(re: RPG’s as opposed to Adventure Games)
Here’s a list of a few PC RPGs that you might like:
Baldur’s Gate I and II (Each has an expansion)
Fallout I and II (Two VERY cool games)
Planescape: Torment (Already mentioned but I’d like to
recommend it again. It starts off slow.. but has a VERY interesting plot. The NPCs are also top notch and I found it to be a lot of fun. The game actually has two or three books worth of text in it. Very deep game.)
Here are a few other PC games that you might like as well:
Deus Ex (A very fun hybrid. The game is in first person but has RPG, FPS, and even Adventure game elements. Very cool plot and a very rich game world.)
Thief I and II (These are not adventure games but both have VERY cool plots. The game is first person but the goal is not to kill everything.. but rather to be stealthy. Play the games on the hardest setting. Opens up new areas you only get to play on the hardest difficulty.
Console RPGs you might not have heard of:
Everyone has heard of the Final Fantasy series.. but there are a few non FF RPGs worth taking a look at.
Sukidon (SP?) 3 (PS2)(Can be hard to find seeing as it was D/C four months after release. My fav console RPG of all time. You play three different parties throughout the entire game.)
Skies of Arcadia Legends (Gamecube & Dreamcast)(Fun RPG with a nice cast of NPCs and fun game world.)
Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox and PC)(If you’re a SW fan.. get this game. One of the best RPGs ever made.. period.)
Oh, on a final note.. there are a few adventure games that have come out on the Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color.
Dejavu I and II for the GBC
Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars for the GBA.
Also, there is a new Broken Sword adventure comming out for the major consoles this year. Who knows, maybe adventure games will find a new home?