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    Side-note on Back to the Future; never save manually - just let it do its own thing (auto-save). At least that's how it was for me on PS4. The game was unplayable for me at first, but once I stopped saving manually, it was smooth sailing.

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    I can second Day of the Tentacle and add Beneath a Steel Sky, Monkey Island and Loom. Speaking as someone who's not that into the genre.

    This fan remake of King's Quest III is also worth checking out, and it's free:
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    I gotta give the nod to Snatcher. I've finished that game twice.

    Full Throttle is a pretty cool one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    I gotta give the nod to Snatcher. I've finished that game twice.
    Yep, Snatcher. Policenauts was great too.

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    My choices would be Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars and Blazing Dragons. Love the Python humour in that game!

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    With regard to some of the previously mentioned games:

    Snatcher is excellent. I owned a real copy back in the day then sold it, but it really is one of those games worth its reputation. While Act 3 is a little hasty and wraps things up a little too quickly, it is a wild cyberpunk ride.

    Policenauts I actually think is even better than Snatcher because the action sequences are more varied and the storyline is a bit more interesting. I get why it didn't get translated, but Lethal Weapon + Urashima Taro on the Moon is pretty fun. Kojima has a good eye for unique and memorable character design, even if his first two games are pastiches of the biggest 80s action movies.

    I also think Broken Sword 1 is one of those hidden gem games that you don't hear about enough. I came across it online as a recommendation and bought the original version and played through it with my wife. We had a lot of fun with it, though thefe were one or two times where we had to use a walkthrough because some of the solutions to progress were just not obvious enough (who puts a drainpipe opener into a brick wall?). But the twists of the plot, which is a much more plausible Dan Brown plotline long before he wrote the Da Vinci code is thoroughly enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    Yep, Snatcher. Policenauts was great too.
    If you are into Snatcher and Rising of the Dragon, try the 1997 Blade Runner PC game. By far the best cyberpunk game of the era, with multiple endings.

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    I WOULD recommend to you guys the Danganronpa series, but I can see why a lot of you wouldn’t like it, and it’s not just the Sonic-level fandom nuttery. Not every game in the series is one, though. One of them is a third person shooter.
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    Just Played through Hotel Dusk Room 215, and really enjoyed the vibe. The puzzles and flow were a little clunky, but very creative. There was only one truly implausible situation I thought, and it really ramped up story-wise toward the end. I'm now playing through the Sequel Last Window which was only released in Europe and Japan but was fully localized in 5 different languages, and it is even better than Hotel Dusk in a lot of ways. I highly recommend both games to anyone interested in some point-and-click adventure goodness.

    I haven't finished Ghost Trick yet as I have found the game mechanics to be outrageously tedious, and the graphics don't lend themselves to memorable characters. I may not even finish this one, though I hear the ending is quite good. I'm about halfway through and just frustrated with repeatedly playing through the same scenarios over and over again.
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    My favorites in this genre are:
    Snatcher, Policenauts, Rise of the Dragon, and Blade Runner.
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