(re: re: re: re: re: re: re: RE: You fell off KENNY BOY!! YOU FELL OFF!!!) I realize I only mentioned Monkey Island in my post before. But there are a whole bunch of PC adventure games that have come out in the past few years. These games (Syberia, Out of Order, Runaway) DO breath new life into the genre.
I think I see what you’re saying though. But people have been playing text-adventures on Palms for years already. I also am not a big fan of portable gaming. I love my Gameboy, but it rarely leaves my living room. How can you immerse yourself in a game if you’re just killing time before a meeting? It lends itself to disconnection with the story and characters. I have Dope Wars on my cell phone because it’s quick, mindless, and I don’t care about finishing.
Example: if yesterday I had my gameboy with me waiting to meet a friend, I would not have seen a childhood friend I lost contact with 12 years ago. I would have been hunched over a little screen trying to get the Princess through Teehee Desert. Games are for home and maybe long trips. I don’t want to be involved in some adventure when I should be paying attention to what’s around me in the real world.
Thus concludes my rant on portable gaming.