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Xenofied

Puzzles that don't pop?

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Xenofied    128

While playing the game Unmechanical, I have an emotional reaction to the outcome of a puzzle and it sparks a tangent.  

 

The tangent starts from 11:20 in the video below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGiin2uMAY0

 

I would love to hear anyone's comments about the ideas behind this tangent.

 

Sleep Tight Everyone!!!

 

nine'O'three

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Orymus3    18821

It's the same as one of the puzzles in Myst (original), specifically, to power-up the spaceship.

 

You have to gauge carefully simplicity and reward. I'm guessing the develop was afraid that too complex a puzzle risked making it hard to complete for some. The alternative is making it very simple, at the cost of such a potential problem.

 

One perfect example of this, look out the last puzzle sequence in PoP: The Forgotten Sands. You can solve the problem with a single move on your first visit, which is also meant to teach you how the puzzle works before it asks 'move' from you. If you do, chances are you can't complete the game because you didn't get the puzzle and it just grew much more complex.

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