I don’t think that it’s a spoiler to reveal that this is a simulation game, not only of American football, but of what it is like to play the kicker position.
I am bringing a lot of emotional baggage to this review, so in the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I lived [...]
This is a stylish game that starts off strong, but which I could not get through, even with the walkthrough open on the same screen. I see where the author was going with this and think it’s a great idea, but I couldn’t get far enough to see most of the story.
More after the [...]
What’s Dal without Bhat?
From the first few paragraphs, I thought J’Dal was a piece about the early civil rights era set in the American South.
I was wrong on that account.
But first, a break to avoid spoilers.
Unfortunately, I played J’Dal and Sunday Afternoon about a week ago and didn’t write about them immediately, so details probably haven’t stuck with me, but I did make some notes as I went along.
Sunday Afternoon is well written and executed and has a familiar feel to it, so I wouldn’t be surprised to find [...]
It took some experimentation for me to get this ALAN game to run on my Mac running OS X Mountain Lion. Spatterlight 0.5 exited with an error code. I was also not successful using an older version of Gargoyle under Parallels/Windows XP. The game did work just fine, however, when I downloaded the most recent [...]
This is the story of an unlucky, overworked, and mentally exhausted salesman, who is just a single installment shy of paying off a mortgage. The story begins in an apartment scenario, where he needs to write that check, and at first I thought that this might be a three move game. When that turned out [...]
It is worth making a special effort to play Irvine Quik and the Search for the Fish of Traglea. For me, it meant downloading the Adrift 4 player and running it under Parallels on my Mac. This story is on par with the best of the parser-based games that I’ve played in this year’s IFcomp, [...]
Last week was a tough one for IF: I’d played through a few underimplemented games in a row, and I was getting grumpy. I’d rather write positive reviews than rant on about poor grammar and unexciting plots, so the good news is that I just played Andromeda Apocalpyse and Irvine Quik and the Search for [...]
Well, at least you know where you stand with Castle Adventure. It’s an adventure, and there’s a castle. At least, I am given to understand that there is eventually a castle if you playing, but I don’t have the patience to put that to the test.
After a couple exchanges with the parser, I think [...]
As a rule, I don’t read other people’s reviews of a work before I write mine because I like to come at each work fresh. After posting Valkyrie, I saw that several other reviews mention that the blurb on the IF comp site provides some background for Valkyrie that is not present in the game [...]