The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

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DarkStarSword Oct 15, 2013 @ 8:18pm
Differences between Normal & Hard mode
I played through the game twice this week - first on hard mode, then again on normal mode to pick up the rest of the achievements and was interested to see that some of the puzzles have different solutions.

One obvious difference is that the cheat button is disabled by default on hard mode (a good thing too - I abused it far too much in the original after I accidentally discovered it), though it can be enabled via settings. I can't say whether normal mode offered any extra hints - I was skipping all the dialogue on my second playthrough to get the achievements as fast as possible.

Here are the differences I noticed - I'm trying to remain vague in the descriptions to avoid spoiling them for anyone who hasn't played yet. Did I miss any?

Chapter 1
- Gunpowder is readily available on normal mode

Chapter 2
- Knitting puzzle pre-solved on normal mode

Chapter 3
- Baby Critter puzzle skips a step in normal mode (and I daresay this contributes to the Baby Olympics achievement being so rare as it would be impossible to get on a single normal mode playthrough)
- A different item is used at one point inside the submarine

Chapter 4
- 2nd stage of the cylinder puzzle practically solves itself on normal mode
- 3rd stage of the cylinder puzzle is skipped entirely on normal mode

Chapter 5
- I didn't notice any differences
Last edited by DarkStarSword; Oct 15, 2013 @ 8:18pm
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There's this cleaning in chapter 4, but maybe you ment that by one of the stages. Seems to be none in chapter 5 indeed.
DarkStarSword Nov 1, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
Yeah, the cleaning part is what I meant by the 3rd stage of the cylinder puzzle
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