Dr. Sourpuss Is Not A Choice-Based Game

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Episode 1 of The France Trilogy
2016

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- IanAllenBird, November 15, 2018

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- Robin Johnson (Edinburgh, Scotland), April 7, 2016

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
An amusing and thoughtful long game that is (not?) a multiple choice game, April 7, 2016
by MathBrush
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Dr. Sourpuss is an orangecat that just hates multiple choice games. He works with a man and a woman for Scandron, a multiple choice test grading company.

You have to help find two missing things: the grading machine, and a student named Mark Passingrad.

Gameplay rolls out in three main ways: you are given a series of multiple choice quizzes. Before answering each question, you can click on boxed links to get more detail. Finally, there are three different 'tests' where you have to go to a lab to create new items.

The game is purposefully confusing, and it succeeded in creating this emotion. In the end, much of it is a long discussion about people who hate multiple choice and why. I chose to interpret this as part of the debate about weblink games such as Twine or Raconteur. The game talks about marginalized individuals and those who refuse to validate them or allow them to be part of their world. The game admits many interpretations, however.

I took off one star because the game is very tedious at times, trying to sort out a path through repetitive text. Overall, an interesting and thoughtful game.


- Brendan Patrick Hennessy (Toronto, Ontario), April 7, 2016


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