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Re: My pet hate #117771
03/19/05 05:20 PM
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Colden,N.Y.
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Um,
A game is just a game. Some come with pretty covers. Some come with JC and some with not.
I love them all, just the same. happydance
WoW, This could be a thread about guys and girls. scared


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Re: My pet hate #117772
03/19/05 08:10 PM
03/19/05 08:10 PM
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Bay Area, CA
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I have to agree with those who are aggravated with the action/adventures! I've been very disappointed with some of them because they did not disclose the information about the action needed to play.

Melanie


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Re: My pet hate #117773
03/19/05 09:03 PM
03/19/05 09:03 PM
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Sweden
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I also dislike the paper boxes. The big problem is that they get worn - jewel cases hardly does, and if they do, you can just replace them with new ones. This is a major concern for me when buying used games. It's unbelievable how some people treat their games!

On top of this, getting the CD's out of the Adventure Company boxes is an adventure in itself. I'd rather solve a timed slider puzzle any day.

Re: My pet hate #117774
03/20/05 02:47 AM
03/20/05 02:47 AM
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one thing i do not like is the jewel case that stores 2 cds that is the size of a single jewel case. worst invention ever made. give me 2 paper sleeves instead any day. as it is whenever games come that way i have to separate them into 2 separate single jewel cases. i know paper sleeves are looked at as cheap but many a time i have bought new games and the jewel case has been slightly cracked or the center part has been slightly broken. and good luck trying to exchange the game for that reason. paper sleeves all around are a lot better solution. that way you can use your own jewel cases- some people like the slim line, other likes to store cd's in albums as they throw out the boxes.


Zanthia
Re: My pet hate #117775
03/20/05 06:48 AM
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Philadelphia
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My solution is that I bought a bunch of empty jewel cases at a swap meet of all types. When I get the game open, as I am loading it, I just put the cds in the appropriate jewel case (1,2,3 etc. size).

Mike


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Re: My pet hate #117776
03/20/05 10:39 AM
03/20/05 10:39 AM
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Ardsley, New York
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For all that hate the aper sleeves, you can buy jewel cases in bulk dirt cheap in most computer stores (CompUsa, Best Buy or online). Just pop them in there and the problem is solved. Another solution is to do what I do with all my games. I get the double sided CD pockets and put my game cd's in there and keep them all in a box. I have over 250 games and all are stored this way (for those of you that shop at Cosco the boxes with the large trash bags are perfect for this. They store games in 2 rows and I have 2 1/4 in use now which I keep under my computer desk with games all arranged alphabetically for easy finding. End of problem.
My major complaint is being confronted with gmes that are bug loaded that crash and/or cause the computer to freeze or not install at all as if the developers wanted to get the game out in a rush and never bothered to beta test the game before releasing it, or at least it definitely seems that way(Forever Worlds????!!!!!). Another thing I hate is when games come with a limited # of save slots (3-4) or none at all and you have to sort of play the game continuous to the end (only encountered 2 of those but still ----).
Comment for Shadowinmyroom, pick up Moment of Silence (one of the best ever!!!), Legacy-Dark shadows and Sentinel-Descendants in Time, all good games.
Happy gaming,
Bill


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Re: My pet hate #117777
03/20/05 04:26 PM
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The Garden State
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I've gotten a number of games that have come in paper sleeves and have a supply of empty jewel cases on hand. Most jewel cases are constructed so the plastic piece that holds the CD snaps out and back in again easily. I cut down a 5"x8" index card the size of an insert manual with a little extra that, when folded, becomes the end piece where I can write the name of the game. This way, all my games, which I store in an apothecary-like chest, can be identified without pulling them out.


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Re: My pet hate #117778
03/20/05 05:44 PM
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Ohio
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Playing a game with tooooo much dialog gets on my nerves. Stop all that yimmer yammerin and let's move along. sleep

Re: My pet hate #117779
03/21/05 12:16 AM
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Milwaukee WI
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I put them in my own jewel cases too but I reckon if I just paid fifty bucks then I shouldn't have to.


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Re: My pet hate #117780
03/21/05 07:59 AM
03/21/05 07:59 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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I don't have any major hate right now. But I do wish that adventure game boxes would specify things like if there are time/action sequences; 1st or 3rd person perspective; and whether you can die or not. Ok that last one may be a bit too much but these are the things I always look for and have to look through reviews of a game to get. Oh while I'm at it, I wish all adventure game reviews can have a section at the top listing all these things I mentioned so I don't have to look for it inside the review. smile


Now playing: Broken Sword Sleeping Dragon; The Messenger; Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor
Re: My pet hate #117781
03/22/05 02:46 AM
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Hiding Under a Rock
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Aquila..i agree w/listing stating info about the game. especially if there are action/or timed action puzzles. and if so that game should not be labeled 'adventure' it should be labeled 'action/adventure'. i think those things are not mentioned intentionally..just to get regular point/click adventure gamers to buy the game. I also think there should be some way to include 'auto solve'in the game itself (after so many tries) or cheat codes for those types of games when you purchase that game.

Re: My pet hate #117782
03/26/05 12:08 AM
03/26/05 12:08 AM
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Georgia
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Boxes---
I save my boxes & put them in folders. I love the colorful graphics. Five of my boxes where accidently destroyed & I can't find a replacement for them. Wish the company that made them, had kept some of the boxes in stock so I could buy them. I have even bought some games again just to replace some boxes that got damaged by water.
I also buy the official strategy guides, when I run across them.
I try to get at least two to three different walkthroughs for my games. I keep my walkthroughs in colored folders & have them listed in a loose leaf notebook, to help locate them in a hurry.
I have to agree with Gamenut, I hate TIMED PUZZLES. They seem to take great pride in not giving enough time to complete them with ease. They could at least put in a bypass button, so if you can't beat it, you can pass it. I have stiff fingers & can't move my mouse very fast or smooth.
I also admit that I cheat my way through the games with walkthroughs---I just want to play the game --not have a heart attack.
Well, goodnight to all.
Jtiffin

Re: My pet hate #117783
03/27/05 01:18 PM
03/27/05 01:18 PM
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jtiffin....yep Timed Puzzles..i can't stand 'em. Most are doable, but seems like lately time is shorter and shorter. i know what you mean about stiff fingers! Have you played URU? i had been playing it until a week or so ago, one Age-Garheesen, near the end is more jumping and i tried my best to be able to drop off an area and climb to another to drop down to where i needed to go...BUT game would not let me...see, WE can think of other ways, if they'd just let us use 'em!! ahahaha

Re: My pet hate #117784
03/27/05 03:32 PM
03/27/05 03:32 PM
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Natick,Ma. USA
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I know this has been mentioned but it feels good to get it out. I HATE games that are sent to you and the discs are in just plain little envelopes. Whats with that. You can get the plastic disc holder for so little and so why can't a company at least do this??????????????????????


Skippidy

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Re: My pet hate #117785
03/27/05 05:24 PM
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Georgia
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Gamenut,
Yes I have finished all myst related games.
URU was one of my favorites.
Are you talking about jumping from big rock to little rock, then to the door. I found that if you stay in first person to make the jumps, that you would come closer to making them for some reason. The first time I played URU everything seem impossible, but the expansion packs 1 & 2 caused me to have to replay URU 5 times. I now know how to do it by heart & real fast.
I hope Myst V plays completely on it on & doesn't require the other games to be on your computer like the expansion packs did. I like to wipe the games off my computer when I have finished them, to free up the space.
Don't give up on URU.
Jtiffin

Re: My pet hate #117786
03/28/05 08:43 AM
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Hampton Roads
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The things that I dislike most are games that force a change in screen resolution, or don't give the option of a custom install.
Viz


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Re: My pet hate #117787
03/28/05 09:33 AM
03/28/05 09:33 AM
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Georgia USA
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I guess my biggest pet peeve is that developers keep pushing the envelope with system requirements so that we keep having to upgrade in order to play the new games. My old XP has less that 32MB of video RAM and I can no longer play any of the new games because of the demand on the video. And I can't put in a new video card because I am limited to PCI and the power supply on the computer is too wimpy. So I am limited to playing older games because I just don't want to upgrade again. It wouldn't be so bad if the new games combined interesting and well developed stories with the beefed up graphics, but most of them have the requirements soley because they want to "wow" us with great animations and graphics. Hey, the graphics and animations for Syberia I were out of this world and you could run that game on 16MB of VideoRAM, why do we have to increase the demands on the system?
That is one reason my hat is always off to Her Interactive because they have always kept the system demands for the Nancy Drew games low. Hopefully, they will continue to do so. Developers would sell more games if they didn't force us to buy new computers to play the ones they put out.

Paul

Re: My pet hate #117788
03/28/05 10:03 AM
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OH-jtiffin, i did finally finish Uru Prime, and have started into To D'di, etc. I finally lucked out and made my jumps, but would have rather spent an hour dropping off revolving tower onto ground, and going on up and dropping from top of cave entrance onto pathway into Garheesen Journey door. Maybe, just Maybe, they'll give us those options in any 'follow up' games they do!

Re: My pet hate #117789
04/02/05 01:39 AM
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Georgia
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Well done Gamenut,
I'm now in the middle of Bad Mojo. I am sure not looking forward to the timed parts. I think if I can just get through it once, I will be happy, I am not going to try all the different endings.
Hope you have the fun with D'di that I did!
Goodnight,
Jtiffin

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