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New to adventure games... what should I start with?

07-07-2010, 12:40 AM
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New to adventure games... what should I start with?

Broken Sword: DC - 4.99?
Monkey Island - 7.99?

Or any other recommendations?

I've never played an adventure game before, really... what would you recommend?

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07-07-2010, 12:52 AM
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Here is a list of games. I liked 1112 and people here seem to like Hector. Both of which are cheaper(i think) and great introdutions to adventure games.

Want list: Oh! Edo Towns , Space Tripper,

07-07-2010, 01:01 AM
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I really recommend Beneath a Steel Sky, I think that's the best one in the store so far.

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07-07-2010, 01:28 AM
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Hector: Badge of Carnage.

07-07-2010, 02:26 AM
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07-07-2010, 03:06 AM
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I am new to adventure games too, but I have played both 1112 episode 1 and Hector. I found 1112 really quite obscure in its puzzles and I had to resort to walkthroughs a couple of times. I finished Hector un-assisted. Best of all, Hector is really, really funny.
07-07-2010, 04:58 AM
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Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2
Hector: Badge of Carnage
Beneath a Steel Sky

Hector has very British (perfect for me) I mention this because the humour sometimes references very UK centric things.

These are all of the highest quality and you shouldn't be disappointed.

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07-07-2010, 05:37 AM
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Definitely Hector.

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07-07-2010, 05:54 AM
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I'd go like this:

1. The Broken Sword - it is gorgeous, funny, excellently written and voiced, has logical puzzles and great controls.
2. Secret of Monkey Island (IMHO, there is going to be a price-drop soon, too, to promote the second game)
3. Beneath a Steel Sky.

I didn't like 1112, BTW. It has nice presentation, but the puzzles are very obscure and lack-lustre and require a lot of pixel-hunting. And there are tons of hot-spots with just some smartass text to confuse you. I finished the above games without resorting to hints - I had to consult the walkthrough on several occasions with 1112 and didn't even finish it yet.

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Last edited by Isilel; 07-07-2010 at 06:11 AM.
07-07-2010, 06:10 AM
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MI has the best hint system for beginners.