Friday, August 1, 2008

Puzzle Solving & Physics.

In order to solve the puzzles in Red Faction you will have to take into account 2 thing:

- Toy Physics
- Toy Abilities

As you play through the Magic Toy Chest, you will learn more about each toy, it's abilities, weight, and shape. Each level can be solved by correctly building paths, using toys' abilities, or using physics to manipulate toys and objects. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of a puzzle solution.

The goal in the video is to get the alphabet blocks into the toy chest. Obviously, a Bowling Ball has a lot of weight to it and will roll. By rolling the bowling ball into the blocks, the blocks tumble into the chest, completing your goal.

The final tip I can give you about puzzle solving is to take note of the level description and hint. The Level Hints will usually help get you in the right direction and will highlight the toy that the solution usually revolves around. Make sure to play through all the Tutorial Levels too, since the later levels highlight each toy and how it works.