You know... I hate hand holding but I hate vague directions as well. I'll give some game developers for giving the equilibrium though. Good example: from software's dark souls.
A good area in the game:
SPOILERS After killing the asylum demon the second time, you're left underground not knowing where to go. In the room near the ladder to get out is lights that signify "HEY GO HERE!!" It doesn't tell you to go hear but it hints at it with the lights.
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