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I recently bought, and thoroughly enjoyed, Thirty Flights of Loving (the spiritual successor to Gravity Bone). I heartily recommend you all do the same (as no doubt many of you have, given the amount of coverage and glowing reviews it has received), with the caveat that 14 minutes of greatness is not really worth £3.99 - however you can make it worth it by also downloading a bunch of Brendon Chung's other excellent and free stuff from his website.

I mention this here because the aforementioned free stuff includes his AGS title Pilot Light, which is genuinely funny and has some surprisingly pleasant animation (given its, uh, freeness). The only down side is that 1) it's quite short and 2) it doesn't work perfectly, though not in a game-breaking fashion.*

Give it a go, free stuff is great, and free stuff by talented people is even better!

*Edit: he also misuses the words 'frugal' and 'pithy'.

Edit 2: I now realise I should have posted this here. Oh well, I suppose that's all our lives ruined. DUPLICATE, DUPLICATE!

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Or you could make your title plural and make it more of a thread for good AGS games. For example, Lucasfan's Maniac Mansion Deluxe http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/401'>http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/401 and the New Adventures of Zak Mckracken http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/40

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Or you could make your title plural and make it more of a thread for good AGS games. For example, Lucasfan's Maniac Mansion Deluxe http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/401'>http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/401 and the New Adventures of Zak Mckracken http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/40

That's a good idea... It had occurred to me, but I preferred to go with self-deprecation so ineffectual that it seemed mildly insincere (my favourite!)

Obviously the first place to look should probably be the AGS site's games list, but I suppose we could use this thread to say which ones we like best and why (the why being important since otherwise it's just a list of preferences that needn't in itself do anything to persuade anyone to try its recommendations).

I hear that the Chzo Mythos is good a lot, I suppose it must be well-written since Yahtzee is occasionally funny (I would say he's more hit than miss, but when you speak at that rate it doesn't matter quite as much), I haven't yet because 1) most of them are really ugly, 2) a lot of them have a really annoying walking sound and 3) I hate those click to cycle through the verb icon interfaces.

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I used to really like the Trilby games . . . and still do. Didn't know they were called the Chzo Mythos though. I used to play quite a few AGS games but I forget most of them.

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I used to really like the Trilby games . . . and still do. Didn't know they were called the Chzo Mythos though. I used to play quite a few AGS games but I forget most of them.

How interrelated are the Trilby games? I think the last one or two look a lot better IIRC, would I be missing out a lot if I didn't play the others?

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The story would probably be fairly incomprehensible, depending on whether you mean the last chronologically, or in the order they were released.

Probably incomprehensible if you skipped any either way :D.

And I don't think Yahtzee (the guy who made them) calls them the Chzo Mythos...that is just something that caught on. Calling them the "Trilby Games" wouldn't really work either, because you only really played as Trilby in 2 of them (or 3 if you count the unconnected "Art of Theft"), although he was referenced in all of the games. Yahtzee himself calls them the "John Defoe Quadrilogy/Series".

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I used to really like the Trilby games . . . and still do. Didn't know they were called the Chzo Mythos though. I used to play quite a few AGS games but I forget most of them.

How interrelated are the Trilby games? I think the last one or two look a lot better IIRC, would I be missing out a lot if I didn't play the others?

I think it would be better to play them all through. They're all pretty good if I recall correctly so you wont regret playing them all. They kinda follow on from each other although you could probably skip out on 7 Days a Skeptic but I wouldn't though.

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Unfortunately, can't help yet, but thank you all for posting this little games that otherwise would probably miss. ;-)

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