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Haywire

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Supernatural
2018

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A great superhero game divided into many small branches, June 9, 2019
by MathBrush
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This game could have been more accessible and/or popular with some design changes. It suffers strongly from ďTime CaveĒ effect. Instead of having an overarching narrative, itís made of a dozen or more distinct threads with very little in common. It branches wildly.

Each playthrough is, to me, a 3-star game. But the whole story is pretty cool. I discovered stuff on my 4th and 5th playthroughs that changes the whole story (although I am ever an enemy to slow-text in IF games ).

I could see this game having been made slightly more coherent, with some of the best scenes always occurring.

But this could all be down to authorís choice. Did the author want most of the game to be hidden away as a reward for the careful reader? Thatís a valid design choice, limiting the number of people who enjoy the game but increasing the joy in those who do. Hanon Ondricek has many games in that style in the past, but heís now done stuff in many styles.

Anyway, this is a pretty cool superhero story.