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Suggestions for puzzle corrections

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This is a very small complaint I would like to make about an otherwise pretty flawless game.

I solved all the puzzles in this game on the first try without using hints... or almost. There were two puzzles I didn't solve on my first try: "The Maw of Madness" and "Hydraulic Headache".

The reason I failed "Hydraulic Headache" was because I wasn't paying enough attention, but I would like to blame the fact that I failed "The Maw of Madness" on the developers. The problem is that the rules for that puzzle doesn't say that I have to fill all the yellow squares.

And there you have my minor suggestion for a puzzle correction. The only complaint I have about this game is that I would like to add the line "All yellow squares must be filled" to the rules section for "The Maw of Madness".

I don't want to be the sort of guy that only goes around complaining about stuff so I would like to end this post by saying that Puzzle Agent is a fantastic game and deserves as much praise that it can get. The people of Telltale games, you have done a great job, you're doing a great job and I see nothing but a great future for you.

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  • Well, The Hydraulic Headache also has something missing in the rules: It doesn't say whether or not they ALL move with the same directions, because when I did it I thought it went from making the first one to the end, then goes on to the second, and so forth.

    In fact, while trying to go with the method I thought was right I got it solved on accident. This, however, was already after 2 tries.

  • Puzzle agent was a great game, and I failed on maw of madness too cos of not filling all the squares. It does say that you should though, or it implies it. Someone posted the rule that says that bit, I'll check.

  • @doodinthemood said: Puzzle agent was a great game, and I failed on maw of madness too cos of not filling all the squares. It does say that you should though, or it implies it. Someone posted the rule that says that bit, I'll check.

    Yes, the rules say to drag arrows to each of the squares.

    In Hydraulic Headache, the fact that all three lifts move on each command is kind of implied, because otherwise why would it say "A lift will be stopped by a wall or barrier" and "Don't let any lift encounter a bear trap". If you're moving one lift at a time, you wouldn't command it to go to a non-empty space, right?

    Anyway, we wouldn't have any of this confusion and the way the rules were written would matter less if you could set the puzzle in motion and try out your answers before having to submit, like you can in most of the puzzle games I've played.

  • @thom-22 said: Yes, the rules say to drag arrows to each of the squares.

    In Hydraulic Headache, the fact that all three lifts move on each command is kind of implied, because otherwise why would it say "A lift will be stopped by a wall or barrier" and "Don't let any lift encounter a bear trap". If you're moving one lift at a time, you wouldn't command it to go to a non-empty space, right?

    Anyway, we wouldn't have any of this confusion and the way the rules were written would matter less if you could set the puzzle in motion and try out your answers before having to submit, like you can in most of the puzzle games I've played.

    They also don't mention that the lifts "stick" in place once they've hit one of the target squares. I assumed they still shifted around, which cost me a submission...

  • Actually, I am 100% certain they mentioned that.

  • @dnelson said: They also don't mention that the lifts "stick" in place once they've hit one of the target squares. I assumed they still shifted around, which cost me a submission...

    Yes, they do. "4. A lift will stop moving when it reaches its goal."

  • @thom-22 said:

    [QUOTE=dnelson;340363]They also don't mention that the lifts "stick" in place once they've hit one of the target squares. I assumed they still shifted around, which cost me a submission...

    Yes, they do. "4. A lift will stop moving when it reaches its goal."[/QUOTE]

    Err... "Your honor, I withdraw my objection"

  • @dnelson said: Err... "Your honor, I withdraw my objection"

    Consider it withdrawn :D I don't mean to be sounding pedantic about the rules, because, in general, I agree that the developers need to be a little more careful in how they're written.

  • Crescent moon puzzle, as it was obviously about some moon like creature, I completed it upside down but developers didn't realize to allow it as correct solution. Nowhere is puzzle description is told what way it should be.

  • The one that got me annoyed was "A Quorum of Crows" because the rules don't make it clear that there is a bluebird on each end of the clothesline, unless you look at a hint. I screwed up on the first submission because I assumed that the two bluebirds were meant to be two photos of the same bird. :S

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