IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 09:37
I don't know what "lightreading.doc" is, but it looks like a Microsoft Word document. What's the point of posting a highly-portable game file accompanied by a Microsoft Word document? Well, the readme says I don't need to read it.
Okay, I've played through the "help" section. It was a cute idea, but I really didn't feel like I had control over anything. Everything I did seemed to apply to the baby. (Was this a bug? Can't tell.) The menu-based control system is stilted. Not having fun.
Then it lets me into the "geisha" section, and I don't even want to bother. (See Constraints, above.) I play a little and I see some range of action to mess around with, but actually figuring it all out would be a lot of work, and it's not like it's an adventure game.
Bug: If you select "restore" at the initial prompt and then cancel, or get a file error, the game goes to some broken state.