One game genre that I loved back in the 80's was the text adventure. Sadly, this kind of game is basically completely dead, and nobody makes them anymore, which is a real pity. I miss those games so much.
Yes, I know perfectly well about so-called "interactive fiction" games, which are being done by hobbyists to this day. While they are close (they are text-based, and all input is done by writing commands like "go north" or "take apple"), these are not, however, the kind of text adventure I'm talking about.
In many cases solving a puzzle actually involved examining the room's picture, so it was an integral part of the gameplay. Even when the picture was mostly just decorative, it still gave a sense of immersion. I do not get the same feeling from purely text-based "interactive fiction" games.
One could say that there's somewhat of an overlap with point-and-click games, except that the game is played from a "first-person perspective" (of sorts, given that each picture of each room is quite static) and all commands are inputted by writing text rather than the mouse. There was a charm to it that I miss.
This is not a kind of game that sells nowadays, however, as the average gamer has the attention span of a goldfish. Also, making a full-blown graphical text adventure requires too much work for hobbyists to bother (since it's so much easier to make just purely text-based games). There might be some fully-graphical text adventure out there, but I haven't found any.
Man, I miss them. Thinking about them makes me nostalgic.