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#123071 - 06/03/03 08:24 AM Re: When do you give up on a game?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Schism and Giants are the only games I gave up on. I couldnt even figure out parts of Schism with the walkthrough. Giants was just a downright hard game. Although I would like to give Giants a try again later, like in my retirement. But I probably will buy Schism 2 just to have it. I am a game pack rat! Answer to your question-when the fun factor gives in to frustration.
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#123072 - 06/03/03 12:55 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
Skippy Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 659
Loc: Ontario Canada
If there is any aspect of a game I like, but I'm constantly frazzled or discouraged, I'll use a walkthru just for the experience of playing and finishing the game. If I don't finish it then I'll always be wondering what I missed out on. I then also have enough knowledge of the game when it's being discussed later, or if someone wants an opinion on it. If a game is really tough, just following the walkthru to the end is helpful in several ways, one being that it stimulates my mind (I'm trying to get smarter ..lol), and two being that I keep from losing my mind and tearing my hair out. The third is that I like to get my moneys worth. All games will be played eventually....sometimes years later. The only time I totally give up is when a game is so buggy that my computer feels ill.

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#123073 - 06/03/03 03:14 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
gsd Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 85
Loc: Sacramento, Ca. USA
I give up on a game (at least for awhile) when it feels more like work than enjoyment. I don't mean "fun" work, like a real challenge, I mean the tension headache, tedious kind. I have enough of that in real life.

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#123074 - 06/03/03 03:53 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
bigmamma1 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 842
Loc: florida
I try to be selective about games I buy-read reviews and what people at GB'ers say about them. There are so many great older games out there-no need to play stinkers. (am new to AGs, so never run out of possibilities.)

The only game I played that I really didn't like was Blue Ice-read so much about how unique and innovative it was, ect. ect. went right out and BAAGed it, paying the most I've ever paid for a game. Never could have got thru it WO a WT, but just had to see it to the end. Even the writers of the WTs couldn't figure out the last puzzle.

I have to say the I am a compulsive game completer-once I get it working and figure out the controls, have to see it thru to the end, even if I get impatient and go to a WT. Havn't run into one yet that was so bad I didn't want to finish.
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#123075 - 06/03/03 06:33 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
lexxy Offline
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Registered: 04/02/00
Posts: 3144
Loc: Southern Exposure
Like most of you I never really give up, I put it aside and make plans to finish it at a later date. The only game that I did not finish and have no plans to ever try again is 9 . That game was the most frustrating game I have ever played. I don't mind hard games, even mazes but that one made no sense to me at all. I think I threw it away.
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#123076 - 06/04/03 08:27 AM Re: When do you give up on a game?
Carolin Offline
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Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 566
Loc: Oslo, Norway
I never completely give up a game, but it was close with Atlantis I. I got a really headache by it.
But, I always play with a walkthrough by my side, I got the game because I wanted to have fun, not to get frusterated.

Caroline.
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#123077 - 06/04/03 05:23 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7405
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
I gave up on Egypt 1, Messenger, Paris 1313, & pitched Grim Fandddango in the trash, just not worth the aggravation.
I did force my way (with a walkthru) to the end of Pompeii to see the "wonderful cinematics" of the Volcano destroying it.
HAH!! what a FARCE!!! Really an abysmal bit of trash. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" />
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#123078 - 06/04/03 07:28 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
rosemcnevin Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 23
I agree with GSD. When its no longer fun I don't feel badly about giving it up. Schizm was off my computer in a matter of about a week. The only good thing I could say about it now is that it looks good on the shelf.

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#123079 - 06/04/03 07:33 PM Re: When do you give up on a game?
popcorneater Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 11557
Loc: Virginia
6:05 PM; June 4, 2003
ALICE and I have parted company and I say so long with no sorrow in my heart, maybe some day-
NO mad

Thank you
Ingie
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No longer playing Alice laugh
Playing Ghost Master -plain fun lol
Divine Divinity-again, still fun
Morrowind arrived
After reading this Schizm is out without a look
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