frogwares, aren't they, so I imagine they're all much of the same standard.

What about Dracula: Origin?

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:44 AM

Nope... Haven't played real adventures since... DAMN... Hero's Quest 2. That or Space Quest 3.

These games lost their appeal somewhat after all becoming point'n'click games. I learned a lot of English spelling from finding the correct words in the dictionary and typing it several times.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

Who says games aren't educational!  ;)

Thanks anyway, SV.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:30 PM

Can't offer any input on the Sherlocks as I haven't tried them.

If you're looking for something different in the adventure genre, FA, I'd point out Expérience 112 (titled The Experiment in English). It has rather original gameplay mechanics, with an indirect control scheme of the main character, though it still has problem-solving at its core.

Perhaps especially worthwhile for the atmosphere, and the unusual approach. Nice graphics too.

There's a demo available on the official site if you want to take it for a spin first.

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Be warned, though, that it does have some rather challenging road-blocks at times (like mild criptography puzzles). ;)

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

Cryptography is my middle name!

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:52 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 22nd June 2010, 6:44am, said:

Nope... Haven't played real adventures since... DAMN... Hero's Quest 2. That or Space Quest 3.

These games lost their appeal somewhat after all becoming point'n'click games. I learned a lot of English spelling from finding the correct words in the dictionary and typing it several times.
May I suggest you try Machinarium?
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:02 AM

That's a puzzle game, not an adventure. I've looked at it, and World of goo etc. but they just ignite that spark in me.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

I'd say Machinarium is an adventure game, rather than a puzzle game.  WoG is a puzzler, agreed, but Machinarium does have a solid story, it's just the way it's communicated is unconventional.

Just got Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl Necklace (or whatever it's called), and while the blurb is in English, the systems requirements are in French.

For example:

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700 Mo d'espace libre sur le disque dur.
What is this insanity.

I'm fairly sure my PC doesn't have one of those, so I shall add the game to my pile of coasters.  Damn gobbledygook.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:08 PM

What, you don't have 700MB free on your disc?

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:51 PM

I don't, actually, need to free up some space.  Criminal.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:07 PM

Earrings. Those are earrings.

Necklace is just wrong. ;)
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:52 AM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 25th June 2010, 10:02am, said:

That's a puzzle game, not an adventure. I've looked at it, and World of goo etc. but they just ignite that spark in me.
You would be surprised to find out it's an amazing adventure game ;)
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:56 PM

Recently picked up the Phoenix Wright games for the DS, and they are a blast.  It's basically an adventure game series where you play a lawyer, and you have to defend your clients.  So you go around, collecting evidence, talking to police, witnesses, etc and then defend your client in court.

It's based on the Japanese legal system, so it's a bit mental, but it's you versus the prosecutor and you have to cross-examine witnesses, present evidence, find contradictions and lies, and charge your client £400 an hour.

Quality games.

Also picked up the first three Professor Layton games, but they're really puzzle games in an adventure game wrapper.  Still quality though.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

Phoenix Wright?



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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:52 AM

If you're looking for a simple yet amusing time waster, Erin Robinson's Puzzle Bots has now been "steamed".

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p.s.: watch the age limit, though, as you must be 3+ :(

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:11 PM

Shot in the dark here, but what the Haitch Eee Double-Hockey-Sticks.

French developer, adventure game with alternate reality game influences.  E.g.  you played the game, received emails from it in your actual email inbox, looked up and infiltrated real websites, etc.  Twas ace.

Now, your question for fifty points and the quickly-dying gratitude of myself:  What was the bloody game called?

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:58 AM

Now for the 50 points... *drum roll*

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:55 PM

It's called In Memoriam, if anyone's interested.  :P

The Professor Layton games are a series of puzzle games in a sort of adventure game skin.  However, the puzzles very rarely have anything to do with the story.  This allows for a much wider range of puzzles, from mathematics, to spatial awareness, word games, pattern recognition, and various others.  Unfortunately, this results in a rather ridiculous and elaborate system whereby pretty much everyone has at least one puzzle to test you with, and an excuse for it too (the first game's reason for this made sense, successive games have made less sense, but that's not really the point).

This has left the games open to certain forms of mockery.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:27 PM

See the orangey underlined letters on the above post? It's not a sig you know... *sigh*

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:40 PM

God DAMN my eyesight.

Did you just edit that in?  You did, didn't you.

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