@Louis, I hope you don’t mind me saying that I think you do a great disservice to the very hard work of yourself & Lion by not allowing direct links to your walkthroughs.
None of your walkthroughs will show up using a search function to find a specific one & as such there could be hundreds of gamers + that use e.g. Google as an alternative to finding the info on adventure game sites who will never come across your site in the first place.
It would surprise me if text walkthroughs really aren’t that popular anymore & it’s just because of the relative ease of producing a video walkthrough there are many more of them. I find them useful to watch how a particular action scene or puzzle works otherwise it’s much easier in a text walkthrough to pinpoint where you’ve got stuck particularly in the case of a non-linear game.
..........We are wondering how many people are using our text walkthroughs, English and Dutch.
When I look at the replies there are lots of views but there are just a few people that reply, good or bad replies. And that are always the same people, thank you very much.
If that are the only users than we can better stop writing walkthroughs.........
It does seem a shame that the future of Louis’ site rests on how many emails he’ll get along with the ‘too few’ posters as I truly think this is a very unreliable measure of how many gamers have actually accessed & will continue to access the walkthroughs. You have to take into account that only a very small fraction of people out of those that browse a site ever seem to post on any forum.
Over 20,000 people have viewed the thread so I’m guessing that even if only 1% of those used the walkthroughs that’s 200 people although just a handful of them have given any feedback.
I hope Louis keeps the site as it's such a great resource to lose.