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Dark Angel, by Jerry Ford
Great Story, But Was Buggy, But Now Better..., January 23, 2019
by penguincascadia (Puget Sound)
Related reviews: needs improvement; bugs; city
New Review:

Haven't fully tried out the game yet, but the game seems to not be buggy anymore!

Old Review:

Dark Angel has great writing, but the game is buggy- in an early scene, I was supposed to ask someone about a topic, but forgot. When I remembered and asked them later after nothing important happened, I got a default response. Asking characters about them or other topics that should give a response also only gives default responses, and I've seen events fire (for example, to keep the player character at one place) before they are actually supposed to happen. You can also do weird things like putting food in your oven to warm it and coming back later to find that it's still cold (yes, I made sure the oven was on). On the upside, the writing is good and invokes the setting well, and it's nice to see more games with a good and large city setting that's filled out. It just needs more beta testing and more ironing out of the bugs in the game.

Survive Election Day, by New Patomic
Mildly Amusing But Incomplete, November 4, 2018
by penguincascadia (Puget Sound)
Mildly amusing interactive fiction game about surviving Election Day. You'll get more out of it if you're a member of Alternatehistory.com and frequent the American Politics thread there. Sadly, the game is incomplete and not all choices lead to endings.

The Airport, by Cascadian_Patriot

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Written as a programming exercise when I first started out writing IF in Inform 7. Don't play if unless you like playing through a simple bad game with text dumps.

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Great Concept, February 19, 2016
by penguincascadia (Puget Sound)
The idea of a game being used as (Spoiler - click to show)a lure and training tool to get people to help you in your cause is a great one. A lot of people have complained about non-implemented objects in the game, but the game is supposed to be that way as a rough product meant to be pushed out quickly within the world of the game (to avoid any spoilers, phasing this very vaguely.) What would be great is making all the default responses fit in the world of the game. I understand that the author was working on doing this for a second release of the game, but sadly it looks like that has fallen to the wayside as he pursues other projects. Hopefully he will take it up again some day!

Stars, by Zoe H

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Needs More Work, February 19, 2016
by penguincascadia (Puget Sound)
Related reviews: needs improvement
To add to what all the other reviews have said, the story is promising but the implementation needs work- there are a lot of mentioned objects that we can't use examine to view. Implement them and you go a long way toward making the game much better.


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