The Action-Adventures appreciation thread!

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Rod, Sep 30, 2008.

Sep 30, 2008
  1. Rod
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    One of my favorite gaming genres, and one of many people's favorites as well, I may guess. Action-adventure games are usually characterized by a long and/or engrossing quest, with some action and (sometimes) RPGs elements thown into the mix.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action-adventure_game


    Some well-known (or not so much) examples:
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA (Nintendo)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Snes)


    METROID (Nintendo)
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    Super Metroid (Snes), Metroid Prime (GC)


    RESIDENT EVIL (Capcom)
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    Resident Evil 2 (PS1), Resident Evil 4 (GC)


    CASTLEVANIA (post-SOTN)
    (Konami)
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    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1), Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)


    MEGAMAN
    (Capcom)
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    Megaman Legends (PS1), one of the few 3D games of the Blue Bomber


    WONDERBOY
    (Sega)
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    Wonderboy in Monster World (GEN), Monster World IV (Mega Drive - japan only)


    So, what are your thoughts about the genre, and your favorite games of it? I'd like to know GBAtemp's thoughts about it. [​IMG]
     
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    The Legend of Zelda is by far my favorite series of all time [​IMG]
    Weird how I could never find a game as good as it with similar elements.. :/

    But Action-Adventure is a genre hard to define.. Metroid and Zelda for example are totally different games [​IMG]

    If they count as "AA", the Silent Hill series (specially the first 2 games) for it's puzzles is also one of my favorites..
     

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