Well, I'd had some gaming experience (though only in certain fields and styles of games) before I came to Audio games. My first Audio game (and the first 3D shooter I've ever been able to play), was Shades of doom, but I can see this might be confusing for somebody not familiar with how games work.
I'm afraid I absolutely disagree with you reguarding Lonewolf for Newbies Cx2, it took me quite a while to master the controls, and as for the game play, I find it damn difficult (mission 4 took quite a while to beat, and we won't even talk about number five).
As to recommending games for Newbies, i'd certainly say chilllingham, the games extremely interesting,with lots of plot, puzles and simple action sequences, it only uses the cursers, space bar and escape ---- you wouldn't even need to be computer literate to play it. the only minor problem is the ordering on Cd aspect, which might put Newbies off. sinse you can buy it at a reduced price with Chillingham, Grizly gulch might also be a good idea (though Imho Chillingham is the game that's more likely to grab a newby's attention).
People have been reccommending muds, but to actually get a mud running and play it you have to do a fare amount of tinkering, the online Rpg Sryth on the other hand, is just accessible through the web, has lots of quests and continuous plot, and an item and stats system that's not too complex, but stil fairly interesting (so I found it anyway), ---- not to mention pretty well written text Imho. The subscription might put Newbies off, but sinse there's sooooo many free quests, I don't think this is a big deal. Oh, and sinse Sryth is just based in web brousing, there's no difference betwene visually impared and sited players whatsoever.
I agree on Dark destroyer (another of my first Audio games), partly for the game play, partly for the fact that it's free, and partly for Kelly Sepirgia's amusing voice acting (that'll give newbies a nice experience!).
I'd also say Light locator might be good for Newbies, quick, simple, but with good sounds and suspense (also Imho much more addictive than any of the free Bsc or Vip games zone's games).
I'd also reccommend Superliam, the games very simple, but the cut scenes, exelent sounds, ongoing plot and (most of all if you ask me), humerous acting make it interesting to play non the less. The only minor hich with this game is that you don't get to here any cut scenes on the demo, so the Newby might not realize the full potential of the game.
finally, some of the Kitchinsink stuff might be good for some people ----- say people who've not used computers or really come across computer games, but know about monopoly, battleship, game of life etc. While i agree the game's aren't really one's you play for hours (not on your own, anyway), they stil have their place.
that's all that occurs to me right now, I'm afraid I didn't really like the sound of ten pin alley from the main menue review, the actual game play seemed to just boil down to a glorified version of the Bsc darts game, but I haven't tried the game out so I could very well be wrong (feel free to correct me if I am ----- though best start a new topic to do it in.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)