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tanukitsune Feb 25, 2013 @ 5:23am
Skipping sections or puzzles? (Spoilers)
I know you can use the monk to skip the whole zoo section (or so I've heard) and that the Time Traveler makes the Knight level shorter, but how about anything else?

Can I simply get a sausage from the beginning and carry that to zoo? I heard dynamite won't carry over to the next section, but what other items can you try to keep to make the game easier? The fuse? Can you carry the recorder and use that instead of the parrot in the island?

And what other characters make some sections easier or shorter?
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tanukitsune Feb 25, 2013 @ 9:13am 
OK, I can confirm that Monk can be used to skip the zoo AND you can use a sausage from the beginning to skip it too!

You can use the bucket from the miner on the Time Traveler's level puzzle and you can use the Monk to get the hammer in Hillybilly level much easier and skip the Ferris wheel puzzle.

Unfortunately I forgot to pick up the recorder since I was trying to skip the zoo level so I won't know if it works as a parrot, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did work.
Cheeseness Feb 25, 2013 @ 11:57am 
We did an interview with Ron as a part of the Double Fine Game Club's playthrough of The Cave[www.doublefine.com] in which Ron talked about how being able to skip puzzles with the Monk and Time Traveller was an intentional design decision which allows for a more varied experience when playing with different characters :)
tanukitsune Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
Was that this weekend? I was there for almost an hour, I guess I missed that.. I also went to be to not get a part I hadn't played yet spoiled... XP
Cheeseness Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
Yeah, that was this weekend. We did the interview before we streamed the game. There's an archive available in the forum thread (though I'm working on a transcript if you don't want to listen to the whole thing).

Ron says he'll try to join us in IRC this coming weekend as well if you're keen :)
tanukitsune Feb 25, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
I think I reached the chat halfway through the questions, although he did answer one of my questions. Now that I've seen all the sections I'm not afraid of spoilers...
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