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What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Ash » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:00 pm

Retro Gamer is putting together a feature on the best adventure games not to be made by LucasArts and would like to know what your favourite examples are. Let me know here and the best, most interesting responses will appear in a future issue of the magazine.

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by harlequ1n » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:40 pm

Monkey Isl... non-Lucas you say?

1. Machinarium
2. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
3. Beneath a Steel Sky
4. Simon the Sorcerer
5. The Longest Journey
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by theantmeister » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:07 pm

Probably Space Quest 3. Really the best of the Space Quests that felt so open. Great locations, funny characters and loads of brilliant bits.

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Freestyler » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:18 pm

All I know is Sanitarium better be in that article.
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:23 pm

Flight Of The Amazon Queen. Reminded Lucasarts that they weren't the only company out there who could create humorous , well thought out graphic adventures
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Katzkatz » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:08 pm

Beneath the Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress. Great games from Revolution Studios.

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Freestyler » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:53 pm

Freestyler wrote:All I know is Sanitarium better be in that article.
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by thevulture » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:41 pm

Prisoner Of Ice.HP Lovecraft inspired genius. Put it in there please.Fantastic subject material, Very atmospheric game.Love to see it given the HD treatment and appear on XBLA/PSN.Sadly reckon cat in dustbins chance.

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Post by SirClive » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:53 pm

Blade Runner.
Grim Fandango.
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Haggler » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:16 pm

Aside from the ones already mentioned and the kings quest series my faves were all amiga adventures, these were always better graphically and sonically back in the day than their dos counterparts and as you mention lucasarts i assume you are leaning toward the point n click type. So on that note :-

Gobliiins particularly goblins 2 and 3
Curse of enchantia
Universe
Cruise for a corpse
Innocent until caught
Legend of kryandia
The adventures of willy beamish

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Fallingwater » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:41 pm

Dreamweb. *sigh*

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:25 am

I would also mention Heart of China as well.

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by StarEye » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:09 am

Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry series ranks pretty high (in fact higher than some of the LucasArts games). Beneath A Steel Sky and Broken Sword is pretty damn good, and I also loved Kyrandia. Someone mentinoed Dreamweb, and I absolutely love that one as well. I've completed it several times since it came out. The Longest Journey is fantastic as well.

LucasArts were masters at the genre because they were all soo good, and you knew you bought a quality game when it had the LucasArts logo on it. But they weren't the only ones who made brilliant point'n'click adventure games.

Standout titles are Police Quest (original release, not the VGA) and Leisure Suit Larry 3.

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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by hedgehog » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:19 am

Syberia. Such a beautiful game and pretty challenging.

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