RPG Story Time: Poll #3
Sorry for being late!
Here's poll number 3!
What kind of puzzles/mini-games are you interested in?
Expiry Date: 2021-11-19 22:00 Select Multiple Total Votes: 27
Now for a short description of each choice:
Everyone knows about this one!
You start from point A and you gotta find your way to point B. If you're unlucky, you'll reach lots of dead ends or even go back to the starting point, but if you're lucky enough, and of course, patient enough, you'll find TONS of neat goodies hidden in treasure chests!
Labyrinths aren't only limited to finding your way in a room full of walls, no, they can also be stuff like finding your way in an enchanted maze or choosing the right magic circles to teleport you to the other side of the map.
B. Ice-sliding mazes
From what I've seen, these kinds of mazes are somewhat uncommon.
You have to find your way in a icy map full of obstacles. If you decide to go up, you'll slide up until you hit an obstacle and from there, you have to decide if you wanna go left or right! You could also decide to go back down if you feel like you took the wrong direction.
These types of mazes usually come in 2 difficulties. The easy version is what I described above while the hard version wouldn't allow you to backtrack because the ice would become cracked after you slid on it. If you decided to go back, you would fall into ice cold water and CRACK! SPLOOSH!! You fell in icy cold water and died! Game Over!
C. Pitfall mazes
Now the previous choice brings us to this kind of maze: Pitfall mazes!
Think of choice A but with annoying traps that will reduce your whole party's HP or like i mentionned in the previous choice description, some traps could even be deadly and wipe out your whole party in one fell swoop!! How dreadful!!
Pitfalls wouldn't be just holes in the ground though. It could also mean accidentally hitting a switch and being crushed by a falling boulder that comes from the floor above!
D. Levers and locked doors
Like labyrinths, this one has been present in RPGs for a veeeery long time!
It comes in all kinds of objects and shapes, but the most known version is levers and locked doors. Find a lever, lower it and a door somewhere gets unlocked or simply opens. Do that several times to reach the other side of the map. It's rather simple but can be time consuming if you don't know where the darn switch(es) is/are!
There's another version of this mini-game that can be VERY frustrating! If you lower one lever, one door unlocks but another already unlocked door becomes locked. If you played PkMn Sword and/or PkMn Shield and cleared the Gym in Hulbury, you'll know what I'm talking about...
This one should be pretty self explanatory.
Someone will ask you something and you have to give them the right answer. Sometimes, you'll think that the answer is obvious but you'll totally get the wrong answer.
It's like a tricky quiz of some sorts. You gotta use your head and think carefully before you give your answer. Getting the wrong answer will do nothing, but if you give the right answer, you'll get lots of neat stuff!
F. Find the right switches
This mini-game can drive you insane unless you're incredibly lucky! For those who played the old PkMn games and cleared Lt. Surge's gym, you'll know what I'm talking about!
Basically, in this mini-game, you have to find the right switch(es) among many, many, MANY, potential switches. If you fail to find the right switch(es) on your first try, the whole mini-game gets reset and randomized and you have to start all over again...
Another version of this mini-game that is slightly less frustrating is the one where you have to push all the switches down. Find the right order in which you have to push the switches and the door opens! If you push the wrong switch, another switch will pop back up, so you gotta be careful!
This type of puzzle can be INCREDIBLY annoying if you don't know how they work!
Imagine a 4x4 grid with 15 tiles and an empty spot with no tiles. Each tile has a picture or number on it and you have to move those tiles until they're in the right order. It sounds easy enough, but its anything BUT easy. I've never been good with these kinds of puzzles....
H. Luck related mini-games
Think of a casino. Slot machines, card games and the like are what I'm talking about.
Special fights with luck based skills that will make you attack your party if your luck socks. Stuff like that.
Luck based mini-games usually gives you a truckload of money or special coins that you can use to exchange for unique prizes.
I. Time limit mini-games
You won a battle just now, but the enemy was ready to bring you down with them from the start! As soon as they die, you hear something...
Tik... Tik... Tik... OH %¢&*!!!!! It's a friggin' time bomb! A timer appears on the screen and you have to get out of that darn building in less than a minute or it's game over!
That should give you an idea about what kind of mini-game this is.
J. Rocks & Plates
This one is a lot like choice D, but instead of simply finding a switch/lever and pushing/lowering it down to open a door, you have to push a boulder, or put an item, on a massive plate to open the door.
K. Scavenger hunts
Another mini-game that has been in RPGs for a long time.
Talk to an NPC and they'll ask you to go get them some wood either from the forest or from the shop or if you already have some on you, give it to them and they'll reward you with items and/or money. It's a simple mini-game but it can be annoying if you don't know where to get the item(s).
L. Memory games
This mini-game is similar to choice E. Both are quiz-type games but this one can be different and slightly more frustrating if you're the type of person who doesn't like to explore the game world and talk to NPCs. Yes, this mini-game requires you to find hidden hints or messages during your adventure. For example, if you find a strange mark on a tree, it might be a hint. If you find a letter written on an old, half broken stone tablet in a cave, you might have to find more stone tablets to get the full message. These hints and letters could help you find the best weapons in the game or be used to complete certain quests.
And that's all for the explanations! You can also choose more than one choice in this poll, so go ahead and choose all the choices that you like!
If there's a type of mini-game or puzzle that you really like/dislike, feel free to tell me about it in the comment section!