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Opinions about Mercury

Post by SittingDuck » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:27 am

Could anyone who has played with the Mercury please comment with their opinion about it, and the new series in general?

Is it as enjoyable as the original mazes, or is it like a completely different kind of puzzle? Is it enjoyable to resolve (to compare, I do find the original series fun to resolve, even though I know the maze).
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by prodigy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:23 pm

I really like the Mercury puzzle.I didn't have any problems with mine so I solved everything as intended and it was a fun challenge to find a way to map the puzzle. It is a good maze with different challenges and you cannot feel safe until the last step in the puzzle. It isn't an easy maze, but not too hard either.

In general they are really fun to map and good feeling when you move around in the maze, but I still prefer the R1 due to the better feedback, but I think you will get used to it after a couple of mazes and I also think there have been several improvements that will make the R2 even better then the version I have solved.

I also think they are really beautiful to look at and there will be many new possibilities for Chris to implement new cool features that will be a fun challenge to understand.

I think they are very similar to R1 and the Mercury is really fun to solve again and again. It is one of my favorites. I hope that the R2 production soon will be up to speed and that everyone can enjoy Mercury and that we will see the coming R2 puzzles soon.

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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by stet » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:52 pm

I think that it is horrible. I don't like the new form/shape at all. It just doesn't give the same type of feel and feedback that the original series gives you. Also, it is way too easy to skip past 95% of the maze and almost go directly from the start to the end.

I have my doubts if I'll ever bother buying more in R2 series. But I will gladly buy every new R1 that they make!
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by SittingDuck » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:18 pm

Quite a difference in opinion there!

Regarding the issue with skipping most of the maze, I am sure that's an issue that will be sorted out based on the feedback.

I suppose the only way to really know is to try one, if given the opportunity.
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by david.borycz » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:47 pm

I'll throw in my two cents. Personally the Mercury has been my favorite revomaze so far. I really enjoyed the extra length of the puzzle as opposed to the R1s that can feel short sometimes. I only had one area where I had an issue with skipping a relatively short piece of the puzzle, and even then it was my fault as I could feel I was putting more pressure than necessary for the route.

It's definitely a different mapping experience being circular rather than rectangular in shape, but that's easy enough to overcome with practice and some decent tools. Plus the markings on the Mercury make the radial distance measures pretty easy to manage.

That being said, I bought the Mercury off someone who bought it originally and disliked it so much he sold me his puzzle and Voyager status, so I fully acknowledge the opinions are mixed. But I am more excited about the rest of the R2 series coming out than I am about any other revo I still have to work on.

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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by KK1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:06 pm

Totally understand the mixed reviews..i think it depends on the smoothness of operation for the future success of the R2s...i believe the original mechanism has now been improved upon so hopefully the new batches will be amazing!...that said i am still enjoying mine...no probs with the maze yet...just a little rough in places....im here for the long ride though!
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by 03SVTCobra » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:28 am

I never got a fair shot at one but it felt weird to try and navigate through the puzzle.
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by thayneq » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:55 am

Am I the only one who hasn't gotten their mercury yet? I feel so left out :oops:
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by Orko » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:21 pm

No i am also waiting from the very beginning. :roll:
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Re: Opinions about Mercury

Post by Kirk2000 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:46 pm

Me too..
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