Now Luke, a proper gentleman know to not ask such things…
Luke, your query just reminded me of a puzzle-
Let’s see… In the Curious Village it was robots programmed to do that kind of thing.
In the Diabolical Box most of the people were caught in a mass hallucination and constantly thinking about puzzles was their subconscious trying to tell them that something was wrong.
In Unwound Future pretty much everybody was working with the villain and just deliberately screwing with the professor…
But in the more connected second trilogy there really hasn’t been an excuse, has there?
“Fuck it, people know why they’re buying this game.”