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Old 07-18-11, 01:52 PM
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Has anyone else played the demo for this game yet? What a weird unique game. I got through the first puzzle with little problem. The second took me quite a bit longer...long enough to start to turn me off of the game. However, just as I was about to give up on it, I wrapped my head around what I need to do and finished it.

I think I might really like this game and am thinking about picking it up.
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Old 07-18-11, 02:20 PM
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I downloaded the demo, but I have not tried it yet.
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Old 07-18-11, 03:49 PM
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It got a 9 on IGN, but doesn't look like my kind of game.
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I've been interested in this game for a while now, since I first saw it in a magazine. It was talking about all the weird Japanese games.

Anyway tried the demo Saturday night, died like 20 times in a row. Tried it yesterday morning and passed the first puzzle on my first try. I wanted to play it more but my nephew was watching along and I didn't want to continue in case any mature stuff came up. Will try it more, but yes I will end up getting it, this game has me very intrigued.
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Old 07-18-11, 06:38 PM
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I downloaded the demo, but ....
quickly deleted it

I'd rather play Tetris or Q*bert

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Old 07-19-11, 12:17 PM
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I ordered this one with a bunch of credit I had. I'm always in for something that defies categorization.
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quickly deleted it

I'd rather play Tetris or Q*bert
I did the same.

Seems like a total waste of time.
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Old 07-22-11, 03:46 PM
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I downloaded the demo, but I have not tried it yet.
I tried it but kept dying, and this is the easy mode, will try one more time, if I can't get it will delete it.
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Old 07-22-11, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by movie diva View Post
I tried it but kept dying, and this is the easy mode, will try one more time, if I can't get it will delete it.
I made it through the first puzzle only dying once. Died many, many times on the second puzzle. However, finally got passed it.

I read somewhere that the American version will ship with a "Very Easy" mode (which was patched into the Japanese version). Apparently, a lot of Japanese gamers were complaining that "Easy" was too difficult.
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Old 07-24-11, 10:57 PM
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Finally got around to playing it. The box gameplay is terrible and way too hard, just not fun at all. The anime and other story stuff is fantastic, which makes me sad. If I get the game, I'll most likely never pass the box puzzles and never be able to finish the story
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Old 07-25-11, 12:22 AM
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Just finished the demo. The gameplay is a dreadful bore. The storyline wasn't even slightly compelling (the horrid phoned-in voice acting only made it worse) enough to make it worthwhile. This was a very quick delete for me.
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Old 07-27-11, 12:44 PM
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Picked up the game yesterday. The demo cut several of the cut scenes, and there were two additional puzzles in between the two puzzles in the demo. The second puzzle from the demo is much easier in the game than it was in the demo.

Really liking it so far.
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Old 07-27-11, 02:14 PM
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I am also finding it quite enjoyable so far. It's almost like two separate games - part interactive fiction and part puzzle game.
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Old 07-27-11, 04:53 PM
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The interactive fiction stuff looks like it'd be interesting but the puzzle stuff just looks like a complete bore. I'll try the demo...
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Old 07-27-11, 05:54 PM
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FWIW, the demo only has the very basic elements of the puzzle gameplay. The full game does do a good job of introducing new concepts as you progress. Of course, if you don't like the basic gameplay in the demo, you probably won't like the full game either.
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Old 07-27-11, 06:30 PM
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Haven't tried it yet, but read on another forum that you enter "Very Easy" mode by hitting select on the difficulty select screen.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:43 AM
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Is anyone else playing this? I just finished the boss section of night 5 and I can't remember the last time I felt so accomplished in a game. The story is completely off the wall. I'm glad they didn't make it a long game, otherwise I probably wouldn't invest the time. Great game so far.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:49 AM
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the most awesome unboxing video ever

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Old 07-29-11, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Is anyone else playing this? I just finished the boss section of night 5 and I can't remember the last time I felt so accomplished in a game. The story is completely off the wall. I'm glad they didn't make it a long game, otherwise I probably wouldn't invest the time. Great game so far.
I stopped last night after reaching the boss on night 3. Really enjoying it.
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Old 07-29-11, 10:16 AM
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The story really starts picking up after night 3. A lot of WTF moments.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:09 PM
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the most awesome unboxing video ever

had me on the edge of my seat
I was expecting an inflatable sheep once that pizza box was revealed.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:46 PM
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I played the demo last night, and although the Q*Bert part sucks, I'm intrigued enough for the rest.

I will wait until it hits $20 though.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:57 PM
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The story really starts picking up after night 3. A lot of WTF moments.
Well, fuck. Now, I want to go home and play it but am stuck at work.
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Old 08-01-11, 08:31 AM
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I've reached the final push and I'm really annoyed with the layout they went with. I don't want to go into detail since it's somewhat of a spoiler but it's a bit like a slap in the face after all I've gone through to get to this point.

Either way, it's a great game for anyone who like puzzles or is a fan of the Persona series. My total play time will end up being right around 6 hours.
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