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Giving adventure genre another chance, need suggestions(please read intro post.)

#1SuperrpgmanPosted 8/20/2014 8:04:01 AM(edited)
TL/DR version. If you want more details, skip the following paragrah.

Just finished Cognition: The Erica Reed Thriller, and I'm dying for more PURE adventure games. It needs to be fully voiced with a competent cast, before 2006. It can't have 2d sprites. Atmosphere is important. Not in the mood for a comedy, and I'm taking a breather from Taletale games. If I hurt anyone's feelings with any of this, I apologize. I'm just looking for suggestions. For the reasons on why I'm after what I'm after, please read the rest of the post:

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So I just spent the last 2 days going through Cognition: The Erica Reed Thriller: season, and I have to say that I can't remember the last time a game gripped me like this. I felt so compelled to just go through the experience and see the ending, and the game didn't disappoint for a second. And right now, I'd really like to play some more awesome games from the genre.


Before I begin, I think it's important that I say this:

I mean no offense to anyone by saying this, and I apologize if I end up hurting anyones feelings, but it's just not what I'm up for right now. I'll probably make a topic a couple months from now when I do feel nostalgiac again.

Anyways, Here's what I'm looking for:


Something fully voiced with at least decent performances from most of the cast. Something like this really draws me in. If it's voice acting free, I'm not going to be able to deal with it right now.

Something that's from after say...2006. Not really feeling retro, nor nostalgiac.

Something that does NOT have 2d sprites(IE: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.) I've seen a lot really great games that are like this, and played a few. I'm but again, not really feeling retro, or nostalgiac.

Something that is very atmopspheric. I need to be drawn in while playing.

Something without blurry textures. I don't like being stuck on a puzzle because I can't make something out. If something is intentionally blurry as it's part of the puzzle, it's fine.

Something that's meant to be taken seriously, and succeeds. Not in the mood for a comedy.

And since I figure I'm going to get a lot of people suggesting this.

Nothing from TaleTale games. I've played a LOT of taletale games and I've enjoyed them all, and while I'll play a LOT more in the future, I wanna take a breather from them, especially since I've been acting like they're the only modern adventure company for far too long.

Please, help me out if you can.

Edit: Sorry, didin't think about adding these.

It needs to be an actual PC title. It also can't be something that has a lot of focus on gameplay. I can't get anywhere with Indigo Prophecy because I blow at really fast paced QTE.(Thanks detectiveZ)
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#2DetectiveZPosted 8/20/2014 7:54:40 AM
I know this isn't really adventure, but this is really a must play for any story based video games.
The Zero Escape series is amazing, you will never see any of the plot twists coming.
(Not for PC though unless you use emulator)

I'd also recommend indigo prophecy if you haven't, the first 2/3rd is pretty well done, while the 1/3rd finale kinda sucks, but it's a good read.

Lastly, there's also Machinarium. (2D Sprites though.)
I've heard a lot of good news about it.

I'll go edit this if I can find anymore.
(Not much games from this genre, sadly.)
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#3Superrpgman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2014 8:10:34 AM(edited)
If it's got a bad finale, it's going to leave me feeling like I've completely wasted my time. As the saying goes, the ending is paramount.

Also, you're wrong about there not being many adventure games out there. Thanks to kickstarter, and just a lot of indie developers in general I'd say that there's been more non-2d pure adventure titles release in the last year than there's been non2-d japanese style rpgs. I just don't know much about them.

But it's It's alright DetectiveZ. Thanks for helping me filter out a few more things.
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#4Freelance_WolfPosted 8/20/2014 8:26:19 AM
I liked Gray Matter. It's by the same person who is the game designer of the awesome Gabriel Knight series. It's not as good as the other series, but still worth playing.

Honestly though, the best adventure games -are- the older, pixel ones. The newer ones with new fangled graphics and all don't grab me as much as the classics.
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#5Superrpgman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2014 9:20:23 AM(edited)
Freelance_Wolf posted...
I liked Gray Matter. It's by the same person who is the game designer of the awesome Gabriel Knight series. It's not as good as the other series, but still worth playing.

Honestly though, the best adventure games -are- the older, pixel ones. The newer ones with new fangled graphics and all don't grab me as much as the classics.


I'm happy for you friend, as you have so much more to choose from. I'll probably check some out months from now. But they're not what I'm looking for at the moment.

Can you tell me a bit more about it perhaps?
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#6MarceloSampaioPosted 8/20/2014 9:26:36 AM
Maybe you would like Tesla Effect?

It has good (not great) 3D graphics and amazing FMV scenes in 2k resolution.

Its a fun game, with lots of puzzles and LOTS of exploration (every drawer can be opened, every corner can be checked, etc).

It has some comedy elements, but the story is serious enough, and the funny parts are just some secondary scenes. The game itself has some dramatic and scary parts, and the funny bits are related to the fact that Tex Murphy is just a goofy drunkard.

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/screenshots/TexMurphyTheTeslaEffect/11.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/692814-tesla-effect-a-tex-murphy-adventure-windows-screenshot-golden.jpg

http://www.newgamenetwork.com/images/uploads/gallery/TeslaEffect/teslaeffect_08.jpg
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#7Superrpgman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2014 9:45:09 AM(edited)
Watched my roomate play through Telsa Effect actually. It was VERY good.

Edit: speaking of which, he has Gray matter on our account. Installing it now!

That said, it's a comedy first and foremost. A guy from MST3K is your right hand man after all, and he's constantly making jokes. And the main character is the very definition of a wisecracker.

I'd appreciate it if everyone from this point would refrain from telling me blatant LIES.

edit: If you can't think of something within my criteria, but still want to recommend it, go ahead. Just be upfront about it.
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#8MarceloSampaioPosted 8/20/2014 9:42:42 AM(edited)
Superrpgman posted...
I'd appreciate it if everyone from this point would refrain from telling me blatant LIES.



Oh, look, the dude is stressed out!

Better be careful!! :p
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#9Superrpgman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2014 9:46:51 AM
I'm quite calm actually. I just don't appreciate being lied to.

Anyways, let's keep this on topic.

Again, everyone elses posts were fine, keep em coming :D
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#10Superrpgman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2014 10:24:37 AM
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