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Crossworlds Part 0 - The Girl Next Door Reviews
Author: BBBen
Date: 2006
ADRIFT 3.9


What does AIF stand for? Adult Interactive Fiction. If you likely to be offended by games with sexual content, you are advised not
to open these files.


Reviewed by Purple Dragon (Inside Erin Volume 4 Number 8 - August 2008)

Basic Story

Janey Jones has lived next door with her mother since she was a young girl. In the past years, she has grown into a beautiful young lady and when her mother
asks you to baby-sit for her and her friends during a sleepover, you find yourself in store for an experience beyond your wildest dreams.

Overall Thoughts

I normally think that prequels are a bad idea. I've read enough books and seen enough movies that try this tactic and fall flat, that now view all such
attempts with more than a little trepidation. However, there are exceptions to every rule and this is it. If you have played Janey's Diary and The Sleepover
then this game will be very familiar to you as it incorporates both of those games. If you haven't played those two then don't bother. This one not only
has everything that they did, but also a few extras and the effect of having it  all together in one game works much better and adds up to much more than the sum
of the parts.

Puzzles/Game Play

If you're looking for a game with a lot of puzzles that make you work for thrills, then this isn't the one for you. The puzzles are of the simple "search
and use" type in order to move you from one sex scene to the next. Nothing in the least bit mind-bending here, but what it lacks in puzzles, it more than
makes up for in the sex category.

As far as game play goes, you play the only guy in the story, but before you can get to the main scene the game has some very pleasant surprises for you. Twice
during the game the perspective changes and you find yourself in control of Janey and her mother in two separate scenes. They are both hot, and both add
not just sex, but some good background and characterization.

Sex

The sex is varied and well written. Getting to play as Janey and her mother in two very different types of lesbian scenes provides more variety and titillation
than a lot of other games, and that's before you even get to the main scene. The climax (sorry, I couldn't resist) of the game is an orgy between you and the
three girls and it is very well implemented. Not only can you try all the normal things with each of the girls, but you can also direct them to play with
each other (and themselves), and there are even a couple of commands that get all four of you into the action at the same time. The fact that there are
relatively few of these last types is the only thing I can really think of to say bad about the scene, and considering the vast amount of sex here, it's hard
for me to say it very seriously.

Technical

Most things in the games work very well, and I certainly didn't find anything even close to game killing. The rooms aren't very full, mostly just the bare
minimums needed. There are also a couple of strange things like having to go out on the front porch to answer the door, rather than just opening it. I also
noticed that the descriptions of the girls don't change when they are naked, which is a bit annoying. However, the main reason that I mention these things
at all is because I didn't want to say ONLY good things about the game. All the problems are very minor and don't detract at all from the game as a whole.

Final Thoughts

If you have played the Crossworlds series and haven't gotten around to this one then you really should. The game is extremely hot and stands well on it's own,
but the added characterization of all these gals is something that no fan of the series can possibly overlook. The alternate perspective scenes are also
something that you don't see much of, and are, in my opinion, worth the price of admission in and of themselves. Overall, it's a great game that you shouldn't
miss.

Rating: A-


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