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About the StoryYour task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.
Winner, Best Individual Puzzle - 2009 XYZZY Awards
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Number of Reviews: 7
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It is hard to say any more than that without spoiling the game.
The basic mechanic is very simple (if utterly confusing at first), and there is nothing really to the game other than this: no objects besides the couple involved in the puzzle, and not much else to look at along the way. The puzzle itself is short and the game does not take long to play at all once you twig. What content there is seems to be well implemented and I didnít find any bugs.
Overall, then, this is a simple game that does little other than introduce an initially confusing but ultimately elegant mechanic and leave the player to work out what that mechanic is Ė but it does it very well indeed.
Since the very beginning of play you "sense" that something is strange ... that sensation kept me going ahead without frustration even though I moved around in circles for quite a while, but I knew that somehow I was on the right track. Then ... it "clicked" to me and everything was clear. Nevertheless, once the core of the puzzle is grasped it still takes some strategic moves to actually solve it.
No distractions, just a polished and well presented puzzle with all its elements in plain sight. Nice atmosphere.
Surely one of its own kind -- I don't recall coming across any similar puzzles.
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