i was going through a bin of old PC games (circa early 90's) and discovered the most epic, nay, amazing thing i have ever learned. they made a point-and-click adventure computer game of the best movie ever. the best movie ever is Batman Returns. (well, the best movie in the Batman franchise, anyways. i personally think the best movie is the Departed or something else by Scorcese).
for anyone who wants to argue it out, the best Batman movie is Batman Returns. the second best Batman movie is the one where Jack Nicholson is the Joker. we won't count the next 2 batman films that came after that, because Burton was no longer directing. the Batman reboots are really good, but way too fucking long and too involved with portraying Bruce Wayne as a person. as kids we just wanted a) to see Batman fuck people up and b) to see cool villains being dastardly. and strangely enough, as an adult i still want those two things and Batman Returns had both. Batman Returns also had Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman (which i'm sure somehow directly influenced some lifelong PVC/latex fetishes), Danny Devito making an otherwise c-list villain actually look menacing, a Burtonesque gothic-inspired Gotham city, and Christopher Walken. (i purposely left Walken last because he's not much of a selling point to me)
the game looks like this:
...and runs reeeeaaaalllllllly slowly on my computer. which is too bad since i'm dying to play a full run-through.
another game that has been wasting my time is Leisure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards. and not the VGA mouse point-and-click version, for true authenticity it has to be the version where you type in all of the commands ("OPEN DOOR", "TALK TO MAN", "TAKE DRINK", etc...). as an added bonus, it's got 8-bit graphics that were all the rage in the late 80's.
i love this game. it's so crass. it totally takes me back to my youth and is actually quite challenging. it can be a true co-op multiplayer game as you get all of your friends in the room yelling suggestions at you on how to solve the current challenge.
and finally, the game that started my whole adventure point-and-click obsessive compulsion disorder: Maniac Mansion
the beauty of this game is that there are about 5 different ways you can complete it depending on which character combinations you choose. why don't they make awesome games like this anymore?
bring back the point-and-click adventure game!