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Contains Mirror and Queen.gblorb
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Mirror and Queen

by Chandler Groover profile


About the Story

Your mirror never lies.

A puzzleless reflection. Fifteen to forty minutes.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 25kq81lxm8iefgjg

Off-Site Reviews

The Breakfast Review
The game is primarily interesting for what it has to say about the queen's situation and what we can take away from it, not for what we can cause to happen within the game world.
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Doug's World
For an open-input game, this is highly accessible. On the flip side, this game design does not provide for the highest level of player agency or branched path story telling. But if you accept that, "Mirror and Queen" is a solid piece of writing.
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Hannah Powell-Smith
I really enjoyed this. Between the lush writing and unflinching look into the Queen’s psychological state, not to mention the court wheeler-dealing and ruthless aristocracy, it was just my cup of tea. Fairytales can be a hard sell, but this really suited me. I almost want something more from the world and characters, to be able to escape the game’s boundaries... but, after all, we know how this story ends.
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Es una obra impresionante que me dejó muy emocionado en sus primeros turnos. Sencillamente por el concepto en sí mismo. Cada vez que el espejo habla se lanza el parser pidiendo al jugador que indique de qué tema quiere hablar, una sola palabra, a lo sumo dos, y el espejo responde, siempre, siempre la verdad.
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Kirjallinen Suunnistaja
Kuningatar puhuu peilille, joka vastaa hänelle mielipuolisin vuodatuksin. Tekstikenttään voi kirjoittaa mitä tahansa ja teos vastaa parhaansa mukaan: aina nyrjähtäneesti ja uusia ajatusuria avaten. Tekstiparserin käyttö on Mirror and Queenissä äärimmäisen yksinkertaista ja vapaata samaan aikaan.
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Old Games Italia
Poiché il tutto si basa su singole parole da inserire, l'esperienza è molto user friendly, ma di conseguenza anche molto limitante. Mirror and Queen però funziona molto bene lo stesso, perché è scritto divinamente. Perché le immagini sono forti, ma si appoggiano sempre a una introspezione vera e realistica della figura della regina.
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T.L. Bodine
The game is introspective by design. You don’t really do anything; you just think over things, in rich imagery and evocative glimpses. The prose leaves plenty of gaps around the edges for your imagination to fill in, rather than leading you by the hand.
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