A reader explains how he grew to enjoy graphic adventures like Broken Sword and highlights new titles due out this year.
I have been a huge point and click adventure games fan since the early days of the first Broken Sword game on the PlayStation. This introduced me to the point and click genre and is the reason I have enjoyed these types of games, as well as other point and click games like Gabriel Knight, Myst, and even from other platforms like PC. Examples of great point and click games for this format are Full Throttle, The Book Of Unwritten Tales, and the Monkey Island series.
The point and click type adventure games, over the many generations of their history, have introduced us to games such as The Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us, Back To The Future, Broken Sword series, Discworld series, Gabriel Knight series; as well as Heavy Rain, showing these games have even lasted into current generation systems.
The advantage of both The Walking Dead series and The Wolf Among Us is that you can make multiple choices, allowing a different story to result each time, meaning that the games can be replayed and can offer the thrill of seeing different events unfold. This allows the player to decide how these games can turn out and not limit the player to a single choice.
Other point and click adventure games that made me a fan were the Broken Sword and Discworld games, along with Escape From Monkey Island, Grim Fandango Gabriel Knight, and even Sam & Max.
There is a massive selection of point and click games to choose from across multiple formats. In fact, 435 in total making these types of games very popular. Even with today’s new systems point and click games still are popular enough, resulting in many ports from previous systems onto new systems. With adventure games these offer a lot of features such as puzzle-solving, narrative or interactive stories, exploration, collection, or manipulation of objects.
These offer a good amount of replay ability to some games, allowing a player to investigate anything they may have missed or characters they may not of talked to but wanted to do so again, or interact with objects that they didn’t before.
Many point and click games started off from 2D and had managed to show gamers that these types of games could be successful, these then moved onto 3D games demonstrating new engines and amazing graphics.
These types of games are being asked for even today, and as the future progresses we are even going to see new ones created and perhaps even see some return with newer titles. An example of two new titles coming in the point and click genre is Lovecraft Tales and Harold Hailbut: A Homemade Adventure Game. There are also some others that are already available and a good selection of new point and click adventure games like Adventures Of Bertram Fiddle, The Pillars of The Earth, The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk, Detective Gallo, The Long Reach, Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure and finally but not least Jenny LeClue: Detectivu.
Over the many generations these types of games have been available it is thanks to series like Broken Sword, Discworld, The Walking Dead, and Gabriel Knight that have introduced me to these types of games and will be one of my all-time favorite genres. If you have never played these types of games then give some of them a try, you might really enjoy them.
By reader gaz be rotten (gamertag)
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