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5 Stars IFReview Rating Out of the Study

IFReviewed by Emily Short on 2006-08-01 04:24 

Game Profile

Author
Anssi Räisänen

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Alan

Release Year
2002

IFR Overall Rating
6 Stars IFR Overall Rating
Separator
Played to completion?: Yes
House or Office: House/Office (what else is a study, anyway?)
Cheese Rating: Mild cheddar for cheese mentioned on shopping list
Rating: 5

Unambitious in scope and not very exciting in its beginnings as a puzzle, this game also features unfairly implemented bits where (as far as I can tell, at least) the only way to get the game even to mention important items is to type TAKE ALL and watch the results. There was also a (perhaps non-essential) item that I only discovered by scanning the accompanying dat file.

Most of the effort of the puzzles seems to consist of meticulously examining and looking behind and under items, with the extra-annoying catch that sometimes, eg, LOOK IN SAFE will tell you that the safe is empty, while EXAMINE SAFE will turn up some overlooked scrap. Beta-testing! Need beta-testing!

For some reason I did manage to play the whole thing, though. Go figure. For managing to hold my attention despite some obvious flaws, I award it an extra point.

Emily Short Profile

IFReviewer Rating
10 Stars IFReviewer Overall Rating

Name Emily Short
Gender Female

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