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

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Print Thread
What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119289
09/02/05 11:57 AM
09/02/05 11:57 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Greece
Tempora Offline OP
Shy Boomer
Tempora  Offline OP
Shy Boomer

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Greece
What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game?
For example do you prefer mechanical or Inventory-Based puzzles?


O Tempora! O Mores!
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119290
09/02/05 12:02 PM
09/02/05 12:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,220
In the Naughty Corner
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
BrownEyedTigre  Offline
The Sassy Admin and PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 80,220
In the Naughty Corner
Tempora...I am moving this to Discussions. In Mixed Bags we talk about non-game related items.
To find your post please click on the link above.

Ana wave


Don't feed the Trolls
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119291
09/02/05 12:23 PM
09/02/05 12:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 33,073
Calera, Oklahoma
gymcandy1 Offline
Joe's Diner Proprietor
gymcandy1  Offline
Joe's Diner Proprietor
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 33,073
Calera, Oklahoma
Personally I like the ones where you flip a switch and something works! thumbsup

wave joe


There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119292
09/02/05 01:17 PM
09/02/05 01:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 48,749
Alabama
looney4labs Offline
Moderator
looney4labs  Offline
Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 48,749
Alabama
Good question, and I see you got your avatar laugh

I tend to like inventory based puzzles, or very logical ones--I loved the 'frescoe' puzzles in Echo.

Hate hate hate Sliders and can't hear well enough to do musical ones--


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119293
09/02/05 01:17 PM
09/02/05 01:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,696
Georgia USA
D
DocPaul Offline
Addicted Boomer
DocPaul  Offline
Addicted Boomer
D

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,696
Georgia USA
I prefer puzzles that have solutions that are given somewhere else in the game. Inventory ones are good. I don't like ones that all one can do is keep trying random patterns, or ones that are very, very complex but don't give clues to solving them anywhere else in the game.

Paul

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119294
09/02/05 01:17 PM
09/02/05 01:17 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,239
Hope Mills, NC
olderone Offline
Addicted Boomer
olderone  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,239
Hope Mills, NC
I don't mind sliders, I think I like inventory based puzzles over mechanical.


Remember only Robinson Crusoe got his work done by Friday.
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119295
09/02/05 04:39 PM
09/02/05 04:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Greece
Tempora Offline OP
Shy Boomer
Tempora  Offline OP
Shy Boomer

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
Greece
My favourite puzzles are alchemy puzzles


O Tempora! O Mores!
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119296
09/02/05 05:51 PM
09/02/05 05:51 PM
Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 31,224
Northwestern New Mexico, USA
Jenny Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Jenny  Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 31,224
Northwestern New Mexico, USA
I like the inventory based puzzles, but I can put up with almost any kind as long as there are NO SLIDERS... slapforehead


"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy." Anonymous
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119297
09/02/05 06:03 PM
09/02/05 06:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 580
Florida
Ditlihi Offline
Settled Boomer
Ditlihi  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 580
Florida
My question is why do more and more games seem to put mechanical,slider and other complex fustrating puzzles which require quick action responses that require pushing several keys all at once or timed puzzles.I have bought so many games recently that involve so many of these fustrating puzzles that I just quit

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119298
09/02/05 07:03 PM
09/02/05 07:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 13,800
West Yorkshire/U.K.
Tyke Offline
Adept Boomer
Tyke  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 13,800
West Yorkshire/U.K.
I like most puzzles (even sliders)....but I hate maths puzzles and chess puzzles! eek

Sue wave


If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon.
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119299
09/02/05 07:41 PM
09/02/05 07:41 PM
Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 31,224
Northwestern New Mexico, USA
Jenny Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Jenny  Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 31,224
Northwestern New Mexico, USA
Ditlihi, I think this is all part of a trend to put more action in adventure games, in the hope of drawing more action fans. But what really happens, I think, is that the increased amounts of action just turn off the adventure players, and have just the opposite effect than was intended... frown


"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy." Anonymous
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119300
09/02/05 10:36 PM
09/02/05 10:36 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 30,939
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 30,939
United Kingdom
Hi smile

Inventory based would be my first choice - and I really don't mind sliders - but, like Tyke, I HATE most maths puzzles.
[OK with most of the chess though wink ]

I'm not big on mechanical puzzles either.
The sciences were never my best subjects. I am an "art" person lol

My biggest hate though is a timed sequence that ends in death when you don't get it right.
Aggghhhhhh !!!! mad

[Mustn't get onto THAT subject again wave


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119301
09/02/05 10:51 PM
09/02/05 10:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 942
Jacksonville, Florida USA
Scarlet Offline
Settled Boomer
Scarlet  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 942
Jacksonville, Florida USA
I like almost all puzzles except timed and sliders. Somehow I get through the sliders but I don't know how.
wave


Dogs have owners, Cats have staff!
Smiles are contagious; Let's infect the world!
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119302
09/03/05 04:01 AM
09/03/05 04:01 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 186
Cornwall
minibramble Offline
Settled Boomer
minibramble  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 186
Cornwall
I like inventory puzzles that involve putting things together to make a new thing that makes the puzzle work.
I HATE timed puzzles because I can never do them.
minibramble

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119303
09/03/05 09:13 AM
09/03/05 09:13 AM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 4,377
New York
Leeana Offline
Addicted Boomer
Leeana  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 4,377
New York
Mazes. Mazes, Mazes Thats the one I love the most I even like the maze in the, "Shinning" Didnt you all love that movie wish I could find a place that sells the movie?!


'Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.'
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119304
09/03/05 11:11 AM
09/03/05 11:11 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,506
hunched over my computer
wysewomon Offline
Addicted Boomer
wysewomon  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,506
hunched over my computer
I like mechanical puzzles, particularly ones where the solution or keys to the solution are spread throughout other parts of the game and you have to make an intuitive leap to "get" it (Like in Riven).

Inventory puzzles just don't seem like puzzles to me. They seem like make-work.

WW


"So then he says it's enough to take aim! What's that supposed to mean?!?"

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119305
09/03/05 06:31 PM
09/03/05 06:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 107
California
mavisb Offline
Settled Boomer
mavisb  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 107
California
Good question! I like any kind of puzzle except a timed one.

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119306
09/04/05 05:45 AM
09/04/05 05:45 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 13,394
winter springs fl.
connie Offline
Adept Boomer
connie  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 13,394
winter springs fl.
I like inventory puzzles and hate timed and mechanical.I'm not wild about sliders but can live with them. wave


Connie
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119307
09/04/05 08:21 AM
09/04/05 08:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 13,800
West Yorkshire/U.K.
Tyke Offline
Adept Boomer
Tyke  Offline
Adept Boomer

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 13,800
West Yorkshire/U.K.
Quote:
Originally posted by LEEANA:
[qb] Mazes. Mazes, Mazes Thats the one I love the most I even like the maze in the, "Shinning" Didnt you all love that movie wish I could find a place that sells the movie?! [/qb]
Hi Leeana wave

You can buy 'The Shining' at Amazon.com price $11.99. thumbsup

Sue wave


If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon.
Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119308
09/04/05 08:35 AM
09/04/05 08:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Jenny100  Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 40,644
southeast USA
I like mechanical puzzles where you can manipulate an object in the game and see the result and figure out from that result how to solve the puzzle.

I like being able to combine and take apart items in inventory the way you do in Return to Mysterious Island. But I don't like searching for hard-to-find inventory items with tiny hotspots in the game environment.

I don't like closed mazes, especially uninsteresting ones like sewer mazes. Open mazes like the one in Sanitarium are OK.

I don't like conversation puzzles, which are about as much fun as sitting through phone menus. An example of a conversation puzzle is the old people at the end of Atlantis 3 = Beyond Atlantis 2. Pure trial and error finding out what their answers are.

It should go without saying that I don't like dexterity dependent puzzles in an adventure game.

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119309
09/04/05 11:18 AM
09/04/05 11:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,506
hunched over my computer
wysewomon Offline
Addicted Boomer
wysewomon  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,506
hunched over my computer
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
I don't like conversation puzzles, which are about as much fun as sitting through phone menus.

rotfl

I agree there! That's one reason I don't tend to like 3rd person games as much.

WW


"So then he says it's enough to take aim! What's that supposed to mean?!?"

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119310
09/04/05 03:59 PM
09/04/05 03:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,216
Virginia's wetland dimension
Salar of Myst Offline
Addicted Boomer
Salar of Myst  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,216
Virginia's wetland dimension
I enjoy the most mechanical puzzles like the ones in Myst/Riven & Nancy Drew, laugh and 'reactive' puzzles like the crabs in Path of the Shell. happydance

I get kick out of using a map properly too.

I don't mind sliders or mazes, though some examples have cost me some hair blush

I sincerely dislike timed, 'deadly' puzzles with sloppy controls. Some nights I still feel bad about all the quantum Stobbards, Roger Wilcos, and King Grahams that are no more... lol

Susan wave

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119311
09/05/05 09:58 AM
09/05/05 09:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,232
Western New York
Sandy Sleuth Offline
Addicted Boomer
Sandy Sleuth  Offline
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,232
Western New York
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny:
I like the inventory based puzzles, but I can put up with almost any kind as long as there are [b]NO SLIDERS... slapforehead [/b]
I'm with you on that one, my friend! Hate sliders!!
Mazes are a close second! Inventory based puzzles are my favorites!

Re: What type of puzzles do you prefer when you are playing an adventure game? #119312
09/05/05 11:34 AM
09/05/05 11:34 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 23,997
UK
Rushes Offline
True Blue Boomer
Rushes  Offline
True Blue Boomer

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 23,997
UK
I enjoy the inventory puzzles too. Sliders are also quite fun, and any jigsaw-type puzzle. As long as the puzzle has some sort of logic and doesn't require extraordinary powers of ESP to solve the darned thing, then it's OK with me. laugh

Anything remotely mathematical is likely to have me tearing my hair out within minutes. And timed puzzles are a pest and a nuisance!


"Bleat, Watson -- unmitigated bleat!" ~ Sherlock Holmes
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Uncle Reg, ScarletDragon), 11 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
HCK, katheo, patchy, TheMand, vysyus
9233 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™