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#113839 - 08/02/03 12:12 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Originally posted by mszv:
My game was Lightfall. No one wanted to like this game more than me. It's really too hard, and too long, for me, but, given my trusty walkthrough for when I got stuck, I was willing to give it a go. I started it, got engrossed in the story, and then I was off, wending my way through the puzzles, and trying to figure out how I could get that little baby back.
I was wondering what game that was until you mentioned the baby. I think you mean Lighthouse.

For me the game I couldn't stand to finish was Unreal. Even with a god mode it just wasn't worth my time. My brother was of the same opinion. Not only was it boring and repetitive, it looked like &^%$@! because we didn't have a Voodoo card in the computer.

I can't think of any adventure games I haven't gotten through eventually. There are some that have lain around waiting for a while though - like Last Express with its weird turn-back-the-clock system in place of saves.

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#113840 - 08/02/03 12:16 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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The only game I ever gave up on was Odyssey just because I couldn't stand the "feel" of it for some reason. Otherwise I've finished every game I've ever started. Except for Gord@k and I haven't given up yet... And some day I KNOW I'm gonna go back to Odyssey. I still wonder...what happened??

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#113841 - 08/02/03 01:32 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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oh goodie a chance to rant on my all time worst game ever. evil

ii very rarely give up on adventure games as they are typically short so i will finish them. I can think of 2 exceptions.

traitors gate: i gave up on because of 2 different tech problems that made the game virtually unplayable

and now for the game i gave up on because it is the absolute worst adventure game ever made, nothing even comes close:
the only game I ever wanted to destroy the cd's-
The Quivering
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#113842 - 08/02/03 02:05 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Mystery of the Nautilus I could not get past the steering wheel puzzle I made it once then made a mistake and had to go back from then on could not get the puzzle to work. Guess I am going to have to give up on Mystery of the Mummy too. There is no empty bottle in the wine cellar for me to pick up I picked it up once made a mistake and had to go back. When I went back the bottle was gone have unistalled and reinstalled 4 times with the same result cannot get past the empty bottle as it is not there.
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#113843 - 08/02/03 03:32 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Oh right Jenny100, sorry - I meant Lighthouse. I'm playing "Dark Fall", and I'm thinking about it. Talk about a funny tranposition!

This is a very good thread - I'm really enjoying what people have to say, on the topic.
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#113844 - 08/02/03 03:34 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Wow, mszv. We're both still up?

Although I must admit to feeling a bit punch-drunk. hehehe
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#113845 - 08/02/03 06:02 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Only 3 games so far that had me frustrated. I gave up on Grim Fandando at the 'wheelbarrow on the hose' puzzle. The keyboard controls were impossible for me to master. I enjoyed Monkey Island 1 and was looking forward to Le Chuck's Revenge. When I found myself virtually following the WT step by step, the game lost its appeal for me. I just couldn't bend my mind around the logic (or lack there of) of the puzzles. Which was why I had to call it quits in Return to Zork. Even the WT couldn't get me through the Forest of the Spirits and the dealings with the faries.

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#113846 - 08/02/03 08:23 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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#113847 - 08/02/03 08:35 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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The only game I've totally given up on, is In Cold Blood (see Hints and Help forum). I just couldn't use the keyboard controls to get past all those armed guards, who killed me so many times, my body must have looked like Swiss cheese.

There are a couple of other games I never finished, but plan to do so someday: Odyssey, The Ward, 7th Guest, and maybe I'll give In Cold Blood another try someday.

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#113848 - 08/02/03 08:36 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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I got to the end of Lighthouse (part with all the train tracks in the Valcano) but i gave up after that.. just lost intrest in it going back and forth.. always said id go back to it someday well that day just haasnt come yet laugh hate trains now rolleyes

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#113849 - 08/02/03 08:38 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Following months of frustration just to get it to work on our system, gave up on The Riddle of Master Lu after completing the Baron's Lab puzzle the first time with step-by-step instructions from walkthrough only to be faced with "now you have to undo what you just did and re-do it another way". Just threw my hands up and said "What's the point?"

Yes, it was true pleasure to uninstall it.

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#113850 - 08/02/03 08:50 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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I gave up on ...

Rama - too much inventory

Myst III - couldn't get into it (not a big fan of the Myst series) and the game engine really bothered me

Normality - even when I turned down the sound I still couldn't stand the game.

I used to insist I finish every game that I started but now I feel like there are too many games and not enough time so I refuse to continue if I'm not enjoying it.

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#113851 - 08/02/03 08:55 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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The Arrival and Nine for me. The Arrival for me was sort of like Schizm. Some puzzles seemed so technical (to my unscientific brain) they were boring. And Nine? Well, what can I say? Have to add the Crystal Key. Really boring.
Of course, without wts there would be a lot more!

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#113852 - 08/02/03 08:59 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Nine...the organ puzzle

The Longest Journey...talk, talk, talk

Ring II....I was really enjoying this game but for the life of me I couldn't get past the wall of nails. I tried for days and days. eek I'm too stubborn to accept a saved game. wink I'll try again some time.

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#113853 - 08/02/03 09:02 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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kwbridge: Did you not realize that in Rama you could get rid of all the little cards you were carrying around (or any other inventory items you didn't want anymore) by tossing them in the plastic bin back at the entrance to the main part of the ship?
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