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6 Stars IFReview Rating Tough Beans

IFReviewed by Timofei Shatrov on 2006-05-13 01:17 

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Let's see what we have here... The player character is a blond chick and everything in the world is against her. Imagine your life as a continous chain of puzzles, all of which you need to solve before anything happens. The puzzles are ridiculosly, um, tough, and I couldn't solve anything without the walkthrough. While the game is quite coherent when you type in the commands from the attached txt file, I can imagine many people being stuck in the first room. While there is a system which bases the goodness of the ending on the number of points you've scored, I can imagine only two kinds of ending: the one you get from following the walkthrough, and the worst one, where the player makes too many moves before he figures out the right solution. Leaving aside the puzzles the game is nicely done. I found only one bug, but then, I haven't deviated from the intended walkthrough too much. I also like how the game carries you around the building without the needless walking. In conclusion, this is a mixed bag of IF goodness and badness, but at least it stands from the mold of the other Comp games.

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