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PnC adventures with challenging (but fair) puzzles

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by V_K, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. V_K Arcane

    Nov 3, 2013
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    Basically, the thread title says it all. I woke up today having this idea to test if I'm actually any good in playing adventure games, so I'm looking for some recommendations for a test subject. Four conditions:
    - It should be (primarily) a PnC game - not a pure puzzler.
    - Puzzles should be hard but fair - i.e. not rely on pixel-hunting or pure guesswork in the absence of clues.
    - It shouldn't have any dead end/walking dead scenarios (bad endings are fine though).
    - Ideally, it should be reasonably nonlinear.
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  2. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

    Aug 15, 2012
    Monkey Island 2? It's not perfect but I think it fits pretty well.
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  3. Darth Canoli Learned

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    Jun 8, 2018
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  4. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

    Oct 26, 2012
    If you want to feel good about yourself you can always check out Dracula: Origin. It's honestly on the lower-medium end of the quality spectrum, but also relatively easy and puzzles are strictly on the logical side from what I remember. Only annoying part I remember was piecing together some clues on the map.


    Probably something to get around to once you've exhaused all good recommendations, though.
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