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First post, by hyperrmachine

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What are some good adventure games for beginners? I'm having a hard time enjoying adventure games because I played a bunch of hard ones (I beat them with a walkthrough).

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Reply 1 of 14, by newtmonkey

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It's an adventure/RPG hybrid, but have you tried Quest for Glory? I'm horrible at adventure game logic/puzzles but I was able to complete QfG I without much issue.

LOOM is basically the perfect beginner adventure game. Beautiful EGA graphics and adlib/MT32 music and the puzzles are very sensible.

The Secret of Monkey Island is another good one for beginners but might have some tricky parts.

Leisure Suit Larry (the first one) is actually very beginner-friendly with puzzles that make sense. It's probably the "easiest" of the Sierra adventures, and is very fair. The AGI version even has a much better parser than most Sierra games.

Reply 2 of 14, by jmarsh

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newtmonkey wrote on 2020-10-13, 04:34:

Leisure Suit Larry (the first one) is actually very beginner-friendly with puzzles that make sense. It's probably the "easiest" of the Sierra adventures, and is very fair. The AGI version even has a much better parser than most Sierra games.

LSL is actually one of the most unforgiving, there are many ways to mess up and make the game unfinishable without realizing until later (likely after you've saved the game, meaning you have to restart if you didn't use a different save slot).

Reply 4 of 14, by Cyberdyne

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I do not play adventure games, but Sam and Max Hit the Road was pretty nice and easy.

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Reply 6 of 14, by hyperrmachine

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jmarsh wrote on 2020-10-13, 05:56:
newtmonkey wrote on 2020-10-13, 04:34:

Leisure Suit Larry (the first one) is actually very beginner-friendly with puzzles that make sense. It's probably the "easiest" of the Sierra adventures, and is very fair. The AGI version even has a much better parser than most Sierra games.

LSL is actually one of the most unforgiving, there are many ways to mess up and make the game unfinishable without realizing until later (likely after you've saved the game, meaning you have to restart if you didn't use a different save slot).

OK but why is LSL so popular
I'm just wondering

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Reply 8 of 14, by newtmonkey

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jmarsh wrote on 2020-10-13, 05:56:

LSL is actually one of the most unforgiving, there are many ways to mess up and make the game unfinishable without realizing until later (likely after you've saved the game, meaning you have to restart if you didn't use a different save slot).

It does have some dead-ends but the game is very short so even having to restart is not a huge problem imo. However, I found the logic behind the puzzles to make a lot of sense, and the game is pretty decent about killing you quickly if you screw your game up... though it is true that there are some exceptions to that.

Reply 9 of 14, by hyperrmachine

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Cyberdyne wrote on 2020-10-13, 06:04:

I do not play adventure games, but Sam and Max Hit the Road was pretty nice and easy.

That game was hard! I had to use a walkthrough for that game.
BTW I played that game like several weeks ago.

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Reply 10 of 14, by HandOfFate

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I remember Flight of the Amazon Queen and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis being very comfortable to play.

Full Throttle was also okay, except you have to remember that the real time action sequences are also puzzles. Those gave me the biggest problems.

I never played them seriously but the Ecoquest games were meant for children/teens, so I guess they would be fairly simple?

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Reply 11 of 14, by Jorpho

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If you want something completely different, I was watching a playthrough of Milkmaid of the Milky Way a while ago and was quite impressed.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544970/Mil … _the_Milky_Way/
(It was also in that big itch.io bundle a few months ago if you bought that.)

Or you might consider the Phoenix Wright series.

Perhaps Beneath a Steel Sky is worth considering? I do not recall struggling much with it.

hyperrmachine wrote on 2020-10-13, 06:03:

A little question here: Is Grim Fandango a good game for beginners?

Maybe? It has a couple of little unconventional spatial puzzles that can throw you off, but everything mostly makes sense. (There's one infuriating spot where I needed a hint because you absolutely need to use the "Give" command instead of the "Use" command. Blah.)

Reply 14 of 14, by Jo22

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Hi, I think that Soleil aka Crusader of Centy is very user friendly.
It's a Mega Drive (Genesis) game, but should run on early emulators on a 486, too.
https://www.mobygames.com/game/genesis/crusader-of-centy

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