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#113869 - 08/03/03 12:38 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
Hanksdog Offline
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HIYA>>>>>>>>
Burpee...thought we'd lost ya there and I agree with some of the things you came up with..Of Light and Darkness...are you kidding me????
~DEE...ROTHFLOL>>Your comment on TLJ >>>TALK TALK TALK>>>too funny..and true....but remember oit did come in as #1 game likede by all ..even WITH the Talking !!!!!!
I too never really got the point. BUT I'd have to say that there has never been one YET !!! that I completely gave up on...except Obsidian (Granny..you think you're going to get flack for Omega Stone)...I just did not see the logic in the pointlessness of going from one puzzle to the next ( it was like someone had lots of ideas for puzzles but no way to incorporate them into a logical theme-like grouping with story and all where what you did made sense to the game and it's ending. I took it out and gave it back to the person who so lovingly gave it to me..( I don't think they have really forgiven me for NOT liking it) But I did not..I at least tried it, and I could do it ...it just seemed pointless so I stopped...my bad !!!!!
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#113870 - 08/03/03 12:47 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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The more I read your posts - the more I like the way your mind works, Jim smile

First - yes Dee - I was the one who didn't finish Shivers. smile What annoyed me was that you could only carry one lid around. I love the puzzles and the atmosphere - but the other feature aggrivated me at the time. I will finish it and just need to be in the right frame of mind.

Back to Jim.

I agree with the rubber tree analogy. I can never do a WT because I have such odd ways of solving game puzzles. For one thing if there is a number combo puzzle and it is 3 digits I will most certainly just cycle the numbers rather than look around or try to figure out the solution. I am there - it won't take long and then I can look in the safe or door or whatever the lock is hiding.

Mechanical puzzles I tend to fiddle with and click stuff. You never know and many times it somehow just gets solved. Why did it work? - don't know and I don't care. It's done. The railroad track puzzle in Schizm was a good example: I just played with the tracks - saw them moving in the right direction and fiddled with it here and there. Problem solved onto the next one.

I will solve a puzzle if required and some tickled me - some ticked me off. But I am always more into the story, characters, music and stuff than the puzzles. Unless of course it is a puzzle game that I am playing for that reason only. Like Cassandra Galleries, Milo, Mystery Museum. 7th Guest.

Wild Wild West was a game that I really liked - because there were always ways to be clever and get around a bad guy or situation without shooting. SO either way would work. I admire games with built in flexibility or a variety of clues to a possible solve. I of course used the visual clues to many puzzles in Rama myself. I don't think mathmatically but abstractly.

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#113871 - 08/03/03 12:59 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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I'll tell you the most simple way to do that Laura, email me when you're ready. wink I play Shivers all the time to relax. I love the music and graphics.

~Dee

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#113872 - 08/03/03 01:19 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Well, as anyone who reads the Glitches Forum knows, I spent days and bothered people who really tried to help me trying to run Flight of the Amazon Queen. I couldn't do it and really felt badly about it, because Jenny100 and Scout went to a lot of trouble to help.
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#113873 - 08/03/03 01:43 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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I'll tell you the most simple way to do that Laura,
Thanks Sweetie, I haven't given up on the game - loved the rest of it. smile

Laura
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#113874 - 08/03/03 02:38 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Oh boy, happydance
Glad you asked this one
I hated and with great glee and joy took
'McGee's Alice in Wonderland' off my computer, bravo which turned out not to be any easier than that darn game, I hated it, hated it...could not stand another go at it, don't like jumping, drowning, bouncing and dying every time I did anything.
OH thank you for asking I feel so good having said that lol
Ingie laugh
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#113875 - 08/03/03 05:46 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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wink I play Shivers all the time to relax. I love the music and graphics.
~Dee
Although I dont play it all the time, I absolutely love that game, LOVE all the puzzles and the backround music, loved the way they changed it from room to room to fit the atmosphere. smile
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#113876 - 08/05/03 08:57 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Mine would have to be NINE ..I couldn't stand it past the first few scenes..I was more than happy to uninstall that puppy and put it away ..

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#113877 - 08/05/03 11:43 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Well I can think of a few. I used to stick a game out to the end (cause I paid for it!) but now, if a game is bad, I'm outta there!

King's Quest 8 - just didn't like the new interface and having to fight people. Don't mind it in actual shooters but it didn't belong in this series.

Sanitarium - crashed beyond recovery, would've had to start from beginning - will try that one again sometime.

Tony Tough - once I realized the whole game took place in the park it got uninteresting - there didn't seem to be much of a point to the game. Felt like a free download almost.

Beyind Atlantis and Dracula Resurrection - just couldn't get into them, plan on trying again sometime in a slow period.
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#113878 - 08/05/03 11:57 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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I just finished playing 9 a few weeks back and liked it a lot. It reminded me quite a bit of Shivers in the sense the graphics were very vivid and unique, but it didn't utilize the whole screen. Plus the fact that you could only carry one inventory item. That last puzzle almost drove me crazy until I realized that *spoiler*


The green and yellow colors on the totem poles looked *extremely* similar to me. This threw me off in terms of what keys I was playing until I realized that what I thought was green was actually yellow! I wonder if others experienced a similar problem with identifying the color?
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#113879 - 08/05/03 12:04 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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As far as games I've (at least temporarily) given up on, they are:

1. Sacred Mirror of Kofun
I just hated this game so much, I wanted to break the cd into a million pieces and set fire to the box. Seeing that thread in the hints forum brought back all the agonizing memories of this game to me. frown

2. Trick or Treat
There is a point in this game, where it will crash without fail no matter what kind of computer I play it on. From a 486, to a pentium, from Win95 to Win98 to WinXP, it doesn't matter. I give up until someone smarter than me can find a way around it.

3. Arcatera
This is one RPG that I don't think is even possible to make the least bit of progress in, let alone think about finishing it. It is so buggy it puts even Zombieville to shame (and that's saying something!)

4. OpSys
I made it to the final puzzle in the game, and then gave up in frustration. This, like Blue Ice, was one of those games offering a prize to the first person to complete it, so I doubt I will ever bother to do so, even though the end is so tantalizingly close.
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#113880 - 08/05/03 12:17 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
Michael Offline
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The game that I gave up on was;

The Journeyman Project II Buried in Time.
It was quite a few years ago. I recall there being a sequence where one is sort of "travelling through space". I also remember trying to negoitiate getting through this area. Needless to say, I did not get through the area. It's the only game I have ever played in which I broke the CD into several pieces and threw it in the rubbish heap. I also made a solemn promise to myself that hereafter I should never, ever purchase any sequel that may spawn from this horrible game. Well,ironically AND thankfully I renigged on that vow. I purchased Journeyman Project III somewhat later on. This turned out to be a game which will,for me, always be fondly remembered as one of my MOST favourite P.C. games! <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
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#113881 - 08/05/03 12:57 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Quite a few games that I gave up on and some sooner than others. Fastest quit was probably TimeQuest. Between all the rigamarole had to use just to play the game and the first mission, just decided it wasn't what I wanted to play. This game had coded card, etc for password protection. The first mission after finally, getting to Rome was to show Attila the power of God. Finally, looked at a walkthrough and found out was suppose to go to China and get TNT.

Most from a timed sequence that couldn't complete like in the Time Machine and Timeline though how this got described as an adventure is beyond me.
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#113882 - 08/05/03 04:22 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Shorah smile

I usually come back to games later when they frustrate me (with help if I can arrrange it), but in the case of Return to Zork I couldnt, because we'd just upgraded our computer & it wouldnt run. *sadness* A few family jokes still reference that game. Maybe one day I'll find a version that likes Windows.

I gave up on Schizm awhile back. I dont know why but the cd version was pretty only the first time I loaded it. Afterward it became highly pixelated. Add that to tough puzzles and well... I wasnt sure I'd ever finish it.

But I took a chance on Schizm dvd (kept hearing how much better it was) and Im glad we did! Wow was that pretty! And we were so tickled when we solved puzzles for ourselves (Yes, we needed a walkthrough for some bits). Great sense of completion when we finally won. My husband loved the railway track challenge. Scariest moment: I thought we'd really blown it when we finished the pipe thing and the Argilan showed up saying "So thats your choice then...." Mom wanted me to back up tot he last file and get out the walkthrough lol!

I quit Mystery of the Nautilus at the robot. I solved the sequence (partly by clicking on everything clickable) but it always got me anyway. After 15 bbqs, I realized that even if I got past that thing I might still lose because of the timer. Discouraging, to say the least. Besides, I'd already seen most of the Nautilus (The graphics are very pretty)

okay enough from me

wwwhheeee fun thread! laugh

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#113883 - 08/05/03 04:54 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
gsd Offline
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Registered: 06/21/01
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca. USA
Traitor's Gate>>Just got tired of the sewers
Nine>>>Yuk!
Chateau D'or>>>Couldn't uninstall this one fast enough!
The Quivering>>>>Stupid, with horrible interface.

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