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The Mean Story

by Bob Reeves profile

Episode #5 of Painless Little Stupid Games
1999

(based on 1 rating)
1 member review

About the Story

An egregiously heartless and un-p.c. example of black humor, inspired by fantasies two of my friends came up with in high school. We've all grown since high school. You'd think.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Alan 2
Baf's Guide ID: 616
IFID: Unknown
TUID: aixamxezzos7b4e6

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Misanthrope's Delight, November 29, 2018
by IFthenXYZZY
Related reviews: dark, misanthrope, mean
Brief game. Extremely dark humor.

In the most optimistic terms, it is slapstick comedy, each escalation more outrageous than the next, till one finds oneself face-palm-laughing in shear disbelief at the darkness of it all. (if you've ever laughed at dead baby jokes, this game is for you!)

In the most cynical terms it is a Trumpian daydream. Meta-gaming one's altruism leads to enslavement, and one would do well to note political correctness is not in the character's inventory.

All in all the brevity of the game and one-dimensional caricatures that serve as npc's firmly establish a light-hearted, tongue in cheek framework that allows the game to remain amusing

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