Another IF Comp review, following my format for this comp. There is a cut, then any spoiler-free comments I have, and then spoiler space, and then more detailed feedback that assumes the reader has tried the game.
But first, we have some obligatory filler to try to make sure that the RSS summary does not accidentally contain any review. Filler, filler, la la la…
Okay. Here we go.
Solidly constructed and plausible, and with a few charming moments, but the premise and narrative were bland enough that they didn’t move me much.
I was sort of expecting this to turn out to be a much longer and more complicated game — for something to happen, for instance, once I’d finally won my freedom. There certainly seemed to be a lot of school implemented, relative to the complexity of the tasks that I needed to complete. So when I got the winning ending, I thought, What? Really? That’s it?
I suspect this game just isn’t going to stick with me long — it dimly reminds me of “History Repeating” from a previous year, which I also found competent but bland.