Comments for Talesworth Adventure: The Lost Artifacts

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SgtWantCuddles

Apr. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I love the seamless transition from level to level - it makes you feel like you're actually journeying, instead of just solving Puzzle #1, Puzzle #2, and so forth. Love the varying difficulty, too. Thanks for another great game!

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Developer response from MrJinx

Thanks, the seamless transition concept was one of my first design decisions, it's great hearing that people are digging it. It sounds like you've played my earlier stuff, I just added a mailing list at talesworth.com, hop on to get updates about my next game :D

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isk8bits

Apr. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) now that i have played the game i can say im completely satisfied with the additions. I love that when you replay a room all of your previously placed objects stay on the field. The addition of stars for not using too many objects is great its driving me insane but its great, and lastly the new enemies you lure with meat adds some good challenge to the game great job MRJINX

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Developer response from MrJinx

Glad you're liking the additions!

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Edwood

May. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'd also like to know if all the rooms are platinum-able. I guess not, cause some early lvls are so simple it seems impossible to find a way to do it. So it's a little hard to enjoy trying lvls that are impossible for hours. So far i found 13 platinum... it'd be great to have a hint ingame of what lvls are doable this way. I can give the list of lvls I managed to platine so far : - Simple Green - Up the mountain we go - Whelps have wing - Veiled retreat - The treasure chamber - Someone must be trap happy - A cave with some chaos - The sweet lure of meat - Her high royalness, kro'la - Uh oh, no loot bags - A little help from my friends - The chamber of souls (extremely hard !) - The Final confrontation

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mandelion

Apr. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Just follow the gold, I mean when has money ever led a man astray?

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Ivach

Apr. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Ever since I played the first game, I've been highly anticipating this sequel. And I must say that it's well worth the wait. The game sticks to the original concept, and yet it adds new elements that fit in well and makes the puzzles that much more interesting. The storylines and bosses also adds a nice touch to an already great game. I felt this was that this was what the first game appealed to me, with the whole background narrative that works in conjunction with the puzzle, and this game just stepped it up alot. As for the rest, well, it's all just good old talesworth all over again. 5/5.

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Developer response from MrJinx

Thanks Ivach :)

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shadowmullet

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I miss the little delighted noise Questy used to make when he spied loot.

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windigo663

Apr. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) 5/5 for saving my set up when I let him out by accident.

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SilverxDarksoul

Apr. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Really enjoying the game so far. Graphically a cut above the previous installment. The puzzles are well thought out and offer just the right amount of difficulty to make it fun but not so tough that it becomes infuriating. As previously the bronze/silver/gold system offers something for everyone. Bronze challenge provides a fun experience for those either new to puzzle games or those who struggle with them. Whilst the silver and particularly the gold challenges offer a markably more challenging experience for the dedicated puzzle solver/achievement seeker. All in all a great game. I will confess to being stumped on "We're missing a cleric" though ^^ 5/5

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Developer response from MrJinx

Great to hear on the difficulty. Thanks for the feedback, Silver

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satansFinger

May. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i am not sure if this important game behavior gets explained along the quest: stone blocks can not be pushed over money bags. this behavior is crucial to the solution of the 3rd level in "the chilling mountains", named "the sweet lure of meat". i did not know that and banged my head 40 mins on the solution, unless i found out by accident. part of the solution is (spoiler alert): to place a money bag 2 fields below the stone block, so the block gets blocked itself and questy can push the yellow switch.

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Kingsbury5000

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I keep getting frustrated by this game and then coming back to it. I got annoyed with it earlier and claimed i would never bother to get the badges, but the itch to play came back and i platinum'd a bonus level, now i'm stuck again. I love and hate this game at the same time.

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ludovicus

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Loved the name of the pit level THIS...IS...SPARTA!!! Lol!!

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The_Facebreaker

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Nice improvements to the original formula, I especially like the feature that saves your puzzle solutions. 5/5

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nate451

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Just gotta say what a pleasure playing this game this evening has been. The puzzles are really in the sweet spot of difficulty for me, at least. And the way my solutions are saved in the game so that trying to gold/platinum star levels is like coming back to old code and refactoring... it's really satisfying. This game has lots of great aspects, but the UI design is my favorite.

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Developer response from MrJinx

Thanks nate, very kind words

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Ericzander

Jun. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) What I really like about this game is how well the story flows. I also love it when games give very discrete hints on how to solve a level. Even early on, levels like "This... Is... SPARTA" were titled in a way that let me know that I should probably try to figure out a way to push those baddies into holes. And "He Had it Coming" told me that I should probably have that arrow kill that guy. It's very interesting and can make a level much easier just by paying attention to the title.

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Developer response from MrJinx

Thanks for noticing :)

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ludovicus

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I have a suggestion to make this game even greater. I played several times to obtain Gold/Paragon star in the boss stages. It would be nice if we could skip the animations, at least once you have seen it already.

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Sniffnoy

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @RedSun383: There are 12 known possible platinums. (There used to be 14, but then two of those levels had a loot bag removed.)

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PJ6211

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Getting gold in the Alchemy Lab was devilish. I love these puzzles.

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Abraln

Apr. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) So he walks towards the bags of money, but not the giant floating gems?

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DOODER9000

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) levels with platinum ranking: 1. simple green. 2. the sweet lure of meat. 3. bonus room- veiled retreat. 4. up the mountain we go. 5. a cave with some chaos. 6. uh oh, no loot bags. 7. whelps have wings. 8. the treasure chamber. 9. her royal highness,kro'la. 10. a little help from my friends. 11. someone must be trap happy. 12. the final confrontation. hope this helps

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sorben

Mar. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Is there anything i did wrong? I've got gold on every level, including the bonus rooms, and platinum once, but couldn't collect more than 33 gems! Otherwise great game 5/5

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TurkeyPie

Mar. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) So he walks towards the bags of money, but not the giant floating gems?

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ludovicus

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Mr.Jinx, how do you came up with the puzzles? I was happy to find some of them challenging and gave me a little headache to figure some! Really good!

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Developer response from MrJinx

I've been asked that a few times, and I'm not really sure how to articulate my process. I usually begin with a core concept/mechanic to wrap the room around, then I just build from there and they just organically come into existence.

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DarkxideX

Apr. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) "Boneyard barrelled head first into the Deadly Pit of Doom,..." looked like feet first to me, actually. :o

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Developer response from MrJinx

Ha, so true, and I modified that in the patch going up soon. I kept forgetting to change that during beta.

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Damandan

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Sometimes it's fun to intentionally lead him to his doom :) MUAHAHA!

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Developer response from MrJinx

Evil! And to think that I trusted Questy in your hands...

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Thok

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) At least 10 rooms can be platinumed: Whelps have Wings, Veiled Retreat, A Cave with Chaos, the Sweet Lure of Meat, Uh Oh No Loot Bags, A Little Help From My Friends, Her Royal Highness Kro'la, Someone must be Trap Happy, Deadly Loot, and The Final Confrontation.

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uudvkor

Feb. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I like the game a lot. It isn't one of my favorites, but it is very well thought out and often challenging. I do wonder, however, how Questy finds his way *out* of the dungeon since after every room there sprouts up a one-way door. Perhaps in a sequel (I'm hoping there will be a sequel) Questy could save a woman in distress. Her name could be Lusty!

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DeviousRogue

Jul. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I've gotten 13 Platinum Levels so far. - Simple Green - Up the mountain we go - Whelps have wing - Veiled retreat - The treasure chamber - Someone must be trap happy - A cave with some chaos - The sweet lure of meat - Her high royalness, kro'la - Uh oh, no loot bags - A little help from my friends - The chamber of souls - The Final confrontation A little hint for getting platinum on "The chamber of souls"; you can finish with either a surplus loot bag or a surplus joint of meat. That's a huge give away, but the level took me an hour to figure out so it'd probably have taken some of you even longer.

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19matt

Jun. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) FINALLY! another one. There should be a lvl editor. Just a thought

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Developer response from MrJinx

Technically, one exists, I use it, but if you tried to use it, you'd hate me within 5 minutes.

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tanthe12

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Very low rating for a well executed game, I guess many kongregate players just hate hard puzzle game especially one without any kind of jumping or timing

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Dave0the0Suave

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I was so happy to see this sequel, and even more pleased that it surpasses the original! 5 stars and put into my Favorites!

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waterzxc

Apr. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Spent the latest 24 hours on this game. All gold solutions. Whoever behind the map design is a genius. Some gold solutions actually require accurate calculations and timing, brilliant work.

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MoneyRaider

Feb. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) this game i love its so challenging im constantly playing it over and over again even tho i have clocked so many times its my favorite computer puzzle adventure the graphics suit the game witch is really good for the game. thanks for making the series =)

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Developer response from MrJinx

Kind words, glad you are enjoying it!

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attridgejake

Jan. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) why isn't he attracted to the diamonds

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explodingferret

Jan. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Having got the giant glowing diamond, why not call it a day and sell it for a massive profit?

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wouterboy

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Those baddies are actually pretty nice: they don't even take the lootbags I throw on their path!

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N7791

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) An awesome puzzle game that manages to taste like an action game! Very clean & clear graphics (a must for puzzle games), decent animation, lots of available actions (it's great that the enemies also interact with objects), and that Zelda-like mapping that adds a definite plus! I'm conquered!

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FaerieNoir

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If I can just toss loot bags at him, why is he even going on a quest?! Who am I? The rich evil overlord?

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Spellweaver

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I like the dastardly way you designed some of the levels, that in order to get gold on them you need to really think in a non conventional way in them. Of course, I only like it now that I managed to realize what I need to do.

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Glitterstaff

Apr. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I've been replaying the mountain boss a few times now, It be nice if i didn't have to watch the boss video over and over again while I try to get a gold star. I loved it the first time, but now its just become annoying.

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waddvenom

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what I want to know is, what possibly could the reasons for people giving this game under 4 stars?

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Joshiba1

Jan. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) He fight against giants dragons and more but is still afraid in the dark...

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starman

Mar. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Great game! I can only imagine how very long it must have taken to get every level perfect - it took me long enough just playing it! Also, I can only seem to get 33 / 34 gems - why is that?

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Pitsche

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) So far I've gotten 14 Platinum Stars: Simple green, Up the mountain we go, Whelps have wings, Veiled retreat, A cave with some chaos, The sweet lure of meat, Uh oh no loot bags, A little help from my friends, Her royal highness Kro'la, Someone must be trap happy, Deadly loot, The last line of defense, The treasure chamber, and The final confrontation.

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Developer response from MrJinx

For this, and anyone else scoring that many platinums, it is truly impressive!

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betakeyplzthx

Dec. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) A marvellous brutally-hard old-style puzzler. I have 3 gold stars unclaimed yet.

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gimmethegepgun

May. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I find myself wondering why bandits ignore loot but go for meat.

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tangem

Apr. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If Questy has all those loot bags, why does he even try to get more gold?

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Baxolo

Jun. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Damn, this one is hard. I put A LOT of effort to get all gold in the forest level, but eventually done it. Can be really satisfying. Looking forward to the next levels ^_^

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PJ6211

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm surprised this game's rating isn't closer to 5. It has a wide variation of well-crafted puzzles based on simple rules that create a deep and challenging (NP-complete) mechanic. I thought it was great.

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jerbear8

May. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Questy lives the most serendipitous life ever

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vhzu

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) this is great game,it"s best

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