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#222212 - 10/26/07 07:42 PM What would bore you in an adventure game
Darleen03 Offline
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Hi Boomers...

I was wondering something again...It has to do with boredom in a game..Now you might totally love the game.....But !!!

There is something that will bore you... What would that be ? For me its too many puzzles in an adventure game.

I like adventure...If there are too many puzzles it takes away the adventure for me...Then I get bored.. :/

What do you think ? think
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#222214 - 10/26/07 07:47 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Darleen03]
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Actually I was thinking the exact opposite. Not enough puzzles bores me. That's the adventure part for me, to figure out what needs to be done next and how to accomplish it.

If there aren't enough puzzles I feel like I'm playing with a kids interactive storybook and not a game.

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#222219 - 10/26/07 07:59 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Well, I'm with you on that Ms Tigre! wink

I do get bored/frustrated with repetative, unneccassry traipsing back and forth! You know, you're in room A, you need a screwdriver to open a panel. You go to room B to get the screwdriver. Go to room a to use it. Open panel and see that you need pliers. Go back to room B to pick up pliers that were not avaiable to pick up before. Go to room A, use pliers. See that you need wires, go back to room C to get wires.....etc....etc...

As boring as that was to read, it's more boring to do! sleep
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#222231 - 10/26/07 08:20 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: looney]
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I agree some what....But..
We don't want to get carried away with puzzles in adventure games. Because then they would have to be in the class with casual games or puzzle games like Majong..etc etc. think

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#222235 - 10/26/07 08:26 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Darleen03]
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Too much dialogue
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#222263 - 10/26/07 09:05 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: gymcandy1]
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Casual games are entirely different puzzles Darleen. In a good adventure you should be thinking and planning your way through. Give me a safe to crack or computer to hack or a lock to pick. I want things that test my brain power. lol

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#222281 - 10/26/07 09:44 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: looney]
Jess519 Offline
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Originally Posted By: looney
I do get bored/frustrated with repetative, unneccassry traipsing back and forth! You know, you're in room A, you need a screwdriver to open a panel. You go to room B to get the screwdriver. Go to room a to use it. Open panel and see that you need pliers. Go back to room B to pick up pliers that were not avaiable to pick up before. Go to room A, use pliers. See that you need wires, go back to room C to get wires.....etc....etc...

As boring as that was to read, it's more boring to do! sleep

I was going to post something along these same lines, looney, but no need to because you explained it better than I would have! smile

"Traipsing back & forth" like that is boring to me, as is any unnecessarily bizarre inventory puzzle. I hate it when you come across inventory puzzles in a game where you basically have to try clicking all your inventory items on something to figure out which works, because the solution isn't logically or reasonably apparent. It's boring & frustrating, and can kill the momentum of a story.

smile

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Edited by Jess519 (10/26/07 09:45 PM)
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#222298 - 10/26/07 10:40 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Jess519]
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The most boring thing for me is when I'm unable to make any progress because of physical limitations. For example the shooting arcade in Wanted (The Westerner). I could repeat that stupid thing 10 million times and still wouldn't be any closer to getting past it.

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#222305 - 10/26/07 11:04 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Jenny100]
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must admit when you have to keep going back and forth all the time instead of letting you pick all the stuff up at once .Mazes I hate those .I will try but I just have no sense of direction and some times when playing a game I keep going the wrong way and when they do those little turn offs .That are so easy to miss and you go around in circles .You know its there some where but you just don happen to hit the spot .When the things you need are to well hidden .You can t really see them and its just pot luck when you hit it with your curser lol

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#222324 - 10/27/07 12:15 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: dragonuk44]
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arcadelike games in my adventure games where you cannot ever advance in the story or do anything else until you win the silly thing and when you 'miss' or fail you have to repeat the same thing over and over and over into infinity. Bores me right away from the adventure or begging for a Gameboomer to send me a saved game to get me past it. A 'cheat' should be built into every arcade 'puzzle' in my Adventure games which can be initiated after less than 100 tries to beat it.
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#222325 - 10/27/07 12:32 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Betty Lou]
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wave Absolutely, the 'traipsing back and forth' as well as incessant conversation trees. IMHO, I think these strategies are simply used to lengthen a game.
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#222326 - 10/27/07 12:46 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Betty Lou]
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wave
Hi all; For me it would be anything keyboard operated, as it takes away from the story and adventure trying to use the function keys and follow the adventure at the same time.
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#222333 - 10/27/07 01:34 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Ellimay]
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Hi smile

Getting stuck on a puzzle (with no by-pass option mad) that requires reflexes quicker than I can muster ....

Along with the anticipation of more of the same down the line eek

Boring, boring and boring !!

Cheers.

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#222346 - 10/27/07 02:03 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Mad]
Becky Offline
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Offices. I've already spent a lot of my life in offices. In my gaming, I prefer something more exotic. I know that offices are a fact of life, so I tolerate them in games. But I'm always looking to break out of them.

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#222349 - 10/27/07 02:14 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Betty Lou]
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I agree with you Darleen. I don't like to be hit with puzzle after puzzle. I like to traipse around and talk at length to everyone, although I do like inventory puzzles, even if they seem illogical in the real world. I thought The Longest Journey did it all just about right.
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