So I’ve been playing around with Star Trek Online. If you like MMOs with tons of fiddly-bits to keep you clicking then you might like it.
Anyhoo, in that game, if you attempt a mission once or twice without succeeding, more often than not, a new option shows up for that mission: Skip. Obviously, it lets you move on to the next mission without actually solving the previous mission. It’s great for players like me who aren’t great at puzzles or who just want to button-mash our way through.
So I’m just wondering, are there any IF text games out there that let you skip puzzles that prove to be too hard after one or more failed attempts?
I’ve always felt that puzzles are great, but what’s better is keeping your player playing and exploring your story; not running into a puzzle that brings the game (and session) to a full-stop if it proves too difficult.