Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Birdland

by Brendan Patrick Hennessy profile

Teens
2015

Web Site

Go to the game's main page

Member Reviews

Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 8
Write a review


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
YA Fiction for all ages, October 25, 2017
by Angharade
Related reviews: Young Adult
This is the first time I have enjoyed a twine-based game to the same degree as a parser game. The way the character's mood affected the outcomes was magnificent, unique and made me feel in control, even when I wasn't. The writing was sublime. I was not expecting to get so invested in the story, but the gameplay was so special and the underlying story so delicious, I had to keep going.

Minor criticisms: the romance between two of the characters felt lackluster at best. There was no real depiction of why these two would connect. (Spoiler - click to show)Bell is a frustrating humblebrag type, and the protagonist seems to be struggling with depression, which I really resonated with. However, the romance seemed forced, with little dialogue resembling connectivity.

I will say that the humor in this is absolutely wonderful for all, of any age, and that I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and story line. I stayed with it primarily for the dry wit. The portrait illustrations were an added plus.