PUZZLE GAMES

Lorelei is really good but all threads die after 4 replies, even though there's so much cool stuff to discuss
Why is it flopping so hard?

Check it out if you love Outer Wilds, The Witness, Myst, Obra Dinn, Twin Peaks, Killer7, Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark
Dark/surreal/occult atmosphere + non-linear puzzle/mystery solving + a big spooky mansion to explore + meta twists and secrets
Had to dust off paper notepad for it and it's already full of schizo scribblings

What puzzle game are you currently enjoying?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    come on

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was it just coincidence that a bunch of amazing sokoban games released around the same time recently?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      new one

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This one but I'm filtered halfway in

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Where at? The seagulls? I was wandering aimlessly at the volcano for hours because I didn't activate the fire spirit and fireballs. Now I'm at the shadow area. Still can't find out how to get that green key shard though.

          I'm basically alternating puzzles between it and Void Stranger for the ultimate sokoban experience.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            which one is better

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Idk I just got the staff back in Void Stranger so I'm probably still near the beginning. I stop playing for the day after every tree.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              meant for

              which one is better

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what games? There butt load of puzzle games on steam. I want to get most of the good ones.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lorelei was pretty good. I got bottlenecked by "The Third Eye Hears All" for a while. I wish coffee felt less useless; you get it late, you have to sit through the drinking animation every time, and it doesn't last very long.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"The Third Eye Hears All"
      I got this one almost right away, like "umm...... oh!" it was a nice little eureka moment
      Basically lots of small clever eureka moments, but haven't had a big satisfying one yet though
      For the most part, the logic of the puzzles is very intuitive and well balanced, most times I thought "I should try this..?" it worked or led to another useful clue. No frustration. But not too easy either.
      There's one shortcut puzzle I haven't figured out yet but it's optional anyway.
      My favorite moment was as a RE fan, when I launched the game, I immediately b***hed about them using directional controls instead of tank controls.... but eventually a found a note about walking backwards, and as both a RE and Outer Wilds fan I saw where they were going, that was a genius meta moment
      And when I realized that years could be used as phone numbers, started phoning random years based on my notes and room numbers I could see on the maps, and surprisingly it worked, cool little detective moment

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting parallels with AITD 2024
    Both Swedish devs, classic horror mansion setting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and magicians, different timelines

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    man, was their marketing really that bad? I thought the resident evil angle would attract a few people

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it flopping because of the price.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Played Peaks of Yore after seeing anons in other threads here mention it. Its a climbing game but I still consider it more of a puzzle game in a way.
    I'm also getting back into Contraptions Maker, I bought it like in 2016 so surprised to see its getting updates even now. Put in the old TIM sounds/music and its great.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What triggers the mazeman encounters? Scripted to always appear at certain points or random?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's your quintessential LatLE track? for me it's

    ?si=nKYolF2OIKfQqRH9

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      liked the piano song

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    trolled me for a minute

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got this one immediately because I had noticed it as I was scrolling past other puzzles

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just found the quiz club it's so trippy, and realized its hidden purpose, this game is really cool

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy, a Loralei thread

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This sounds fun.

    On the topic of puzzle games nobody has played, check out The Roottrees Are Dead. It's free (pretty sure he's making a Steam port though), takes probably 8-10 hours, and is great if you're into those types of deduction puzzles. Gameplay is basically a combo of Obra Dinn's fill-in-the-blanks plus Hypnospace Outlaw's virtual internet exploration.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes I also played roottrees and outlaw this year, loved both, always want more!

      Is it a sequel to this and The cat Lady?
      Or am I way off base here?

      Not at all it's a standalone game, and Lorelei spelled with an E

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it a sequel to this and The Cat Lady?
    Or am I way off base here?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    paper trail was another puzzle game I played concurrently during my playthrough of LatLE and thought it was also quite strong as a puzzle game. I think paper trail was harder, in fact.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      neat concept

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get the comparison to outer wilds, it doesn't really have the same meta knowledge progression, lorelei has a lot of literal keys you need to progress.
    Is this similar to the kind of puzzles you get in resident evil games? I've never really played that series.
    >meta twists and secrets
    can you spoil some? I finished the game but not sure if I missed something

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is this similar to the kind of puzzles you get in resident evil games? I've never really played that series.
      Yes, things like Heart/Diamond keys, piano puzzle, the crank, etc. are blatant RE references/survival horror tropes

      >meta knowledge
      Console debug, having to follow some unusual game breaking maneuvers to progress, that's very OW and especially EOTE, 4th wall breaking
      But it's more so the non-linear exploration aspect, trying to piece together a big convoluted mystery with small puzzle pieces and importance of reassembling a timeline of events, importance of patterns and symbols, how sometimes you'll only realize the significance of a clue you picked up hours later, trying to figure out "the rules", the way puzzles and story fit together instead of puzzles being a separate layer like you start to realize some of the years keep coming up, and learn or deduce what happened to who that year, becoming more aware of story details help you with some puzzles and some puzzles add a bit of story, always making connections or theories, that's one of the key thing about OW, how understanding the story actually helps you progress, "like a detective"

      >meta twists
      Perspective and controls changes, specifically the way it uses directional input instead of tank controls for the main gameplay, but then switches to tank controls in the console debug, meant to throw you off and play with/against classic survival horror conventions
      Games within the game and referencing classic game formulas, turning into low poly tank controls survival horror, third person in the quiz club, 2D top down Zelda in the maze with stairs and chests, old school point and clicks with the loaded discs, old text adventures with the fortune teller...

      How do you go from a 1-hour neon Pepsiman clone like Sayonara Wild Hearts to this?

      one of their iphone games was already a weird text mystery adventure with a gimmick, I wish they'd port it to android

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you go from a 1-hour neon Pepsiman clone like Sayonara Wild Hearts to this?

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ragequit and booted this game of my pc today because it just wont end.
    Rare case of less is more.
    Liked it wile it lasted though.

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