The very final puzzle of The Pandora Directive, where you have to find the right sequence of
symbols on the control panel of the alien spaceship,
is one I've only ever solved myself via the game's interactive hint system. You're given an initial segment of the sequence but I can't identify either a pattern to it or any relevance to the symbols/directions/colours. How am I supposed to determine the rest of the sequence from there?
The sources I've found seem to imply that there IS no way of working it out and you just have to do it by trial and error, but that would strike me as very strange if true.
I know what the sequence is (because of the hint system, and walkthroughs on the web) but I'd really like to know if there were any in-game clues that I missed which were supposed to help me figure it out.
For example, if I asked the same thing about
the puzzle in the dagger room of the Mayan temple, an acceptable answer would be "on the wall paintings, the same designs as are on the daggers appear in a certain order from top to bottom; you have to put the daggers found scattered around the temple in the slots on the altar in the same order".
There is a clear in-game motivation for the solution to the puzzle. I'd like to know if the same exists for this last puzzle as well.