IFComp 2009: Yon Astounding Castle, Broken Legs, The Hangover
- No spoilers
A couple of games not rated or stopped playing after a while.
Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort by Tiberius Thingamus
Even though the puzzles and gameplay here weren’t that bad, after a while I just couldn’t go on because reading ye fauxe olde Englishe became too taxing. Thy Dungeonman did it well; Yon Astounding Castle overdid it.
Broken Legs by Sarah Morayati
Broken Legs presented an interesting dilemma. On the other hand, I did not personally enjoy the game very much. In essence it’s an optimizing game: play, replay, do something different, see how the situation improves a tiny bit, replay, continue until you have the exact, complex solution. I don’t care for this kind of games at all. It didn’t help that Broken Legs had such a repulsive main character.
Then again it wouldn’t feel right rating it purely based on personal enjoyment because it is polished, deep, and clever piece of work. The score that it objectively deserves is much higher than what the subjective score in my case would be. So finally after thinking about it for some time I decided to take the easy way out and just not rate it at all.
The Hangover by Red conine
The ADRIFT runner said that I had the wrong version and would have had to update the story file with some tool. Reading other people’s reviews didn’t exactly make me want to jump through hoops to get the game running so The Hangover will officially be the only game in this comp that I didn’t play.