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#23285 - 04/10/07 08:20 AM How often do you use Walk Throughs
NYLady Offline
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When playing a game, how often do you go to the walk through for help?

Just curious to see if I'm abusing the privilege or not. laugh laugh I still enjoy the game even when using one because I'm still experiencing the play. I just wish I could play a whole game without one.

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#23286 - 04/10/07 08:35 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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You know I really try not to use walkthrus...however, if I am losing interest in a game finding it to be dull or something I might use one to get through the game. If I have spent more time than I want on a puzzle..like ones that are math based then I will use a walkthru. They are also a great tool to be sure you have seen and experienced everything in a game I think. I have finished a game, read the walkthru and gone..."oh No...I missed that" cry So I say...use the walkthrus guilt free NYLady ...at this point in life I say whatever floats your boat thumbsup

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#23287 - 04/10/07 08:47 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
alkis21 Offline
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It's been years since I used a walkthrough, and I almost never resort to it more than once per game.

I'm a freak, I know.
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#23288 - 04/10/07 09:03 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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I use them only when I have to. However, games with lots of mechanical puzzles, the likes of Schism, Aura, etc., I generally play the whole game with the WT. And believe it or not it does not ruin the game for me it makes it more enjoyable. There were puzzles in Schism I could not even figure out with the WT. I dont know whether I should lol or cry
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#23289 - 04/10/07 09:03 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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I admit it - I peek when totally stuck. I don't read the whole thing, just my stuck bit.
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#23290 - 04/10/07 09:06 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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Only in emergencies. I like to figure out puzzles by myself. But if I'm losing interest or so frustrated that I'm about to throw the disc into the fire, then I peek because I figure I play for enjoyment and if I'm not enjoying it why bother? And being stuck for days doesn;t add to my enjoyment, for sure!

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#23291 - 04/10/07 09:28 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
Sassafras Offline
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I agree with Happy Gamer- I only use one when I don't like the game and just want to finish. I do take a peek now and then if I am stuck but I never print them out. I like to try and figure things out myself and having a printed walkthrough is too tempting!

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#23292 - 04/10/07 09:53 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
Teetsel Offline
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Registered: 08/13/02
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My wife and I only play for a hour or two per night. When we get stuck we sleep on it, try again the next night. Then use the walkthrough as a last resort. Now playing Tunguska.

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#23293 - 04/10/07 09:54 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
Darleen03 Offline
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I try not to...I first ask MaG for a Little Push in the right Direction..
But if it gets to hard then I will use it. wave
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#23294 - 04/10/07 10:08 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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I use them whenever I feel like it.

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#23295 - 04/10/07 10:26 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
my10rugrats Offline
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i use them. they are a big help . i have even printed out my walkthrus that way i have them since some of the games won't minimize

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#23296 - 04/10/07 10:28 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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I'll play a game as far as I can without one, and then if I get impossibly stuck, or if the puzzle is simply a rotten one and I don't have the patience for it, then I'll save the walkthrough to my hard drive and take a peek when I need to. Usually, not more than a couple of times per game.
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#23297 - 04/10/07 10:36 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
old lady Offline
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In all the years I've been playing games I've tried to avoid walkthrou. What I much prefer is the UHS hint files. It often gives just the little idea I need at times when I can't solve the puzzle or the whole answer when when I've just given up.
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#23298 - 04/10/07 11:19 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
Carrie Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
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Loc: San Francisco area, Calif.
I use walkthroughs regularly, in small bits... for pretty much the same reasons as everyone else: difficult puzzles (after many, many tries; time-fillers that neither require logic nor help the game progress; & games I don't enjoy overall. For these, I have the WT opened under the game, & use ALT-TAB if the game allows.
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#23299 - 04/10/07 11:20 AM Re: How often do you use Walk Throughs
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Registered: 04/11/06
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I'd be lost without a walkthrough. I've only been gaming not quite 2 years, and right from the start I get stuck and don't know what to do.

It allows me to enjoy the game instead of going around in circles. As for the puzzles, I will just look at a walkthrough to see what needs to be done, and then I will figure it out myself. However, if I don't know what has to be done, I'm lost.

Maybe one day, when I have lots of game under my belt I might try it without a walkthrough, but right now it is a much needed prop.

I love walkthroughs, especiall MacG's, most of mine are hers and they are all printed off for easy access.

Flo

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