I've never used a walkthrough, to me it seems totally pointless, i know puzzles get hard and frustrating at times and i guess i can understand people consulting one but on the whole they've become a crutch for weak gamers who want nothing more than plot rather than a challenge.
It kinda defeats the purpose of playing puzzle based games, it's kinda like buying a crossword book from a thrift store with all the puzzle completed, you can flick through it and see all the pretty dot to dots in their full squiggled glory but you missed out on the fun part! Or buying a book and flicking through to the last page to see what happens in the end, you just spoil all the goodness in between!
After posting on the forum for several months it totally perplexes me when people post so much in the hints section. It just seems like a waste of money, buying a game and then asking someone else to tell you how to play it.
Guides and walkthroughs have become to easily accessible and weaken the experience of gaming. People seem to be asking for help for the easiest parts of games! Out of curiosity i looked through the hints forum and was gobsmacked at the amount of people who just seemed to have given in when confronted with something that can be figured out logically in about 10 minutes. I mean Monkey Island even comes with a hint system (another development i think is just pointless) so how come people still cant figure things out with that cranked up to the max!
Just though i'd share my frustrations and see what other people think of this tragedy in point and click city! :)