There were two particular puzzles in the game that I thought could have been better.
1st complaint: The seahorse puzzle
- I've got loads of issues with this one. First, getting Pyrite Guybrush into the chest is horridly done. I mean, the option of getting them into a staring contest doesn't always appear (I usually have to tell them to cooperate 1st). Plus, the way the camera angles are, its hard to tell the difference between when you normally distract them.
Finally, it isn't entirely clear that they take the artifact off island. Yes, this gets mentioned at the start of the conversation, but I wouldn't have minded a reminder when they got back. Something like: "Gee, for traveling away from the islands, it certainly didn't seem to take you long."
2nd complaint: The rubber tree
- Biggest complaint with this one, is that I didn't even know the rubber tree was even there. There was no reason for me to travel back to the island & I had to look to hints to find it. If only the game would have forced you into 'discovering' it when you find the artifact. (Tripping over the tree's roots after digging it up?)
That's it. My 2 chief complaints. Just thought I'd share.