Point and click

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  1. amiga macrumors 6502

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    Are there any modern games out there that are the embodiment of say Monkey island or Fate of Atlantis? I love those games...

    If not why not?

    ;)
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    There's a new Sam and Max series being released in an episodic fashion. There's 12 episode per season, I think, and they're about halfway through season two. You can buy them as they come out as digital downloads, and there's a new season 1 collection on disc now.

    Also, Zack and Wiki on the Wii (which is getting a Sam and Max port this year) is also very good and in the same genre (but without the great humor/story that made the old Lucas Arts and Seirra games so timeless). Great game play and puzzles, none the less.
     
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    This thread reminds me of one of my favorite Amiga games - Simon the Sorcerer.
     
  5. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    The new one from Telltale Games is. The original is just a regular Lucas Arts adventure game.
     
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    I think so. And the Wii, later this year.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/samandmax

    BTW, it looks like it's 6 episodes per season, not 12 like I said. Not sure how long they are, I've not played yet - waiting for the Wii version.
     
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  9. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Sure, sure. There's also a freeware adventure game creation system/game interpreter that has hundreds of games available for it - mostly on par graphically with the old Seirra games like Space Quest. There's only a few that I thought were any good, and the Mac version of the game engine isn't very stable/up to date, but there's a couple, notably Seven Days a Stranger that are quite good and worth the hassle. I think the guy who does the "Zero Punctuation" game reviews actually made that game, along with a sequel or two.
     
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    I find the Broken Sword series to be very good, and it's quite humourous too
    Definately worth a go in my opinion
     
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    I've been playing a lot of them games on my DS with the Scumm emulator. Sam and Max is the only modern point and click game that comes to mind. There's a huge hole in the market for more of these games.
     
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    BTW the Amiga? Best video game system I ever played. To this day the classics I played on that inspire my own games.

    Just thought I'd say :p
     
  14. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yes why don't Lucasarts get it together?! Monkey Island games on DS would sell like very warm cakes. Oh to replay LeChucks Revenge again.....

    +1 for Amiga love, I still fetch my 1200 out of the loft to play SWOS/Cannon Fodder/etc. now and again.
     
  15. amiga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhh happy times!
     
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    We need more Monkey Island games.
    I've played them all to death.

    More Amiga love from me, too. I really miss my 600 :(
     
  18. Plusbits macrumors member

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    Reportedly, Lucasarts are working on a fifth Monkey Island game, so hopefully it will be with it by the end of next year!
    And the voodoo lady did say she's tied with Lucasarts by a five game contract ;)

    Day of the Tentacle is a very fun game by Lucasarts, and the Simon the Sorcerer series is also very fun point-and-click-wise
     
  19. amiga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope thats true!!! Why did they ever stop making that kind of game?
     
  20. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    I think that LucasArts thoughts were:

    Pumping out Star Wars games = Free money.
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I still have my 600, but a few years back I got into a phase where I wouldn't sleep at night and stay awake opening electronics. The 600 had these special locks that needed to be opened just right- whoops! Tore the top of the unit off. Still works but there's a great split in it.

    Amiga :( pirated games from carboot sales, relokick for imported games, Mega Drive controller compatibility, that grinding Zzzzt-zzzt floppy disk noise. Larvely.
     
  22. amiga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still got my A1200, not used it for a while though. Have loads of Amiga mags too... including the final issue of Amiga Format!
     
  23. Plusbits macrumors member

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    I think it's because some of the original MI team left, but I'm not 100% sure
    Hopefully there will be a new game out soon though!

    http://www.worldofmi.com/

    Some good stuff there for all MI fans :D
     
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    I had a huge collection of CU Amiga and Amiga Format mags, but my gran sold them (along with Nintendo and Sega mags) for 50p on a carboot sale :( I didn't care at the time but I'd love to read through them again.

    My first Amiga mag was CU Amiga with a demo of BC Kid and a rolling Street Fighter 2 vid. If I can just find that 1 mag!
     

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