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The Fly Human Reviews
Author: Eric Anderson (Hensman Int'l)
Date: 2010
ADRIFT 4.0


Reviewed by J. J. Guest

SCORE: 5
Comments: Great premise, loved being a fly for a short time! I guessed the denouement from the title, and again, great idea! "The Fly" from the fly's point of view - no-one ever asked him what how he felt about being all mixed up with Jeff Goldblum. So I was looking forward to the inevitable ending, but even after looking at the Generator I couldn't figure out how to get there. Great idea, but a bit underclued and some missed opportunities for real gross out humour!
 



Reviewed by Wade Clarke

SCORE: 5
Comments:
Very good writing with a little splat of the poetic about it. Unfortunately I spent most of my time playing 'guess the next command that will be accepted', and had to go completely to the walk-through.
 



Reviewed by BlueMaxima

SCORE: 7.5
Comments: Concept is interesting. Command for entering things could have been "fly in" as well, but I won't complain about that.
 



Reviewed by Duncan Bowsman

This year, I've decided to associate a song by Rush with each game along with its score.

SCORE: 7 mutated fruit flies out of 10.
Song: "The Twilight Zone"
Comments: -No hints.
-Misleading "I can't go in any direction!" messages.
->LAND ON PASSENGER WINDOW works when >LAND ON PASSENGER'S WINDOW (object's name in room description) doesn't.
-The task "eat blood/meat/gore" is implemented incorrectly, so it only works if the player actually types "blood/meat/gore" rather than "blood" or "meat" or "gore".
-The twist at the end-- where the fly becomes a human and the human a fly-- was really cool. I felt like it could have used some more time on it, pacing-wise, as the whole thing seemed to be in summary when I really wanted to WATCH this thing happen. But the time restrictions are likely the culprit here!
-Would have liked for this to have a formal ending rather than just waiting for the player to quit.
 



Reviewed by DCBSupafly

SCORE: 7
Comments: Great perspective, and an awesome adventure. In the end, I was wanting more plot, and it didn't actually end?
 



Reviewed by Mel Stefaniuk

SCORE: 4
Comments: Playing as a fly is an interesting idea but the limited use of writing and the lack of anything to really do but fly around to different rooms prevents it from living up to its full potential.
 


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