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9 Stars IFReview Rating Little Blue Men

IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 08:51 

Game Profile

Author
Michael S. Gentry

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Inform6

Release Year
1998

IFR Overall Rating
8 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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I am well pleased. The author apologizes for the "rushed and uneven mixture of gonzo humor and surreal horror", but I think he's underselling himself. Such things have always been complementary. (Look at "The Lurking Horror".)

So, you're in your office, doing your work, and you're trying to stay cool. If I say another thing about the plot it'll be too much. It goes on from there, that's all.

Now, the author also comments hopefully about the ending, which some might see as a bit of a drag. He wants to talk about the motivation of the protagonist as contrasted with the motivation of the player. I'd say it's simpler than that; some stories are a downer, that's all. It's a good ending because it makes you go "Gnaaaaah!" It does that very well. The only other ending I can think of involves being promoted, if you see what I mean, and that wouldn't be quite as visceral. So let it stand.

Andrew Plotkin Profile

IFReviewer Rating
9 Stars IFReviewer Overall Rating

Name Andrew Plotkin
Gender Male

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