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Feb 10th 2012 at 10:51:43 PM •••

I want to add the final major puzzle in Parasite Eve 2...Because after a game of "Count the legs" or "Full moon" answers, it suddenly throws...THAT ONE PUZZLE at you. The one where you have to move a calendar into place, and somehow glean which of four steps youre supposed to go on and in what sequence from this. And it actually applies for two entirely different combinations without anything changing! But ive never been able to figure it out!

May 3rd 2010 at 2:24:43 AM •••

Doktor von Eurotrash: Ah, the The Dig turtle skeleton puzzle... I had a book about prehistoric animals open on the desk when I was solving that one.

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May 18th 2010 at 7:02:03 PM •••

I actually found the turtle skeleton the easiest puzzle in The DIG, one of them anyway. It had a skeleton beside it to memorise at the very least.....though now that I think back on it, it probably was the hardest puzzle in the game.

It's kinda stupid considering I asked the Lucas Arts helpline for EVERYTHING ELSE but that puzzle.....really ._.

Jun 16th 2010 at 1:55:01 PM •••

  • The Babelfish puzzle from the Hitchhiker's Guide game is impossible to complete with trial and error, since each failed attempt introduces a new way for said fish to escape your grasp. On top of that, the fish are provided by a vending machine with exactly one fewer fish stocked than the number of steps in the puzzle. Thus if you solve each part in turn, it will run out just as you would have finished. Also, solving the puzzle requires the player to have picked up an easily missable item (the giant pile of mail) while on Earth, which, for those not familiar with the story, is subsequently destroyed after getting on the ship, requiring the player to start the whole game over. Grown men have been known to burst into tears at the thought of this puzzle.

I deleted this.

I admit I didn't solve the puzzle, but I almost solved it except for the pile of mail. Basically there are a lot of obstacles to getting the fish and you just bypass them one at a time until you bypassed them all. The fact that every failed attempt introduces a new way for it to fail is actually the key to solving it: you just have to realize that whenever an attempt fails in a new way, that means you passed another obstacle and now need to work on the next one.

And anyone the least bit familiar with such games will save first, so the number of fish in the machine makes no difference whatsoever.

Aug 11th 2010 at 5:09:03 PM •••

Final Gamer: I propose a new picture as an iconic headliner for That One Puzzle, the final puzzle from Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh which I just put on the page. It has a link to a picture of the puzzle if anyone wants to see.

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