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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:14 am

    Heavens, this little game is the most talked about since Bad Omen/True Fear!

    It is interesting and entirely infuriating, but it is worth a look just to see what weirdness we are all so floored by.

    I mean, it's one thing for a game to beat me into submission in just 3 scenes, but when everyone is stuck at roughly the same place, I gotta know what the solution is! SOS! 

    And who figured it out (so I can worship at their feet!) We\'re Unworthy! 

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    Re: Violett

    Post by djrum on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:23 am

    Okay then, JustTheFacts! I will demo the darned thing!

    (I have to say, I have been curious as to what all the upheaval was about)

    But if I feel myself getting aggravated (in the demo) to the point of wanting to pull my hair out or throw my laptop against the wall, I think it's pretty much safe to say, I won't be getting it.  Silly face

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:24 am

    It's much like Machinarium and the other games by Amanita, in that it's all about trial and error.  There IS a tiered hint available (as long as you have them enabled) and there is NO wait time on these hints.


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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:28 am

    You make it sound so normal genki!

    Have you had a chance to have a real look at it? And can you get out of the bathroom? I just won't be able to sleep till I find out where the soap is lol

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:35 am

    I won't be able to play again until after work, Justie.  Not for at LEAST 8 hours, probably more... Unless I load it here at work and play it during lunch, but that's not for a couple of hours Silly face


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    Re: Violett

    Post by djrum on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:36 am

    That's cause Genki's an expert Adventure gamer.

    I'm only a newbie and have no idea what a tiered hint is.  Huh? <---- my favorite expression!

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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:38 am

    Hmm, that would make it about 8.30am before you even started!  Yeah right  That would be very late to be staying up!

    djrum, I only figured it out because I had seen what genki was talking about lol, but she can explain ti better...

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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:39 am

    PS. Yes, genki is my hero!!  Superman 

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    Re: Violett

    Post by djrum on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:44 am

    I'll figure it out, maybe.

    I think Genki gets awfully tired of explaining "tech" things to me.

    (She's lucky she doesn't live next door, even though I would love it!!!)  Snicker

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:54 am

    Laugh

    I'm downloading the game so I can give you a visual of how the hints work.


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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:00 pm

    OH seriously cool emoticon!!!  Crazy This one too lol

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:50 pm

    Glad you like 'em!  Shall I add the Terminator to our stock smilies, you think?

    Back to Violett!

    As long as you've chosen the easier mode to play on, you'll see a ? in the bottom right corner of the screen:


    You can see that there are four Roman numerals there.  That's because there are four hints!  In the opening scene, you'll see this as the first hint:


    You can't see from my screen above that the hint is animated, showing you that you need to grab the cage and swing it from side-to-side.  Sometimes if you wait, additional visual aids will pop up as part of that same hint.  You can make it go away by clicking anywhere, if you don't want to see any more.

    Hit the ? again to see additional hints.  If you want to look at a hint again, simply click on the Roman numeral indicating which one you want to see.

    This isn't always going to be helpful!  You may know that you need to do x-action, but you may be incapable of doing it!  Keep looking around and experimenting, and eventually you'll figure it out.


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    Re: Violett

    Post by djrum on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:11 pm

    Thank you, Genki!

    I did try & demo this game and I now know what everybody is talking about.

    First off, I don't know what language is going on in this game. I tried to get the cage a-swingin' but something is wrong cause it refused to.
    I was able to bring up the hint showing me how & I thought I understood, guess not.

    I don't think my "hand" is working properly. (neither is my patience!)

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:11 pm

    Grab the cage and drag it left.  Let go.
    Grab the cage and drag it right.  Leg go.

    Repeat until something happens.


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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:10 pm

    So I got my raft put together and got to the other side... and shortly thereafter the game crashed Huh?  Gotta get back to work (packing) but I'm open to questions!  Just ask~!


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    Re: Violett

    Post by djrum on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:24 pm

    I went back into the game & finally made some progress and proceeded to get stuck...yep, right in the infamous bathroom.

    I pulled on the thingamajig hanging from the ceiling, got the whatchamacallit outta the sink and then my demo ended!

    If I decide to get this game, I'll get it for my tablet. Easier maneuverability, I would think.

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:34 pm

    Ah.  I know why my game suddenly quit and wouldn't restart -- my demo time was up! Laugh  I forgot to activate it after I bought it!


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    Re: Violett

    Post by Frodo on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:47 pm

    genkicoll wrote:So I got my raft put together and got to the other side... and shortly thereafter the game crashed Huh?  Gotta get back to work (packing) but I'm open to questions!  Just ask~!

    So how did you finish the raft?   Smile

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:51 pm

    I'm about to head to bed, but in preparation for when I get up tomorrow, did you
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    turn on the sink?  Figure out how to get the matchsticks to drop?


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    Re: Violett

    Post by Frodo on Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:48 am

    Yep, did both those things   Smile

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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:05 am

    Argh! Still no answers to the bathroom dilemma! I can practically feel that beavershark's eyes caressing my meatier bits! backaway

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:01 am

    To get the raft together, you have to
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    have five matchsticks (two more than you start with.)  If you already dropped one in the water and the shark ate it, keep trying.  You'll find that he starts taking a while to get to them, and that gives you a chance to grab-drag towards "shore", where you can add to the matchsticks you have.
    Do you have lashing material?
    Spoiler:
    There's a spinning wheel over there -- just grab some twine, and use that on the five matchsticks Elk grin 


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    Re: Violett

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:05 am

    Oh! So I was on the right track, but didn't keep at it long enough! And...

    Spoiler:
    the soap phobia was a total red herring?!

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    Re: Violett

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:08 am

    Yeah, pretty much! Laugh  There's some over there, but we do nothing with it Silly face


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    Re: Violett

    Post by Frodo on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:12 am

    Ahhh, so I had the right idea, but I just wasn't quick enough   Laugh 

    I was going to wait to Monday to get this, so I can get the bonus punch.  But maybe I'll get it now, anyway.   Okay


    BTW Genki, love the banner   Elk grin

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