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Reviews for "A Sweet Typing Thrill"

This is a great game. It's challenging enough to be fun without getting TO frustrating. I got stuck on the rotate puzzle just because I kept putting a space, but that was my fault for being an idiot. I'm unable to finish the game because for the life of me I can't figure out the sequence. (help pls)

Other then that it's a great game. I rate 5/5

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Why thank you ^ ^
I'm glad you didn't find it too frustrating, since I always worry a bit that people will get annoyed at the difficulty.
Yeah, the way I made it, a space counts as a character, since it's needed for a few answers.

The level you're stuck on is one that I put a bit more work into than the others. I can't give too many hints without giving the puzzle away. But if you recognize the hint in the title, try googling a chart (or have a look at a certain wikipedia article). And try to think about how that could be applied to the level :)

The game froze on the third puzzle for me as I was skipping the text as well. Also I tried doing the skipping part a little bit slower but it still froze on me. So I guess we just have to not skip the third puzzle text and wait for it to finish then I guess? I do not know why it doing this on the third puzzle and not the others. Also I am not that upset about this because it doesn't take that long to get back to the third puzzle. Kinda would be silly just to get mad at something that you can probably bypass in the next 2 or 3 minutes.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Alright, understood!
Thank you for being informative in a respectful way. I tried reproducing the issue a while ago, but nothing really happened. However, I'll have another look at the game, and see if I'll be able to fix it even if it doesn't happen to me.

Thanks for playing either way!

In the meanwhile, I recommend using the backspace button instead, unless that also causes issues.

EDIT: Should be fixed now, maybe? I changed a minor detail, so hopefully that took care of it.

Game froze on the third puzzle.

It got up to the green ["ABJURER" as well.]

Unless I'm missing something, I can't type, hit Z, or enter.

I was trying to skip through the text because I just wanted to solve puzzles.. so maybe I skipped through too fast?

Could you please include some instructions to tell us the rate we're allowed to skip through the text?

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Ahh, well. I'll update my response. Seems like you're indeed not the only person experiencing issues at that spot. I went back and changed the value of one line, hopefully that'll fix the problem. Still, I don't think that the issue was huge enough to merit such a reaction :p

This was one of my favorite, most enjoyed experiences on Newgrounds. I'm not even sure if I've even given a 5 star rating to another game.

Such a diverse set of puzzles (rotate and .- are brilliant), and a captivating story to boot. Music was pleasant, and the addition of the enter and backspace buttons made this perfect.

I didn't want this journey to end; it was so much fun!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Whoah, those are some pretty huge compliments!
Thank a ton :D
I'm happy you enjoyed playing the game :)

I try to make sure that all puzzles are satisfying to some extent, but naturally, some will stand out a bit more than others. As for the story, I find that it's almost even more difficult to write than the puzzles are to come up with xD
So it's pleasing to hear that it hit home.

And yeah, I think that while letting the game run its course the first time adds to the atmosphere, it's nice to be able to speed the experience up, upon returning to it after a break, or so :)

I find that the first paragraph for the Assimilation puzzle very ironic. When playing the previous game to this, I took some word or an idea and went to google to find a word that might fit the answer. After many trial and error, I would eventually find an answer and feel all the strain on my brain being rushed out and leaving me feel refreshed, it was kind of rewarding.

This game is no different. It has challenging puzzles that takes time to solve and it gives the same rewarding sensation. But as I sit here for the last five hours with the Assimilation puzzle in front of me, I began to notice at how surprisingly true that last sentience is.

These puzzles are definitely more challenging and (judging from what I've noticed and your theme for the game) elaborate.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

As for the assimilation puzzle, you've already used the keys needed to unlock the door. This door has two locks, so you'll need both keys ;)

Btw, if you or anyone else needs hints, I think absoluteDETH is fairly happy to help if you PM him :)
(You can PM me too, ofc, but I tend to be busy every now and then).

Google is definitely a useful tool, and is even recommended for beating the games :)

I believe that the more difficulty one has had with a certain puzzle, the more rewarding it probably is when one solves it. That's what I hope, at least x'D

I think that this second game is indeed more challenging, but it seems to be well received thus far! :D

Thank you for playing, and for leaving your thoughts :3