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Watchman
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« on: October 22, 2009, 10:39:01 am »

Alert: This post contains spoliers about the Machinarium game.

I just finished the game. Got in deadlocks twice:
-First one was going back to the lift (trough the empty pool) after being at the botanic garden. The lift went down, got out of fuel but there was nothing I could do to fix it again. Nothing much I could do at all.
-Second (not completelly verified - forgot to check if the door was really locked, but I don't have the savegame anymore and I simply reloaded at the time) was leaving the arcades too soon (only had 1 coin).

The bike part was kinda hard to do with my not-so-good mouse, and the maze controls were really anoying, but the worst point of the game was the last puzzle. Hate musical puzzles, specially hard ones. The walktrough book, which I used a few times, was a genius idea: kept the game going in a steady and enjoyable speed.
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Igor
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 10:58:09 am »

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The lift went down, got out of fuel but there was nothing I could do to fix it again. Nothing much I could do at all.
You have to click on the window and once you're in control of robot's girlfriend again, use tube (in her inventory) on kitchen sink.

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was leaving the arcades too soon (only had 1 coin)
The door stays open.
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madeye
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 02:10:56 pm »

I just finished the game. Got in deadlocks twice:
-First one was going back to the lift (trough the empty pool) after being at the botanic garden. The lift went down, got out of fuel but there was nothing I could do to fix it again. Nothing much I could do at all.
-Second (not completelly verified - forgot to check if the door was really locked, but I don't have the savegame anymore and I simply reloaded at the time) was leaving the arcades too soon (only had 1 coin).

I can't understand this common lift problem. What makes people think that if they filled the tank once they can't do it again?
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popsUlfr
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 03:01:15 pm »

I just finished the game. Got in deadlocks twice:
-First one was going back to the lift (trough the empty pool) after being at the botanic garden. The lift went down, got out of fuel but there was nothing I could do to fix it again. Nothing much I could do at all.
-Second (not completelly verified - forgot to check if the door was really locked, but I don't have the savegame anymore and I simply reloaded at the time) was leaving the arcades too soon (only had 1 coin).

Those are not deadlocks! You simply don't try hard enough... The worse I've seen can be considered "glitches", those are just visual oddities that are not gamestopping.
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Watchman
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 06:58:15 pm »

That's great! Smiley
I really tought I had meet deadlocks. My fault it is, them.  Embarrassed
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yeahbut
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 03:32:49 am »

Hate musical puzzles, specially hard ones.

I actually thought this was a really simple puzzle, and a bit of an anticlimax for the stage of the game. Not trying to sound like a smart-arse, some of the other points had me properly stumped for ages, just pointing out that different people find sorts of problems easy/hard. Must be very difficult to plan for.
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