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Point-and-Click Adventure Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by SubrosianDimitri, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. SubrosianDimitri

    SubrosianDimitri The King of Poor Decision Making
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    A classic PC genre, one that thrived in the 90s and actually made a bit of a comeback in recent years. I've played a decent number of Point-and-Click games, and I really like them.

    The one's I've played include:
    Riven: The Sequel to Myst
    Myst III: Exile
    Violett (a rather obscure indie game on steam)
    Zack and Wiki: The Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
    Humongous Entertainment's Junior Adventures
    The Strong Bad games (By the masters of the genre, Telltale)

    Which ones have you guys played?
     
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  2. The Skullivan

    The Skullivan That guy what with the ponies
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    Grim Fandango is by far the greatest point and click adventure game I've ever played. A flim noir version of the Aztec belief of the afterlife visualized with a Day of the Dead calaca style aesthetic. Who could ask for more?
     
  3. Whitetail

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    Honestly I was always kinda naxious to try that sort of thing since I never figured I'd like it but I recently played Shadowrun Returns and the Dragonfall expansion and it's honestly a lot of fun. Was kinda frustrating to get used to the lack of keyboard controls at first since it plays a lot like an RTS but the simplicity was easy to get used to.

    I guess it's not a total point and click game in the 90s sense since it's also got a turn based combat system but it was super fun working out
     
  4. CamTSB

    CamTSB 死の匂いか?
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    I've played almost every single Myst game, including Uru (Which doesn't really count as a point and click anymore) and always had a ton of fun with the Monkey Island games.
     
  5. Stars

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    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, or SBCG4AP for short, is the only point-and-click I've played to completion. Oh! Also Bill Nye the Science Guy: Stop the Rock. It's been so long, I almost forgot that exists. Had to cheat a bit to finish it, but what can I say.

    I've also dabbled in Myst (a friend of mine used to be obsessed) and Tell Tale's Back to the Future, but that's about it. I did enjoy the SBF playthroughs of The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us, but I'm content watching rather than playing.
     
  6. Gamerdude854

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    I had a lot of fun with Sam and Max and The Walking Dead season 1 but that's all i've really ever tried, with the exception of a couple demos. Also if your counting flash games I have played many with some of my favorites being the Riddle School series and the Henry Stickman series
     
  7. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    Ohhh, Adventure Games. Man! I've probably played a ton.

    - Blade Runner
    - Sam and Max Hit the Road
    - Sam and Max Season 1 to 4
    - All the Monkey Island games from Lucasarts and Tell Tale
    - Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
    - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    - Loom
    - Day of the Tentacle (My personal favorite)
    - Full Throttle
    - The Dig (I hate this game but I'll add it in here anyway)
    - Grim Fandango (Second place favorite)
    - Back to the Future by Tell Tale
    - Myst

    But funny that I haven't played the newer stuff like Walking Dead, Broken Age, and Life is Strange.
     
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  8. Stars

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    Not entirely sure how point-and-click they will be, but I did back Hiveswap (the Homestuck adventure game) on Kickstarter, and I look forward to playing both that and it's eventual sequel.
     
  9. 18/NINE-TEEN

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    Deponia
    Chaos On Deponia
    Goodbye Deponia
     
  10. Stars

    Stars Just a Guy
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    I actually remembered several that I've played and forgot to mention. In alphabetical order:

    Botanicula (finished, loved it)
    The Fall (made some progress, it's pretty good)
    Machinarium (finished, loved it)
    Samorost 2 (played a bit, got it in a bundle, cute but sometimes obtuse)
    To the Moon (finished, not sure if this one counts, but dem feels tho)
     
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    I've played part of part 1 of Strong Bad's game, and part of Grim Fandango. I should get back to them at some point.
     
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    Won a Steam Key of Deponia Doomsday a few months ago.
     
  13. BypenThynDragon

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    Bastion in Overwatch :p
     
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  14. Nadia

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    I have played a lot of Classic Point-and-Click Adventures, here are some of them.

    - Monkey Island
    - Monkey Island 2
    - Monkey Island 3
    - Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
    - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    - Flight of the Amazon Queen
    - Inherit the Earth
    - Zak McKracken
    - Simon the Sorcerer 1&2
    - I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (This game is so damn Creepy)
     
  15. Velvet_The_Reindeer

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    Hmm never been a fan of point and click games, i can never get very far because I grow bored real fast.
     
  16. Norad2

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    Zork: Grand Inquisitor, anyone?

    That game holds some good memories for me, playing it with my Dad as a kid.


    No? Okay, More modern... Oh, Botanicular and Machinarium! Those are a joy!
     
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    Playing a sniper in almost any FPS (couldn't resist ).
     
  18. SubrosianDimitri

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    And for you Myst fans out there, Obduction comes out July 26th.
     
  19. Stridershy

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    The only Point and Click games I've really played have been the Chzo Mythos Series. 5 Days A Stranger, 7 Days a Skeptic, Trilby's Notes, and 6 Days a Sacrifice.
     
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    During the Steam sale, I got Stasis, a point-and-click isometric sci-fi horror adventure game. It has about the same level of gore as Dead Space, but rather than being on the ship as things get terrible, you're there after all the terrible things occurred. The story does a good job of justifying how items can get lost, but there is a lot of text to read if you want to solve the puzzles because there are PDA's scattered around the ship that builds the lore through data logs.

    "There's no way to escape, so I'mma try to swim past the bio-develop vats and reach the exit." In the next room, between you and the exit, is a collapsed bridge that sinks into a vat containing a chunky, putrid and gray liquid. Around the floor of the exit, there are several desperate bloody hand prints that can be seen getting dragged back into vat's gaping maw. ...Something's floating in the middle of it.

    On a lighter note, there's Aviary Attorney, an Ace Attorney game that uses 19th century black and white lithographs for all the art, and the main character is a falcon lawyer. How cool is that?!

    Since all the characters are animals, along with the use of classical orchestrated music, there's this sort of fairy-tale like quality to it that I find very charming, even if most of the trials involve murder. The game doesn't hold your hand when gathering evidence, so it's possible to enter a trial without a critical piece of the puzzle, but the game continues even if you fail a case and get a guilty verdict, thus offering multiple endings. It's about 3/4's the length of a Phoenix Wright game if you're only playing for one ending.
     
  21. GreySky-GodoftheMachine

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    I've played some of Myst, and I've played a bunch of the Kings Quest game including the new one; Sierra in general is great. Also I've played through I have no mouth and I mush scream; there are no good endings only a moderately ok one. Tormentum- Dark Sorrow is great for those who like \m/ METAL \m/ looking games.
     
  22. Fimbulvinter

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    I love this Genre. Way back in the 90's they had some of the best looking backgrounds around thanks to the fixed camera removing the need to render multiple angles.

    I've played through
    Sam & Max: Hit the Road
    Sam & Max Seasons 1-3
    Myst 1-5 (God lord there are some obscure abstract puzzles in these games)
    Return to Zork, Zork Nemesis, Zork: Grand Inquisitor (Plus the original Text based adventures)
    Telltale's A Game of Thrones
    Telltale's Back to the Future
    Day of the Tentacle
    Full Throttle
    Grim Fandango
    The Dig
    Money Island series

    And not really point and click, but same spirit, all the old school Sierra Quest games - Space Quest, Kings Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry.

    I haven't played Telltale's The Walking Dead, as I could never really get into that show, though I hear that the game is good.