IF YOU ARE STUCK ON THIS GAME:
Don't follow a PS1 walkthrough, this game version is a phone game port - it is completable, but you'll need to find another way around it. I cleared this version in just over two hours, so it's certainly doable.
I'll get to my negative review in a bit, first some good points about the game need to be said.
- Great classic p+c
- Classic puzzle completion style
- Longer playtime than the first game, 2-3 hours.
- Satisfying storyline
- Introduction of 'timed' puzzles
Ok that's about it - and I would give this game a recommendation, only problem being that this isn't a PS1 game port.
The steam version of the game is a port from the phone version of the game, not the PS1 classic. There's no real reason for this at all, it means the graphic detail is far removed from the first, there's missing cutscenes, loads of missing items - the game play suffers massively for it, the puzzles are 'simplified' some of them are missing entirely to make the game easier, and considerably shorter. - It's pretty buggy, making it far more linear than the PS1 version, which may be why some people who are using PS1 walkthroughs are getting stuck - it's entirely completable, which is a releif considering some of the steam games from meridian4 are not. I can't recommend this game simply because the price does not reflect the quality of getting a crappy phone game port.
If this were a PS1 port it would be so worth it - but do yourselves a favour, and get a hard copy. I just found some on ebay going for around £3, cheaper than the steam price. I picked this up in the recent meridian 4 sale, which is probably the only time this would be worth it.