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Regrets Reviews
Author: David Whyld
Date: 2005
ADRIFT 4.0


Reviewed by Robert Street

This is a short review, but “Regrets” is only a short game. I was surprised to find a game with a smaller file size than my entry in the competition. Interestingly in the about section, it says that the game was written for a One Room comp, and it lives up to this with the action only taking place in one room. In fact, it isn't even a particularly full room, with only a couple of pieces of furniture. The aim of this game is that you are exploring the room and have to figure out how to trigger memories. The writing is fine, and the story is well done, but there really isn't much to this game. 

I managed to find most of the memories, but I felt that the drawer puzzle was a little unfair, as the solution did not occur to me until I looked at the walkthrough. I tried pulling the drawer aggressively or just hitting it, and I guess I just wouldn't open a drawer in that way. There is an annoying bug at the end, where the only command that works is south. Whilst I was playing, I couldn't figure out what to do when all that was being printed out was "The game has ended." to anything I typed in. The ending was clever though once I got there. 

Overall Regrets is fun for the short amount of time that it took to play. 

SCORE - 6/10


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