IFRO

This opera is my Nunc Dimittis, in that it dismisses me peacefully and convinces me I have achieved.
Edward M. Forster


Login | Register


Username:
Password:

Who is Online

We have 673 registered Members.

There are no Members online.

There are 9 Guests online.

6 Stars IFReview Rating 1-2-3...

IFReviewed by Roberto Grassi on 2006-06-21 09:45 

Game Profile

Author
Chris Mudd

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Inform6

Release Year
2000

IFR Overall Rating
4 Stars IFR Overall Rating
Separator

A short and interesting game that deserved a better polishing phase. I particularly liked the 'comic-like' narration style and the 'vignette' gameplay. The scary atmosphere is well done and frequent scene and point of view changes serve well the narration purposes, giving a nice sense of daze.

The story is about a serial killer and an hunting inspector. It is really simple and, actually, the story itself and the characterization are NOT the best aspects of this game. What works really good is the 'obsessive' and, in some cases, 'erotic' atmosphere pervading the game, leadin to an interesting, and maybe surprising, ending.

The worst flaw in this game is the poorly implemented narration style with the non playing characters (there are other minor 'design' errors, but they're not so relevant for the style of this game). If we consider that it is a puzzleless IF and mainly based on narration, it is evident that it is a main fault.

In the end, a pleasant and interesting game, that I suggest to play. It probably deserved a better position in the 2000 IF Comp.

Roberto Grassi Profile

Name Roberto Grassi
Gender Male

Also IFReviewed by

Paul OBrian
Andrew Plotkin

This IFReviewer IFReviews

- 9:05
- All Alone
- In the End
- Whom The Telling Changed