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About the StoryYears after the Problems Compound, Alec Smart still runs into reverses.
39th Place - 22nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2016)
The Breakfast Review
"Slicker City" is a sequel to last year's "The Problems Compound", and a number of the comments then still apply. We're still dealing with a surreal, whimsical setting derived from word-phrase reversals. The prose tends towards a rather high degree of introspection--I didn't comment on this last year, so perhaps it's heavier and more noticeable this year. Mostly, it's a standard IF puzzler, or at least that's how it begins.
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A shortish game based on items with a certain kind of wordplay, May 9, 2017
This game and its predecessor have some small elements like that, but are mostly big set-pieces there to show off silly word reversals. These word reversals, while clever, are difficult to understand at times, and lead to a disjointed game world. This game was polished, but shorter than Problems Compound.
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