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Do you use walkthroughs? #371161
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How many folks use walkthroughs? I love adventure games but I guess I've not played enough to sometimes figure out what can be combined with what to do something else. I hate having to consult a walkthrough, because after I find the answer I either go, oh sure, because that's logical (NOT) or ugh, I should have thought of that! I find myself having to use them less and less the more games I play though, which is good news, but still consult them several times throughout a game. My strategy is to scroll slowly and only read enough to give me a hint in the right direction without reading the entire answer.


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: PMcOuntry] #371173
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Yes, yes ,yes evil

Some games I can go most off the way without help, and there are some that I use the walkthrough a lot. I try not to print it out, because then I use it more than I should; usually I keep the walkthrough on a separate screen and use it sparingly.
There are some games I would never finish without a walkthrough.

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: orchid girl] #371177
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I use walkthroughs or hints whenever I feel like it.
Sometimes when I need a hint what to do next.
Sometimes to get past a "puzzle" I don't feel like doing, and want to get over with as quickly as possible -- for example a pixel hunt or sewer maze.

I really don't understand why people feel they have to make excuses for using walkthroughs, or feel there's something wrong with using one. Use one, don't use one, it's all the same to me. Whichever way helps you enjoy your game more.

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Jenny100] #371184
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Hi, Patricia

I do use hints & walkthroughs to help me finish difficult parts of the game....Thank heavens for MaG.. praise


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Darleen03] #371207
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so well written jenny i coulnt agree with every word you wrote more wave praise

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: LindaMarion] #371223
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In a word, yes!

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: escakacs] #371224
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MaG is a lifesaver for walkthroughs. Quite often I use WT from MaG.
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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: kjos] #371226
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I am constantly thankful that we have MaG to help us out in time of need. I try to get through the game without using the walkthrough but I sure am glad it's there when I get stuck and need it. Yay to all the walkthroughs! bravo


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: kjos] #371227
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I occasionally use walkthroughs but I prefer not to use them. I just enjoy working on the challenge. That's part of the fun of gaming to me. I do find, most often, that I use them when I am very tired (late at night) and don't have the attention I usually do. Often, I find that if I quit the game and return to it when I am more alert, I don't need the walkthrough at all.

PMcOuntry, have you tried using the "Universal Hint System?" (I think the site uhshints.com or something like that.) Instead of a walkthrough they will lead you to just a hint, or a slight nudge in the correct direction. This is a great way to get some help without reading the whole answer.

A BIG thanks to MaG and all of the other walkthrough authors here at Boomers. I can't imagine writing one and they do a superior job!!! smile

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: PMcOuntry] #371228
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I try to not use them but if I can't figure it out I cave in and get some help. I always feel guilty when I use them and I do feel better if I can get through the game without one, but if it gets too frustrating I think it is better to get back to enjoying the game instead of stressing myself out. happydance


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #371231
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I know I'm the minority here (and everywhere else), but if it was up to me I'd gather all the walkthroughs of the world and make a large bonfire. smile


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: alkis21] #371233
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I try not to use them- but sometimes my thought process and the makers of the games are just not on the same wave length. I want to enjoy the game- yes try to work it out but when I just can't and it becomes frustrating- then I peek-- I don't believe I would be the player of games that I am today if not for a nudge now and then---
alkis21--- perhaps we should just email you for a hint instead..... rotfl


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Winfrey] #371241
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I always use walkthroughs. smile Hail MaG, Queen of the Walkthrough!

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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Winfrey] #371244
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Maybe I'm a big chicken, but I love walkthroughs. I play to go on an adventure. I have enough challenges and frustrations in my life and I sure don't need any more in my dearly loved hobby. I want my adventure to go smoothly and with as much pleasure as possible. I don't have to worry about working myself in a corner or a dead end. It's amazing that I kept playing games before I even knew there was such a thing as a walkthrough. To me, a W/T is a luxury. Opinions on this subject are just as varied as the folks who play the games. If a gamer is happy, what difference does it make? Teddo


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Teddo] #371257
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I think the walkthroughs are great, but i use only when i really need, because if you always use for any problem, will become a habit and will always having to consult the walkthroughs.

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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Teddo] #371258
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I'm a sucker for walkthroughs!
I even collect different WT's for the same game and save them as a group in my browser Maxthon. smile

I don't always use them. Mostly when I'm tired and the puzzles requires too much thinking or walking back and forth - remembering tons of stuff, lol.

A sidenote:
Wondered why there's no WT for The Big Red Adventure here on Gameboomers?
And is this game a sequel to Nippon Safe Inc.?
(A game I remember back in the days I had a lot of trouble with. Came on tons of floppies)

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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: misslilo] #371272
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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #371275
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Misslilo -- I don't think many of us played The Big Red Adventure. I found out a bit of info here at Moby Games.

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #371307
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I only use a walk through when really stuck or some times there may be a puzzal I cant do .I will try though and some times I just have to know what I am doing in a puzzal then I can work it out but most times I got to the hints forum as reading to much of a walkthrough can confuse you more and I find that for some reason we all solve a mystery differant and what one person can work out another is stumped .I don t know why but its the simple ones that get me .I just think to hard some times ,Then some times you have a brain block or just to tired .I walk away leave it then go back lol wave Becky can I have more info on the big red adventure please sounds familliar thanks

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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: misslilo] #371309
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Originally Posted By: misslilo
Wondered why there's no WT for The Big Red Adventure here on Gameboomers?
And is this game a sequel to Nippon Safe Inc.?


Yes it is. Nippon Safes Inc. takes place in Tokyo, Big Red Adventure in Moscow.


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Phoebe] #371322
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I know I'm the minority here (and everywhere else), but if it was up to me I'd gather all the walkthroughs of the world and make a large bonfire.

sorry alkis i disagree with you 200% and think you are great extreme.but its your opinion only and all are entitled

btw i adored your game diamonds inthe rough

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #371328
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Yes indeed I use walkthroughs as a guide to help me when I get stuck or confused or just to help me understand how a particular puzzle or clue is to be used.


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Space Quest Fan] #371336
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All the time. Puzzles bore me. laugh


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Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Drizzt] #371340
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Dragon -- that's all the info I have. You could google it -- that might bring up more info.

Re: Do you use walkthroughs? [Re: Phoebe] #371349
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Yes! I confess I rely pretty heavily on walkthroughs. I need all the direction and guidance I can get when facing a tough spot or puzzle. I always need the navigation help - go forward here, right here, etc or I can get hopelessly lost - lol. MaG's walkthroughs rock - the best! thumbsup For me personally I don't find a walkthrough "spoils" the game. It actually helps me enjoy it more and complete the game successfully with less fustration and my sanity still in tact.


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