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Personally I love the Book of Unwritten Tales games. If you like lots of fantasy and humor in your games then give them a try.
Ouu and I forgot this game - I have no mouth but I must scream! It´s based on Harlan Ellison's short story.
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Crosmando: Yeah LOOM has my favorite puzzle ever in an adventure game (you probably know which one I'm referring tp)
Actually I have no idea which puzzle you are referring to and you have me very intrigued. It had a great deal of clever puzzles.
The FMV Tex games are about 6 kinds of campy fun. If that's your kinda thing.
I adore all the old and new Sam & Max games.

I adore thee Blackwell series.

I adored Full Throttle, the old Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

I loved the first three Space Quest, and Hero Quest (Quest for Glory).

I loved Syberia.

I loved Sanitarium.

I adored Blade Runner.

I liked the Trilby series very much.

I loved the Colonel's Bequest.

I adored Manhunter:New York and Manhunter : San Francisco

I adored Loom.

I adored Deja Vu and Uninvited.

I loved Operation Stealth.

I... okay... there's no shortage of great adventure games...
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Telika: Snip
Yes yes yes Trilby series were some of the most fantastic adventures ever.

And Blade Runner! Man do I wish I could get my hands on that gem once more!
my must play list

Broken Sword series
The Last Express
Machinarium
Primordia
Gemini rue
Resonance
The Dig
Loom
Full Throttle
some ag of the sh Wadjet Eye Games
Dreamweb (freeware now)
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

and others
Hm, almost everyone likes Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, so that's not a lot to go by ... And having people suggest adventure games according to their own preferences isn't that much more helpful than browsing a game catalogue on your own, you'll still feel overwhelmed by choice and there's no guarantee that you will like the suggested games either.

Do you have certain preferences regarding the themes, the humor, the puzzles, the graphic style, the gamelength, the price, the places to buy it from etc.?
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Leroux: Hm, almost everyone likes Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, so that's not a lot to go by ... And having people suggest adventure games according to their own preferences isn't that much more helpful than browsing a game catalogue on your own, you'll still feel overwhelmed by choice and there's no guarantee that you will like the suggested games either.

Do you have certain preferences regarding the themes, the humor, the puzzles, the graphic style, the gamelength, the price, the places to buy it from etc.?
That's obviously a good point: I would like to try games that I can actually buy - I can wait and play other games while the old Lucas masterpieces are "out of market".
I'd appreciate to buy DRM-free games, even if a Telltale-like DRM would not be a big concern, here on GOG or if possible directly from the developer. Or on Steam, if it's impossible otherwise, but as said before, since there are so many good graphic adventures, I can afford to wait.

Nonetheless, I've seen some recurrent names that I will surely check: Sanitarium (which I bought), Broken Sword, Deponia, Gabriel Knight.


I would like to see how the genre is "evolving" nowadays, both with "big" AAA productions and smaller indie games.
I tried a videogame of the first category (The Walking Dead), I liked it and I'm willing to try other games of this developer, but in the second one is much more difficult trying to orientate oneself.


So, thanks for the suggestions, and a more punctual question: is there any indie, recent, DRM-free, sold by GOG or directly from the developer, graphical adventure you would suggest in this mare magnum of titles?

P.S: I have already played every Amanita Design videogame!
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Bubalo: I would like to see how the genre is "evolving" nowadays, both with "big" AAA productions and smaller indie games.
Good question. I'm not sure whether the genre is actually evolving, apart from the inclusion of Quick Time Events as demonstrated by The Walking Dead or the oversimplification of gameplay as exemplified by To the Moon, both developments which I'm not that fond of ... Most just try to stick to the recipe of the best classics, which isn't really a bad thing though.

Since you've already had a taste of Telltale and Amanita, I'd concur with those who suggested you try something by WadjetEye Games now; they are the next great thing as far as indie adventures are concerned and have a good reputation among fans of the genre. Be prepared that they use very low resolutions though, like back in the early 90's, in case that bothers you. Personally I love it. Just take a look at the Blackwell bundle, Gemini Rue, Primordia and Resonance here on GOG and see which of them looks and sound the most appealing to you with regard to the story. You can't really go wrong with any of them.

Another option would be to get the Chosen Bundle from Indie Royale which is still available for the next 5 days for currently about 3.50 Euro and it includes the adventure game Jolly Rover. It's rather easy and a bit imitative and unoriginal in its homage to Monkey Island, but still fun to play and not the worst choice if you want to try a cheap indie adventure (you'll get a Steam key, a Desura key and a DRM-free downloader at the same time).
Post edited February 22, 2013 by Leroux
I'd certainly recommend the first Gabriel Knight, it has a very good balance between actually challenging gameplay and storytelling. Even though the story itself is your typical weekend supernatural mystery, the believable main characters and the humor save it from being boring, and the puzzles are varied enough to keep up one's interest.

The Last Express I would recommend if you're not opposed to a sort of "experimental" gameplay, as I think that part can understandably put people off the game. The story takes place in real time (although time is speeded up), and if you're not at the right place at the right moment it can prevent you later on from reaching one of the "proper" endings.

Syberia 1 is nice, although if you want your adventure game to have mind-bending challenges you won't enjoy it. It is one of the simpler sort of adventures both in terms of gameplay and story, but I think the first game had a sort of uniqueness to it that was lost in the sequel.

And of course just like most people here I can't recommend enough Gemini Rue, Primordia and Resonance as well.
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Leroux: Hm, almost everyone likes Grim Fandango and Monkey Island, so that's not a lot to go by ... And having people suggest adventure games according to their own preferences isn't that much more helpful than browsing a game catalogue on your own, you'll still feel overwhelmed by choice and there's no guarantee that you will like the suggested games either.

Do you have certain preferences regarding the themes, the humor, the puzzles, the graphic style, the gamelength, the price, the places to buy it from etc.?
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Bubalo: That's obviously a good point: I would like to try games that I can actually buy - I can wait and play other games while the old Lucas masterpieces are "out of market".
I'd appreciate to buy DRM-free games, even if a Telltale-like DRM would not be a big concern, here on GOG or if possible directly from the developer. Or on Steam, if it's impossible otherwise, but as said before, since there are so many good graphic adventures, I can afford to wait.

Nonetheless, I've seen some recurrent names that I will surely check: Sanitarium (which I bought), Broken Sword, Deponia, Gabriel Knight.


I would like to see how the genre is "evolving" nowadays, both with "big" AAA productions and smaller indie games.
I tried a videogame of the first category (The Walking Dead), I liked it and I'm willing to try other games of this developer, but in the second one is much more difficult trying to orientate oneself.


So, thanks for the suggestions, and a more punctual question: is there any indie, recent, DRM-free, sold by GOG or directly from the developer, graphical adventure you would suggest in this mare magnum of titles?

P.S: I have already played every Amanita Design videogame!
Yeah, I just finished the first Deponia and it was really good - Rufus did remind me of Guybrush, in a good way, albeit with much bigger character flaws (which are intentional and the game is constantly making jokes about none of his 'friends' actually liking him very much)
Post edited February 22, 2013 by Fever_Discordia