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View Poll Results: If it wasn't for Indy who'd be your favourite adventure character?
Tintin 9 16.67%
Dirk Pitt 1 1.85%
Nathan Drake 3 5.56%
Alan Quartermain 4 7.41%
Rich O'Connell 11 20.37%
Benjamin Gates 4 7.41%
Lara Croft 7 12.96%
Jack Colton 3 5.56%
George Stobbart 0 0%
Phileas Fogg 3 5.56%
Other 9 16.67%
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Most worthy adventurer excluding Indy...

If it wasn't for Indy who'd be your favourite adventurer?
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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Allan Quatermain or the team of Peachy Carnahan & Daniel Dravot, Esq.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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it was between Tintin and Rich O'Connell for me, but I do love the Mummy films.

Alan Quartermain was in with a shout to, not only a legendary adventurer but he led the league of extraordinary gentlemen as well.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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Either Quatermain, Fogg, or possibly Liedenbrock and Axel.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Jack Colton's pretty BA. Plus he had Kathleen Turner, not bad. You know, back when she was hot.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Who is G.Stobbart? (I know I could google it but would rather ask you.)

Since you put P.Fogg up there I'll have to also mention Professor Lindenbrock
from "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". I'm a big Jules Verne fan.
Plus, Professor Challenger from "The Lost World"! Conan Doyle did
a couple of stories with him.

Growing up, one of my friends was into Tintin so I read a few. Great stuff!
You would love these 2 bars in Montreal. One is called L'Ile Noire (after the
Tintin book) which is a classy pub that has a few framed prints on the wall.
The other is a Tintin themed cafe/bar that is all decked out with figurines,
models and posters, etc. The interior is painted in comic book colours and
the staff wear costumes! You'd like it.

As a kid though, I really loved Asterix (who wasn't very widely known in
N. America outside of Quebec because of the French culture. Same for
Tintin, I think). So, now it's funny to see, here in Europe, how much of
a pop icon Asterix is. He's everywhere!

P.S. Hey, Paden! Another Lindenbrock fan. Welcome back!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #7
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Professor Challenger/John Roxton from Lost World were my choice. The book is awesome, never been a great movie adaption though...
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:46 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Stoo
Who is G.Stobbart? (I know I could google it but would rather ask you.)

Since you put P.Fogg up there I'll have to also mention Professor Lindenbrock
from "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". I'm a big Jules Verne fan.
Plus, Professor Challenger from "The Lost World"! Conan Doyle did
a couple of stories with him.

Growing up, one of my friends was into Tintin so I read a few. Great stuff!
You would love these 2 bars in Montreal. One is called L'Ile Noire (after the
Tintin book) which is a classy pub that has a few framed prints on the wall.
The other is a Tintin themed cafe/bar that is all decked out with figurines,
models and posters, etc. The interior is painted in comic book colours and
the staff wear costumes! You'd like it.

As a kid though, I really loved Asterix (who wasn't very widely known in
N. America outside of Quebec because of the French culture. Same for
Tintin, I think). So, now it's funny to see, here in Europe, how much of
a pop icon Asterix is. He's everywhere!

P.S. Hey, Paden! Another Lindenbrock fan. Welcome back!

those tintin bars sound cool. George Stobbart is from the broken sword games. (which are great by the way)
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:53 PM   #9
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Alfred Russel Wallace or Charles Darwin, real adventurers
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:59 PM   #10
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The Broken Sword games are among my favourites. Really, really outstanding in every way.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:13 PM   #11
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I was going to pick up The Sleeping Dragon at a used game store for like $5.

Worth It? And should I play the previous ones first?

BTW, I went with Nathan Drake. I'm just in awe of his game right now. Plus he's pretty handy with a gun...that is unless I'm playing along with my friend Jack Daniels...then for some reason his aim's off a bit. So actually Nathan's only as worthy an adventurer as I make him.

Quatermain is probably a better choice, but I can't get Richard Chamberlain out of my head. Jack Colton is pretty badass also.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:26 PM   #12
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I was going to pick up The Sleeping Dragon at a used game store for like $5.

Worth It? And should I play the previous ones first?


wow thats like £2.50! well worth it! it's a stand alone story so you don't need to play previous games but they are good also and would make you familiar with a few characters.

the story follows to paths one of george and the other his friend Nico a french reporter which you play alternately, the george parts in the jungle near the start are my favourite but it still makes for a good game overall.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:38 PM   #13
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or possibly Liedenbrock and Axel.
Good to see ya Paden!

I would have to go with O'Connell for the poll-The Mummy films are great.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:28 PM   #14
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O'Connell, he just kicks the crap out of the mummies
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:30 PM   #15
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I'm also going with O'Connell, he's probably the most "Indy-like" character. From what I've seen of Uncharted, Nathan Drake seems to be a cool character.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #16
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I voted for Benjamen Gates, mostly because national treature 2 was the most recent adventure movie I watched besides Indy. But still no one can out-adventure Indiana Jones!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:34 PM   #17
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I was tempted to vote for Lara Croft, but I went with O'Connell. I wish I Uncharted were on the X360
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #18
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Hard choice, but I've always loved Tin Tin! It was between him, O'Connell, Quartermain and Croft. Tin Tin had vunerability and you could relate to him and I liked the places he travelled to and the people he traveled with, like the Captain and those ridiculous Thompson Twins with their pendulum trying to find Doctor Calculus. Funny story arc that one.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:30 PM   #19
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Tintin without question, more insight into humanity.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #20
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Nathan Drake for the win. O'Connel was my next pick but anyone who's played Uncharted can agree Nate is awesome.
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Professor Challenger/John Roxton from Lost World were my choice. The book is awesome, never been a great movie adaption though...

Totally agree. Imagine Peter Jackson getting his talented paws onto a new big-budget adaptation of this under-appreciated classic...WHOOOO!!! Sends shivers down my spine just thinking about the infinite greatness that would come of a movie like that!

In fact, I once wrote me own script for a Lost World remake...

P.S. It's RICK O'Connell, gents! And yes, Rick is 100% my choice!!!!!! It is also telling how Rick is hands-down winning on this poll!

"I only gamble with my life, never my money..."

Such a bad-ass line.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:22 PM   #22
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RICK O'Connell, gents! And yes, Rick is 100% my choice!!!!!!


yes that's what i thought but on the back of my 'The Mummy Returns: Special Edition Dvd' it definately spells it with an 'H'. Either way its pernounced the same.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #23
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"The Mummy" is one of my favorite movies. In fact. Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of its role models.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:32 PM   #24
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Tintin without question, more insight into humanity.


Here,Here!

Tintin in Tibet is a staple of my childhood.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:13 PM   #25
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Growing up, one of my friends was into Tintin so I read a few. Great stuff!

As a kid though, I really loved Asterix
Well, there they are... two adventurer I would choose
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