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Photopia

by Adam Cadre profile

Slice of life
1998

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- Joey Jones (UK), September 15, 2018

- mSphix, September 14, 2018

- Spike, August 13, 2018

- ppoulsen, August 4, 2018

- Sungorus, June 20, 2018

- comfortcastle (Sheffield, UK), June 16, 2018

- DustyCypress (Hong Kong), May 19, 2018

- Ruber Eaglenest, May 13, 2018

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Good., April 21, 2018
by ChristopherTheSinner (Illinois )
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I'm still working on finishing the game, but so far i felt there were a couple things to mention. The game is pretty fun, can be a little confusing at times though. The main thing i want to say here though, for the people struggling on the maze- and i know you are -the walk-through is wrong for that part. this isn't really a spoiler, but i'll hide it as a spoiler. it's more of a hint if you cant figure out the maze. (Spoiler - click to show) you cannot go up twice and down twice. I don't want to give a spoiler for the solution, but lets just say you don't actually WALK OUT of the maze. I like to think of it as more of a dream like moment- though i can't say if it is a dream or if it's something that's happening, i just prefer to think of it as a dream-like situation -Don't assume all you can do is walk out of the maze. what would you do if it was your dream? how would you get out? I hope that helps the people struggling with the maze. Besides that, I found the game intriguing and fun to piece together, though the ending was sort of bland and disappointing. It felt as if it should have had at least one or two more scenes, though i wont go into detail because i don't want to spoil the game.

- tigerjieer, April 19, 2018

- csitrin, April 16, 2018

- Stas, March 26, 2018

- bernatguillen, February 17, 2018

- 1PainfulPocket, January 9, 2018

- tylermac92, January 9, 2018

- Moomoo, December 9, 2017

- Prosilire (New York City), December 3, 2017

- Sergio (Trento, Italy), November 30, 2017

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
sentimental drivel, poor writing, but brilliant use of the medium, October 24, 2017
I really wanted to enjoy this. As far as I understand it, the game was fairly groundbreaking use of the medium at the time. As it stands now, I would not recommend this piece to anyone I would want to get interested in interactive fiction. The writing is genuinely bad, the overall theme of the story feels like someone beating you over the head with cheap emotional shots, and it isn't very interactive at all- text heavy and slow to move into anything resembling action. I have trouble understanding why so many have resonated with this piece, why there's a sense of reverence around it. I have a feeling it's related to timing on my part-and I don't wish to slam anyone who related to or was moved by the piece--I just can't see it.

The interwoven nature of the game is brilliant. I'm sure it is, because everyone has said so. But in my opinion, this is a really good example of telling, not showing.

Cadre's other works are breathtaking, so I will say that I feel I must be missing something-- the rave reviews regarding this work make me want to understand the appeal.

- jakomo, September 21, 2017

- xochie, September 17, 2017

- enkaye (usa), August 31, 2017

- ja, bo ja, August 28, 2017

- karlnp (Vancouver, BC), August 22, 2017

- Wanderlust, August 3, 2017


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