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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by Datadog » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:21 pm

Just remembered one in KQ7 that had me face-palming...

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When the moon falls into the fountain, you need to fish it out using a crook. In order to get a crook, you need to travel all the way back to the desert and trade a book to the rat for it. And in order to get a book, you need to get inside the Faux Shoppe by eating a gain of salt.

The problem? The first time you enter the Faux Shoppe, you just walk out the other end, like it's just another sight gag the game wants to throw at you that has no relevance to the plot. Otherwise, there's no motivation to try and get inside it other than the one line of inaudible dialogue the Archduke barks at you.

And even if you do get inside it and get the book, your first, second, third, and several thoughts beyond that probably aren't "I should spend the next five minutes jumping across the river and walking back out into the desert to see if the rat wants it."

When all is said and done, there's the one lingering thing that continues to drive me mad to this day. You went through all that trouble to get a long piece of wood when YOU ALREADY HAVE A STICK.

Valanice doesn't even want the moon anyway. Just click on it and she makes a pathetic reach and shrugs it off. Heaven forbid she sit on the edge of the fountain and reach just a little further. Nope. Gotta cross a river and journey into the desert instead.
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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by AndreaDraco » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:00 pm

:lol:

You're so right, Datadog!
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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by Jules » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:46 pm

:lol: Datadog, that's so very true!

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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:25 am

Although this isn't a Sierra game, I'd have to say that Super Smash Bros Brawl has frustrated Maia and me on a number of occasions. The combat isn't too difficult, but the jumping puzzles can be very annoying.

I'm particularly thinking of the stage where you play Samus (after she's got her suit back) and Pikachu. The moving platforms, rising and lowering metal boxes and worst of all, the spikes on both the top and bottom. Sometimes it's impossible to jump without smacking into the spikes.
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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by Fender_178 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:06 pm

Well another game moment for me was during the last bit of Gk2 where you have to go through the maze of rooms to trap Von Glower as a wolf I died at that part so many times I thought I was never going to get through it.
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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by Datadog » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:24 am

Really? I must've fluked out that one. I got it on the first try.

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Re: Most frustrating Game Moment.

Post by Tawmis » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:42 am

Fender_178 wrote:Well another game moment for me was during the last bit of Gk2 where you have to go through the maze of rooms to trap Von Glower as a wolf I died at that part so many times I thought I was never going to get through it.
Oh. I remember that... I agree. It wasn't frustrating me - but it took me a number of tries.

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