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#218506 - 10/19/07 05:30 PM Re: some puzzles are just to hard... [Re: zookeeper]
JKEerie Offline
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Registered: 09/30/04
Posts: 874
Loc: Erie, PA
Not necessarily, Zookeeper. For example, I put the fan where it would logically go...due to the plug...but unless something turned it on...it didn't move. The only "hints" I saw was the size of the space...either a square or rectangle.

In hindsight...if you were lucky enough to start the phonograph, then you could think what might music do...cause someone to dance, etc...but still...there was no clue suggesting you start a chain reaction.

When I got the phonograph started, I sort of hoped Lamont would come by to turn it off! blush How lame an idea was that???

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#218584 - 10/19/07 08:18 PM Re: some puzzles are just to hard... [Re: JKEerie]
Sally(MG) Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 415
Loc: Canada
Hands down, the hardest puzzle in all my adventure game playing years is the one from the old Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. You know, where you:
Click to reveal..

take off robe, hang robe on wall to cover hole, spread towel over drain, block the service panel with the satchel, put junk mail on top of satchel (god forbid if you didn't take it), push the button...to get a babel fish.

And if you don't do it fast enough, it's game over. Yikes!

btw, I still have a saved game of Nibiru right at the puzzle you're talking about. (the spinning circles, right?) From last year. I gave up. :/
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#219089 - 10/20/07 08:44 PM Re: some puzzles are just to hard... [Re: Sally(MG)]
jldcat Offline
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Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 1363
Loc: Ontario, Canada
To be completely honest and likely to face the gameboomers firing squad, I don't start a game without downloading the walkthrough first.

I'm VERY impatient and have actually stopped playing a game because hard puzzles bore me rather than challenge me.

But I still buy every game that comes out and have a library of about 60 of them so will someday try the ones I quit again.
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#219100 - 10/20/07 08:55 PM Re: some puzzles are just to hard... [Re: jldcat]
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Registered: 04/15/06
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Loc: G.H. WA
There's no firing squad here. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about how they experience their adventure. smile
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#219257 - 10/21/07 07:49 AM Re: some puzzles are just to hard... [Re: zookeeper]
SuMac Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 1995
Loc: New Hampshire
I think the arcade-type puzzles in Nancy Drew games are some of the worst ever. They're timed and require expert-level hand/eye coordination. The Barnacle Blaster in The Haunted Carousel and the sewing maching puzzle in Secret of the Old Clock are two that top my list of hated puzzles.

On the other hand, Nancy Drew games often have very clever and fun puzzles, as well, or else we wouldn't be playing them.

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