Player Comments on The King's Successor
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The instructions weren't quite clear to me. I read them to assume that the number of lights on will reset to the initial default at the start of each round and that the lights will rotate a fixed number of turns inside. But I felt it was a bit ambiguous.
If that's the case, with only four lights, you just go through the progressions. All four lights on once. The same two adjacent buttons four times. Two opposing lights twice. The same three buttons three times.
Anyway, that's the premise I assume it's operating under because I doubt I would have hit it multiple times quickly if the inner lights didn't reset or the rotation wasn't fixed.
The brothers must have been very impatient or kind of dumb. But I get that a lot of complex puzzles take a ton of time to script an adding each new light would take increasingly more time.
Still, a decent little puzzle. These puzzles are almost always better when worked into the plot of a greater story. The little bit of writing was pretty sloppy here. The opening paragraph is in passive voice and contains multiple run on sentences. I get that it's a puzzle, but this is a bit lazy.
Still, would recommend for those who like puzzles.
on 3/15/2018 9:04:59 AM with a score of 0
Excellent puzzle game. The only thing that I would change is that difficulty. 4- March in the Swamp? More like 6- Wandering through the desert. Great game tho, I guess what brings the difficulty down is there's answers.
on 6/3/2021 8:45:49 PM with a score of 0
This was pretty all right as a puzzle.
I had to check the reviews to solve it because I am too tired for thinking, but it had a clear and well-explained solution.
A lot of "puzzle" games I have played seemed to just have a lot of messing around with items in ways that barely make sense with maybe a bad riddle or too.
The writing in the beginning could have been cleaned up a bit; it wasn't stellar. Also, I don't see it necessary to have single link pages one after the other when there is no scene change, and the pages are only two small paragraphs.
Not much of a story here, but the fact that the puzzle had a detailed explanation of the solution and wasn't the puzzle equivalent of an lol random game scored a few points.
on 12/26/2019 1:11:44 AM with a score of 0
i dont like this at all
— boooooooo on 5/13/2019 12:50:50 PM with a score of 0
I think its a good concept but I won the puzzle in one turn. I guess it was just luck?
on 5/29/2018 7:14:16 PM with a score of 0
I don’t think the instructions were that unclear. They were pretty straightforward to me. Unfortunately, I wasn’t smart enough to actually figure out the algorithm.
on 4/24/2018 3:50:21 PM with a score of 0
This was really confusing.
on 4/17/2018 10:39:20 AM with a score of 0
stumbled upon the algorithm, it was an alright puzzle.
on 4/3/2018 12:10:02 AM with a score of 0
Instructions were not very clear. Do we have to use all four buttons? Are your choices saved with each attempt? (That is, do the light bulbs remain in the condition you moved them too)
Very, very short on plot. The work for this game went into the algorithm, I suppose, but I got it right by just going 1; 1,2; 1,2,3; 1,2,3,4; 2; 2,3; 2,3,4;
And that was it. I also restarted each time on the assumption that it wasn’t random and that my choices changed the arrangement.
Anyway, the puzzle was tough, but there wasn’t much meat.
on 3/15/2018 12:20:56 PM with a score of 0
Okay, so this was a little more interesting than I thought it would be. I wish there would've been more hints, for otherwise the puzzle is pretty close to unsolvable. Aside from luck, that is.
Aside from this, I detest the fact that you released a game with this premise, because I have one that is pretty similar in the works right now.
Oh well I guess.
Anyway, go do more with this. Make it make sense, and add story to it with a solvable puzzle.
on 3/15/2018 8:12:27 AM with a score of 0