In another thread I cited the infamous Goat Puzzle in “Broken Sword - The Shadow of the Templars”.
Back then this puzzle drove several players crazy because, for more than one reason, it was extremely difficult and even a bit unfair, from a certain point of view.
Another puzzle that seriously compromised the mental stability of adventure game players, especially non-american ones, was the Monkey Wrench puzzle in “Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge”.
Ron Gilbert has said “Yeah, I will forever be haunted by that puzzle.”.
Now that the most famous ones have been cited: do you you remember any other puzzle that was nerve-racking for you, for any reason (they were bad puzzles, or they were extremely difficult, or they put a lot of pressure on the player, etc.).
Two puzzles of this kind that I remember in this moment are:
Several “wire puzzles” in Broken Age, that I hated deeply. Boring to hell, repetitive, uninspired, illogical from a point of view.
The “5 in a row” puzzle in Machinarium. Which wasn’t bad, just quite difficult. A friend of mine said: “I want to play an adventure game, not fighting Kasparov”.
It’s too long ago for me to remember specifically which puzzles, but all I can say is that Discworld 1 was a very hard game.
When I first read the title of this thread I wasn’t thinking of this in a negative sense. The very first series of puzzles that came to mind were the ones during the final showdown with LeChuck in MI2, because there was pressure to execute and LeChuck was all scary and mean… so it was nerve-racking.
I had no reason to unwrap it. I didn’t need the foil until later and I don’t need to unwrap a brick for using it e.g. to smash windows (or slay penguins).
It didn’t occur to me that when they call it brick it may be something else than a brick for building houses.
Oh, yes… now I remember… I read your post back then. It just feels strange, since when I have something wrapped, the most spontaneous thought I have is to open the package!
So that’s why I asked. I didn’t understand if you were serious or it was a joke
But now I have another silly question: @ZakPhoenixMcKracken, you really liked this post??
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What do you mean
Yeah but they clearly state it’s a brick. And if you are holding something like this in your hands, even if wrapped in tin foil, you can clearly feel that it’s a brick so I never questioned their judgement
I just had no intention to unwrap it unless I would either need tin foil or a brick which just didn’t occur until this point.