My Black Cauldron playthrough

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Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Post by Datadog » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:10 pm

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Which is why I don't understand why they would be willing to pay a high price to get back what ought to be a now useless cauldron.
I read somewhere that in the books, the Black Cauldron had other powers, but the Cauldron-Born curse ruined it. Now that the curse is lifted, the witches would probably want it back.
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Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm

Datadog wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:10 pm
notbobsmith wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Which is why I don't understand why they would be willing to pay a high price to get back what ought to be a now useless cauldron.
I read somewhere that in the books, the Black Cauldron had other powers, but the Cauldron-Born curse ruined it. Now that the curse is lifted, the witches would probably want it back.
I don't remember that from the books, but it has been a very long time. Even if that were the case, that was not made clear in the game. I don't know about the movie.

Just finished up a pair of playthroughs using a walkthrough. One with getting Hen Wen to safety and another with her getting captured. My impressions remain the same. It is a solid AGI game that avoids a lot of the pitfalls of games of that era (dead ends, "word searching") and the multiple solutions to puzzles does give it good replay value. The only thing that confounded me were the hidden path puzzles. After that, it was a really enjoyable game. On to the next adventure!

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Re: My Black Cauldron playthrough

Post by Tawmis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:45 pm

notbobsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Just finished up a pair of playthroughs using a walkthrough. One with getting Hen Wen to safety and another with her getting captured. My impressions remain the same. It is a solid AGI game that avoids a lot of the pitfalls of games of that era (dead ends, "word searching") and the multiple solutions to puzzles does give it good replay value. The only thing that confounded me were the hidden path puzzles. After that, it was a really enjoyable game. On to the next adventure!
I did enjoy the game! Short, but very enjoyable.

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