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#120155 - 02/11/06 08:34 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Quote:
Originally posted by Betty Lou Brewer Jones:
I find that with more gaming experience and a several years under my belt that I get more stubborn about certain puzzles - like mazes and sliders, and can conquer them if I just don't give up once and for all.....what a great feeling when I do succeed! laugh
Love, Betty Lou
Me too, Betty Lou. That's one of the reasons I have so many started at once. I like to jump back and forth trying to figure them out. Math and timed/action puzzle are my nemesis though.

Melanie
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#120156 - 02/11/06 08:44 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
Rushes Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23753
Loc: UK
There's quite a few on my list too! Although most of my stalling tends to be through boredom. laugh

Myst - All I seemed to do in this game was wander around in total confusion and mutter "eh?", "wha?" & "huh?" to myself at regular intervals. Not my idea of a good time.
Sanitarium - This one started out quite well, but I just got tired of having to drag my little guy around by the scruff of his neck to get him to move anyplace. I found the repetitive questioning tedious. Maybe I should have stuck with it, as I've read so many positive comments about this game.
Simon the Sorceror - I just adored the Swampling creature, it made me laugh a lot, but I couldn't get to grips with the point of the game at all.
Conspiracies & Frankenstein TTEOTM - Worst. Games. Ever.

And then there's Titanic An Adventure Out of Time, Remedy, Escape from Monkey Island...

OK, I'm done with grumbling now. lol
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#120157 - 02/11/06 10:07 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
niteowl07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 7451
Loc: the dusty desert
i know what you mean,Betty lou - although i love sliders,and most mazes,but timed sequences just killed me to start.do a few nancy's though,and something like missing since jan,and you don't get as flustered when you run across one somewhere else. the only thing i ever got truly stuck on was the battery puzzle in aura - even with 2 wt's,hints ,etc. after 2 months i gave up,took it out and never looked back. and i will never really like math stuff....

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#120158 - 02/11/06 11:17 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
kazzmo Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1869
Loc: Yukon, Oklahoma
Oh my, This is embarassing. I am stalled in The Watchmaker, Voyage, Atlantis Evolution, POP Warror Within and I have been stuck in Jekyll and Hyde for three years. I do not like to give up, but three years is rediculous. frown
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#120159 - 02/12/06 12:39 AM Re: Games you've stalled on
Dookie Offline
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Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 193
When you say stalled on , do you mean you want to play these games without resorting to a Walkthrough or hints, or are you just bored with the game?

Some games I install and play for a while and they just don't grab me, I guess you could say I have stalled on those games. smile Other games I merrily play along and hit a really frustrating puzzle or timed sequence. I refuse to ask for a "save", so if the great walkthroughs on Gameboomers and UHS Hints can't get me past that point ... sure, I have given up on some games.

Why do some games have a very difficult timed sequence right at the very end of the game? Some of those games I would say I have never (really) finished. evil

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#120160 - 02/12/06 12:45 AM Re: Games you've stalled on
Dookie Offline
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Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally posted by Dudemom_2000:
Schizm on the bridge puzzle, but I plan on trying that again since I saw the help on that one.
That was a really, really frustrating puzzle. However, I got through it all by myself and felt so good. If that is all that is holding you up on finishing the game, there is a save around. wink

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#120161 - 02/12/06 06:26 AM Re: Games you've stalled on
joanieS Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 1515
Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
Oh, I envy all of you who can do so many things at the same time! If I have more than two games or books going at once, I find I don't concentrate as much as I should. That's old age speaking, I guess. laugh

Stalled has happened to me on some action sequences (Simon the Sorcerer arcade for one) where I have to put it up for awhile out of frustration.
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#120162 - 02/12/06 10:43 AM Re: Games you've stalled on
TuesdayNext Offline
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Registered: 11/16/04
Posts: 1122
Loc: NE of Packerland, WI
I, too, got stalled on the bridge puzzle in Schizm. I was playing the CD-ROM version of the game and purchased a copy of the DVD version a while back - mainly because that version was more highly recommended than the CD-ROM version. However, I'm sure that the bridge puzzle is just as difficult.

My most disappointing game that I stalled on was Safecracker. I really enjoyed the game but couldn't finish it because of the problem with scrolling through the inventory. A couple boomers tried to help me with the problem but I could never resolve it. I would love to go back to that game and find some way to get the scrolling problem working.

Otherwise, I stop playing any puzzle that requires keyboard controls instead of mouse control. I know that a lot of people prefer that method but not me. It's the reason that I quit Bad Mojo, Broken Sword III, Nocturn, and many others.

My other pet peeve is the same of many other players - timed puzzles. Timed puzzles have kept me from finishing most of the Nancy Drew games (I was glad that I got through the last puzzle in LTTBC, which really wasn't a timed puzzle). I actually enjoy sliders - but not so about mazes. I'm also pretty bad at sound puzzles - I must be tone deaf.

But there are a lot of games to make up for the ones that I can't or choose not to play so I'm still a contented boomer.

tuesday next
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#120163 - 02/12/06 10:46 AM Re: Games you've stalled on
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35358
Loc: southeast USA
I don't usually stall on games because of hard puzzles. I always cheat when I get irrevocably stuck. But I do stall on them when I'm bored with them or just not in the mood for them.

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#120164 - 02/12/06 01:57 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23405
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

Same here in the main, Jenny100, although I have to admit that a couple of recent-ish keyboard controlled games with "timed sequences that end in death" have left me uninspired enough to abandon them frown

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#120165 - 02/12/06 03:19 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
ssgamer Offline
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 1060
Loc: Colorado
Stalled I mean a timed sequence, or puzzle, that, even with a walkthrough, and a save won't work, you can't get the game finisned. As for games that get taken out because (ugh) like Forever Worlds. I only have three of them. I like to finish, so I take out a stalled game and go back to it later. At the moment NDrew Secret of the Old Clock, Alantis Evolution, Myst, Missing, Mag got me through Tratiors Gate II.
I figure one of these days I'll go back and reload them and either win or take them out and shoot them.
I wouldn't wish Forever Worlds on any one.
Take Care
Charllotte
P.S. Wouldn't it be nice if games with sound puzzles, were marked warning the hearing impaired?

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#120166 - 02/12/06 03:26 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
looney4labs Offline
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42259
Loc: Alabama
Quote:
Originally posted by ssgamer:
P.S. Wouldn't it be nice if games with sound puzzles, were marked warning the hearing impaired?
Yes, it would. I can do some of them if there are other clues in additon to the sound--if it is sound alone, I can be in trouble--
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#120167 - 02/12/06 03:38 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
ssgamer Offline
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 1060
Loc: Colorado
I don't have a hearing problem, but, and I play the piano but I have to turn off all the back ground music and sounds for some games. Sentinal was one of the games that was really hard.
Charllotte

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#120168 - 02/12/06 04:19 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
LadyKestrel Offline
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Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 9411
Loc: The Garden State
I prefer to play one adventure game at a time and try to give it my all when I'm playing. I'm lucky that I haven't yet come across any real stinkers that made me feel like quitting completely, but there have been some frustrating puzzles that I had to stop playing for a few hours or even a few days. In those cases, I play an arcade game or Scrabble or go read a book or take a walk. If it's a timed sequence, especially one that keeps killing me off, I'll use hints or a walkthrough to help me through it.
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#120169 - 02/12/06 07:27 PM Re: Games you've stalled on
niteowl07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 7451
Loc: the dusty desert
yes,I'm with you there,LadyKestrel - I also tend to work on one at a time.I don't consider stepping away from a puzzle for even a couple of days stuck tho,since my play time is limited any way. and my preferred method is -get the family,get a hint,get a WT - if that's what it takes after pondering or practicing won't do it lol

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