Gaming nostalgia

When I was a kid I used to play a lot of adventure games, the point-and-click variety. Like

  • Space Quest
  • The Secret of Monkey Island
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Day of the Tentacle
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • and many more..

Haven’t played that kind of games for quite some time now though, even though there has been some notable additions lately. The last one I played was The Dig I think, and it is not exactly new.

Anyways, after reading an article about the history of adventure games I felt like trying out some of them again. So I downloaded ScummVM, which lets you run old games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM on a modern computer, and pointed it to the data files for Beneath a Steel Sky and Day of the Tentacle. I must say that both games have ages very well. I’ve had plenty of fun playing through them, although I remember it taking a lot longer the first time through. Maybe it’s just because I still remember a lot of it?

Wonder what game I should try next. Something more modern that I haven’t played, like Grim Fandango, or even newer, like The Longest Journey. Playing through The Dig again would be fun too I think, it was so well done, with great art, story and music. At least, that is how I remember it. 🙂

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