In defense of the infamous Cat Hair puzzle...

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In defense of the infamous Cat Hair puzzle...

Post by SierraDude81 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:00 pm

First, let me admit, that yes I did need to consult a walkthrough to get through this puzzle...it was very illogical and the solution makes no sense at all....

However, for some oddball reason, at least to me, it seems within Gabriel's character to steal Mosley's ID, and Jacket, draw an obviously fake mustache on it with a magic marker, then make a fake mustache for himself, and using Mosley's jacket, and a goofy hat, attempt to rent the only good bike left in town under his name, leaving him the shittiest one on the lot...

I mean, the two men are obviously not above extremely childish pranks of that nature...heck, they play monkey in the middle with a demon goddess! lol
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Re: In defense of the infamous Cat Hair puzzle...

Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:47 pm

SierraDude81 wrote:First, let me admit, that yes I did need to consult a walkthrough to get through this puzzle...it was very illogical and the solution makes no sense at all....

However, for some oddball reason, at least to me, it seems within Gabriel's character to steal Mosley's ID, and Jacket, draw an obviously fake mustache on it with a magic marker, then make a fake mustache for himself, and using Mosley's jacket, and a goofy hat, attempt to rent the only good bike left in town under his name, leaving him the shittiest one on the lot...

I mean, the two men are obviously not above extremely childish pranks of that nature...heck, they play monkey in the middle with a demon goddess! lol
Perhaps both men are childish, but there's a difference between childish antics and the overwhelmingly ridiculous nature of the puzzle itself.
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Re: In defense of the infamous Cat Hair puzzle...

Post by Collector » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:52 pm

While there are worst puzzles, the cat hair puzzle is one of the most infamous in all of "Adventuredom". It has been a while, but if I am not having a false memory, I believe that this one was tacked onto the game by other developers. Remember that the game was developed around the time that Sierra was in the upheaval of the CUC buyout. Some of the more dedicated GK fans here may be able to give more information on this.
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Re: In defense of the infamous Cat Hair puzzle...

Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:37 am

It was Steven Hill, the producer, who chose to scrap Jane's original idea and to change it with the cat-mustache puzzle, which is in no way respectful of what Jane originally designed. You can read Scott Bilas' recollection of the whole affair here, while on the Gabriel Knight 4 Campaign you can read a full expose of the puzzle, inspired by said interview.
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