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mojo
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:48 pm

last one i played was the book of unwritten tales.

was decent enough :thumbs:

Hector and sam & max chronicles are also worth a look

there are newer takes on the genre such as the wolf among us or the walking dead but im thinking you are wanting the more retro style ones

this is a great site for point and click adventure reviews and news :geek:

http://www.adventuregamers.com/

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Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:52 pm

I loved The Curse of Monkey Island and Discworld Noir, great adventure games. They were genuinely funny too.

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mojo
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:55 pm

discworld noir is probably one of my favourites

honourable mention to grim fandango

oh and simon the sorceror

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Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:38 pm

I never played any of these games. I would have fucking loved them if I'd known about them as a kid.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:48 pm

Ah yeah Grim Fandango was great too. And Sam and Max hit the road.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:02 pm

There was a Tex Murphy game out recently for the PC. Not sure if it was any good though.

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mojo
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:02 am

Casino wrote:I never played any of these games. I would have fucking loved them if I'd known about them as a kid.
thats all i played when i was a kid. that and simulation/strategy games

and there was no internet back then so if you got stuck somewhere in a point and click....well..you were stuck for weeks. Unless you found a pc mag with a walkthrough. The original discworld game i remember being particularly painful

what a nerdy little girl

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:17 am

Casino wrote:I never played any of these games. I would have fucking loved them if I'd known about them as a kid.
Most of them are free if you have an android phone. Get the Scummvm app and they're all easy enough to find online.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:19 am

I never got into point and click games.

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mojo
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:23 am

they are not for everyone

the gameplay can be tedious and pretty illogical

but it is as much about the artwork/storytelling/humour as anything else

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:27 am

Full Throttle was great

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mojo
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:36 am

i liked it but it was not my fave

the longest journey was another epic one imo

i remember someone writing into a pc magazine saying that longest journey had such a profound effect on them it changed their view on life lol

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:23 pm

day of the tentacle for me!

Tony Mokbel
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:35 pm

EA is launching a new service, EA Access, this summer. $29.99 a year gets you access to a "vault" of games that you can download and play, starting with Battlefield 4, Madden 25, Peggle 2 and FIFA 14, with more being added as it goes. You also get 5 day early access for new games, and can download a time-limited trial (minimum 2 hours) of the full game ahead of release to decide if you want it or not. If you buy it, it's 10% off

Brilliant idea

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:08 pm

yeah thats really good, if i had the 2 halo games and EA access id be sorted for a few years!

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:14 pm

Anyone playing the new Broken Sword? Episode 2 came out there on android last week.

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mojo
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:26 am

no not yet

any good?

is nico still being an annoying cunt

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Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:00 pm

Playstation Now's pricing: http://www.vg247.com/2014/08/01/playsta ... idiculous/

And they were doing so well this generation

Tony Mokbel
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:03 pm

It really is among the oddest pricing I've ever seen. EA is, IMO, going about it the right way with the subscription service

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:15 am

Last level of Advance Wars on my GBA emulator and it's monstrously difficult. Don't even want to try. Think I'll just move straight on to Advance Wars 2.

Fucking brilliant game.

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