Once again, I apologize to our fellow readers for the very (very) long time between my posts and the short lengths of my gaming sessions but I was drowning in a huge quantity of work these last months. Hopefully, it should get better soon and I should be able to play and write more about adventure games… fingers crossed and thank you for your patience.
Last post I was saying that if this game managed to keep its momentum, it could be a very good one. Unfortunately, the next portion of the game was not as good as its introduction. The second grain of sand was quite easy to obtain, but confronted me to a tedious boss battle that took me way too much time to beat.
But first things first. Last time I managed to put my greedy hands on the first grain of sand (out of three) needed to complete my quest. Now it was time to confront the dragon in order to obtain the second one. Right after receiving OHKRAM’s congratulations on the first part of my quest, I find myself in front of a subterranean lake.
|With that just beneath his house and with a little bit of money, OHKRAM could easily be a chiroptera-shaped vigilante.|
When I try to cross the bridge, a big and ugly disembodied head blocks my path. It identifies itself as KRAAL’s messenger and drops a feather while appearing. I pick up the feather and look around the room. Three quartz crystals are shining on the floor near a seemingly-empty treasure chest.
|Well now that I’ve left behind me a knife, a sword, a bowl of acid and poison berries, I agree that I have my doubts.|
|Testing my new Serpensortia potion.|
|Okay… errr… What?|
Right after destroying the famous flowersnake monster, URM appears out of nowhere and tells me I don’t need my half-fish-amulet. I know it was supposed to help me breathe underwater if I was able to complete it, but I never found the other part. This tells me there is more than one way to solve puzzles in this game! I’m guessing that I missed the other part somewhere in the rooms I’ve already visited and that it would allow me to go underwater, hence bypassing the flowersnake puzzle entirely. I’ll continue for now but I’ll make sure to look into this alternative path once the game completed! (Please, fellow readers, if you want to give me clues about this, use ROT13 so I can look into that myself)
|By my teeth, there’s no point in loading yourself with the million dollars you just found. Let me relieve you of this burden.|
|Maybe this monster is part strawberry, part rock?|
|Beware the fabled sword of Rockmover!|
|And I use the word vomit because I don’t want to imagine the alternative.|
|And he is every bit as ugly as a lot of monsters in the area.|
|I will make sure to barge into the wedding with a ghost-zapping root-beer bottle.|
|Oh come on you can’t make it even more obvious?|
|Most boring magic ever.|
|Oh my… this wasp trap looks suspiciously like… blu-tack! NOooOOOooO!|
|And I spent waaaaay too much time on this screen to my taste.|
|I like the haughty attitude of the lion. He doesn’t really care about the battle.|
|My favorite battle : house cat versus beagle.|
|Oh yeah. And I’m a worm too.|
|By the way, are the two pillars on the side my feet? Are they so small? How do they manage to carry my stuff? Can they change their height at will? This mystery must be solved.|
|The Guardian of the REVUSS sounds like it could be a Doctor Who episode title.|
Session time : 45 minutes
Total time : 1 hour 45 minutes
Inventory : Copper Ball, Flute, Ring, Tablet, Venom, Pollen, Tiara, 2 Grains of Sand
Companions : PETROY, UKI, ORBI, URM