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Wreckage Reviews
Author: Tech
Date: 2004
ADRIFT 4.0


Reviewed by David Whyld

Quite a well written game for an hour, but way, way too hard. In particular, the puzzle with the repairbot and exactly what needed typing in order to get it to work was nightmarish (okay, I admit I weakened and looked in the Generator). Guess the verb games tend to work better when there's no time limit but here, with a time limit of perhaps 5 moves after the hatch is opened, I was dead before I even started to make progress. Could have been a 6 but the hardness factor and the unfair time limit knocked this down to a 5. 


5 out of 10


Reviewed by David Welbourn (13 Nov 2005)

Wreckage is part of the author's series of games that takes place in the Sun Empire. You've managed to survive the destruction of your spaceship, but your escape pod is damaged. Worse, all the wreckage is caught in the gravity well of a nearby star. You'd better fix things quickly and get out of there.

The game's main flaw is not just guess-the-verb, but also guess-the-noun, and because of that, the game is far more frustrating to play than it should have been. Hint: if you can't refer to something in the plural, try referring to it in the singular.


Rating: **


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