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Author Topic: "Adventure Game" is NOT acceptable Jargon  (Read 5536 times)

Pierce Inverarity

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« Reply #120 on: March 08, 2007, 02:00:03 PM »
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It´s not my invention (in english), but it´s well defined use  in current internet debate is my pet-peeve, and no one elses agenda.


So... what IS the definition for an adventure game?
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« Reply #121 on: March 08, 2007, 02:02:22 PM »
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So... what IS the definition for an adventure game?
Well, in my day, and adventure game was something you played on a computer, punching in text comands like "KILL SNAKE" and "GET JAR".  

Then they got all fancy with the mice and the point and click and the pictures, and now they got 'em in 3d, and you can even go online with 'em.  

Dunno what that has to do with roleplaying games though.
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« Reply #122 on: March 08, 2007, 02:21:45 PM »
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Well, in my day, and adventure game was something you played on a computer, punching in text comands like "KILL SNAKE" and "GET JAR".


To which the usual response was "I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE WORD 'SNAKE'."

I know, I know... I'm asking Mr. S. for his particular take here.
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« Reply #123 on: March 08, 2007, 09:13:14 PM »
After further reflection, I've decided that the Pundit's being the center of an otherwise interesting RPG board is not a sufficient reason for me to abandon it. Truth to tell, I enjoy the Pundit's outrageous sense of humor when it's not directed towards my friends or used to bowdlerize interesting issues, and I also think that where many older games and certain aspects of traditional RPGing are concerned we have a certain solidarity of viewpoint. (It's just that I don't view it as an either/or thing.)

Not sure why any of you would care, but I felt compelled to follow up on my earlier ruminations.

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« Reply #124 on: March 09, 2007, 01:13:22 AM »
Okay I'm half-awake after a shift at the game store and I have to open the place in the morning ...not sure if I was complimented in that last post or not. (either way I'm okay with it)

 I LIKE the phrase "Soldier of Truth"  tho.
 Considering  my avatars in other places that I'm not using "here" on this forum, Soldier of Truth is not such  a bad nickname.

 

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« Reply #125 on: March 09, 2007, 07:31:18 AM »
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To which the usual response was "I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE WORD 'SNAKE'."
Yup. The parsers now used by TADS or Inform have come a long way from the simple designs that I used to tinker with on the old Speccy. Interactive fiction still has its aficionados, of course.
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« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2007, 12:45:40 PM »
I agree adventure game is not acceptable jargon but either is story game.  From now on we will call these roleplaying games.  With all of this talk, I'm still unable to distinguish the two.  I look on my shelves and see books, roleplaying games,...(oh look Silent Death, I forgot I had that) board game.
 

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« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2007, 09:50:46 PM »
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On the other hand, his rant starting off this thread was pretty funny. And there are a lot of people here, sometimes including Pundit, who can be entertaining to talk to about very many topics.


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