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Christmas-Themed adventures?
« on: 13 Dec 2017, 11:29 »
Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year, according to some. I'm a total sucker for all the sappy, romanticized Christmas kitsch, and I'm sitting here looking at the snow falling outside, about to bake some lussekatter (saffron buns).

So, in the spirit of the season, what are some good Christmas-y adventure games?

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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #1 on: 13 Dec 2017, 13:13 »
Christmas Quest 1-3 is the best in my opinion (especially the third part). You can also check out Search for the Christmas Present Remake by Petteri if it's still available.
« Last Edit: 13 Dec 2017, 14:39 by BunnyShoggoth »

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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #2 on: 14 Dec 2017, 08:14 »
Thanks! I also enjoy Miez's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Spheres. I was also thinking about non-AGS adventures. Are there any commercial games set at Christmas?

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« Reply #3 on: 14 Dec 2017, 09:17 »
'Joe's miserable life' surely has some festive mood :=

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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #4 on: 22 Dec 2017, 22:37 »
Are there any commercial games set at Christmas?

Not an adventure, but I find "Parasite Eve" on the PSOne to be very Christmas-y; Snow, Christmas trees, and copious amounts of body horror.

I can't think of any commercial adventures set at Christmas, though I have vague memories of some existing. Or maybe I'm just thinking of games with a lot of snow in them (Syberia II, for example).
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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #5 on: 22 Dec 2017, 23:22 »
Still Life is set (partly?) at Christmas, but that's the only one I can think of.

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« Reply #6 on: 23 Dec 2017, 03:23 »
Still Life is set (partly?) at Christmas, but that's the only one I can think of.

Yeah, I couldn't for the life of me remember if Still Life featured Christmas or just snow. I almost posted Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) for that very reason. Upon checking, I discovered I was wrong; Fahrenheit has a snowy opening, but it takes place in January.

The search continues!

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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #7 on: 23 Dec 2017, 04:02 »
The Darkside Detective just had a free Christmas episode DLC.

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Re: Christmas-Themed adventures?
« Reply #8 on: 23 Dec 2017, 13:08 »
I want to say Alum - it's not in any way Christmas-themed, but it's so Christian - it almost passes as a Nativity scene. And just a genuinely sweet and lovely adventure.

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« Reply #9 on: 23 Dec 2017, 13:33 »
Spud comes to mind, but I would dissuade anybody from actually paying money for it, much less trying to play it.
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