I play point and click adventure games with a guide right next to me and consult it the second a puzzle or the path forward takes more than 30 seconds...

I play point and click adventure games with a guide right next to me and consult it the second a puzzle or the path forward takes more than 30 seconds to figure out.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So is it better to play like that?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not but I'm not a 14 year old with unlimited time to figure out something like this on my own anymore either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would just not play it if this is a problem for you. What are you getting out of it this way? seems like an empty experience

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          most of the "puzzles" you can't solve in 5 minutes are non-intuitive bullshit or pixel hunts anyway

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah the Star Trek game in picrel has some bullshit here and there. Like there's a part where you have to remove and replace different gas tanks. But to replace them, you don't use the gas tank on the attachment, you have to use it on the blank space where the previous tank was. This isn't a huge deal but my mind really gets wrapped around the axle about this stuff.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You just said 30 seconds, and now you're saying 5 minutes. Which is it?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That wasn't me, this

              Yeah the Star Trek game in picrel has some bullshit here and there. Like there's a part where you have to remove and replace different gas tanks. But to replace them, you don't use the gas tank on the attachment, you have to use it on the blank space where the previous tank was. This isn't a huge deal but my mind really gets wrapped around the axle about this stuff.

              is me

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What I'm trying to say is that the genre is like that yeah, but there are people who can solve those puzzle on their own in an acceptable amount of time and thus derive satisfaction from it. You can't and resort to using a guide every step (and I highly doubt it's an interesting experience like this), so why not play another game?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can solve it, but I don't have the time to sleep on a puzzle like that anymore like when I didn't have a job.
              I just don't want to pass through those "this puzzle is bullshit" moments, and you are lying if you don't know what I mean.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because there's more to a (good) point and click adventure game than just solving puzzles. Most of the enjoyment for me is the story and exploration aspect. It feels good to solve puzzles on my own, but its just frustrating when I can't figure out what to do next at the same time.

          Sometimes I kick myself for not figuring it out on my own, most of the time I just think "how was I supposed to figure this out?". Im playing Space Quest 6 right now for example and while I got through the other games very easily, this one just doesn't feel intuitive at all.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >with unlimited time
        Who says you have to beat the game in one sitting? It's okay to spend a week on a game. You've got your whole life to beat Star Trek 25th

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fair enough, you do you, but what's the point at that point? If you're so pressed for time you can't be bothered to actually play the game, why not just watch a youtube walkthrough?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Something about going at my own pace and at least making an attempt(albeit a small one) is more satisfying watching something.

      I, too, am a fricking moron. Glad to see the stigma finally being lifted.

      Honestly I used to fight it and I just embrace it now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Honestly I used to fight it and I just embrace it now.
        The brain is a muscle and you need to exercise it to make it stronger. If your brain knows it'll have the answer in 30 seconds regardless why would it perform any work? You indict your lack of time but one game completed under your own power is greater than 5 games guided by gamefaqs.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I play every game by reading a walkthrough beforehand. and by play I mean watch a longplay on youtube.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I, too, am a fricking moron. Glad to see the stigma finally being lifted.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long as you're sure you won't regret it later in life. There's only so many classic point and click games out there.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's the best way to do it.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    playing adventure games over the years I've gotten pretty good at predicting which puzzles I should stick out and which I should just give up on because I've become completely detached from the developer's intended scenario. 9/10 I missed a pixel screens ago or there was a logical leap I wouldn't made in a `1000 hours playing the game. The occasions where I slap my head and say damn I missed out are rare.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well... what's the point then? Why not just watch a playthrough on YouTube instead?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not going to criticize you for using a guide. I love point & click adventure games and have less patience for being stuck as I grow older (or maybe I have the same amount of patience but it's easier to access a guide - back in the day you had to have a magazine with it). There are games like Discworld 2 that have such ridiculous puzzles you either check a guide or solve them by accident, trying every item in every place. I think of it as a trade: time saved solving = satisfaction in finishing lost. Everyone makes their own call how much they value these tow things.
    I will say however, if you're not even trying to solve puzzled on your own, you're better off just watching a playthrough on YT.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >maybe I have the same amount of patience but it's easier to access a guide - back in the day you had to have a magazine with it
      you said it all, bro
      at the time you had to ask the people you know in person how to pass a puzzle

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based and more power to you, I wish I could be that way about it. I got stuck so much in Grim Fandango that I was looking up guides to the point where I went, what's the point. Great game that I could have at least been along for the ride but gave up completely.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's like, you became the point and click adventure and the guide was controlling you.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lets not be friends

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Point & Click games are fun but have ridiculously obtuse puzzles so I understand

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just keep track of how many times I have to use the guide and that's my "score" at the end.

    But then again I've only really played LucasArts games (plus a couple Kings Quests). LA are on the easier side in general but some like Sam and Max destroyed mpsthpve.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i feel like you could find better games to pass the time with. these old text adventures are often pretty ugly and silly. the passing of time is unkind to this genre. they belong in a landfill.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll be honest, the only reason I'm playing this is because I'm a big Star Trek fan and this game does a pretty good job functioning as a series of "lost episodes"

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in largely the same boat as OP. I never played these sorts of games growing up and it caused me to never develop the sort of logic that these games require.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can respect this. I have three kids and a busy life. I don't have the time to frick around with puzzles.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I believe that.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly those games were full of so much shittery I don't blame you and you're probably having at least as much "fun" as players of visual novels

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