Steve from Media and Games Online Network has written an article

taking a look at a perceived "Death in Adventure" lamenting the loss of a

once grand genre. Heres a snip:

    Recently we have seen games like Myst: Exile, Dracula 2, and Curse of Monkey Island 4, but none of these games sold as well as their forefathers (like the original Curse of Monkey Island, Leisure Suit Larry or even Myst). There are also less and less games of this kind being released. Things do look bleak for a genre which was once one of the top 4 or 5 out there.