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Posted at 20:11 on March 15th, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Done with another game, my daughter asked to continue on Gobliins 2. I actually thought she may have forgotten this one. After some more timing puzzles, we found ourselves in a surreal dreamscape. She was very proud when she figured out the bowling bit by herself. Some physically sort of sound stuff followed. Not too bad so far, the nice tune is also back, not not nearly done with this level, I think.
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Posted at 19:45 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Freshly miniaturized, progressing on the desktop was not very hard. I didn't like performing one action three times in a row, but it was apparent it had to be done, so no big deal. Overall, puzzles suddenly seemed quite trivial ("make fire channeling sunlight through a glass shard" etc.). Still not sure what it is we're trying to achieve globally here.

[batch posting ends here, anything further will hopefully be reported as we go, if we go on]
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Posted at 19:44 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Very short Gobliins 2 session. Surprisingly, everything on the next screen made perfect sense and things were easily performed as well. A far cry from the previous scene! Small exception: using pepper on the cockroach. Gah, this meant we had to get another one from the previous screen again!

Weird: we have now actually freed the prince, but the game goes on. Not sure what there still is to achieve.
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Posted at 19:43 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Our "failure" yesterday was to stick our gloved hand into the wrong orifice. Ahem. Anyway, even with this knowledge, this was just way too mechanically fiddly. Adding insult to injury, the whole sequence of getting a cockroach had to be repeated another time! After, we struggled to even find the exit, because to be labelled both protagonists have to be close. I maintain this scene was purely awful. My daughter gave it thumbs up anyways.
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Posted at 19:42 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Tonight, my daughter asked to play Gobliins 2 again. I thought she had forgotten about the game or didn't want to continue. The current section is not a nice experience. The pictured challenge of manipulating the food needs three subsequent quick actions in a row. Impossible for her, I barely managed. After, throne room, we are even stuck with a walkthrough. It's so frustrating we stopped for now. I'll consult a video playthrough before we continue.
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Posted at 19:40 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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The underwater section of Gobliins 2 was quite pleasant. Clear objectives, screens not overloaded, discernable cause and effect chains. Music, unfortunately, went back to forgettable. Best part of the game since the beginning so far.
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Posted at 19:39 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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We've progressed through the complete third "world". The picture of the guards was a bit visually busy. The picture illustrates one of the many timed elements, of distracting one guy to steal his sword. Overall reasonable challenges. Also, this section was notable for its really good music.
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Posted at 19:38 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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The drug induced musician scene, unfortunately, was the low point of the game so far. Cause and effect are rather absurd and even the hotspots aren't really visible in the first place. Quite an unnecessary detour.
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Posted at 19:37 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Continuing with the second Gobliins game. We have now finished the second area. It's now quite quite apparent that the game is not really about classic puzzling, but about observing physical effects of actions and using them in a timed manner between the two protagonists. This timed coordination of quickly switching between the guys is a bit hard for my daughter. Nevertheless, still entertaining.
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Posted at 19:35 on January 3rd, 2023 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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[I'm reposting some items from Mastodon here]

Been playing a bit of Gobliins 2 with my daughter. I thought it could be suitable for her. Hardly any text, lots of cartoon slapstick, even when you're not making any progress. Can't die, unlike the first game. So far, it's fun for both of us. However, I have vague memories of the first few screens being the highlight of the game. Will see how it develops.
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Posted at 12:00 on November 7th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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