Reply To: Dying in adventure games?

Home Forums Previous Months 64 – December 2021: Space Quest Dying in adventure games? Reply To: Dying in adventure games?


I’ve always loved adventure games, but I’ve never been good at them.
Back when I was a kid I would happily sit on a game for hours, restarting again and again or bashing my head against a wall until I made progress or gave up entirely. I didn’t mind dying, and save scumming was not only acceptable, it was mandatory.
In principle I actually like this approach – it’s got an almost zenlike quality, and feels incredibly satisfying when you make progress.
In practice though I have very little willpower and even less time, so the temptation of walkthroughs are just too great…