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#120430 - 04/17/06 08:14 PM To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Douglas Bregger Offline
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My apologies to the Bard! rotfl
Do most of you "cheat" and use walkthroughs? I have to concede that I do! I try and play as much as I can, but I almost always get stuck and resort to them. In my pre-net days, I did play a few games to the end without a walkthrough, though.
(By the way, what if Shakespear wrote for games!)

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#120431 - 04/17/06 08:58 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Joan A Offline
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If neither my playing partner nor I can get it, we use hints first, then when all else fails, we use a walkthrough. Before the days of the net and walkthroughs, I used to buy the solution guides from the game publisher. Had to use a special pen (also purchased from them) to make the hints appear.

Walkthroughs don't work for sliders frown
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#120432 - 04/17/06 11:31 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
maggie57 Offline
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Hi Douglas= laugh

I will admit to using walkthroughs, I find they do help and on two games I use cheats if not I would be dead in the game all the time. I love gaming and I feel at times a walkthrough is really needed, especially on a difficult RPG.

Maggie happydance wave rolleyes

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#120433 - 04/18/06 12:21 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Jenny Offline
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When I used to play games with Syd, we used walkthroughs as the ultimate last resort, but since real life has put an end to our co-gaming, I'll have to admit that I consult them more often than I used to... blush
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#120434 - 04/18/06 05:12 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Kaki's Sister Offline
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I like yo use a walk thru as a guide when necessary and as a check to make sure I didn't miss anything. smile

They are also helpful to explain the concept of a puzzle without giving or using a solution.
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#120435 - 04/18/06 06:33 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
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In the early days, when walkthroughs were few and far between, I managed to conquer 'Reah' but only after several emails to the publisher asking for hints!

Douglas, if Shakespeare wrote games I for one would not buy any - I think his works are the biggest load of absolute twaddle, but of course that is my opinion after having it forced down my throat at school many many years ago! smile

Bernie happydance

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#120436 - 04/18/06 06:56 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Becky Offline
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Twaddle? The Bard! lol

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#120437 - 04/18/06 07:23 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
sarah_ace1 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
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i'm the type of gamer who loves the story. i sit with walkthrough in hand and doesn't try too hard at the puzzles...


... i also read the last 3 pages of a new book oops

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#120438 - 04/18/06 08:15 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Sassafras Offline
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I never use walkthroughs- I think it totally ruins the fun of playing the game! I will go online and peek at hints though = I love UHS! I am cancelling my internet service at home though- so I may need to print them out at work in case I get stuck in the middle of the night!

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#120439 - 04/18/06 09:19 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
bkrytr Offline
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Walkthroughs, to be sure! happydance
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#120440 - 04/18/06 06:20 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
granny Offline
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wave You should do a search for threads about using walkthroughs rotfl rotfl We have them all the time, and get some great reason's both pro & con. Usually the pro's votes are more numerous..
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#120441 - 04/18/06 06:51 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Happy Birthday Jenna Offline
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I do use walk throughs after I have been over the same territory three or four times and have turned up no further clues. I try to be careful though to not reveal more than I want to know. Also, if I'm bored with a game, I will use a walk through to get finished.

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#120442 - 04/18/06 08:21 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Douglas Bregger Offline
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I actually quite enjoy looking at the walkthrough books. Some of them are written in the form of novels, which I think is cool. I've even read some from games I haven't played!
The problem with Shakespeare is that his stuff was written at a time when our language was very different, that's all. (So how about MacBeth, the Game!)

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#120443 - 04/19/06 01:46 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
nickie Offline
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Do you mean the game Hamlet, Douglas? I would have to describe it as Bernie did on that one! laugh
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#120444 - 04/19/06 08:02 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Becky Offline
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The language is glorious. Some of the plots on the other hand....

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#120445 - 04/19/06 11:55 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
bigbiker2 Offline
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I must admit I wouldnt have finished one game without the help of these lovely people who go out of their way to assist us dunces.

I try without a walkthrough but never seem to get very far before I need help.

Also by looking at the walkthrough I can tell if it is a game I would enjoy

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#120446 - 04/19/06 07:54 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Douglas Bregger Offline
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Say, who are the people who write the walkthroughs, anyway? Are they the programmers themselves?

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#120447 - 04/19/06 07:57 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
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Often, they are just folks who like to play the game, and are good at it, and write the walk throughs to help others out--
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#120449 - 04/19/06 08:31 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
o1alien Offline
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I am playing RHEM at the present time and it is the hardest game I have ever played. I am using the WT all the time or I wouldnt be able to play it at all. As I mentioned in my email for help, it is like a constant maze that never ends. I would be hopelessly lost at all times in this game. I also think the puzzles are very hard. I dont believe a WT takes away from any adventure game, it makes the game more pleasurable for me. smile ET
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#120450 - 04/19/06 08:53 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
friedmonky Offline
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Walkthroughs rule! bravo (and so do the people that write them laugh )

Hi Sue! :kiss: wink

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#120451 - 04/19/06 09:33 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Jenny Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Douglas Bregger:
Say, who are the people who write the walkthroughs, anyway? Are they the programmers themselves?
Actually, Douglas, one of best walkthrough writers on the entire internet is our own webmistress, Marita (aka MaG). I can't imagine how she can get through a game, and get the walkthrough written, at the speed of light, in spite of all the other things she has to do to keep the forum running smoothly... praise
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#120452 - 04/19/06 09:41 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Becky Offline
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Marita is amazing. She sees things right away that I don't see until I've looked at the same thing about twenty times.

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#120453 - 04/20/06 08:37 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
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Personally, it sepends on my mood as to whether or not I use a walkthrough. I enjoy MaG's walkthroughs and a few others because of the way they are written... more like a comentary instead of just dry directions (such as go here --- move left 7X ---turn right once --- shake your leg and whistle "Dixie" etc...)... For me thier are almost like having a playing partner.


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#120454 - 04/20/06 08:54 AM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Nanjoan Offline
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Well I have to admit I do use a walkthrough. Marita writes the most wonderful and helpful w/ts and I still get stuck.

Couldn't game without one, otherwise I would still be on my first game wave
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#120455 - 04/20/06 12:40 PM Re: To Walkthrough, or Not to Walkthrough--That is the Question
Geo Offline
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I use a walkthrough when I am stuck.Doesnt make any sense to me not to be able to finish a game,After all they are supposed to be fun,and it wouldnt be any fun to have to quit a game because I am hopelessly stuck.

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