Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
Getting the first key in Russia was pretty tough for me.
I explored the whole outside starting with the south and working north
I found everything in the unlocked houses, met SPT Boulder, and saw the shadowy scout a few times.
The survivor base was the last house I checked.
I found the hidden door easily, and met the survivors inside, and they opened the front gate for me.
I remembered the machine parts, so I went South and got them
I went back to the survivor house, but they still needed more stuff.
I kept searching outside a long time, thinking I had missed a door.
I saw the scout one more time when I explored behind the big house in the Northeast. This made me think the scout was unrelated to the survivors
Still no first key!
Frustrated, I consulted Maniafig's giant review/walkthrough. There I learned that someone would give me the first key inside the survivor base.
I went back in, and talked to everyone yet again. Still no key.
Then I finally thought of re-exploring the back rooms.
I found the scout by the secret back entrance, and she gave me the blue key. Yay!
I hope this post is helpful for anyone else who gets stuck at that point in the game.
In spite of that minor frustration, I am very much enjoying this game! It is full of personality, the exploration is rewarding, and the art and music are both fantastic