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Games in general

PC games only

There's not much to say about games, you like and play them or you don't. While so many different kinds of games exist there is also a whole lot of technical equipment on which you can play a game. A PC is the normal equipment to play a game (at least for me), and so most of the descriptions, walkthroughs, cheats and other stuff you will find on my pages is related to those PC games only.
Nevertheless several of those games can be played on different devices, like XBox, Playstation or even an iPhone. Games like The Witcher for example can be played on both a desctop PC and a playstation. Normally they have only some different graphics but a walkthrough should work for both versions. So even if you can find the PC walkthrough of a game here, you are able to use it with your Playstation version of that game.

There are also those small thingies called iPhones on which you can play nice games these days. Some older Dos-games like Call of Cthulhu or The Settlers are having a comeback on iPhones. You need an application called iDos to play them, but in the end you may also find some older Dos-games here on my site which I played on PC. I can't say if the walkthroughs will work the same for the iPhone version in these cases, but if you are stuck in such a game you may at least get a clue what to do next.
Also several Online games can be played on Smartphones, iPhones, iPod and other similiar devices, so don't worry if you find only a PC walkthrough here, it may be working the same on all other devices too.

Strategy games

There are at least two types of strategy games, the turn-based and the real-time strategy games. Real-time strategy games like Command & Conquer or Age of Empires are based on a continued gameplay, where you have to make your decisions in real-time to win the map within the given game world. You don't have much time to think about doing this or that, in the most cases you have to act real fast, especially if you're playing against a computer opponent.
In a real-time strategy game you normally have to control lots of units, gather them and attack the opponent, build structures to support your units with weapons, armor, gold, food and other stuff. The time in such a game never stands still and it's a challenge to play against other human players.

Turn-based strategy games are sometimes a bit more challenging than real-time ones. Here the story stops, so to speak, for every round until the players have sorted their units and completely taken up their movement points or action points or something similiar. You have time to think about the things you want to do in your next move, sometimes you are even able to set the turn back and make another decision, until you press the end of turn button. The only problem is that you also have to wait until your opponent has finshed his turn.

My favourites are the turn-based strategy games, like Heroes of Might & Magic or Elven Legacy. While I don't play that many real-time strategy games you may find a lot more of the turn-based strategy games here, even if a walkthrough is not necessary sometimes.

Roleplaying games

Roleplaying games are, as the name says, games in which you are playing a special character role, like for example in The Witcher. There are also games on the market, like Might & Magic or Dragon Age in which you play more than one character, mostly up to 4 or 6 different characters. In such group-related roleplaying games you have to choose several characters that fit your kind of gameplay, for example: You may play with a bunch of knights but there's a better chance to reach the end of the game if you choose a paladin, a knight, a mage and a thief.

There is a wide variety of roleplaying games on the market, but mostly it is a linear story where the player has not to many different choices. The conversations between the player and the NPC's are written in a special way. You pick up quests in such a dialog and follow the instructions given by the NPC. It looks as if you would have a choice but it is scripted in a way that, no matter what you are doing, brings you to the end of the game.
While several new games have a real linear story, there is still a bunch of older games where the player had more choices. Ultima, Wizardry and Might & Magic were such games. They sure had a somehow linear main story, but in those games you could go wherever you wanted to, the difference to some newer games was simple: If you chose to go into an area where high level monsters lived, you could have died really fast. The newer games normally don't let you go into areas where your level is too low for, they prevent you from going into such areas by simply scripting a quest (or similiar things) which you first need to unlock those areas.

Online games

Online games, maybe the most played games in the world? I don't know, but what I can say is that several online games exist and they can be all possible kinds of games. There are online roleplaying games, online strategy games, browser games and whatnot, an online game can be anything. Normally it is some kind of multiplayer game where you can play with your friends in a team, or you play against your friends, or teams play against teams or... you can also play alone against the computer, in this case the only difference to other games is that you play it on the internet and have to reach a high score or something similiar.

The old Hexenmeister is not playing many online games, but there are still a few which are pretty good and worth to write about them. In this categorie there is really no need for walkthroughs, 'cause online games change every week or month and there's new content in it, old content get's deleted or updated and a walkthrough would really soon be outdated.
However, from time to time such an online game may have content which is not easy to understand. So here you may find some tips for a better gameplay or descriptions for a better understanding of tricky situations within online games.

Other games

This is the category for all other games, meaning everything that doesn't fit into the strategy, roleplaying or online section can be found under Other Games. I'm not playing many action games, shooters or adventures, but if I'll ever play such games and think they are worth a report or walkthrough, then you can find them here.
Maybe Prey would be such a game, it's a shooter, I'm not good enough to ever see the end of this game but... who knows, maybe some day you'll find a walkthrough for it here. :D

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Walkthroughs, Cheats and Tips

Walkthroughs

All walkthroughs you'll find here are written by myself. For several games there is at least one walkthrough even if more than one solution is possible. If I have enough time and the game is really good I may play it once more and go a different way then, in these cases it can happen that I write down two or more walkthroughs.
Some games also have bonus levels, like Elven Legacy for example, in this case I make a savegame and try everything to unlock this bonus level and provide you with all the informations I can get about it. For roleplaying games it means I always try to search (and find) all quests that are available and write them down.

However, I'm only a human being, so I may not find all possible quests or hidden levels. If you wonder that I don't write about this or that special thing, I may have missed it.

Cheats and Tips

I don't like cheats, I don't like any kind of cheating at all, may it be a god mode or a secret letter combination to make the map visible or something similiar. Sometimes it makes more fun to find all those things at your own, believe me. ;)
Nevertheless, sometimes it happens that I find such cheats in the world wide web. In some cases I decide that this is information my visitors should know and I write them down here. But don't expect too many cheats here...

Tips are another thing, if there is a game with some really hard parts, or sections of a game that many people don't understand, then I may write some tips for it. For example: In Lotro you can use legendary weapons and I had a hard time to understand what all those relics, runes and stuff was good for. With a little help of my friends in the kinship I wrote down some of the most important things about that legendary weapons system, not only for me but also for other people who have problems to understand it.
There are also some general tips for gameplay at the beginning of a few roleplaying game walkthroughs. Those kind of tips may help you to find the best way to play for yourself and if you're stuck, watch out for a tip that may help you get back on the right way.

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