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Lost Pig

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Fantasy, Humor
2007

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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Loved it, July 24, 2008
by Cesia (Colorado)
I loved this IF more than any other I've played. I couldn't help but laughing out loud! It was fun to play.

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Suitable for kids, December 9, 2007
by puzzler (Everett, Washington)
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I just finished playing through this game with my two children (ages 8 and 9). They both enjoyed the game. It's not always easy to determine whether a game is fully suitable for young kids, so I thought I'd mention that, as far as I can tell, Lost Pig has no objectionable content.

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
A Perfect Little Underground Adventure, November 30, 2007
by Matzerath (West Coast, Salty Smell)
Related reviews: Matzerath's Favorites
This game has single-handedly (that is NOT a masturbation reference) brought me back to the joy of Interactive Fiction. It's been some time since I've had to type 'NW', and hearing about Lost Pig, I felt compelled to, as in the days of my chronically be-seated youth, madly type basic sentences and weird abbreviations into a computer. And oh, how wonderful to return to the fold! Lost Pig is a perfect example of the form, in my opinion. I can't imagine the amount of play-testing that went into making almost every warped combination of disparate objects or obviously ridiculous actions something that doesn't baffle the parser, but instead, produces a hilarious and preconceived result. And while that is admirable in itself, the core puzzles are extremely well thought out; every one, at least for me, was of the head-slapping 'Goddamit why did I spend a half hour on that?!' variety. Including the elusive 'seventh point'.
And the NPC is sweet as well.
Sadly, playing this first has raised my expectations for the genre -- while there are other fabulous IF games available, few are as tightly knit as this one. I love expansive IF, of course, but I could play a million shorter ones if they covered almost every possibility as well as this one!
I mean, in how many computer games, no matter how graphically endowed, can you set your own pants on fire?

8 of 20 people found the following review helpful:
Started Strong And Then Lost Its Way, November 25, 2007
by AmberShards (The Gothic South)
Unlike others who have loved this game (and most games I review it seems are of this variety), I can't say that I enjoyed Lost Pig after about an hour. It starts strong, unfolding the world of the PC and who the PC is bit by bit. Then the impossible puzzles hit. You'll bang your head against the keyboard as you strive for even two points and move game objects around at random, utterly perplexed as to what is supposed to do what. The NPCs that you find may be loquacious, but they talk an awful lot about nothing at all. As that doesn't help you in any way with your objective in the game, their conversational skills quickly become annoying and frustrating. In short, the pacing and puzzle difficulty are seriously out of whack. It's a shame, because there's obviously been no small effort expended on the early parts of the game and the conversation structure. Playing Lost Pig is like you're driving a new car and just as you reach second gear, you drive off a cliff.

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
GRUNK PANTS ON FIRE!, November 23, 2007
by Kake (London, England)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2007, *****, Admiral Jota
Aw, this is brilliant! Excellent attention to detail, and an awful lot of fun. It's well worth playing around and trying silly things that have no chance of advancing the game, just because the responses are so funny (e.g. try taking your pants off in company). Besides that, the implementation's solid, the puzzles make sense, Grunk and the pig both have a lot of character, and the ending is quite uplifting.


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