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Presumably there would have been some item that the player should have found before this that could have helped him past the enemy. He could kill it from afar, with magic or with Bucky's help, but plainly that is not the best solution.

A few games have done this. I remember in King's Quest there were two ways up into a tall tower, and each was worth a different amount of points. Something similar is going on here.

Of course, maybe Bucky is the only solution and the narrator is just fucking with the player. I wouldn't put it past him.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.