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Dinner with Andre

by Liza Daly

Humor/Romance
2000

About the Story

"A date by candlelight in a fine restaurant. Should be a perfect evening." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1012
IFID: ZCODE-1-000930-3237
TUID: whko1dvjyuiuh9en

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
[...] I thought the pieces meshed together really well; they all tie into the initial scenario, and the pacing is superb: a series of linear puzzles, then the game "goes wide" with a tough multi-element puzzle, then tightens down and is at peace briefly, easy, relaxed, everything is going right... and then BAM, ouch, followed by an easy end game. Perfect. As an added plus, the elements of DwA end up serving as a bit of a parody of some romantic genre cliches, indeed with the ending almost coming off as (unintentionally) mocking Masquerade, which uses those cliches to create its archetypal romance genre story.
-- Sean T Barrett
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SynTax
[...] a well written original game about a date from hell. It starts out as a story-based game but then poses increasingly difficult obstacles in your path.
-- Dorothy Millard
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Solving the game's puzzles requires coming up with the funny response that the game had in mind, and using a less funny but still sensible response, or even a different funny response that the game hadn't envisioned, puts the player at a rather unhelpful dead end. Thus, in the first puzzle I had figured out what I wanted to do, but hadn't come up with the particular funny way of doing this thing that the game was looking for, and therefore I found myself going in ever more frustrating circles. Therefore, if you're anything like me, you probably shouldn't be afraid to turn to the hints in DWA, but once you do, you'll have a pretty good time. If only we could say that about all our disastrous dates.
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  v.4: 24-Mar-2013 13:43 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.3: 28-Apr-2008 16:07 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 22:58 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:50 - IFDB
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