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Offline Kermito

Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« on: March 25, 2003, 01:22:09 AM »
According to this article the graphic adventure genre is the top of the top ten on the list of game genres dying.  :-o

This makes me very sad because graphic adventure is my favorite genre of video games.  :-(

what do anyone else thinks?

To be honest the last instalment of Monkey Island wasn't a lot of a challenge. I think the first two (that I played on the miggy) were so much better.

Maybe it is easier to develop games that doesn't require actual thinking but more pushing buttons like a monkey.  :-x
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  • Guest
Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2003, 01:36:25 AM »
They are also my favorite :( Not many good titles came out recently. After Grim Fandango and Monkey Island 4 there were only Syberia and that other one iI forgot.
There are Full Throttle 2 and Syberia 2 coming but that's pretty much all I know.
Gamers now demand immediate gratification, so we all are bombed with crappy games like the latest Indiana Jones - 3rd person games with puzzles.
 

Offline ottomobiehl

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2003, 06:45:04 AM »
Graphic adventure games are also my favorite.   Well worth the money.

Maybe game delveloper could use all of our advanced hardware (and OSs)  to make the stories "more" non-linear and bigger.

Also I think that they should stick to traditional 2D animated (cartoon?) style instead of the new 3D style.  Just my 2 cents.
 

Offline MAD

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2003, 06:59:57 AM »
Hoya!

@ottomobiehl

I agree with you.

I DO believe that fecking 3D killed video games. Nowadays people are so brainwashed by flashy 3D graphics that they are always wating for the latest texture instead of really focusing on the ACTUAL interest of the game.
Just have a look at today's games:
-Car races.
-Doom clones.
-Tomb Raider clones.
That's all.
Really lame, isn't it?

/me misses good ol' 80's arcade games...

Be funky

M A D
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Offline ottomobiehl

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2003, 07:17:04 AM »
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/me misses good ol' 80's arcade games...



Ah yes, the 80s arcade games were the best.  Lets not forget about C=64 games of the 80s.  Bruce Lee is still one of my favorites followed by Zak McKraken, and Maniac Mansion.

Even the old 1541s and their incredibly slow load times had their purpose.  Those were the times for bathroom breaks and beverage runs. :-D

Maybe I'm old fashioned but if I want 3D I'll play Bards Tale 1, 2 or 3. :-P
 

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Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2003, 07:33:57 AM »
I also have always loved these games. The only thing I never liked was that most of them were so strongly story driven that you had little choice of doing what you wanted, when you wanted.

So that's the real challenge in my opinion, creating games that are both story driven and nearly open-ended.
 

Offline MAD

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2003, 08:20:54 AM »
Hoya!

@ottomobiehl

Well, I have never actually owned a C64, I was (and still am) an Amstrad CPC freak.
But it is no problem since almost every game was released on several platforms :-)

The CPC version of Bruce Lee was... AWFUL! The graphics were horrible and the gameplay was lame too! :-)

Be funky.

M A D
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Offline Hammer

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2003, 10:10:23 AM »
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MAD wrote:
Hoya!

@ottomobiehl

I agree with you.

I DO believe that fecking 3D killed video games. Nowadays people are so brainwashed by flashy 3D graphics that they are always wating for the latest texture instead of really focusing on the ACTUAL interest of the game.
Just have a look at today's games:
-Car races.
-Doom clones.
-Tomb Raider clones.
That's all.
Really lame, isn't it?

/me misses good ol' 80's arcade games...

Be funky

M A D

Did you forget the following genres?

Role Playing Game with 3D GFX e.g. Diablo II, Final Fantasy Series, Neverwinter Nights Series.

Real Time Strategy with 3D GFX e.g. Command and Conquer – Generals, Homeworld, Startrek Armada II, Dark Reign II and ‘etc’.

RPG + RTS hybrid e.g. Warcraft III

Turn Based Strategy with 3D Gfx e.g. Starfleet Command II, Lord of Magic and ‘etc’.

Titles such as Epic's Unreal II has character-based interactions.
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Offline Spidey

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2003, 10:38:31 AM »
Hello Kermito,

I still remember the thrill of playing Maniac Mansion,
the fun of playing Zak McKracken and the laughs I had when I played The Secret of Monkey Island!! :-D :-D
On my Vic 20 I've played around 5 text adventures, I loved it! And specially when I saw those kind of text adventures turned into graphic adventures.

It would really be a shame if there wouldn't be any graphic adventures anymore.

Spidey
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2003, 10:57:38 AM »
My guess is that the genre will just fully migrate to 3D, just like all the old school strategr/war games have done.

@Spidey - cool avatar!
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Offline Trezzer

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2003, 11:31:34 AM »
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This makes me very sad because graphic adventure is my favorite genre of video games.

what do anyone else thinks?


I think it's a load of BS :)

The guy who wrote the article didn't do a lot of research.

Adventure games have simply developed a bit. Sometimes they cross over a bit and become more RPG-like, like the awesome Shenmue (Dreamcast) and Shenmue II (Dreamcast/Xbox). Oh, and the title someone couldn't remember was probably the Broken Sword-series.

For people looking for oldskool action (shooters etc.) I recommend picking up a Dreamcast and games like Gigawing 1+2, Mars Matrix etc. - that console had more awesome arcade games than any other console.
 

Offline z5

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2003, 11:45:37 AM »
on the contrary... i think the adventure game is in for a comeback...but slowly.

What was needed was a good adventure, and Syberia was good. It sold very well too and got wide acclaim in the games community.

Now, there are in the pipeline: Syberia 2 (october 2003 and looking fabulous), Runaway (which looks absolutely fabulous, just like playing a cartoon, and which got top scores in all countries were it was released), Broken Sword 3, Sam & Max 2 (Lucasarts), Longest Journey 2, Full throttle 2 (Lucasarts).

Not a bad line up.
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Offline Spidey

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2003, 12:15:01 PM »
Hi z5,

This line up of games. Are they for the pc market or also for the Amiga market?
(After Simon the Sorcerer I didn´t follow it anymore)

@Karlos

Thanks :-D
I still like this avatar.

Spidey
 

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Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2003, 12:57:31 PM »
What a stupid article!
For a start Virtual Reatily and Lightgun are not genres they're pieces of hardware. Almost any type of game could potentially be made into a VR game.
Text adventures haven't been a major genre since the early Spectrum days, but there are still online games around, and they don't look to be dying out.
Puzzle games are hardly dying out, thousands are playing boxes and tetris on their phones.
It's a shame that there aren't any Double Dragon style beat-em-ups any more. I'd love to play a 3d version of Target Renegade.
 

Offline gnarly

Re: Graphic Advventure - Dying Game Genre?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2003, 01:26:19 PM »
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MAD wrote:
/me misses good ol' 80's arcade games...
Heh, you should read Mr Biffo's column in the current Edge magazine :-)
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