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WONDERFUL and also FANTASTIC, May 19, 2021
First of all this is an extremely flavorful game that does worldbuilding very well, and the characterization of the player character is sweet and carefully done. I would consider it to be reasonably 'tight' in that it doesn't feel as though there are many loose ends or elements of the game/story which needed more explanation. The puzzles are excellent and what I would consider to be very reasonable-- there's only one where I didn't get what was going on, and honestly it's one which was remedied immediately by actually reading the game's 'about' section.
This is an unusual thing to put in a review of an IF game of this type, but the religious content of this game is FANTASTIC. Several minor-ish spoilers below:
Everything (Spoiler - click to show)Jewish in this game is perfectly done, the illustration of your average (Spoiler - click to show)American liberal synagogue with the imahot and the food drive on Yom Kippur is absolutely spotless, and I love the fact that the game refers to (Spoiler - click to show)"beanies and shawls", but inputting commands such as (Spoiler - click to show)'take kippah' or 'wear tallis' works. Also the analogies between the cult stuff and the more 'real' religions (particularly in the (Spoiler - click to show)very very end of the game and the choices you can make) are beautifully done and I love it very much.
(Major spoiler but this is my favorite line of the whole thing:
(Spoiler - click to show)"The rabbi stands, a trickle of blood running along his jawline and down his chin. 'Tekiah gedolah!' he shouts," ABSOLUTE PERFECTION)