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AlphaKretin
Dec 25, 2014

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As I said in the sandcastle, this reminds me of my own experience with the game and I really dig the idea.

As for why I haven't said so until after the second update, you didn't post here! I almost missed it.

E: You should post the saved drawings in the thread.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Ahaha I love the way it has the yellow line disappear gradually as the truth of the matter slowly dawns on you.

And yes the sound effects for environmental puzzles are satisfying as gently caress.

E: Aww, what? My game crashed to desktop at the end of that fever dream and I thought it was intentional, I was waiting for it to happen to you guys and it didn't.

VVV Oooh yeah that makes sense.

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Dec 25, 2014

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I don't know if you later went back and noticed, but that copy of the Wario Snake serves as a duration bar while the video's playing.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Jesse might revise his statement at the end there to be unironic by the end of this temple. It massively outstays it's gimmick's welcome, I find.

From the unlit shapes on the black pillar, does the game expect you to find other routes around the windmill?

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Dec 25, 2014

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Wait, Her Story had an ending? I thought it just ended when the player decided they had it all figured out and quit.

As for that drawing, Mother 3 beat you to it.

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Dec 25, 2014

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I found the long bridge first because snaking back and forth like that is something I do to the cursor in frustration. Conversely, I never considered making the back one turn horizontally.

E: We did it guys, page 2. Only like 8 updates from 3 recording sessions in.

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Dec 25, 2014

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I made the exact same mistake as Jesse w/r/t learning the wrong lesson from that one puzzle and only now have I realised the source of my confusion.

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The new style seems to work about as well, but I'm bad at opinions. You seemed to stumble at points, I'd just say go with whatever you're more comfortable with.

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Dec 25, 2014

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I don't like how soon the game points you to the village like that. The game naturally leads you to the tutorial area, then the mirror puzzle area, and then the desert and sun temple - where the laser suddenly leads you to a central area with all these confusing new mechanics it's not immediately clear you should leave for later. Or is that meant to be the whole "Metroid with knowledge" thing?

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Dec 25, 2014

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Only just watching Episode 13 (been busy on holiday) but in the interest of making sure you don't have to triple post I'll say now that it's nice to see you seemingly join the others in blindness, not having to sit back and wait. Replies to the rest maybe forthcoming.

E: I got super distracted by the branching paths those tree shadow puzzles open up until I drifted away from playing the game myself, I'm interested to see how they evolve.

AlphaKretin fucked around with this message at Jun 6, 2016 around 14:14

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Dec 25, 2014

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Aw shucks. I just don't like leaving LP updates without any replies from anyone, is all.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Yeahhh if Katie stops to draw on every statue you see here you're never getting out. Who knows, maybe there's another audio log around to give you the time for it.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Holy poo poo you overthought that one puzzle. I think the idea was that you do that, get it into your head that the solution is to just retrace your steps, then turn around and get screwed by the one you solved first and faster.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Her Story and Contradiction? You guys have played all the games I've never seen anyone else discuss. His name was Jenks, by the way.

FFXIII-2 had another game's octopus as a DLC fight, if that counts. FFXII had one too.

Also for actual relevant discussion of The Witness, the game this thread is about, I sincerely hope you guys figure that out really soon into the next video. You were looking right at it, agh!

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Dec 25, 2014

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That last bridge in the Bayou feels backwards, especially since I got stumped on the ones just before the, in Jesse's words, "you get it? You get it?" puzzles that feel like they should have come first to teach you.

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Dec 25, 2014

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There we go, that's what I was referring to - you looked at your feet constantly towards the end of the video I commented on and you didn't see the alternate exits.

I don't mean this next question as a hint or spoiler, I haven't played the whole game myself, but I'll tag it because it probably spoils the solution to a problem you don't see until you solve it. What does that panel that controls the bridge to the castle do if you use the moving walkways to get off that island with the bridge up?

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Dec 25, 2014

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Does the knowledge that you've been beaten to it count as a present?

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I have a headache now.

I'm mostly joking but those sounds did really start to grate. And the lack of consideration for deafness is pretty lovely, especially since it doesn't give the impression of being a game that requires sound to be enjoyed.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Let's all play The Witness - Oh, goddrat it

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Look at how much earlier you almost had a solution. I'm so mad I downloaded a doodling app just to make this point.

E: Oh the timg box covers the time. That was at 17 minutes.

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poo poo. I could swear I saw some point in the video where that would have worked, but maybe I just missed that while watching it.

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Dec 25, 2014

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Audio issues aside, I like that puzzle where you have to apply multiple environmental hints. Now it's time for the mountain.

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ManicVolcanic posted:

Welcome to The End.

So can you skip it by quitting the game and coming back in two weeks?

E: "This looks like it's gonna take some time" is another good end-of-video thread title.

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The concurrent puzzles were a cool idea that felt difficult, but fair.

The simultaneous light bridges were a cool idea executed in absolute tedium.

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I guess it's less "bonus challenge area" and more "bonus puzzles-we-made-while-bored area".

Also. The Witness - I don't even like sandwiches

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Dec 25, 2014

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Ahahahahahaha I'm so glad I don't have to play through it but as long as that remains the case the Challenge owns.

E: But seriously, that video was the most entertaining thing I've watched all week.

AlphaKretin fucked around with this message at Oct 16, 2016 around 10:57

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Tenebrais posted:

Also can I just say, I like the little splash you add for each attempt. It looks nice.

Oh, poo poo, I thought that was the game. Yeah, kudos, Joe!

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Dec 25, 2014

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homphgomph posted:


F2OGGY (this was very impromptu and not well thought out, so forgive the skype box)

What did I just watch?

AlphaKretin
Dec 25, 2014

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Aaaaa you teasing motherfucker!

...I think I can forgive you though, on account of that gag.

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homphgomph posted:

If you know the video, you know why I had to cut it right there.

I was not.

AlphaKretin fucked around with this message at Nov 4, 2016 around 05:28

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Dec 25, 2014

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Now that it won't be a double-post, something I remembered too late to edit in and likely be seen:

"The Shakespeare/Bach/King James of video games will be [with a pause] Something Awe-full." OK Brian.

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Dec 25, 2014

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That was painful to sit through, much more so than the clip that was twice as long with practically no video. I'm not sure why I kept going after the halfway mark, to be honest.

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Dec 25, 2014

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I feel honoured to be thanked in the same slide with the highlight of your finishing the Challenge. Thanks to you three for doing this, it was a hell of a ride!

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Dec 25, 2014

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I don't want to double post, but -

You never posted Katie's drawings from Psalm 46 (which is a pity because I was going to crop a Snake Goldblum avatar for someone to take)

Were you going to submit this to the LP archive?

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