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Is there any old story-exploration games out there?

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As you guys probably know, we have seen a fair share of narrative driven games recently. Example beings What Remains of Eeditch Finch, Firewatch, Detroit: Become Human etc.

I was wondering if games similar to those existed in the old days. What I seek is essentially games that play like an RPG but without any form of combat and puzzle.

I am not looking for visual novels suggestion, but something that allow you to explore a world (controlling a character) while following a story.

So far, my search was not really sucessful. Do you guys know if there is any old games similar to what I am describing out there?
 

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LSD: Dream Emulator comes to mind. There's not really a story though so it's just an exploration thing. There have also been some attempts to make interactive films like Tender Loving Care. Lots of old adventure games exist that are probably closer to what you would want. Most of these have puzzles though. Some games that come to mind as less puzzle-y and more narrative-y:
I'm not necessarily recommending all of those games. I think all of them are interesting but I wouldn't describe them all as fun. You might find some more if you look through the library of devices like the Phillips CD-i. There were a lot of weird projects on the CD-i despite it mostly being notorious for those awful Zelda games.
 
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LSD: Dream Emulator comes to mind. There's not really a story though so it's just an exploration thing. There have also been some attempts to make interactive films like Tender Loving Care. Lots of old adventure games exist that are probably closer to what you would want. Most of these have puzzles though. Some games that come to mind as less puzzle-y and more narrative-y:
I'm not necessarily recommending all of those games. I think all of them are interesting but I wouldn't describe them all as fun. You might find some more if you look through the library of devices like the Phillips CD-i. There were a lot of weird projects on the CD-i despite it mostly being notorious for those awful Zelda games.
Thanks! I will check out the games you listed.
 

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