Last week’s question was “what setting do you prefer your adventure games to take place in?” The results are below:
Detective / Mystery 2 votes (3%)
Horror 4 votes (7%)
Medieval / Fantasy 9 votes (15%)
Sci-Fi / Futuristic 12 votes (21%)
Don’t care as long as it’s good 30 votes (52%)
OK, so that was perhaps a bit predictable. In hindsight it would have been better to not have “Don’t care, as long as it’s good” as an option and instead force people to choose a genre. Anyway, it does suggest that the majority of readers don’t restrict themselves to any particular setting, which I see as a positive. It also might suggest that more people will enjoy playing Space Quest than Tex Murphy (or Mortville Manor for that matter), but the looseness of the poll doesn’t really give a clear picture. I’ll try to be more specific with future polls and not give too many “capture all” style answers.
This week’s poll is the first of what I assume will be many based around whether or not a particular game should be considered an adventure game. As I’m making my way through the agreed list of games for 1987, I’ve already started looking ahead to 1988. I’ve got a preliminary list of games to discuss shortly, but the one big question mark sits over a game called Captain Blood. It sure sounds like an interesting game and appears under numerous genres on various sites. I’m putting it to the readers to see whether I should play the game or not. Please be aware that for me not to play the game, option 2 will need to outnumber options 1 and 3 combined. This may result in me playing more games than not, but I don’t have a major issue with that. Please use this post to discuss the game’s merit / genre and use the poll when you’ve made your choice.
Just remember…my destiny…is in your hands!
No wonder people have trouble putting the game in a box. That interface is out of this world!