So, now I would have some time, but am tired because it is already 01:00 AM in germany, so I will keep it short.
I beat the game
I think the new area is fantastic, there was only one puzzle (or rather 'part of a puzzle') I did not like that much
and I think I have a good reason why
All in all, playing RHEM III SE after Rhem III > 10 years ago, was a fantastic experience. Even though it is only April,
I have no doubt this will be one of the absoute gaming highlights in 2021 for me.
Grade: Something between A and A+. Only reason why this game does not get an A + is because Rhem II SE, Rhem IV SE and Riven exist.
Congrats on beating the game! I really loved the new area too. Regarding the puzzle you mentioned:
I would also give Rhem III SE a solid A. I also think that Rhem II SE and IV SE are the best in the series and they deserve A+. Actually, I believe that Rhem II SE is the best puzzle adventure game of all time (It is even better than Riven in my opinion).
I have been feeling a bit empty since I finished Rhem III SE, I think I am going to replay IV SE. It had been 4 years since I played it and I believe I forgot all the solutions. It is actually amazing how replayable RHEM games are, they are so intricate that it is impossible to memorize the puzzles and solutions.
Looking forward discussion Rhem III SE with you soon, Kermal. Are you kemalure on steam? If so, I read your reviews on Steam and I feel that our tastes are VERY similar. Funny thing is: a couple of weeks/months ago I stumbled over your review of Dark Hope and totally agreed with your comment 'criminally under clued' (I was not aware of course that it was you back then ;-) I totally agree and that unfortunately makes it a weak game.Too bad, because It had so much potential because in general one can tell that the author is some really intelligent guy and the puzzles are very good, that is just not true for the hints. He overdid it with this minimum number of hints which are too obsure and can be interpreted in too many ways.
In case you are interested, i left a long hint request with comments on the discussion board, maybe you want to have a look when you are interested
in my thought process about that game and where i was stuck. As english is not my native language, that post stretched my english skills to their limits
but I hope it was good enough to bring my points across. I never got a reply from the developer, maybe because he was pissed because i was a bit critical.
(Steam topic: 'Hint needed for the final puzzle', it is in a subsection of the board for Dark Hope)
Yes I am indeed kemalure on Steam! Yes our tastes are very similar, I have been following your posts on GB forums and I know that you love difficult puzzle adventures just like me. Thanks for reading my reviews! Yes Dark Hope is a big wasted potential. There is a great game there buried under some weird design choices and lack of experience by the developer. I hope that he will not be discouraged by the negative feedback he received from this game and continue developing puzzle adventures.
I looked at your hint request, but frankly I can't remember anything at all about the solutions in the final part of the game. However I remember that the final part of the game was my favorite part actually, I was able to solve it on my own and I had a lot fun with the mathematical aspect of it. Thus I believe there are sufficient clues for the final puzzles. I just can't remember right now what they were.
If you are looking for other recent puzzle adventures, feel free to check my other Steam reviews. I try to write reviews for all recent puzzle adventures I play. Off the top of my head, Cutish, Zof and Moon Castle were good. They are nowhere close to Rhem, but I think you will enjoy them.