The Haunted Help Desk

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The IT ticket from hell, November 5, 2022
by N. Cormier
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The Haunted Help Desk has the scariest real-world premise yet: dealing with your companyís IT department. (I kid, I kid!) The conceit is that the IT department is haunted, but you really, really, REALLY need to get your tablet to connect to the wifi, so youíre willing to brave the horrible IT maze to find someone who can help you. (Which, minus the haunting, sounds like every IT experience Iíve ever had).

The game squeezes as much out of the concept as inhumanly possible, with the ghoulies and ghosties of the maze all still happy to help you find the one guy who can fix your tablet. Of course, Haunted IT is a lot more dangerous than regular IT, so thereís pitfalls waiting for you at every corner. Luckily, the author has mercifully enabled the back button here, changing your numerous deaths from something frustrating to a comedy punchline.

Overall, this game feels like playing through a Halloween SNL sketch, and I mean that in the best way. Great job!

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