As it’s been getting too cold to spend much time outside, I’ve been trying out some new online roleplaying games. One of them, The Secret World, has an interesting story with voice-acted cutscenes, similar to Star Wars: The Old Republic. One of its unusual features is puzzle quests, where you have to figure out something from clues. For example, one I just did involved breaking into a doctor’s files on his computer. The password hint was “music of the seasons,” and there is a framed photograph on the floor next to the computer with a handwritten note about “listening to music by our favorite composer.” As it happens, I know that The Four Seasons was written by a composer named Vivaldi, so I tried that as the password–and sure enough, it worked.
Note all of the puzzles are things I can figure out, though. One of them required extensive knowledge of Christian mythology, and I had to Google the answer to that one.