I've really enjoyed the "modern adventure games" like Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us, but felt frustrated with the classics back when I was a kid. A huge reason was that my English back then was very poor so I didn't appreciate the writing, and the controls and puzzles felt incredibly wooden. Do you duders think that a game like this holds up even without any of the nostalgia involved?
I only relatively recently discovered The Genre for myself. Back when Tales of monkey Island came out(I was way in my 20s at that point and was playing VidoGames since the NES era). Loved that game and since then backlogged all LA Classics, Broken Sword Series and newer classics from, Wadjeteye games and countless others. GF is just stellar and i only played it a couple of years ago for the very first time.
There are other Genres in gaming that can give you interesting characters and Stories(the supposed strong points of Adventure games) but NOTHING gives you the satisfaction like running trough an adventure Game without using a FAQ or a walktrough(and if you have to use one you are playing a badly designed Game). Even getting my engineering degree wasn't as intellectually fulfilling and satisfying as easily stomping Grim Fandango and CoMI in one sitting.
This Video got me in to Adventure Games and i have to agree with Vinny sometimes ADVENTURE GAMES MAKE YOU FEEL SO F+CKING SMART! :D
But what do i know. I find "modern adventure games" boring as hell.