i have heard the opposite about the longest journey. i was told that it has way too many non-adventure gameplay situations in it. but thats just what a friend told me.
the only worthwhile adventure game i have played since sierras demise it Runaway. it’s a great game. pure adventure and all original characters and puzzles. a sequel is also coming out soon. i forgot all about that until just now. now i have two games to look forward to.