I have finally completed Gareth Rees's highly recommended
. It only took a few years! I apparently started on
it in late 2011, but got stuck. A quick hint or two got me going
again. I was wedged at a point where I didn't actually know what I
should be doing next. Generally, it's a good game for steering you
towards discovering things, but I got wedged not realising I should be
trying to get into Bungay's room. The most difficult puzzles to solve
seem to be those you don't know you need to solve!
After that, I zipped through the rest. Having spent so long, I was
willing to take hints. The telephone puzzle is actually technically
broken (grr), and the rusty key was just me forgetting about one
aspect of the game. Finally, completion! What next?