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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Yo @";Speed Racer"

    I was right about those pillars

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    in other news

    50 cubes down

    14 to go

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Yo @";Speed Racer"

    I was right about those pillars

    Really? I messed with your idea a little last night and couldn't figure anything out

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Yo @";Speed Racer"

    I was right about those pillars

    Really? I messed with your idea a little last night and couldn't figure anything out

    maybe if you were on AIM I could explain to you

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    well i'm here now so where the FUCK are you

  • SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    just beat this game, all collectibles, what a crazy game

    managed to get by with minimal help, though
    i was spoiled on how to decipher the language and number system, but i did the legwork myself. a few puzzles i looked up when i knew i had the logic right but i was having trouble coming up with the solution, i.e. the observatory and boiler room. And the monolith, but i mean, come on.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    I still haven't figured out the observatory

    I've got all the tetris symbols and what I presume to be the clue written on the stone outside but it's not clicking for me

    haven't figured out the tuning-fork-looking pillar things yet either

    also still short a treasure map, and the only treasure chest I have left is in an area that I feel like I need a treasure map to get to

  • DysDys Registered User regular
    I still haven't figured out the observatory

    I've got all the tetris symbols and what I presume to be the clue written on the stone outside but it's not clicking for me

    haven't figured out the tuning-fork-looking pillar things yet either

    also still short a treasure map, and the only treasure chest I have left is in an area that I feel like I need a treasure map to get to

    I was very pleased with myself for picking up on the tuning fork puzzles when I realized what they involved.

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    Speed Racer: Where are you at with the observatory? Any ideas so far? I can tell you that there are two separate puzzles in the room, one relates to the flashing red light, the other doesn't at all.

    As for the tuning forks, it came to me pretty fast (it's one of those things that either happens or it doesn't, I guess), but the moment of realization was still fantastic.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    observatory
    I... don't even remember seeing a flashing red light, unless maybe it was something I solved when I first got to it and have forgotten about

    what I've got so far are the tetris constellations for every orientation of the telescope. Each side has two constellations: RT and A, A and Right, Right and RT, and Left and RT.

    and I translated the message outside which reads "THE POINTS CONSTELLATE CONSPIRE TO CREATE SHAPES SHAPES TO TESSELLATE"

    which makes me think I need to fit the tetris constellations together like a puzzle or something, but I can't see a way that they fit together nicely and also I'm not sure how that would help me anyway

    I've probably come close to inputting every possible combination of the pairs of tetris blocks but so far I've got nothin' to show for it.

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

    eh I'll be on AIM but unless we figure something big out I'm not gonna bother booting the game back up, it's late

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    also still got to figure out the clock
    I think depending on how you rotate it you see a different hand? So like one side is seconds, one is minutes, one is hours, and I guess the fourth one is days?

    An anticube appeared briefly when the second hand hit I think 12, but I checked it around midnight and didn't see another anticube in the area for the "hour hand" side

  • DysDys Registered User regular
    The clock is easiest to best by just
    unplugging your Xbox from being online and just messing with your system clock to find working times. The different arms go by their own timings as well...the green one for me seemed to touch the top every 6 hours or so at 15 minutes after the hour. The grey one seems to be on a 48 hour interval.

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    observatory
    I... don't even remember seeing a flashing red light, unless maybe it was something I solved when I first got to it and have forgotten about

    what I've got so far are the tetris constellations for every orientation of the telescope. Each side has two constellations: RT and A, A and Right, Right and RT, and Left and RT.

    and I translated the message outside which reads "THE POINTS CONSTELLATE CONSPIRE TO CREATE SHAPES SHAPES TO TESSELLATE"

    which makes me think I need to fit the tetris constellations together like a puzzle or something, but I can't see a way that they fit together nicely and also I'm not sure how that would help me anyway

    I've probably come close to inputting every possible combination of the pairs of tetris blocks but so far I've got nothin' to show for it.

    You're basically there, you're just backwards.

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The clock puzzle is kinda dumb. Time based puzzles are a stupid idea, especially on the scales that some of the faces demands.
    I would've had to be up at 5AM to get the green hand. Fuck that, I just set my clock like Dys said. And I think the white hand is once a week? Stupid.

    Darric on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    fez, stupid? never
    sorry, i couldn't resist that one

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

    eh I'll be on AIM but unless we figure something big out I'm not gonna bother booting the game back up, it's late

    you show up as offline right now but I know how the stuff you're asking about works if you'd like, got it done today
    Darric wrote: »
    The clock puzzle is kinda dumb. Time based puzzles are a stupid idea, especially on the scales that some of the faces demands.
    I would've had to be up at 5AM to get the green hand. Fuck that, I just set my clock like Dys said. And I think the white hand is once a week? Stupid.
    I don't think the point was for you to actually wait for those times

    I mean you could but I think part of the puzzle is that the solution is to change your system clock to then.
    fez, stupid? never
    sorry, i couldn't resist that one

    thanks for that

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    i find this really depressing

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    we find this extremely fun

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    T4CT wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

    eh I'll be on AIM but unless we figure something big out I'm not gonna bother booting the game back up, it's late

    you show up as offline right now but I know how the stuff you're asking about works if you'd like, got it done today
    Darric wrote: »
    The clock puzzle is kinda dumb. Time based puzzles are a stupid idea, especially on the scales that some of the faces demands.
    I would've had to be up at 5AM to get the green hand. Fuck that, I just set my clock like Dys said. And I think the white hand is once a week? Stupid.
    I don't think the point was for you to actually wait for those times

    I mean you could but I think part of the puzzle is that the solution is to change your system clock to then.

    As much as I admire the idea of working outside the system (especially as it relates to Fez on the whole), I disagree, because that makes for a solution that's not at all fun and feels like cheating, no matter how you slice it.

    Darric on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    we find this extremely fun

    not exclusive things

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    i find this really depressing

    I don't understand why! What is it that you're particularly against? I concede that there are some puzzles that are very badly designed, but as best as I can tell you're wholly against the very nature of the puzzles themselves.

    The way I see it, even if you ignore that entire aspect of the game, you're left with a cute, artistic exploration platformer that does some fun things with the medium. Is that bad?

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    yes
    as a person who lived through 2002, we went through all this metagame puzzles at the death throes of the adventure genre & the rise of the ARG. if what counts for innovation is the rediscovery of game mechanics that were popular more than a decade ago, then i am depressed

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    if it's your thing, that's cool. i just get mad at phil fish

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Darric wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

    eh I'll be on AIM but unless we figure something big out I'm not gonna bother booting the game back up, it's late

    you show up as offline right now but I know how the stuff you're asking about works if you'd like, got it done today
    Darric wrote: »
    The clock puzzle is kinda dumb. Time based puzzles are a stupid idea, especially on the scales that some of the faces demands.
    I would've had to be up at 5AM to get the green hand. Fuck that, I just set my clock like Dys said. And I think the white hand is once a week? Stupid.
    I don't think the point was for you to actually wait for those times

    I mean you could but I think part of the puzzle is that the solution is to change your system clock to then.

    As much as I admire the idea of working outside the system (especially as it relates to Fez on the whole), I disagree, because that makes for a solution that's not at all fun and feels like cheating, no matter how you slice it.

    see where I don't think it's not fun or feels like cheating

    it was just "oh hey this is how this works, this is how to solve it"

    simple as that

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    yes
    as a person who lived through 2002, we went through all this metagame puzzles at the death throes of the adventure genre & the rise of the ARG. if what counts for innovation is the rediscovery of game mechanics that were popular more than a decade ago, then i am depressed

    this just

    i don't even know what to say

    sorry it's not innovative enough for you?

    it's still a really good game

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    we are allowed to have different opinions

    i don't think there's much to the game because it's badly designed and is kind of sadistic

    but you enjoy it, and that's cool, we just look at it differently

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    and i think it's super well designed and not at all sadistic

    which is fine

    it'd just be cool to not have to read the same depressing and humdrum opinion over and over again when it never really changes

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    if it's your thing, that's cool. i just get mad at phil fish

    No, no, I mean, I have problems with Fez for the same reasons you do, it's just that the degree to which they affect my enjoyment of the game is severely less. I also don't think you were expressing your problems with the game very well; a moment ago, you were attributing fault to the timing of the genre's popularity, which was strange.

    I think I understand your perspective, but you still seem to be wholly derisive of the game based on one small (but significant) aspect of it. I don't know, brushing it off as "badly designed" just rings a little false, is all, given that it's obviously been meticulously crafted for its specific aims.

    Darric on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    yeah probably

    oh well,guess we have to talk in the same thread!

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    well no like do you get where i'm coming from

    talking about how you don't like the game is cool and all

    but statements like "i find this really depressing" when we're in the midst of having nice conversations about things we do (or don't!) find cool in the game

    maybe your post was just really bad timed

    but look at contextually where that ends up

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    yeah, it was after 'thanks for that'

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    sigh


    in other news

    finally collected all my cubes! so now the only thing left to do is figure out that black monolith business

    @";Speed Racer" I'm gonna take a look at it right now but I don't think I have the brainpower required to get anywhere near where I need to be for this on my own

    that being said

    it's worth a look i guess

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    in fact now I'm just going to take notes in this thread and tag @";Speed Racer" so he knows

    so uh

    black monolith spoilers
    ok I got the monolith to appear

    now I'm not 100% sure but the ENTIRE BACKGROUND is coated in shift cypher symbols

    i haven't figured out exactly where it starts and stops repeating but we do not need them all. every wall is identical and also repeats vertically

    ostensibly if we can isolate an area to ignore all the repeats

    i imagine that has to be at least PART of the code

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    What about the room below the submerged tree island?

    i.e.
    The heart cubes?

  • ThetherooThetheroo skeleton punRegistered User regular
    I look forward to 100 pages of you slowly going mad

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Darric wrote: »
    What about the room below the submerged tree island?

    i.e.
    The heart cubes?
    I have two of those three cubes

    since the black monolith is the only puzzle unsolved

    i assume this is where my third piece is going to come from

    oh don't worry, both Speed and myself have already deduced that this game is a game for crazy people

    speed went back and translated the ENTIRE opening speech from the giant god cube because we thought there might be a hint hidden in there

    i'm not convinced there isn't

    and the most maddening part of the game is when this ghost appears and says
    don't trust the hypercube

    aka the only other thing you ever really interact with

    T4CT on
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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    Oh, right, I thought it was the other way round. Anyway, good luck with that!

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    i will be there to Fez shortly if you're around Speed

    i think i've got most of this game figured out

    once I clear up some rooms and grab my remaining owls we're gonna be in a spot where Speed and I start on the monolith.

    eh I'll be on AIM but unless we figure something big out I'm not gonna bother booting the game back up, it's late

    you show up as offline right now but I know how the stuff you're asking about works if you'd like, got it done today

    I said I'd be around for a little while at 2:30 AM

    you didn't show up until about 3:30 AM

    so

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