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Identity

by Dave Bernazzani profile

Space Exploration
2004

(based on 14 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 7
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2386
IFIDs:  ZCODE-7-041121-636C
ZCODE-6-040928-DBAA
TUID: ty2z1c41ec7i6mf6

Awards

15th Place - 10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


A decently-crafted short game in the crashed-spaceship genre. The planet you're stranded on isn't all that alien, though: it's got primitive humans and at least one yak. (Perhaps the "Stellar Patrol" is the same one as in Planetfall, with its mission of regaining contact with lost human colonies.) The title is misleading: although you start the game with concussion-induced amnesia, your loss of identity is not central to the plot, which has more to do with finding out why the ship crashed and then arranging for a rescue.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

SPAG
It bills itself as an Interactive Short Story, but I found the story element to be rather slight. Though the game told me that my memory was 100% complete at the end I was still none too sure of my character's name and had seen nothing to flesh out the backstory hinted at in the opening scene. Instead, pride of place is given to the puzzles which are generally well thought out and intuitive.
-- Cirk Bejnar
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Identity isn't an unpleasant way to spend an hour or so, but for me it felt mostly like a missed opportunity.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Not bad, October 31, 2007
by Nusco (Bologna, Italy)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2004
Hopelessly cliched "astronaut with amnesia" stuff. Interesting enough at first, but it dries up after the first half. The lost identity theme adds nothing to anything, and that last puzzle could have used some trimming.

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