Adventure games please help!

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  1. valypan macrumors regular

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    Hello!
    I switched to the Mac a year ago! I am 99% happy with my choice! The last 1% is the lack of adventure games :( I used to play many adventuer games on the PC and now on the Mac I find there are almost no real adventure games! Anybody know of any adventure game for Mac os X? (and not like spiderman...those are action/adventuer games...something like Postmortem or Siberia.both not available for the mac).
    Adventure games lovers unite and take over! :)
     
  2. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Adventure games hmmmmm. Are you looking for something like civ III or warcraft? Or Diablo II (third person rpg)? Or a sim like Age of Empires II, Stronghold or Galactic Battlegrounds? I'm not sure what qualifies as an adventure game:)
    PS I'm not familiar with the games you listed :confused:
     
  3. melchior macrumors 65816

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    adventure games are not RPG's! adventure games are not strategy games (WCIII, etc...)

    adventure games are a classic genre that made me love computers as a kid. it is severely lacking these days... why? demand for high quality graphics and the nature of the genre and the lack of action/violence make it somewhat unpopular.

    back in the day, Sierra was king of Adventure (roberta williams was it's queen) and was later surpassed by LucasArts. Between LA & Sierra, i spent countless hours not just playing, but thinking as a kid. figuring out puzzles, exploring worlds. it was a dream.

    i hope we all remember Sam 'n' Max, by far, the funniest game i ever played.

    i'm sorry, i'm old now (at least i feel it) and i don't know of any adventure games for OS X. the last thing i played that was close to an adventure game was American McGee's Alice, but i finished that in one night of playing :rolleyes:

    i personally get the feeling that RPG has replaced Adventure and i hate that. i really hate that.

    oh and one more, just because i loved it to death for the beautiful graphics it heralded for it's time. .kyrandia . superb in so many ways. i loved it. i'm going to go hug my teddy now.
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    do police and space quest (obviously king's quest is) count as adventure games???

    how great was police quest? man... great game.
     
  5. melchior macrumors 65816

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    early police quests were great. the later one's started to get dodgy.

    Alone in the Dark was the adventure game i hated.

    space quest was massive. i loved the mini-games inside.

    i hope everyone here knows who Leasure Suit Larry is. What a god :D
     
  6. melchior macrumors 65816

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    i did some digging and frankly i think it's not just a MAC problem. there are just so few Adventure games nowadays that the guys who port games probably just think of it as a long dead genre...

    bring on the gore and the violence and the trigger finger, right? and goddamn i hate jumpers in those FPS when i first startedplaying it was a trick high class cheaters used. now it's standard practice. Doom was better because you couldn't jump!!!

    ummm, yeah... i think there is little hope in this quest for new adventure games. if you find any, let us know.

    oh, one more game i played to death. Gobblins!!! hahaha, those crazy guys!
     
  7. melchior macrumors 65816

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    Re: Adventure games please help!

    by the way, both of those games are made by Dreamcatcher and distributed by AdventureCompanyGames in the USA.

    if you find adventure games by other companies, they might have OS X ports... but obviously dreamcatcher doesn't give a damn.

    i am posting too much in this thread... methinks

    Edit: here they have the games ported to the MAC. their latest mac game, Beyond Atlantis (for which a secqual is releasing soon) was in 2000. well, they are just bugggers, aren't they!? =P
     
  8. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know I cut my computer teeth on an Apple IIe playing Cranston Manor and there are no interesting puzzle/adventure games out there. There are games in which you have to figure out levels (such as return to Castle wolfenstein) but they are blended or overshadowed by FPS gore. In that same vein if they do have some sense of adventure they aren't that challenging any more (star trek elite force took me all of five hurs to figure out) sigh oh well they don't make em like they used to
     
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  10. valypan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guys thank you so much for your sympathy! I am happy I am not the only one crying for the lack of adventure games. Maybe it is a genre that its dying ( god let it not be so!) but there are games such as The Cameron Files for which they just released a sequel! So there must be some success there otherwise they would not keep on doing it. As someone noticed, Dreamcatcher used to make quite a few adventure games for the mac. I dont know why they stopped! By the way for adventure games I mean games with no or very little violence and a lot of puzzles to solve and usually a very rich storyline like Beyond Atlantis. I wrote to the adventure company which is selling quite a few adventure games, also brand new ones, and they said they would love to see more games for the mac platform but its the DEVELOPERS who dont want to. So what the heck is going on here? Why dont they want to make more money by porting the games to the mac? Any ideas? :confused:

    p.s.check out apple adventure games site...tomb raid chronicles and real myst! can we get any older and outdated than that??? :(
     
  11. valypan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Incidentally I just browsed through the list of games at the Apple web site and I found a game called Lochness (which is basically The Cameron Files mentioned above) and its been listed in the apple site forever, however it is NOT available for mac! How saad is that? They get your hopes up and then BANG, they shoot you down :(
    Seeing that most adventure games for the mac were made in the past and the future looks so grim, should I install OS 9 as well and buy those old games??? Always thought it was so stupid to have TWO OS just for the games sake...but I dont know what else to do :(
    You think I should still keep hoping?:confused:
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Those aren't adventure games. You should have played the Infocom text adventure games.

    west.
    there is a mailbox here.
    open mailbox.
    there is a pamphlet inside the mailbox.
    take pamphlet then read it.

    They also did things with swords and Grues and Flood Control Dams and other things which were much less interesting than mailboxes. :)

    You could always get Zork Grand Inquisitor which is a graphical descendent of Infocom's first Zork and it runs on Mac OS X nicely. :)
     
  13. melchior macrumors 65816

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    Zork was great.

    Sierra's early adventure games were text based too.

    i don't suppose anyone remember's EpicMegaGames? they made a suite of great games...

    and of course, who can forget, Hugo's House of Horror's! because of that book i read The Hobbit and then Lord of the Ring's in 5th grade... wow. memories. orange and black screens. pornographic bulletin boards.... oh those were the days. when 14 seemed like the coolest age anyone could be! ha!
     
  14. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I thought I was the last guy alive who remembered that game. I actually tracked it down and ran it on OSXII (Apple II emulator) a few months ago.
     
  15. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    magnetic scrolls adventures...I think it was 'The Pawn' : "put potplant into pot..."
    :D
     
  16. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    oh yeah, and Roger Wilco rules ! Especially Space Quest I+II. The graphics were so low rez, it was almost like reading a book: so much room for your imagination...

    :p
     
  17. valypan thread starter macrumors regular

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    For all the adventure games lovers out there...apparently Omega Stone by Dreamcatcher is coming to the mac platform. When? I dont know! Hopefully it will be for mac os x and not for mac os 9 like for example Dracula series! (What the heck are they thinking? :)
    Also LAw and Order by Aspyr is coming out soon. Thats sort of a detective game, so I am looking forward to it. Nothing yet about the new biggies:post Mortem, Siberia,etc...lets hope for the better. I am still tempted to load Mac os 9 and play dracula the last sanctuary...all well.:rolleyes:
     
  18. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Wow I have the emulator i"ll have to track down the rom image. Where'd you find it?
    PS I probably still have it on 5.25" diskette somewhere LOL
     
  19. kel macrumors newbie

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    Adventure Games

    Anbody played Riven yet. Does it have the same story line as Myst? How is it?
     
  20. melchior macrumors 65816

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    Re: Adventure Games

    haha, "yet"? i played it in 1997/1998 and it was great i think. from what i remember. the premise for the adventure is a little different. Riven doesn't consist of traveling between Ages, as Myst did. This is just one big island adventure.

    i've got to ask, did you really think Riven was a new game? or you just never played it?

    ther is also Myst III as well as a myst online game due for release this year i believe. i haven't played either of these though so maybe someone else can tell you about them.
     
  21. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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    You should try RealMyst for OSX. It's basically just the old myst with a brand new graphics engine as far as I know. Requirements may be steep however so you should check it out.
     
  22. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    the Day of the Tentacle. It is supposed to a good adventure series
    Escape from monkey island (tentacle series) is available for mac
    Also try full throttle
     
  23. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's quite a bit more adventurous than any of the games I ever played. :D
     
  24. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I really love this game. I played it at my friends house once, but I never bought it. Everytime I go there I ask to play it. :)
     
  25. melchior macrumors 65816

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    there is no doubt these games are great. but they are a reenactment of my childhood. good for a laugh but i've played them so many times i know them inside out. Day or the tentacle was very cool. full throttle not so cool. monkey island is a legend.
     

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