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#117761 - 03/16/05 03:40 PM Re: My pet hate
Visionism Offline
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Registered: 03/03/05
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Loc: Milwaukee WI
Guess you must have played them all. Not a happy place to be in!
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#117762 - 03/17/05 12:31 AM Re: My pet hate
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Originally posted by tigger:
I have the paper sleeved ones in a drawer and the manuals stored seperately. It is a pain to go through the stacks to find a game to replay but then thats beacause I'm not organised enough to put em in alphabetical order!!
I never thought of putting them in a drawer, Tigger. That's a good idea but my drawers are a disaster. I must be more disorganized than you are. lol

I either put them back in the box or if I have lots of empty jewelcases at the moment, I put them on the shelf with the games that came with jewel cases.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

#117763 - 03/18/05 01:08 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 06/05/99
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As far as CD's in paper sleeves are concerned, I simply remove the CD's and put them in plastic jewel cases. Usually the face of the CD identifies the game. However, I don't have the end identification and I use racks for storage, so I have to pull them out to check the CD.

Probably my pet peeve is to find technical gliches which hold up my playing of the game. VISIONEER has guided me on a recent difficulty. Why can't they get a game right without having to resort to patches? Are they in too much of a rush? Cutting back on Beta testers? Whatever, it's annoying.

The last thing I'll mention are puzzles that seem to have no logical solution. That is frustrating to me. I don't like cut and try solutions. There should be some good rationale to any solution. Otherwise its grumble, grumble.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

#117764 - 03/18/05 08:01 AM Re: My pet hate
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My personal pet hate is upcoming games that have websites that haven't been updated in weeks or months. I like to get a sense that something new is happening with a game -- a new screenshot or a bit of news. Something to keep my hopes alive.

#117765 - 03/18/05 09:11 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 02/08/00
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Loc: Hiding Under a Rock personal that are called 'Adventure' and turn out to be Action/Adventure...(w/ridiculous timed puzzles and not a good length of time to solve in, and/or jumping/leaping), games that do not allow you to save when /where you want, games that do not have separate gamesave files for each save...U R U , and you have to wait FOREVER for it to reload ( ummm U R U ) where you have to go back and forth so much you almost think your mouse is going to wear out. It is really a shame (for me anyway) about Myst IV...beautiful game, but i won't replay it...there are 2 puzzles that i cannot do (and believe me i have have no idea how many hours..)but dadguy got me thru, and Uru, same thing...except you are really out of luck there because you cannot even send a save and get help. i just managed to luck out for the jumps...of course i onlyjust finished Uru prime a month or so ago and now blundering in the expansion (been working on whole game for MONTHS) clueless. Again, beautiful , but so frustrating i will never replay. AND even worse, to me, not going to pre-order Myst V ! I loved the Myst series, but this last one has sort of put me off.

#117766 - 03/18/05 10:08 AM Re: My pet hate
C'ris Offline
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Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 252
Loc: upstate NY
Originally posted by gamenut: personal that are called 'Adventure' and turn out to be Action/Adventure...(w/ridiculous timed puzzles and not a good length of time to solve in,...... put me off.
Very definitely! Broken Sword III has been a major disappointment for that reason. I keep leaving it and not getting back to it again and will probably never finish the game. And I loved the 1st two so much. Why'd they have to go and do that? duh

#117767 - 03/18/05 12:07 PM Re: My pet hate
rose113 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/05
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
I hear ya Shadowimr! I'm waiting impatiently for some games too. smile
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.-Marcel Proust

#117768 - 03/19/05 10:10 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 02/24/04
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i agree with the thing about not being able to get games to run. is nothing simple anymore?
"Life's a game. It's meant to be played."

#117769 - 03/19/05 11:21 AM Re: My pet hate
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Gamenut, sorry to say it but you're really going to dislike Path of the Shell if that's how you feel about Uru Prime. I really, really disliked POTS and I *liked* Uru...

"So then he says it's enough to take aim! What's that supposed to mean?!?"

#117770 - 03/19/05 01:22 PM Re: My pet hate
Bonnie Offline
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Atlantis evolution was the same way-
It never bodes well to leave a live dragon out of your calculations-
J.R.R Tolkien

#117771 - 03/19/05 05:20 PM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 08/11/00
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A game is just a game. Some come with pretty covers. Some come with JC and some with not.
I love them all, just the same. happydance
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#117772 - 03/19/05 08:10 PM Re: My pet hate
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
I have to agree with those who are aggravated with the action/adventures! I've been very disappointed with some of them because they did not disclose the information about the action needed to play.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

#117773 - 03/19/05 09:03 PM Re: My pet hate
Mikael Offline
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Registered: 06/10/02
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Loc: Sweden
I also dislike the paper boxes. The big problem is that they get worn - jewel cases hardly does, and if they do, you can just replace them with new ones. This is a major concern for me when buying used games. It's unbelievable how some people treat their games!

On top of this, getting the CD's out of the Adventure Company boxes is an adventure in itself. I'd rather solve a timed slider puzzle any day.

#117774 - 03/20/05 02:47 AM Re: My pet hate
Zanthia Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 9329
Loc: ex-new yorker
one thing i do not like is the jewel case that stores 2 cds that is the size of a single jewel case. worst invention ever made. give me 2 paper sleeves instead any day. as it is whenever games come that way i have to separate them into 2 separate single jewel cases. i know paper sleeves are looked at as cheap but many a time i have bought new games and the jewel case has been slightly cracked or the center part has been slightly broken. and good luck trying to exchange the game for that reason. paper sleeves all around are a lot better solution. that way you can use your own jewel cases- some people like the slim line, other likes to store cd's in albums as they throw out the boxes.

#117775 - 03/20/05 06:48 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 1242
Loc: Philadelphia
My solution is that I bought a bunch of empty jewel cases at a swap meet of all types. When I get the game open, as I am loading it, I just put the cds in the appropriate jewel case (1,2,3 etc. size).

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