Maico De Blasio
Hi Ron,
It's only now after almost 25 years since playing my first Sierra adventure games that I realise Sierra violated almost all of your easy to follow adventure game design guidelines!
I too bemoan the demise of the adventure game. With the current gaming landscape almost totally saturated by the violent FPS genre (which is just as dull as the day I saw Doom for the first time), I haven't played in a game for a long time.. but your blog has been a pleasure to find :o)