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Offline Doodle

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Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« on: February 18, 2011, 01:41:49 PM »
Hi PO-team,

I really like your game and appreciate all the time this must have cost you. However, to me, the arcade sequence with the horse and all that stuff is -while graphically incredible beautiful- a huge pain in the backside. I dont seem to get it: When the game said "dodge", i tried to click with the hand and/or walk cursor, but most of time, those dragons bit me to death. Clicking furiously, I somehow managed to reach the tower, find the key and open the door, but on the stairs, this strategy didnt work: When I point on the stairs, the cursor changes, but when I click, the narrator tells me that I am insane (hmph!) and to go up, not down. I wondered if the right timing is required, but after 10 to 20 attempts, i gave up. Any help? I really would like to see whats on the top of that tower..

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 01:50:07 PM »
Move the mouse over the upper part of the stairs and it will change to an arrow pointing up.  Same with the dodging area - if you move the mous it will automatically change to the appropriate cursor when the time is right.
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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 02:09:20 PM »
Thanks for the effort - but this didnt work (perhaps a technical problem or a bug or something?). When I pointed on the left side of the screen, I see the down-pointing arrow with the "up, up, up"-message, but I never ever managed to see any other arrow...

I give up..

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 02:17:06 PM »
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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 02:38:29 PM »
I took the torch and everything was fine (must have forgotten the golden rule of adventure-gaming to pick up everythings thats not bolted down  :-\ )

Thanks for your help and patience - the cutscene was really worth it!

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 02:46:23 PM »
Yeah sorry I didn't think of mentioning that sooner, that's my bad!  Glad you enjoyed that cutscene!
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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 03:09:39 PM »
It seems that sequence is a bit demanding for slower computers, it makes it hard to click at the right time. It's probably a good idea to lower resolution. When it works properly, it's a nice change of pace in the game...

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 03:22:48 PM »
I keep dying after leaving the Carraige, what must i do and i dident light the Candle yet, because i dident know where or how

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 03:27:21 PM »
Can we skip it ?

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 03:31:04 PM »
That's an excellent point I'll have to remember - this sequence is super heavy on graphical output so it may put more strain on some computers than the game normally does and lowering the settings or running it in a window could help quite a bit.

jobreton - No, it's not skippable.

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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 11:30:01 AM »
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Re: Frustrating Arcade-Sequence: Stuck
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 08:27:02 AM »
Just as a comment, the dodging bit on the horse was HARD for me.  I kept losing the Dodge arrow and getting hit.  I tried not to click except when it was there, but sometimes it wouldn't show up.  Took about 10 times before I could finally get through that.  The rest was fun and I had no problems with the arrows then, but the horse part I really had trouble with.
 

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