Not to mention that
But yeah, the safe is pretty definitely pretty fourth-wall-breaking, particularly since in-game the girls mention that they can't get at the bookshelves full of occult books 'cause they're downstairs. I'd have wondered about the viability of making the player rely on Internet resources, but I guess you need an internet connection to buy the game...
BellosTheMighty wrote:the last two runes on the safe I had some trouble determining, because they're too obscure.
The last two symbols I just guessed, and tried both ways around.
BellosTheMighty wrote:The cooking puzzle seems like an odd digression- Papillion was probably trying to say something about Bastian, but it didn't quite come off. Actually, that my be a problem with the plotline as a whole- I don't get much of a sense for Bastian. I'm not getting the idea that his affection for Kirsten is genuine, which is why the Bastian endings didn't grab me.
No? I got the distinct impression in the non-wolf branches (the lower two on the gallery chart, IIRC) that Bastian was (as I think he says, more or less) definitely in love with Kirsten, but misguided and allowed his followers too much of a free reign; he seemed fairly remorseful and respectful of Christina's individual choice - I mean, he let her leave unmolested if that's what she chose, right? To me, the kitchen scene was just an illustration of that - that he's just some guy who doesn't think of Christina as an object, and just happens to be a vampire.
That puzzle amused me for many reasons, though. Firstly because I knew too many people at university even who didn't know how to cook pasta, so I wondered how many players would need to do extra research to find out how to stop it boiling over; secondly because having a graphics tablet makes grating the cheese a fairly quick affair, and I really wish it was that simple in real life...
The weird thing is that the wolf branches