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About the StoryEmma the Trust Fund Baby is born with a silver spoon in her mouth figuratively.
Short, quite linear IF dealing with the life of Emma the Trust Fund Baby.
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For all that, the game feels colourless, populated as it is with stock phrases and characters. Emma herself has barely any background and a scant personality; she might as well be a machine. The writing is relentlessly expository, sometimes going to the extent of explaining common phrases. Even the conflicts and seamy underbelly of Emma's surroundings are neatly summarised.
It doesn't quite read as a satire. It reads more like one of those TV serials - the type that goes on for two hundred episodes, which makes you painfully aware of the actors trying to show you that they're angry, but never quite succeeding.
It doesn't help that this game is almost entirely linear, despite the fact that Emma’s extraordinary privilege gives her an unusual amount of choice of what she could do with her life. Even the choices play on gross stereotypes instead of investing the player in Emma's development. There is little sense of development, growth or humanity… and whether or not that’s part of the point is up to you, dear reader, to decide.
this clickable static fiction reads so single-mindedly and plays so linearly that even the author seemed to get bored with it and thus finally offered one more choice, one that seems central to the plot:
Emma takes a "gap year" after graduation in order to find out what she really wants to do with her life.
> Travel, vacation, shopping! London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York!
> Compassion and volunteer work. Helping the poor in society and striving for a fair and just world.
it was obviously very out of character for Emma, thus I chose the latter and guess what?
It was tedious and uninteresting work, and she decided to find something more useful to with her life instead.
sure enough, there was no real choice in the single-minded rage propaganda with a 1-dimensional character about as deep as the author's mind... so much for choice-games... the only real choice here is to keep churning and filling ifdb with 1-star clickable static fiction...
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