Here’s a complete walkthrough of The City Before Us. For the most part the puzzles aren’t difficult to figure out, and for most of them you have all the time in the world. For the last one, though, it’s best to know it to avoid a long, drawn out fight with the Golem. The first time I did this, Mogsy tanked the Golem while I randomly mashed tiles till the damned door opened. We also forgot to pick up our whips, after leaving them to charge, so there’s a reminder in this video to get that done. Trust me, in all the excitement, it’s easy to forget.
Cut scenes, once again, left in for all the Saïd goodness.
For those that don’t want to sit through the TLDW of the video, just for the puzzle solutions, here they are.
This first one is a synch. For this, and the others, just click the tiles in the order shown in the image above.
This second puzzle is a bit more complicated than the first. The first tile is also the fifth tile you click.
Once again, just click the tiles in the order shown above.
This last one has the added fun of the Golem. As stated in the video, when you engage the Golem, turn him around 180°. When he gets to around 50% health he will knock you back and power down. If you’ve turned him, he will knock you towards the puzzle, drastically reducing the time it takes to get to it. You have all the time it takes him to recharge to solve this one. It’s usually enough time to do it the first time around, if you’ve turned him. Again, just click the tiles in order. After the first three steps, as the image states, just click whichever tile is off until they all light up and the door opens.