I’ve find the IFDB is awesome but very hard to find the quality games, And by quality i mean the qualities i like.
I was hoping i could get some game suggestions or maybe search suggestions. I’ll give you a little back story to help.
I’m both new to IF and not new at all. I first got into the games when i bought Return to Zork as a kid and fell in love with it. This of course led me to the other Zork games. I think i played Zork I about 10 times until i finally finished it last month.
I’ve always liked IF games but never played them for more then one sitting at a time. The big hurdle for me is I don’t like sitting at my computer to read. A few months ago I saw a reference to the old Zork games while i was playing on my phone. Everything fell into place in my mind. I started playing IF games on my phone before bed.
I started with Zork 1-3 and played them through but they where too hard and I had to use the walkthrough for most of it. Story of course was great though a little shallow.
I then played Photopia which was really good though in my opinion the ending sucked. It was also too limited in options. I really don’t see what all the hype is about. I’m guessing it was a game changer at the time it came out but the works it influenced have surpassed it. If this is not the case then the bar for IF is pretty low.
I tried Emily Short Indigo and the idea of having to Take Hour made me rage quit the game pretty fast.
Lost Pig was fun. I have’t finished it and am not sure if I will. I did enjoy my time playing though.
I’m planing on playing Vespers. That looks really good.
Right now I am playing Treasure’s of the Slavers Kingdom and I love it. On wimp mode the combat actually adds something to the game for me. Not the actual fighting but the fact that my gear and a bit of chance affect the outcome. Writing is good enough and I like the setting.
Outside of IF I’m a huge fantasy fan. If it has orcs I’ll give it a try. Lord of the Ring, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms really all the DnD stuff. I was pretty shocked that this genre didn’t really have a large presence in IF. 3D video games are flooded with it.
So that what I’m asking for suggestions on. I want a good fantasy game. Something with magic, different races, all that crap. I don’t want it to be hard. TotSK puzzles where as hard as I like. Easier still good. I want a good story as well. This is a book substitute for me so I’d like at least something with a plot that half decent. Combat system isn’t necessary but i definitely like the one in TotSK.
I’m having doubts a game like this exists but if there is anything close let me know. Or even something not close but you think i would like it based on the massive chunk of text above.