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AG Community Playthrough #64 – Oknytt

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millenia - 25 February 2021 07:56 PM
colpet - 25 February 2021 03:10 PM

Well I got that hint. But my interpretation was all the holes would be the same when tried, so I thought “That was that done.” In my mind it was a dead end. I did not appreciate some of the openings were smaller (or shallower) that others. Again, I think it is more my fault for not being used to this type of challenge in adventures.

Oh, but then you were indeed not paying attention. You didn’t get: ‘hmm, no. That’s not how it went’. You should have known something was up. Wink

Definitely! I’ll know for next time.
Thanks to everyone for the feedback and help. It was fun to play a game with some company, especially in these times of isolation and lockdown (for us, anyways).

     
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Big thanks to everyone involved in the playthrough, and especially Sefir for leading it!

     
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Yeah, this was my first participation in a community playthrough and it was fun. Good type of game for this too. I think I came as far as completing the first chapter of Oknytt the first time around (several years ago) and doubt I would have given it another go again if it hadn’t been for this.

Thanks Sefir for leading the playthrough and the rest of you for, well, participating!

Edit: And if you still hunger for some Scandinavian folklore, try out Year Walk (https://store.steampowered.com/app/269050/Year_Walk/). I played it on my iPad a few years ago and enjoyed it.

     
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Thanks everyone for participating on a very successful Oknytt playthrough!

We had a great time and many interesting discussions!! Smile

Ofc whoever hasn’t finished the game yet is still free to post their thoughts and comments on the game, but I believe that it is time for the thread to be unpinned.

Veovis - 26 February 2021 07:59 AM

Edit: And if you still hunger for some Scandinavian folklore, try out Year Walk (https://store.steampowered.com/app/269050/Year_Walk/). I played it on my iPad a few years ago and enjoyed it.

I consider Year Walk far scarier than Oknytt! Entirely different game as well, but very nice atmosphere. Smile

     
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Just to let you know that I’m still playing. But because every session comes down to “try everything on everything” and the game hasn’t really been improving much, it’s hard to motivate myself enough to continue, while my PS4 is still “new” and alluring… Tongue


Finished chapter 4. Took me a while to figure out how the mechanism to open the cave worked. Took me a lot longer to figure out how the puzzle in the cave worked. Especially because I didn’t link it to the snake’s riddle - which I hadn’t puzzled out either.

I’m still having the same issues with it as in previous chapters: the folklore is interesting but the game doesn’t seem to do anything with it, the narration is cute but devoid of humour and the lack of a more unique response than “Hmmmm, no no, that’s not what happened” is *really* annoying, and the style is fitting and recognizable but a tad too dark for comfort. Add to that the illogical puzzles (that are almost exclusively solved by just trying everything on everything), and the story not taking off at any point, and this is a hard game to love… which isn’t helping my will to continue…

     

Last played: Oknytt (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Horizon: Zero Dawn - 4/5 | Marvel’s Spider-Man - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell - 3/5 | There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (CPT) - 4/5 | There Is No Game (replay) - 4/5 | Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (replay) - 3/5 | Lighthouse: The Dark Being (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Anna’s Quest (CPT) - 4.5/5 | Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe - 4/5 | Florence - 4/5 | Alice Trapped in Wonderland - 1/5 | The Hunt for the Lost Ship - 1.5/5 | The Talos Principle - 4/5 | Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum - 3/5 | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 3/5 | Simon the Sorcerer (replay) - 4/5 | Portal 2 - 4/5 | Murder By Numbers - 3.5/5 | Heavy Rain - 3.5/5 | Disco Elysium - 4.5/5

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TimovieMan - 02 March 2021 01:06 PM

Just to let you know that I’m still playing. But because every session comes down to “try everything on everything” and the game hasn’t really been improving much, it’s hard to motivate myself enough to continue, while my PS4 is still “new” and alluring… Tongue

I played about 10 minutes into Chapter 4, and asked myself why I was continuing to torture myself trying to finish a game I obviously don’t like. I said essentially the same thing about the voice actor. He’s very good, but I don’t like the script he was given to read. The “try everything on everything” mechanic was old by the end of Chapter 2. The graphics are well done, but far too dark for my taste. And the game has probably turned me off to any future game that involves Norse mythology. Other than that…

     

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I was very frustrated with some of the puzzles initially and I still think they definitely could be improved, but the game got better for me and there was less frustration in the later chapters. I’m glad I didn’t give up. The game is only good though, not great. Quite possibly it could have been great if the puzzles were implemented better.

I think I didn’t yet give my thanks. So thank you Sefir for leading and everyone else for participating.

     

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Finished the game.


Despite the fact that the game doesn’t have a real story (it’s more like one long-winded quest), it has an ending that I liked - even if I don’t fully understand its reasons. We got to say goodbye to our “insignificant” protagonist creature at a moment that felt fitting, and while it couldn’t help the älva get its wings, I feel that its helpful nature gave the älva the strength it needed to grow them on its own accord.
That felt beautiful, even if it’s a little bittersweet that the little creature never knew that it DID succeed after all.

It’s a pity that we’re not given a clearer look at what our little creature is within the folklore. We’re given info on every creature we encounter except the one we’re playing as.
It could have helped to make the impact of the ending a bit bigger.


All in all, there are a lot of things to like about this game: the ending, the unique dark visuals, the use of elemental powers, the excellent sound effects throughout, the skillful voice-over, a unique view at little-known folklore, ...
But there are also quite a few things to dislike. The lack of a real story is apparent throughout, and the puzzle design is piss-poor to the point that almost all of them are only solved by trying everything on everything, and their solutions only make sense in hindsight (if at all). And there’s the undeniable fact that the game lacks humour or anything to alleviate the mood set by the dark visuals. This is completely at odds with the “children’s fairy tale” feel of the narration (and yes, I realize that a lot of the old fairy tales like those by the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen are fairly bleak and humourless too)...

These downsides make the game hard to truly enjoy, which is why I’m giving it a middling score.


Oknytt - 2.5/5

     

Last played: Oknytt (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Horizon: Zero Dawn - 4/5 | Marvel’s Spider-Man - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell - 3/5 | There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (CPT) - 4/5 | There Is No Game (replay) - 4/5 | Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (replay) - 3/5 | Lighthouse: The Dark Being (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Anna’s Quest (CPT) - 4.5/5 | Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe - 4/5 | Florence - 4/5 | Alice Trapped in Wonderland - 1/5 | The Hunt for the Lost Ship - 1.5/5 | The Talos Principle - 4/5 | Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum - 3/5 | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 3/5 | Simon the Sorcerer (replay) - 4/5 | Portal 2 - 4/5 | Murder By Numbers - 3.5/5 | Heavy Rain - 3.5/5 | Disco Elysium - 4.5/5

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