GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
Big Fish Games Homepage    
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#222357 - 10/27/07 03:40 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: nickie]
aretha Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 385
Loc: near London Gatwick Airport
With me, it's when I can't get on with the characters. I lost the will to live during Martin Mystere and in The Watchmaker. I don't mind traipsing around and I can happily move crates all day in Broken Sword 3 - but to spend my time with characters I don't like or don't connect to bores me right out of the game. sleep
_________________________
I'm getting too old for this!

Top
#222380 - 10/27/07 07:05 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: aretha]
colpet Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1816
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Having to talk to all the characters in all the locations about each and every inventory item. Then, as soon as an new thing is found, to have to do it all over again. It's the main reason I prefer games with solitary exploration.


Edited by colpet (10/27/07 07:05 AM)

Top
#222391 - 10/27/07 08:10 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: colpet]
Geo Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 2326
Loc: Michigan
Im with Browneyedtigre. For example in the new "Evil under the sun" game you have to play almost half the game before you get even 1 puzzle,and thats a simple "put the ripped letter pieces together". BORING!

Top
#222397 - 10/27/07 08:33 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: looney]
raylinstephens Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 2932
Loc: Sumrall, MS
Originally Posted By: looney
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


Absolutely! Especially if I die and have to do it all over again because I didn't save save save....

And the lengthy stealth puzzle in BS 3 trying to get into the castle - it has been a week and I just can't make myself return to the game. I do get tired of dying.

Linda duh

**edit: I agree with BettyLou, I would love a button to be pushed to by-pass the arcade games that tend to be impossible for my limited reflexes. wave


Edited by raylinstephens (10/27/07 08:36 AM)
_________________________
So many games, so little time.

Top
#222402 - 10/27/07 08:50 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: raylinstephens]
jldcat Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 1363
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I guess what bores me most is when a game isn't clear as to what your next move should be. I realize they can't tell you where to go or what to do or it wouldn't be much of a challenge but I'm having a problem staying "into" The Awakened right now, I'm about half way through, cause it seems like I wander around wondering what to do next. This is why I love the checklist in the Nancy Drew games.
_________________________
The breeze from one door closing opens another.

Top
#222458 - 10/27/07 10:17 AM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: jldcat]
looney4labs Offline
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42399
Loc: Alabama
Boy, we are a diverse group.

I don't know that I've been bored in a game yet--frustrated most certainly, but not bored. Or maybe I was so bored I dumped the game from memory wink
_________________________
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

Top
#222540 - 10/27/07 12:54 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Jess519]
Koalanut Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 04/04/06
Posts: 832
Loc: Indiana

The traipsing back and forth just like Jess said so excellently, and games like the Nancy Drew, White Wolf that I am trying to figure out. I quit playing it for awhile because I am tired of doing laundry and cooking. I mean that awaits me everytime I walk in the door from work in real life. So now I am not only bored doing laundry and cooking in the game, I am traipsing around trying to figure out what I was doing a few months ago--ggrrrrr.....boring!!! sleep

Koalanut
_________________________
So many games, so little time....

Top
#222560 - 10/27/07 01:14 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: raylinstephens]
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35477
Loc: southeast USA
Originally Posted By: raylinstephens
And the lengthy stealth puzzle in BS 3 trying to get into the castle - it has been a week and I just can't make myself return to the game.

Good one. The time I have to play games is limited, and the last thing I want to do is waste it waiting for some guard to mosey off into what I guestimate to be the correct position -- over and over again until I get it right.

Top
#222562 - 10/27/07 01:18 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Koalanut]
Winfrey Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/11/06
Posts: 4436
Loc: The Country
I will go along with the "Traipsing back & forth" comments- I get very bored with that- a close second is not being able to pick somethin up or do something until you trigger something else- I say if I find it- let me have it- or walk into it! rolleyes
_________________________
Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody
Gibran

Top
#222568 - 10/27/07 01:30 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Winfrey]
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35477
Loc: southeast USA
Let's not forget having to move and rotate your character back and forth to "aim" him properly to be able to pick up inventory... for every single piece of inventory.

Top
#222616 - 10/27/07 03:35 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Jenny100]
Karsten Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 1480
Loc: Denmark, Europe
I get bored easily too when I have to return to a certain spot in the game to pick up items that weren't there before of if I have to return to a room to click on a hotspot that's only been activated in that room because of something I did in another room. Tiresome, annoying and boring I find this.

Sound or music puzzles, mazes and timed puzzles, frustrates me more than anything. I do tend to find them interesting, but like colour puzzles I am not good at them. (I don't like colour puzzles in games, since I'm colourblind. It really is annoying to click the darkgreen thingie when you needed to click the lightred thingie or the pink or purple thingie...).

In some of the earlier adventure games, there tended to be much pixel hunting. You needed to put the cursor exactly where the item you needed was. Luckily, the newer adventure games seemed to have understood that this is not very enjoying for the player.



_________________________
Adventure gaming is fun smile


Top
#222630 - 10/27/07 04:11 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Karsten]
Leeana Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 4052
Loc: New York
<<<I hate timed puzzle!!! it will take me away alright..far, far away....from my computer that is smile laugh
_________________________
'Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.'

Top
#222633 - 10/27/07 04:16 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Leeana]
Darleen03 Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 14791
Loc: Northeast NJ
WoW!!!!! I must of Hit a tender subject lol
_________________________
Luv Dar


GameBoomers
"Games Are More Enticing Because Of Our "MaG"nificent Efficient Radiant Site"

Top
#222637 - 10/27/07 04:21 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: Darleen03]
SouthernBelle Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 46
Loc: Uh, duh, down South.
I loathe long puzzles-espeecially towards the end of the game. And just wandering around looking for things.

Top
#222644 - 10/27/07 04:29 PM Re: What would bore you in an adventure game [Re: SouthernBelle]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65267
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
It seems like the thread has weaved off the path to things not liked instead of things that bore you. duh

Ana wave
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >


Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
9 registered (BrownEyedTigre, manxman, jimrh69, oldbroad, Jarkeld, Agustin Cordes, family, Yankee Clipper, 1 invisible), 87 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Cabb, Veilant, tookiebgirl12, Adam_B, Polikolp
8542 Registered Users