"The Adventure genre is, it has long been proclaimed, a dead genre. Nobody plays them. Nobody wants them. Nobody good makes them. So go the melodramatic criers who want to get a lot of traffic on their websites by appearing controversial and ‘in-your-face’. It’s true that the adventure game genre has died off a bit and the world is no longer filled with point and click adventures like Beneath a Steel Sky, Broken Sword or the computer game adaptation of my second favourite story ever, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream.
Still, just because we don’t have many ‘point and click’ adventure games anymore doesn’t mean that we don’t still have adventure games as a major genre. Both Fahrenheit and Sam and Max are proof of that - thought it's impossible to deny that consumer interest in adventure games has declined a lot in recent years."
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