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I Didn't Really Like It Before

by Drusilla

Slice of life
2016

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(based on 5 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

It's an experience I had the other day. Bees, winter, brevity.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 18, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 1b2o8uo5l5le3o4i

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A brief Twine game musing about nature and honey, March 20, 2016
Someone reviewed this game saying it had "Endings for grownups", and that's accurate. This is a mature game, with an older protagonist thinking about life in a bittersweet way.

The focus is on honey, describing it in rich detail, from both scientific and aesthetic viewpoints.

A fun game, especially for foodies. Had one use of yellow font that seemed ill-advised, but only at one point.

You can shake berries from the mulberry tree onto a tatty fitted sheet, March 5, 2017
A short piece of dynamic fiction about trying some ecological fresh-from-the-comb honey for the first time. There is a little bit of interactivity, but the main draw is in the perfectly gauged prose (I was particularly impressed by the author's way of describing flavours, something I always find difficult to put into words), and the glimpses of the PC's surroundings and backstory.

The hyperlinked words often have little connection with what comes next. Moving to a new page shows the previous paragraphs with the new paragraph added: not my favourite format, but that is a taste thing, and it prevents you from losing track of the narrative. While I'm on the subject of technical details, the use of yellow text for some words is a bit of a pain, since it's almost necessary to highlight it. However, it's rare enough not to be a big issue.

Fine slice of life with an elegiac edge. Read if you want to savour some exact prose, or enjoy honey.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Grown up endings, March 20, 2016
Very informative and brief and fun!

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