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Author: Simply Ryan
Reviewed by Sorrel
it indeed it did make a statement... when it was a flash game called Every Day
the Same Dream by molleindustria. The events described in this "game" are a
blatant copy of the aforementioned flash game. The scenery, the NPCs, the
objects - everything is absolutely the same. Except that in the flash game, the
player was actually able to interact with the environment. This textual version
is painfully sparse and under-implemented. There are tons of bugs - the elevator
doors not opening once the player is inside, for one - and poor writing.
I really appreciated the flash game by molleindustria when I played it and I
makes me mad to see a copy of the original author's work put up under slightly
different trappings. Of course, the author might have gotten permission to
rework the game into an IF, but I very much doubt it. Besides, I believe a
reworking of the game as an IF has already been done by Luis Gonzalez, who
actually credited the idea's original author. I didn't have the patience (due to
the many bugs) nor the incentive (since I know how the original game ends) to
play through this. So, I might have missed some form of end credits, in which
case I apologize. If the author of this game actually had permission to rewrite
the flash game as an IF without adding any new elements to it, then I would very
much like to see the original author credited in some form.
Reviewed by Hensman Int'l
"This is a game with no story, no direction, and no instruction. This is a game
meant to make a statement in the world." I agree with the first sentence, and
have no idea what the statement is supposed to be, unless it is the monotony of
a job not liked. Nothing was examinable, and many other standard commands did
not interact as expected. On the second day, I could not proceed east without
talking to my boss, and talking to boss yielded the error command 'Use the
format "ask [character] about [subject]"'. Even having access to the source
code, I did not want to proceed any further.
To be fair the author did realize that this game was not original shortly after
the start of the competition and withdrew.
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