Well, I was just going to put Quest For Glory (Hero's Quest, for those of us with lawns to tell kids to get off of) in here, but my link to purchase is a bundle of Quest For Glory 1-5.
If you're looking for a great balance of game play, story, and Dad Jokes, look no further. The Quest for Glory series will have you slaughtering Cheetaurs, investigating brigand uprisings, and wondering if the bottle on the wizard's book shelf is filled with gin, or with djinn.
Why are these games nostalgic to me? Well, let's head back to the original Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero. This was an ooold EGA game where you navigated the screen, and then had to type in what you wanted to do. This game is responsible for my typing speed, no doubt about it. Granted, the game paused when you were typing in an action, but still I wanted to wait as little as possible to find out the result of my actions. So typing speed and accuracy went through the roof. The 7th grade was the first time I was tested on typing speed. Gotta have 30WPM with only 3 errors to pass. I topped out at 120WPM with 0 errors. Mind you, this game came out in 1989, and 7th grade was 1994 for me. But still, I wouldn't have been typing without this game.
Not a very good game play video, but it'll do for now. It's short, there's no combat. I basically get into town, and sign the Adventurer's Log.