The Action-Adventures appreciation thread!

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

  1. Rod

    Rod GBAtemp Fan

    May 16, 2008
    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.

    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)

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    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1), Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)

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

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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]
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    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..