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03 Feb 2016 11:37 #221561 by Gary Sax
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The quality of the puzzles is quite outstanding thus far, regardless of anything else in the game. They hit the perfect spot to really touch that "discovery" feeling when you do get something (often simple) clicking in your head. Usually puzzle games go too hard or too easy for me and do not generate that feeling, I'm not generally a big fan of puzzle games.
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03 Feb 2016 23:50 - 04 Feb 2016 09:14 #221638 by Disgustipater
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I got stuck on some Tetris puzzles. I managed to solve the sequence, but I wasn't sure why the answers were correct. So I decided to ask Jeb, and in the process of photoshopping up all the solutions to post here, it all clicked and I figured it out myself. Seems like that has happened to other people as well. Funny how that works.

Also, I think I need to step away from the tetromino puzzles. I'm in too deep (also, they're hard).

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04 Feb 2016 07:05 - 04 Feb 2016 07:05 #221640 by Gary Sax
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I'm on the puzzle that you have on your keyboard right now with the large pattern of squares. I understand how the series of puzzles work but I spent about 30 minutes last night trying to solve that particular one.
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04 Feb 2016 09:17 #221648 by Disgustipater
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Gary Sax wrote: I'm on the puzzle that you have on your keyboard right now with the large pattern of squares. I understand how the series of puzzles work but I spent about 30 minutes last night trying to solve that particular one.


That's the same sequence I solved but wasn't sure why until I explained what I did in a post that I wrote but didn't need to actually submit. The next sequence got weird so I moved on to something else and I'll come back to those.
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04 Feb 2016 10:46 #221664 by jeb
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Haha! I posted this to Twitter a couple of days ago:


The spoiler below discusses this puzzle pretty explicitly, including a means to solve it, and the grammar of these kinds of puzzles.

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04 Feb 2016 14:03 - 04 Feb 2016 14:04 #221691 by Disgustipater
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Where is that puzzle? The colored marsh area?

I found my way to the treehouse area with the sunburst puzzles. After only two sequences, I got cocky and said to myself, "I got this!" and ran back to the village where there are a couple of doors with sunburst puzzles on them, all ready to break them wide open. Of course they involve deeper mechanics than I was aware of. Had to walk away deflated.

Also, I've been pushing hard on the +XX progress puzzles: [no specifics, just being safe in case you haven't discovered them yet]
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04 Feb 2016 14:24 #221695 by jeb
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Disgustipater wrote: Where is that puzzle? The colored marsh area?

I found my way to the treehouse area with the sunburst puzzles. After only two sequences, I got cocky and said to myself, "I got this!" and ran back to the village where there are a couple of doors with sunburst puzzles on them, all ready to break them wide open. Of course they involve deeper mechanics than I was aware of. Had to walk away deflated.

Also, I've been pushing hard on the +XX progress puzzles: [no specifics, just being safe in case you haven't discovered them yet]

Warning: Spoiler!

Oh yeah man, I am all about the +XX puzzles.

My current score is in this spoiler.
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That puzzle above is in the Dye Swamp, yeah. I love the names we are describing for the different parts of the island. I have Japanese Tea Garden, Dye Swamp, Rusty Boat, Quarry, Sun Temple, Jetty, Boathouse, Sawmill, Pink Trees, Orange Grove, Castle, Town, Mountain, Greenhouse, The Start, Tree House, Riverwalk, Bamboo Forest, Nature Trail--the kids and I say things like, "Go to the lonely tree by the top of the Quarry" and can rush over there.

I have to start taking notes about where things are. I have screenshots of some puzzles but I don't remember where they are stashed.

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04 Feb 2016 19:34 #221733 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: Oh yeah man, I am all about the +XX puzzles.
My current score is in this spoiler.

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My score:
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05 Feb 2016 08:58 - 05 Feb 2016 10:41 #221771 by Legomancer
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Has anyone else seen one of the
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yet? Spoiler: there are
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.

They are, uhhh.

Anyway, I'm at the point where I kind of want to head for the endgame, maybe saving some things like
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for later. But I have no idea what or where the endgame is (which may be a criticism of the game.)

Mountain spoilers below:

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05 Feb 2016 10:15 - 05 Feb 2016 10:17 #221784 by jeb
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Putting Lego's whole thing in spoiler tags. He's a spoiler named Spoily McSpoilerson.
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You are ahead of me in the game, Lego. But not so much farther that I can't give you the heads up. The below spoiler is How To See The End.

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05 Feb 2016 10:42 #221788 by Legomancer
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I don't want to "see" the end of the game, I want to get to the end of the game.

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05 Feb 2016 11:02 #221792 by jeb
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Legomancer wrote: I don't want to "see" the end of the game, I want to get to the end of the game.

Gotta let me catch up then. ;)

I took the night off, played Ultimate yesterday and it was windy and kicked my ass all over the field. I was out by 8 pm. Whoo, 40s!

Anyway. I am stuck in a couple of spots. The spoiler below talks about some specific puzzles and how I think I should solve them even though I am a failure.

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06 Feb 2016 04:27 - 06 Feb 2016 04:46 #221848 by Disgustipater
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I am now able to flip the switch to trigger what I assume is the ending. I'm not sure if I should. I've read some stuff hinting that there is more after the seeing the credits the first time though (and continuing, not starting over?). Maybe I'll see if I can find some vague info.

jeb wrote:

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jeb wrote:

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Edit - What a ridiculous looking post.
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06 Feb 2016 21:16 #221874 by jeb
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Disgustipater wrote: I am now able to flip the switch to trigger what I assume is the ending. I'm not sure if I should. I've read some stuff hinting that there is more after the seeing the credits the first time though (and continuing, not starting over?). Maybe I'll see if I can find some vague info.

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The first one is the one I am stuck on and you are a liar! ....OK, I will keep poking at it. I can't believe it's a coincidence though, no effing way. This game is developed like crazy, there's no way they'd have one solution
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Disgustipater wrote:

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Edit - What a ridiculous looking post.

Heh, yeah, this is a bit much--but it's a puzzle game and it's still so new. I'd feel like a cad for blurting out this and that before it even goes on sale.
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06 Feb 2016 21:26 #221875 by Disgustipater
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jeb wrote: Nudge away, I am stymied by this one.


First things first:

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