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Your favourite RON games
« on: 30 Apr 2009, 18:59 »
Hi there.
As a hobby I record AGS games to create an archive for future generations (that can't be bothered to play games themselves).
I've recorded a few RON games

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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2009, 13:18 »
The I-Spy games, Purity of the Surf, A Better Mouse Trap, Apocalypse Meow, Hooky McPegLeg Pirate Postman and perhaps the first RoN game for a good origins story. I'm a big fan of any RoN game by Dave Gilbert or Creed Malay.
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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2009, 02:46 »
I like The Repossessor the best.  :D

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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2009, 14:32 »

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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2009, 03:29 »
I'd recommend Creed's games: Cabbages and Kings, Kittens and Cacti and Apocalypse Meow as a fine example of overarching plot thread.  Each builds successfully upon the last, and is well worth playing.

Although if we can suggest our own games, then I wholeheartedly recommend mine  ;D.

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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #5 on: 07 May 2009, 00:41 »
The Melt & Drake games venture off into bizarre territory while still being enjoyable (unlike some other RoN games) so those are definitely good choices for people who want the more abstract/silly side of RoN.  The Sorceror's Appraisal (Yahtzee's pre-RoN Davy Jones game) is also quite interesting since it set the stage for the development of the series. 

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Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2009, 03:45 »
My personal favourite has to be Cabbages & Kings. It's so insane. I laughed so hard at the line about 'steam-powered cyrogenic chambers'.

Re: Your favourite RON games
« Reply #7 on: 12 Jun 2009, 22:34 »
I've always considered The Postman Only Dies Once to be the essential RON-game. It uses clever scripting, has hilarious dialogues, good puzzles, a nice story with great use of pretty much the 'main characters' of RON, and a 'classic' look (graphics-wise). Also, it's not extremely fancy so beginners can use a game like this as a quality standard without setting the bar too high for themselves.

When I got into RON about eight years ago, I played them in order of release and this was the game that made me think: "Maybe I could try to make a game like this!"

Eventually it might not be my fave RON-game (I'm not decided: could be one of the Kittens games, or III Spy, or Purity of the Surf), but 'the Postman...' is still the game I first think of when I think of RON.