by Charles Onyett and Steve Butts:
It's one of the most venerable genres on the PC, yet one that few on the IGN boards, around our office, or in the general gaming populace seem to care about. And no we're not just making this up -- look at Gametap's decision to axe support for Myst Online: Uru Live, the long-anticipated online adventure game from Cyan Worlds, which even with the branding of adventure gaming's most recognizable franchise could barely survive for more than a year. Many disconnected with the genre's progress since the days of greats like Grim Fandango, Myst and Day of the Tentacle seem unwilling to reinvest, convinced they've already seen the best there is to offer. Yet the genre is moving forward, if ever so slightly, with releases like the second Penumbra game, Black Plague.