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Feature: What became of the adventure game?

Adventure games rose to prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s when the point-and-click movement captured the imaginations of gamers the world over. Recent years, however, have seen their market share decline to the point of almost non-existence. So how did the genre come to dominate the software market in the salad days of home computing, and what led to its fall from grace?

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Twiky3353d ago

I'm the only one to comment (and probably to show any interest!) in this story!

I miss some of that old sierra feeling.

Hi to all of you 30+ out there!

FreestyleBarnacle3353d ago

Missed the Sierra storytelling yes. The Sierra random death from nowhere. Not so much. Lucasarts taking the mickey out of said random death was even better.
Aren't these great examples of games which could be given modern updates? I'd be happy if they would just work on a console I own. Is that too much to ask?

bunbun7773353d ago

and not a big fan of said action games, but you 2 are right. There is a market for this in that I will say it will entice more non players to play, and that market (Wii) is of course huge. And with technology and the imagination being what it is- we don't expect a rehash as much as a hybrid action game - look forward to Heavy Rain- hopefully that will show the possibilities more for story driven video games.

duarteq3353d ago (Edited 3353d ago )

I'm Guybrush Threepwood and I'm a mighty Pirate.

Rubber Treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee LOL

Good old times. Miss that. and LOOM (1990), so beautiful at that time.

Sierra, Lucasarts, Revolution Software, Delphine Software sniff sniff i miss you.

So many hours spent playing your games. Do you ppl remember Operation Stealth (1990)? Lot of fun and with Speech synthesis.

Those were the days of our life's ( Today i still play games :P )

ryuzu3353d ago

While I wouldn't say Adventure games are selling well and healthy, that article implies that there are no adventure style games anymore and that is very wrong indeed.

For the PC there are many adventures games released each year - have a look at www.justadventure.com for info and reviews.

On DS, there have been some adventure style games and Zak and Wiki on the Wii was critically well received (not sure it sold that well) and is akin to the puzzle style of adventure games.

Those guys in the article vaguely remembered playing Monkey Island and decided to write an article about how no one made Monkey Island 89 - regardless of the facts...

r.