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Author Name:Hartleyhair
Submitted By:hartleyhair
Hold Name:One Step Ahead
Theme:A small Hold with only one monster... and it's chasing you.
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Number of Levels:1
Number of Rooms:9
Number of Monsters:37
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.2)
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Hold Karma:10 (+10 / -0)
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Just a little Hold I've made to ease myself back into architecture after my absence.
08-10-2009 at 12:28 PM
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It's released! A huge thankyou to all the kind people who betatested this hold in Architecture, and as ever to the HAs for all their tireless work. Thanks, everyone, and enjoy!

EDIT: This hold's now highscorable... well, sort of.

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08-10-2009 at 12:32 PM
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Here's a little manipulation hold based on avoiding a monster. The puzzles are fun, and not too strenuous. The story is adorable. :)

Since you are avoiding a monster, you can't get highscores for the main puzzle rooms. But there is a conquer token at the end of the hold, so it can move onto your Conquered Holds list when you're done.
08-10-2009 at 12:33 PM
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This is a fairly good hold. The idea of puzzles is quite new and all rooms are enjoyable. Hope to see more holds like this.

3 brains, 8 for fun.

EDIT: Somewhere: Entrance needs to be marked unhighscorable

Thanks for marking entrance unhighscorable

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08-10-2009 at 12:38 PM
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This hold I must say is the most unique hold ever. The puzzles are some thing I never saw before. Plus, I like the ending :P
08-10-2009 at 12:42 PM
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Very nice, short hold. A few tricky puzzles here, but every room is fun to work out. Overall, it's a lot of fun, including the speech along the way.
08-10-2009 at 02:24 PM
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Is it just me, or does this hold have the biggest gap between brains and fun? In a good way. (not that I've actually played the hold.

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08-11-2009 at 07:42 AM
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I've already expressed my opinion about this hold on the Architecture board, but it will be of no harm to state it again :).

One Step Ahead will surely remain in my most favorite holds forever - it's fun, it's unique and it does not make me want to uninstall my hard drive and smash it. The only thing I might not like is its length - this is for sure the shortest hold I ever played, though I consider it a good side.
Actually, I think that if you want to spend up to 20 minutes of quality time you surely ought to play this hold!

Fun - 9
Difficulty - 3.5

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08-11-2009 at 10:40 PM
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Really enjoyed this hold. Great concept very well executed.

Cheers!
08-12-2009 at 07:41 PM
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This is a nice palate cleanser that I went through while thinking about some harder rooms. The only room that really gave me pause was the last one, but the whole hold was enjoyable.

I give it an 8 for fun and 3 brains.

It wouldn't surprise me to see more 'chase holds' follow this trend, but I imagine that it will be a while before one as good as this comes up.

Josh

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08-14-2009 at 02:49 PM
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Good hold. Although it lacked a sense of fullness.

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08-14-2009 at 04:48 PM
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Very quick, very nicely done hold!
08-26-2009 at 03:08 PM
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What an unusual and charming hold: a single monster dogs your step through a hold, unwittingly assisting you in solving each room. I got hung up for a while on 3E and and then again on 1N, 2E, but perserverance (and stepping away for a while) worked. Overall none of the rooms are that difficult and they are all fun to solve. I did feel like something was missing because you can't earn scores for any of the rooms, but the hold is short enough and the puzzles interesting enough that I didn't mind that much. And of course, since your "helper" is a monster, that's just the way it has to be. I really liked the personality of our clueless stalwart and hope he makes an appearance in future holds.
Fun 8; Brains 4
09-23-2009 at 03:04 AM
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I've replayed this hold a few minutes ago and it's as good as ever. Maybe except the last puzzle which I think is least fun and is not very lynchpin-y.

I'm upping the difficulty from 3.5 to 4 in my rating too :).

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