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Robin & Orchid

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Mystery/Slice of life/Religious
2013

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- calindreams (Birmingham, England), April 16, 2018

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- Julia Myer (USA), August 28, 2017

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- Cory Roush (Ohio), June 3, 2017

- Laney Berry, May 15, 2017

- Denk, January 21, 2017

- Audiart (Davis, CA), October 19, 2016

- penguincascadia (Puget Sound), February 26, 2016

- E. W. B., February 23, 2016

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Not what I thought it would be, January 13, 2016
by Deboriole (San Diego, CA)
Upon starting the game you are told to gather evidence to prove the existence of a ghost within the church. You are armed with a camera to capture ...well, anything you want, really. You also have a handy notebook in which you can look up any topic having to do with the church, which is a neat touch.

I admit, I had high hopes for this game based on other reviews. But even if I had gone in with no expectations, I believe I would still feel a little cheated. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast solving puzzles along the way, and I truly appreciate all of the work that went into building this game. There is just one major disappointment!

Spoilers (and whining) ahead:

(Spoiler - click to show)In my inventory I had a crook (a pole with a hook on the end) and a box (to stand on since my character is short). I came across an intriguing trapdoor in the ceiling and was able to open it using the box and crook. Once in the attic, I discovered the truth about the resident ghost.

Now, this would all be fine if there were multiple endings. For example, if you were to go into the attic without certain proofs, you would lose due to insufficient evidence. I would have much preferred that because then I would have replayed the game and made sure I was able to prove my case the next time around. Unfortunately there is only one ending, and once the attic is accessed the truth is made clear regardless of any proof (or lack thereof) I may have possessed. All of the evidence I spent time collecting and photographing was meaningless. I never needed to do anything at all other than get into that attic (although I will note that the crook is only found after solving another puzzle so it isn't like you can solve the game quickly). Still, so disappointing!


I would love for the authors of this game to make an extended version. I think that would be amazing! It would definitely get five stars from me. :)

- CMG (NYC), January 12, 2016

- hoopla, December 6, 2015

- RoboDragonn, November 29, 2015

- TheFishInBlack (Melbourne, Australia), November 26, 2015

- Catalina, November 15, 2015

- Sobol (Russia), October 11, 2015

- Lanternpaw, August 31, 2015

- zylla, June 17, 2015

The help system is the most enjoyable part of this entertaining game., April 5, 2015

by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
This game follows a small group of young adults as they investigate mysterious occurences for the school newspaper.

The hint system is supplied in the form of notes, assembled by a young man on behalf of the female narratot. I STRONGLY recommend reading as many of the hints as possible, as they pai t a fascinating picture of the young man, the narrator, and their environment.

There is a second, subtle hint system that soon becomes apparent to anyone getting stuck in the game.

I would recommend this to newcomers based on the two help systems and for experienced IF players based on the rich storyline (including the hidden scene detailed in the Author's notes).

- blue/green, March 18, 2015

- Bainespal, March 10, 2015

- morlock, February 2, 2015

- BlitzWithGuns, December 14, 2014

- Tefrian (UK), August 10, 2014


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