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Puddles on the Path

by Anssi Räisänen

Wordplay/Cave crawl
2003

(based on 3 ratings)
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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: Alan 2
Baf's Guide ID: 2098
IFID: ALAN-96F3F722C5F2FC4F9429ABE595BD5E75
TUID: s4girkccjl8mtwh4

Awards

Honorable Mention - Spring Thing 2003

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


A brief, straightforward, charming game about a world in which proverbs have magical efficacy. Neither setting nor story is especially noteworthy, but the puzzles are entertaining and on a couple of occasions quite satisfying to solve. There are a handful of minor rough spots, but this is generally a friendly and solid piece of snack-sized IF.

-- Emily Short

IF-Review
There are a handful of rough spots -- some phrasings (not of proverbs) that weren't immediately obvious to me and could have used more synonyms, a few places where the spelling or word use was a little off -- but not too many. It does seem to be possible to render the game unwinnable, though I am not sure whether or not this was the author's intention. There was one item that I wouldn't have thought to look for without the walkthrough, and one thing that might have been a bug.

On the other hand, it is such a friendly and generally solid piece that I had a hard time holding these minor flaws against it.
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