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hi ho doublefine :)

first i love the cave + every game you have ever made

keep rocking :)

i have finished the game 3 times now ... so i wanna give yo a little post mortem ;)

(totally gonna play it two more times ;)

1. ZOO / MINE / ISLAND (aka the areas youll always walk along)

it would be awesome if they got different layouts

due the fact you have to play the game 5 times to see everything they should have 5 different layouts

(at least 2-3) ... its absolutely annoying to play these parts over and over with nothing different in it

2. CHRACTER AREAS

not much to complain there ...would be a "nice to have" if they got 2 layouts

(different every run .. cause you have to go twice with every char )

3. ITEMS

there should be a way to swap (teleport) items between chars

it totally sucks if you know what to do but you have to walk around the whole lvl again cause the character with the item is on a different spot

id suggest a little standard 3 slot inventory there

(3 squares / with the chars head @ the background that you know which char got which slot )

just move the items around and the chars swap items

the cave tutorial message could be something like

ill allow you to mess around with items while youre on your journey

dont get any funny ideas like stealing the girls underwear

STORY

the problem here is youre just telling the "story" via "1shot pictures"

i understand that it could be tricky to tell a great story couse you dont know which carater is chosen

id suggest comics

i mean real comics ... every cavepaint the player get = a few comic strips

(3 pictures in a row / 4 rows = 12 pics = 1 strip / page)

imagine every character got 50+ strips that tell their story ... )

(maybe players cant get every strip in the first playthrough so you got another motive to play this game more then once

+ it isnt that boring cause youll complete the story

+ you got a real story told via comic pages

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summary

most important : layouts layouts layouts (must have)

this game NEEDS more layouts ... that should be the most important thing if there is something like the cave 2

(best would be a different layout everytime you have to play till you saw everything)

(= 2 different char layouts + 5 different layouts for areas you always gonna play )

if you had done this ... this game would have been an instant classic RIGHT NOW;)

item swap mechanic (must have)

DLCs : id totally love to see character dlcs for this game but dont do so

make the cave 2 instead with enough layouts ;) and comfort mechanics ;)

story isnt that "important" but you can totally improve there with real comics

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