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What game did you just have to give up on? #113824
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Reading the replies to that TLJ thread, well, it just made me wonder...what games did you absolutely HAVE to give up on? Like, uninstalling was actually a joy?
Like for example Schizm! Ptttthhh!!!!
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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113825
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Schizm would be #1 on my list for sure!
Martian Gothic-Unification would probably be second

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The only game I had to give up on was Amazon Queen . My reconfiguration caused me to be unable to play it at all so I uninstalled it and gave up.


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113827
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I gave up on Broken Sword 2 - I got to the art gallery, and for some reason could not get past there - the walkthroughs were no help, they just said, do "this" and you're done - I was like, yehhh, but I can't seem to do "that".

Anyway - anyone else experience this? I never really looked into it - maybe there's a cure.


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1. The Longest Journey
2. Tex Murphy Overseer - Very poorly designed controls, terrible graphics.
3. The Final Cut - Poor game all around.

Had pleasure in uninstalling these.
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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113829
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TheDerman...I am going to be getting this game soon in the mail...I hope it doesn't happen to me too! frown I have given up on countless games due to tech errors, but to just give up on a game and be happy happy happy to uninstall it just cuz it's a bad game, well that is a horse of a different color! laugh Kind of a RED color at that! lol


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We gave up on The Final Cut. It had nothing to do with difficulty... we just hated it and it was virtually unplayable because the interface sucked and the game made zero sense.


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Chateau D'or - I played it almost to the end and just couldn't take it anymore.

Nine - the piano end puzzle - same reason.

Tale of Orpheo's Curse, one of my favorite games. The MAC version played brilliantly, but my MAC is broken. Sooo got it for the PC and have tried 20 times doing this and that to get it to run and no such luck. frown

Can't get Lost In Time to run, Ark of Time, Amazon Queen or the sound in Simon 1.

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okay, here's a big bid to win the boohissboo award...I gave up on Gabriel Knight 3...no tech problems, but I swear if I had to listen to Tim Curry (Gabe) one more second I was gonna go postal!!! I like Tim Curry in general but sheesh! It was just waaaay to irritating!
I also gave up on Atlantis the Lost Tale on account of that save system, you know, the one they did NOT give you? Pttthhhh!!!
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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113833
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The save system for Atlantis: The Lost tales was the inspiration for "Again With the Black Dahlia." hehehehehehe


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113834
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Beyond Atlantis. Between getting extremely dizzy from moving around, <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> and trying to imitate that scungy Birdman.... mad I said the heck with this and traded the game. laugh Way too frustrating for me!

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Hey BacardiJim! "Again with the Black Dahlia"... lol lol


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113836
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Faust, that game made me crazy, it was so damned buggy, I just couldnt take it anymore, there are
a few others, but that one really took me over the edge. eek


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Hey Helen! I forgot about that one! Yes! Another that I was sooooo happy to uninstall!!! I restrained myself from throwing it too!! smile No glitches here either...just too frustrated and had to give it up!
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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113838
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My game was Lightfall. No one wanted to like this game more than me. It's really too hard, and too long, for me, but, given my trusty walkthrough for when I got stuck, I was willing to give it a go. I started it, got engrossed in the story, and then I was off, wending my way through the puzzles, and trying to figure out how I could get that little baby back. It certainly gave the character something to do - as far as I remember, the character wasn't doing much of anything, when the mystery intervened.

The problem was that I started to have trouble with the interface, and then I waited too long to finish the game. I just didn't like how the game looked, anymore. I can like how older games look, even though they are older, if something in "the look" appeals to me. That ceased to happen, with Lighthouse. I also found moving through the game to be awkward (and how hard can "point and click" be!) - it ended up being more and more difficult to get where I wanted to go. I don't know what it was, maybe I needed to reinstall the game. But, I didn't do that, I just stopped.


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113839
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Quote:
Originally posted by mszv:
My game was Lightfall. No one wanted to like this game more than me. It's really too hard, and too long, for me, but, given my trusty walkthrough for when I got stuck, I was willing to give it a go. I started it, got engrossed in the story, and then I was off, wending my way through the puzzles, and trying to figure out how I could get that little baby back.
I was wondering what game that was until you mentioned the baby. I think you mean Lighthouse.

For me the game I couldn't stand to finish was Unreal. Even with a god mode it just wasn't worth my time. My brother was of the same opinion. Not only was it boring and repetitive, it looked like &^%$@! because we didn't have a Voodoo card in the computer.

I can't think of any adventure games I haven't gotten through eventually. There are some that have lain around waiting for a while though - like Last Express with its weird turn-back-the-clock system in place of saves.

Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113840
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The only game I ever gave up on was Odyssey just because I couldn't stand the "feel" of it for some reason. Otherwise I've finished every game I've ever started. Except for Gord@k and I haven't given up yet... And some day I KNOW I'm gonna go back to Odyssey. I still wonder...what happened??

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oh goodie a chance to rant on my all time worst game ever. evil

ii very rarely give up on adventure games as they are typically short so i will finish them. I can think of 2 exceptions.

traitors gate: i gave up on because of 2 different tech problems that made the game virtually unplayable

and now for the game i gave up on because it is the absolute worst adventure game ever made, nothing even comes close:
the only game I ever wanted to destroy the cd's-
The Quivering


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113842
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Mystery of the Nautilus I could not get past the steering wheel puzzle I made it once then made a mistake and had to go back from then on could not get the puzzle to work. Guess I am going to have to give up on Mystery of the Mummy too. There is no empty bottle in the wine cellar for me to pick up I picked it up once made a mistake and had to go back. When I went back the bottle was gone have unistalled and reinstalled 4 times with the same result cannot get past the empty bottle as it is not there.


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113843
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Oh right Jenny100, sorry - I meant Lighthouse. I'm playing "Dark Fall", and I'm thinking about it. Talk about a funny tranposition!

This is a very good thread - I'm really enjoying what people have to say, on the topic.


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113844
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Wow, mszv. We're both still up?

Although I must admit to feeling a bit punch-drunk. hehehe


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113845
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Only 3 games so far that had me frustrated. I gave up on Grim Fandando at the 'wheelbarrow on the hose' puzzle. The keyboard controls were impossible for me to master. I enjoyed Monkey Island 1 and was looking forward to Le Chuck's Revenge. When I found myself virtually following the WT step by step, the game lost its appeal for me. I just couldn't bend my mind around the logic (or lack there of) of the puzzles. Which was why I had to call it quits in Return to Zork. Even the WT couldn't get me through the Forest of the Spirits and the dealings with the faries.




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For me, Schism, Jeckle and Hyde, The Final Cut, and Chateau D'or.


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Re: What game did you just have to give up on? #113847
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The only game I've totally given up on, is In Cold Blood (see Hints and Help forum). I just couldn't use the keyboard controls to get past all those armed guards, who killed me so many times, my body must have looked like Swiss cheese.

There are a couple of other games I never finished, but plan to do so someday: Odyssey, The Ward, 7th Guest, and maybe I'll give In Cold Blood another try someday.

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I got to the end of Lighthouse (part with all the train tracks in the Valcano) but i gave up after that.. just lost intrest in it going back and forth.. always said id go back to it someday well that day just haasnt come yet laugh hate trains now rolleyes

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