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A Hobbit Trek, by Crispin
A flawed tribute, June 4, 2020
by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)
This is a game very much in the spirit of the original Hobbit. You know the one. Too bad that means lots of sudden deaths with no way to undo. Implementation is also sparse, with no synonyms (I can't call the seedcake a cake? Seriously?) and flat rejection when I try to simply use an object: a standard verb in Quest, that the game puts on the context menu of everything. At least try to give me a hint or something.

On the plus side, and this is a big plus, the game is very easy to navigate in the opening area at least, providing a good sense of geography; you won't need a map. It also stands on its own, with a slightly parodic tone but otherwise a good theme and love for the source material.

Sadly, that's not enough to make it a decent game in my book. Maybe if I could play from a walkthrough.

Wizard's Magic, by Daniel Gunnell
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Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest
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Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
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Get Lost!, by S. Woodson
The fae in our lives, May 24, 2020
by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)
This is a game that speaks to me, with meaningful choices that make sense for a change (and replayable too, despite the shortness). A portal fantasy done right, familiar and exotic at the same time, that invites dreaming of more. A story that doesn't overstay its welcome, tense but not cringey, and dramatic for the right reasons. That's a rare blend, one I'll be sure to savor a while longer. Try it, maybe.

Voices, by Aris Katsaris
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Visualizing, by Marnie Parker
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Intro to Jabberwocky, by Gregory Weir
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The Legend of the Missing Hat, by Adri

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Simple pleasures in interactive fiction, May 17, 2020
by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)
Why can't more story games be like Legend of the Missing Hat? With light prose, no drama and cuteness everywhere, it's still a joy to replay eight years after release: truly a healing story, as I heard them called recently. It also does the "small protagonist in a human-scale home" trope very well, something not many others can claim. Too bad it's not a little bit longer, but then maybe that would have ruined the magic.

Oh by the way: this game is a very good fit for mobile devices. Try it out!

A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
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