IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 09:21
Well, I don't know where this was supposed to go, because I got to the jungle and then got stuck. No idea what I was supposed to do.
Of all the things that don't work in a menu-style conversation system -- "Grandpa why is there war?" has to be the top of the list. No, to be fair, that wouldn't work in any interactive conversation system. I look at it, and I know that whatever the game contains, it will be entirely the author talking to himself. The illusion of complicity breaks down right from the start; whatever thoughts I might have on the subject are certain not to arise.
Plus, you know, sober character meditation on war via Vietnam. It does nothing for me. You have to set it on another planet to get my attention. I'm not making rewrite suggestions, here, I'm just telling you how I am.