Friday, January 02, 2009

Spellforce 2 has a game breaking side quest in it.

I normally forgive game designers for some small flaws in games.

But this one is unforgivable.

This is the puzzle. You have 5 keys.

Key 2
Key 9
Key 4
Key 8
Key 5

Here is text from the puzzle.

Red plus Blue multiplied by Green minus Yellow equals 30.

So I thought:

R + B x G - Y = 30

8 + 9 x 2 - 4 = 30

Or

9 + 8 x 2 - 4 = 30

I came up with that in about 5 seconds. But it's not the answer.

The real puzzle is this.

Red + ( Blue x Green) - Yellow = 30.

R+ (B x G) - Y = 30

HOW THE HELL ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT FROM THE GAME TEXT?

Red plus Blue multiplied by Green minus Yellow equals 30.

WHAT THE HELL!

Plus there is a relatively easy solution to the misinterpreted puzzle.

Stuff like this is very annoying to me.

3 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

Now then dude, have a nice cup of tea and relax... Here, there's a couple of biscuits to go with it (real ones not Oreos...)

All the best for 2009!!

Caleb said...

Yeah I have been giving up most of the sweets as of late FK.

I lost 6 pounds last month!

But I do enjoy a Tim-Tam once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

Caleb... first learn how to do maths! Multiplication alwys precedes addition! lol