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The Masochist's Heaven Reviews
Author: The Mad Monk
Date: 2002
ADRIFT 4.0


Play this game and it's all too obvious why the writer chose for himself a username containing the word "mad".

The Masochist's Heaven follows the viewpoint of (not surprisingly) a masochist. Only an unhappy one in that he has woken up in Heaven and not Hell, which is where he was really hoping to end up. Not happy with the current situation, he sets about to spoil things and wind up elsewhere.

For a one hour game this was quite reasonable although the lack of time given to playtesting really showed with some of the exits being messed up. Minor problems aside, this was amusing enough and proof that the writer, mad though he is, can write very well when the need arises. 

Game: 5 out of 10


Woody's One Hour Game Comp Reviews - Posted on ADRIFT Forum


Reviewed by Woodfish

Authors deserve feedback, so here are my reviews of the games made in one hour, up on the ADRIFT site. Note that these are one minute reviews also!

THE GREEN PRINCESS---------------------
Very short game. Bit of GTV. Quite a humorous idea, decent effort. 6/10

A MACHOISTS HEAVEN---------------------
Funny little game, fairly good considering it was made in an hour. Some good ideas. 7/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT-------------
Different idea, not that well executed. Room descriptions too short, good concept, though. 5/10

HIDEOUS HOUSE OF HORROR----------------
Quite good, decent puzzling adventure, pretty well made. 7/10

PRINCESS IN THE TOWER------------------
Very good for a one hour game. Funny in places, some good descriptions. 8/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM-------------------
Quite funny, good ideas, fairly well made. 7/10#

A MONKEY TO MANY!----------------------
Quite good, but has some GTV and is very short. 7/10

JASON vs SALM--------------------------
Nothing much too it, only good feature is the ability to choose your player. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR-----------------------
Not very good, not much to do. Not very well made. 2/10

PICK OF THE BUNCH: Princess in the tower by Davidw

 


Reviewed by David Whyld
 

THE GAME TO END ALL GAMES
After the Death Agency start, this picked up quite well and used several interesting ideas. Well worth a look. 6/10

THE GREEN PRINCESS
Quite a bit of guess-the-verb and descriptions were sparse. But for a game written in an hour it wasn't too bad. 4/10

A MASOCHIST'S HEAVEN
Quite amusing if a little hard. Descriptions were pretty decent. No masterpiece but certainly worth playing. 5/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT
Interesting enough idea but the sparseness of the room descriptions left a lot to be desired. 3/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM
My favourite (well, I can hardly choose my own now can I?) Very comical and some quite good puzzles. Actually better than some of Mel S' full length games (bigger too). 6/10

A MONKEY TO MANY!
Certainly well written. But too short, even for a game written in an hour. 6/10

JASON vs SALM
Interesting idea in that you can pick which character to play but not really much of a game besides that. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR
Not even a game, just a collection of pictures. Even for a game written in an hour, this was bad. 1/10


OVERALL FAVOURITE: THE EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM

 


 

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