Being a half deck-building card game and half a big puzzle game, Inscryption requires a lot of thinking outside the box for you to progress. The entire Leshy sequence can be particularly confusing, especially if you’ve never played a game that breaks the fourth wall…
What to Do After Taking Picture in Inscryption
Once you’ll win the fight with Leshy, a whole bunch of puzzling events will happen. After you regain control over your character, you’ll need to use the camera film acquired from the Cuckoo Clock Puzzle to take a picture that will imprison Leshy. You’ll find yourself in a room with a mysterious icon afterward…
Starting a New Game
Interacting with the icon will transport you to a dark room, with seemingly nowhere to go. You might think that this is some sort of a bug, or that your game has softlocked. But that’s actually not the case. You are now supposed to return to the main menu and start a new game.
But don’t worry – this will not erase your progress. In fact, it should start the second act of the game, which significantly changes the main gameplay loop. And just a heads up – this is not the last time the game will expect you to do something weird to progress, so don’t be afraid to experiment, even with things that are not part of the game in other titles.
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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide
Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.
Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.
In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.
The Sandglass Location
To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.
From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.
The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge
Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.
First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.
From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.
When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.
From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.
At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.
After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.
Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.