IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 08:53
Short and sweet, or possibly one should say "short and silly." You watch / direct the hero of a Japanese monster movie, as he gets the monster and the girl in two brief scenes. Not difficult, but the clever writing carries the game.
One interesting note is the split-level narrative. You're in a movie theater, watching the protagonist perform. (And this whole situation is described by a not-entirely-invisible narrator, who talks, for example, about "our hero". So we actually have first, second, and third-person narration going on here -- heh.) I like the effect, but it's probably good that it's such a short game; the gimmick would get old fast.
(And yes, I still feel that it's more distancing than the "standard" second-person IF narration. Particularly in the first scene, where you don't have much real control over the hero's actions.)
Plus, it's got illustrations. What more can a gamer need?