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The Owl Consults

by Thomas Mack profile, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton

2017

(based on 10 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Once you've established yourself as the ruler of the crime world (and, eventually, the literal world), the only challenge left is helping out the next generation of supervillains---for a suitable fee, of course.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 1.01
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 32u49mceyst7p8ey

Awards

6th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An over-the-top super villain game with multiple protagonists, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
I enjoyed this 2017 IFComp game. You play as a consultant for super villains who answers their questions for money. The parser becomes a phone line, of which you have 2, and your commands are commands to the villains themselves.

Each villain has unique powers. The writing for the radioactive man grated on me a bit, but overall I found it clever. This game had the most traditional gameplay of the top games of the competition, with no limited parser commands.

I recommend it, and hope that everyone reading this will take the time to try it.

The Owl Disappoints, November 13, 2017
You are a consultant to super-villains, guiding them step-by-step over the phone. You have two lines, and can switch between the two characters at will. This is all very original, very clever stuff, a great setup, with fun writing. Unfortunately, the game is marred by implementation difficulties: levers that should be off being described as "on", buttons that should be switch on being described as "off". Which makes actually playing and solving the puzzles very difficult. Even if that was fixed, it would still be far too hard. Looking at the hint system reveals jumps in logic that no reasonable player could guess. I wanted to like this one, but it threw too many hurdles in my way. Disappointing.

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