The Text Blues: But I Digress…

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Feb 032011
 

It seems like most of the people who wrote reviews of 999 thought very highly of it. I’m not sure why that was; I found the game to be a fairly tedious exercise in the repetition of insufficiently interesting puzzles. 999 creates this problem for itself because of its structure. The enforced replays that are central to 999‘s design and fiction ask for more from the puzzles and dialogue than they are able to contribute as art or entertainment. In addition to that, I felt that 999 had a tendency to undermine its plot and atmosphere during its moments of [Read more…]

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