When you get stuck in a game how long do you try to figure it out on your own before you look up a guide?

When you get stuck in a game how long do you try to figure it out on your own before you look up a guide?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read all top-rated guides before purchase.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    About an hour and a half

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got as far as those leafy crickety knight cunts with the shields in hollow knight before installing invincibility mod, I haven't got all fucking day

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent a good 20 minutes in Okami trying to figure out a Catwalk puzzle inside Oni Island. I felt like a dumbass after looking up the solution.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In 2004 I used to print out gamefaqs guides for JRPGs and follow them to the letter. Now I don't look at anything. Might search "[game] missables" 30% in on older stuff.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    10 hours of gameplay stuck at the same spot.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk, 5-10 minutes

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if i thinks it's some optional puzzle i will usually leave it and come back later. if it's completely blocking my progress i'll get fed up after about 20-30 minutes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if it's completely blocking my progress i'll get fed up after about 20-30 minutes
      This. Fenyx Rising has some really annoying as fuck puzzles in it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what I'm stuck on. If it's something like combing over the same space I've combed over 5 fucking times thinking I'll find what I need to find but I don't, I'll doublecheck to make sure I'm looking in the right place.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depending on the game I have the guide open before I start the game.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get stuck but I'm super autistic about missing stuff which is way worse

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the game. On la-mulana, as long as it takes, on random shitstain timewaste "teehee bet you didn't know you could jump through the ceiling here" garbage, like instantly once I realize what it wants, I look it up

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love RPGs and I always play them with guides how could you tell?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I usually don't look it up until after I beat it.
    >it can't be that hard, I must have been screwing up
    Then I usuallly find that I missed some item or ability that makes the fight easier. if it's a collectathon, I might say fuck it and look something up.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if I look anything up about a game I have to quit playing because ill eternally seethe and get bored very fast thereafter

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends.
    My recent foray into unguided gameplay was Tunic, but that felt more like having a higher IQ lead to discoveries rather than just blind-firing without using the in-game guide to look for clues as was intended.
    It also kinda depends on what sort of hidden content there is, like is it something you could figure out as an ordinary joe without having to dissect the game's code, or have a physics degree in deciphering absolute bullshit like the three pixels in a pattern throughout the game.
    If the game encouraged outside help to solve some unsolvable bullshit, then it depends on how long it would take me to try and figure out before I make the call.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gamefag is still alive?

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ten seconds. I got shit to do I'm not pissing my life away solving some retarded puzzle the devs shoehorned in to pad game length.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I look up guides for collectables.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As long as I'm having fun exploring new ways to advance, I don't look at guides. However, if I do get bored and/or upset about the progress and want to continue playing said game, I'll just look at the guide for that specific part of the game.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2 minutes. If it's a puzzle I look up a YouTube video, if it's a boss or enemy I crank down the difficulty. Fucking up, even in games, makes me feel awful. I don't play games for the challenge, I play to get away from life. I like to relax, win and feel good.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I think it's optional I won't bother looking it up. If I think it's solvable I haven't had to look it up. If I think I may have become soft locked or bugged out I will look it up.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just stop playing, take a shower and think it over in there. This has never failed me once.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Two weeks.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once you have tasted the forbidden fruit of walkthroughs it becomes difficult to not reference them the moment a minor inconvenience arises.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you make stupid game design choices, don't be upset people need guides to finish your dirty ass game.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gay dev: Let's fill a game up with some of the most cryptic shit that only the most autistic or lucky motherfucker on the planet will ever find or will have to cough up $20 for an official guide
      >also gay dev: NOOOOOOO YOU CAN'T USE AN ONLINE GUIDE, YOU'RE CHEATING REEEEEEEEE

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wish it was cryptic shit with jrpgs, usually it's just
        >after completing arbitrary story point
        >back track to some arbitrary NPC
        >but do it quickly because you can't do it ever again for the entire game after the next 10 minutes of story

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          OH and I forgot
          >immediately after you backtrack to the missable whatever and then retrack to the story you will unlock some form of fast travel that would have made the entire backtrack effortless

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            name 50

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wish the first one was accurate, playing early games naturally meant that you missed out on cool stuff, had shit tastic builds and everything is made a struggle for no reason

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I drop a game if I get stuck. Usually I just try again and again until I find the solution, I can count with one hand the games I've dropped because of that.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much any game made prior to 2003ish requires a guide to complete lest you wander around for hours.

    Worst I ever had it was when I got stuck in Full Throttle and turns out I had to click on a rock the size of a fucking pixel in the right spot standing somewhere specific to continue. Drove me mad and honestly ruined the game for me.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what kind of game it is. But I'm usually pretty good about only looking stuff up that would have taken me hours to find.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends how frustrating it is, but if I'm not actually interested in figuring out the solution I'll just drop the game

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LUEshi.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've only done this a few times:

    >when playing Super Metroid romhacks that are obscure and cryptic about where you're supposed to go
    >La Mulana, all of it

    Usually I just stumble through the rest of the games.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the game and how fun it is. I've been playing games for almost 30 years ago I'm usually good at smelling when something is actual bullshit.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't get stuck in games

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >try to post an opinion on gamefaqs
    >get ridiculed and ignored for having a new account

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does she play videogames while oiled up and in a bikini?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you don't?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Rightfully so. If it's new you're obviously a zoomer. Please leave.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's an rpg then never. Playing xenoblade chronicles 3 right now and I'd feel like I was committing a cardinal sin if I used a guide...although I'm tempted to look up a guide on combo attacks because I'm not 100 percent sure I get it. Same with elden ring. Didn't look up anything unless a boss was filtering me, then I'd look up a strategy. After I completed a part I'd sometimes check out a guide to the to see what I missed, but only after. Although I did use a guide frequently in the end game of elden ring because half the stuff is so obtuse

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wizardry 4 is the only game where using a guide is acceptable

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Modern games don't require a FAQs or guide because of how much they hold the players hands. Kids would cry if they had to deal with something like Baten Kaitos's card system.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it's an RPG and they try to throw a puzzle at me, I immediately pause and look up the answer. Forget about it.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw ascii art is a dead art form

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    6-8 week's.

    That's how long it use to take to get a solution to a puzzle in the form of a list of common puzzle problems with the solution to yours having a check mark next to it. If you get stuck on another puzzle that's not included in that list, please allow 6-8 week's for response. The internet isn't all bad.

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