I know this should be a poll, but I decided to leave it as more of a discussion.
Sierra has produced some of the most memorable adventure games of all time, and we all have our favorites, and even those that aren't are very, very good. But this gets me thinking... what is your LEAST favorite Sierra game and why? Not necessarily the series, just the individual game. I'm of course talking about the original adventures, since a ton of games has been released under the Sierra label.
For me personally, it was Codename: Iceman. This is actually pretty unusual since I had the game as a kid, albeit I never got too far due to the copy protection with the CPR part in the beginning. When I got it back a few years ago with the manual and all, I tried playing it, but I just couldn't get into it, despite years of wanting to. I didn't get too far with it, either, not only because of the unbelievably hard dice game, but also because of the astounding level of difficulty at which it accepts the input. Strongbad (Homestarrunner.com, a classic!) said it best when he mocked parser games because 'ye can't get ye flask' and in no other parser game did I ever experience that level of difficulty in trying to get the simplest stuff done... and I should mention that I had a complete walkthrough handy the whole time and it didn't help much! I eventually got really frustrated with the whole thing and I just left it. Other reasons why it's my least favorite is because... quite simply, it didn't feel like a Sierra game. Sure it had Jim Walls on the team, and the graphics are as good as any other... but the content just isn't there. Police Quest has an interesting place in Sierra Canon, a game based primarily on procedure with a fairly normal plot (that probably happened a few times in RL, or at least close to it), but in addition to the intrigue, it also had realistic, likable characters that you cared about. In Iceman, it was all about painstaking procedure without the likability or the characters. I didn't get too far into the game to really get to know the characters, but honestly, some of the procedures where just too annoying, like double checking ID cards. It was a mess and should have been labeled a Sierra-style game instead of a Sierra game.
What are your least favorite Sierra games and why?
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