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(These are all Adventure Game tropes, by the way.) In addition to their own peculiar tropes, Adventure Games, perhaps more than any other video game genre, borrow from the tropes of television and film media.Probably the most famous Adventure game of all time is the , which was the prototypical "Adventure game".Three popular styles include the "icon bar" (which has a button bar of possible actions above or below the main viewport), the "verb list" (where a list of actions relevant to the current scene appears below the viewport), and the "verb coin" (where possible actions upon a specific object appeared, usually laid out radially around the object when clicked — see for a modern version).Earlier games were often assisted by a Text Parser, while later ones often removed the notion of "verbs" altogether, reducing a click on an object to "do the obvious thing to this object".However, elements of Adventure games have migrated into other genres, resulting in the highly successful Action-Adventure genre.
In fact, due to the recession of "true" Adventure games on the commercial market, the Action-Adventure genre is sometimes just called the Adventure genre.These games retain the emphasis on storytelling and exploration commonly associated with adventure games as a whole, but tend to be extremely minimalist in their presentation and game mechanics, and often avoid puzzles or challenges of any kind.Also worth mentioning are Interactive Comics, a type of adventure game-styled serial Webcomics where the characters' actions are chosen by the readers, who are encouraged to decide what happens next "turn" by writing suggestions in a specific comic format reminiscent of interactive fiction games.Examples: was originally created on an early Macintosh slideshow program called Hyper Card).Later games in this genre employed pre-rendered panoramic images (often using Quicktime VR) instead of 2d slides.This would be essentially where adventure-themed games such as the would go, as they are not considered adventure games due to their use of combat and eschewal of puzzles and story. Indeed, the term Action-Adventure has become so widely used and applied to so many different types of game that it has effectively become a blanket term for games that can't be easily classified under existing generic labels.