The Cave - Ron Gilbert, Double Fine and Sega Page 4

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  • Deleted user 25 January 2013 07:29:41
    Use a controller then? Surely you've got a PS3 or XBOX controller?

    Edited by CrispyXUK at 07:30:32 25-01-2013
  • aeschylus 25 Jan 2013 07:55:42 446 posts
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    @TarickStonefire

    I agree with your frustrations, but push past it and you will enjoy it, I find that if there is a new object bring in one of your other characters to hold it.....
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25 Jan 2013 09:09:30 1,274 posts
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    mikeck wrote:
    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx That's strange, it definitely should have been released in SK.
    Nope, only thing related to it that is findable is the trailer by searching for Doublefine developed games and clicking on that gets a "not available in your region" message. It is probably to do with it being Sega published as I guessed earlier as they seem to be the wrost publisher for me on Steam (in this regard)
  • mikeck 25 Jan 2013 10:56:23 1,936 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I think there's going to be a lot of people upset about one particular puzzle in the time traveller's area - to move the boulder in the past you have to hold down the push/pull button and switch characters at the same time. I've just wasted an hour on this, knowing what the solution was but not how to do it!
    This annoyed the tits out of me too - bad design on that part!

    Shame, as the Time Traveller specific stage is the best one on the game.
  • CaptainKid 25 Jan 2013 12:11:43 169 posts
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    @TarickStonefire
    Oh crap. I'm not even that far in the game to juggle with several different items.. So the traversing back and forth get's even worse!?
  • aeschylus 25 Jan 2013 14:15:36 446 posts
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    One of the developer is in the Neo-Gaff thread [link url=Here[/link] if you want to ask anything specific
  • neilka 25 Jan 2013 14:46:33 17,605 posts
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    There was a patch today that might have helped.
    http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/8427/P50/#258572
  • CaptainKid 25 Jan 2013 15:04:36 169 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    @CaptainKid I don't know to be honest, but I'm still in the 'Employee Area' trying to work out how to beat the Crystal Monster and already I'm frustrated with traipsing back to pick up an item to see if *that* does anything...

    I think playing it on a computer fast enough to not present a slideshow whenever I move, plus trying a controller (it that's supported) will alleviate most of my frustrations the lack of inventory presents.
    Don't worry, it get's worse.
    That area is not really a maze, it's pretty straight forward.
    Later on you don't know which way to go to get to an area (to get an item and stuff)even if you've been there before.
    I now use the switch "to other character feature" to try see the lay out of the cave, it really does need a zoom out function or map. (or free roaming camera)

    I have a fairly old PC, AMD X2 240, Geforce 9600 GT, and can run the game on max settings without any issues.

    I also do not really have issues using the keyboard to jump. Although the only way to jump less far is walking first and then press jump.. Bit weird. Even when you jump straight UP and then press a direction you jump very far.

    Edited by CaptainKid at 15:06:50 25-01-2013

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    Edited by CaptainKid at 15:19:18 25-01-2013
  • Garfy 25 Jan 2013 22:48:52 839 posts
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    Fuck the Monk.

    Trying to slow carry the lotus blossoms is completely immpossible with mouse and keys.
  • barchetta 25 Jan 2013 23:45:35 1,487 posts
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    I'm almost to the end of the Monk but I'm almost certain I've hit a game breaking bug....
  • barchetta 26 Jan 2013 01:14:20 1,487 posts
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    Well, wasn't a bug but it was bloody annoying when it clicked!
  • andytheadequate 26 Jan 2013 02:30:38 8,810 posts
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    So, does anyone actually like this game...? All of the reactions so far seem to be pretty negative
  • MetalDog 26 Jan 2013 06:50:12 24,035 posts
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    I'm still enjoying it. It's not without it's problems (inventory in particular), but it's a nice little game and only cost a tenner. I'm not as far in as some of these people, so maybe I'll change my mind later, but remarks all seems a bit harsh to me.
  • barchetta 26 Jan 2013 10:58:57 1,487 posts
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    It certainly is an odd one... for as many occasions that I find myself laughing and appreciating the humour, there are an equal number of hand-gnawingly frustrating design decisions.

    Go in expecting a lot of backtracking and some situations where you know what to do and how to do but getting it done feels like a job, and you'll get more out. More attention on making the payoffs more memorable when the puzzles are solved would have helped too.

    It does look very nice and has had some love... But it won't get the love of a Monkey Island.

    Edited by barchetta at 11:00:31 26-01-2013
  • barchetta 26 Jan 2013 15:56:43 1,487 posts
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    @TarickStonefire : You are on the right track - you need to think about what is above the spike....
  • RyanDS 27 Jan 2013 11:59:20 11,015 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    So, does anyone actually like this game...? All of the reactions so far seem to be pretty negative
    Got it yesterday... And no I don't
  • Deleted user 27 January 2013 17:14:15
    Okay first puzzle. Grab the monster with the claw, I get that. But how? I got knight, twins, time traveller. Good sign I'm stuck after three minutes.
  • Deleted user 27 January 2013 17:17:59
    feed it
  • RyanDS 27 Jan 2013 17:26:32 11,015 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    feed it
    And if your timing is wrong then you have to trek back fucking ages to redo it. It really is a mixture of good stuff (puzzles are quite fun and logical in a twisted way) and shit (actually doing the fucking puzzles and the backtracking.)
  • Deleted user 27 January 2013 17:28:26
    First world problems.
  • RyanDS 27 Jan 2013 17:33:43 11,015 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    First world problems.
    Isn't any complaint that is even remotely on topic on this site pretty much a first world problem by definition?

    If you want I can say the game is perfect and lie?
  • chub 27 Jan 2013 17:36:35 469 posts
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    @Pepsipop I have the same problem.

    Feed it with what? Maybe I missed something.
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