JimmyTwoBucks Posted March 15, 2014 Report Share Posted March 15, 2014 I'm currently playing Sam and Max, which I never got round to playing as a kid, and it got me thinking about walkthroughs and/or hints... This is when I used hints in the SQ games (in the order I played them): -- SQ4: I don't remember using any hints (no internet back then and the country I was in didn't have hint books!) -- SQ6: I'm pretty sure I used hints on how to kill the terminator guy, I can't remember how I got those hints at the time though -- SQ1VGA: I don't remember using any hints for this -- SQ2: I think I reached for the walkthrough quite early on and I think I used it continuously throughout the game! -- SQ3: I think I needed the hints for the early part, but got through most of the rest without hints -- SQ5: I think I got lazy with this one and if something didn't click right away, I just looked at the walkthrough I think the real danger with walkthroughs, is if I check one thing on them, I feel like I've "cheated" (because I kinda have, lol), and then I'm much more likely to not play the game seriously for the rest of it... I tend to then go right back to the walkthrough as soon as I get stuck AT ALL after that initial use of it. But then again, sometimes I really think I need the walkthrough, especially when there is something fundamental I've missed and I would just spend months wandering around if I hadn't gotten the help. For example, with Sam and Max, I got "stuck" halfway through the game because in one section I didn't realize you could walk past a certain point on the screen, so it wasn't a "puzzle" that got me stuck, it was just a graphical thing. But then I got stuck again at a later point and went back to the hints and I was like, ah, damn, I COULD have figured this puzzle out, I just got lazy. Do you use walkthroughs/hints at all, do you think they spoil the game? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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