Saturday, May 30, 2009

InsideCatholic Does a Retrospective at the Adventure Genre

Hear ye, hear ye, all ye fans of "old-school" adventure games! Joe Susanka at the has an article you won't want to miss!

Since I'm part of the younger generation that never experienced that likes of games such as The Curse of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and King's Quest, I can't really comment on his main questions at the end of the article (namely, what happened to this type of game?) beyond the usual observation of its re-emergence on the Nintendo DS. Games like the Ace Attorney series, Hotel Dusk, and Jake Hunter are all treated as "text-adventure" titles by critics and fanboys alike; can anyone who is more familiar with the older titles of the bygone era of the "adventure" game vouch for this claim?

1 comment:

Brian Saint-Paul said...

Hey Andy,

My heavens, how did I not know about this blog? As a total gaming geek, it's an outrage.

I've just subscribed to your feed, so I'll be a regular visitor. Looks like you have some great stuff here...