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Child's Play

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Humor/Slice of life

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- katz (Altadena, California), January 12, 2011

- Juleske, December 3, 2010

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), November 28, 2010

- Softbagel, October 21, 2010

- Sorrel, April 24, 2010

- Azazel, April 13, 2010

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Sometimes it's what you CANT do that shows what you CAN do., April 13, 2010
by tggdan3 (Michigan)
That's how I feel about this game. In it you are a baby. You can't talk. You can't walk. You can't even go to the bathroom on command. (Hence the diaper). Yet you're mind is active- you know the diaper is just the MAN'S way of keeping you down.

The writing is very cute, and the plot puts you in the mind of the child. People don't take you seriously, there are in-game reasons why PUNCH NPC doesn't get you a result. You can only carry a couple of items at a time, the smallest inventory limit I've seen, yet still makes the game fun and make sense.

And you have to be smart to figure out how to get at that toy and make sure the little red head doesn't get at it. Very clever!

The writing is great. The parents have silly conversations with each other, and the descriptions of people are great. Definately a fun game with more thought behind it than you might originally think. Long live Alphadog!

- Danielle (The Wild West), April 12, 2010

- omenofdoom, March 5, 2010

- lupusrex (Seattle, WA), October 3, 2009

- Shigosei, December 6, 2008

- helga (Australia), August 29, 2008

- tylluan (Vermont), August 24, 2008

- Emily Short, July 20, 2008

- Andrew Kemp (UK), July 5, 2008

- Steve Blanding (Redmond, WA), June 26, 2008

- Sarah Mitty (Ypsilanti, Michigan), June 2, 2008

- bolucpap, March 25, 2008

- brattish (Canada), March 24, 2008

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
So very entertaining!, March 24, 2008
by Grunion Guy (Portland)
This is one of the best IF games I've played in awhile. Well-written with great NPC conversations and well thought out characters. All of the babies have different personalities and attitudes which you must get to know in order to solve the puzzles. The game isn't difficult, mainly because all of the puzzles are actually logical and rely on things you learn as the baby learns. Great humor throughout. (Spoiler - click to show)It's also well worth a 2nd playthrough with the Commentary track on.

I also wrote a Walkthrough for it at: http://www.placesandpredators.com/tads/ChildsPlayWalkthrough.txt

- Leland Paul (Swarthmore, PA), February 29, 2008

- Wendymoon, January 13, 2008

- Emily Boegheim, January 6, 2008

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