The_Pope, perhaps you are right. Though I suspect it's not the FPS games that killed the adventure game genre - though the introduction of FPS games did hurt a lot of genres (adventure, strategy, arcade style, ...). I think it was good RPG games that killed adventure games. After all, what is an RPG but a grand adventure game? Knights of the Old Republic was technically an RPG but to me it resembled the adventure games of old quite a bit. So perhaps RPGs replaced adventure games. Wow, I never realised what a Lucasarts fan I am (though I was disapointed with the last 3 SW movies). I wish they would make more games (though it was Boiware that made KOTR). OK, back on topic: Perhaps it was the very craziness of these creators that made some of these games real fun. "Earthworm Jim, The soil he did crawl Earthworm Jim, A super suit did fall." ... Aren't games a little bit about escapism anyway?