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Film at Eleven

by Bowen Greenwood

Humor
2001

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- kierlani, March 25, 2020

- E.K., May 2, 2017

News reporter gets a tip about the mayor and an intern, April 17, 2016

In this game with a small map, you play a brand new reporter who caught a tip about the mayor and his intern stuffing ballot boxes.

The puzzles in this game have multiple solutions, and I felt like the game was more believable than usual.

Overall, a well written detective romp. However, the writing felt detached, and I don't feel like revisiting it in the future.

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Like a miniature version of Dangerous Curves, this game takes us into a town where trouble's brewing at City Hall, NPCs abound, and it'll take a little trickery to crack the case before time runs out. Of course, there are significant differences. Instead of a downtrodden private eye, the PC here is the rather incongruously named Betty Byline, a television reporter on her first big assignment. The character's name is strange, not just because television reporters don't really have bylines, but because it signals a sort of cartoony, Archie-comics wholesomeness that's notably missing from the rest of the game. It's not as if the mayor is named Vinnie Veto and the bartender Sammy Scotchensoda. Thus, Betty finds herself a silly-name character somewhat misplaced in a more realistic world... Still, [various] quibbles aside, this was a solid game, and I enjoyed it very much. Betty Byline's adventures gave me a pleasant evening's diversion, and I felt a rush of vicarious triumph when I'd finally helped her reach that first big scoop of her career.

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