What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

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

Post by Ash » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:03 am

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

Post by KW » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:24 am

I am just going to stick to retro ones

Police Quest 2
Broken Sword
Blade Runner
The Last Express
Discworld
Simon the Sorceror
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Beneath a Steel Sky
Tex Murphy series
Pepper's Adventures in time

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

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:53 am

Without a second though it has to be Blade Runner. Beautifully crafted, great use of Blade Runner tools of the trade and an atmosphere lifted straight from the film. The lead character wasn't Rick Deckard which was nice as it allowed the story to subtly deviate from the film giving the game a fresh feel. I'd love to play this again sometime.

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

Post by Freestyler » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:21 pm

Mire Mare wrote:Without a second though it has to be Blade Runner. Beautifully crafted, great use of Blade Runner tools of the trade and an atmosphere lifted straight from the film. The lead character wasn't Rick Deckard which was nice as it allowed the story to subtly deviate from the film giving the game a fresh feel. I'd love to play this again sometime.
I'd heard about this one. Isn't it supposed to randomly decide who the bad guys are, so you can play it again and again?
Talk about replay value! :lol:
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:29 pm

Freestyler wrote:
Mire Mare wrote:Without a second though it has to be Blade Runner. Beautifully crafted, great use of Blade Runner tools of the trade and an atmosphere lifted straight from the film. The lead character wasn't Rick Deckard which was nice as it allowed the story to subtly deviate from the film giving the game a fresh feel. I'd love to play this again sometime.
I'd heard about this one. Isn't it supposed to randomly decide who the bad guys are, so you can play it again and again?
Talk about replay value! :lol:
I don't think it was random but based on your decisions - you could be a sympathiser or a cold blooded eliminator or a bit of both depending on the Replicant :wink: The npc's did however work their way through their own tasks while you were playing so it was possible to meet them at different points in the game causing different outcomes. Brilliant stuff for late 90's.

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

Post by Rapidmollusc » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:48 pm

Beneath a Steel Sky...Simon The Sorcerer....and Myst....ok, i'm taking the censored about the last one :lol:
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Re: What is your favourite non-LucasArts adventure game?

Post by mrandi » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:32 am

Gabrial Knight - Sins of the Father
So creepy this one - and I played it before I had a CDROM, so I can't comment on Mark Hamill voice work - but I suspect this was a blessing! I think it managed to pull off the serious adventure vibe without taking iteslf too seriously.

Broken Sword 1&2
Yeah, brilliant. I remember just being blown away by the animation - smoooooth.

Syberia
Really great atmosphere - and those automatons!

Oringinal Discworld game
Loved Eric Idles voice - and it looked pretty amazing.

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