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Dancing Even Him?

by Richard Otter profile


(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

You enjoyed the party at your friends last night, good food, plenty to drink and loads of chat. You can't remember what fool suggested they get the quija board out and then if that wasn't bad enough it moved onto a sťance.

You felt such a fool sitting round the table, the eight of you holding hands. With nothing but the gentle flicker of candlelight illuminating the faces you started to feel queasy. Too much food and drink you thought.

When you finally got to bed you started having some really weird dreams. You wake with a jolt.†

You are not in bed, you are not even in your bedroom. You appear to be in a darkened high sided room with a light source high above your head. The floor seems to be made up of very large round objects piled on top of each other.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 12, 2006
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: ADRIFT-400-EEE9F9D60BC1F642FAE83F59117A8780
TUID: 72aishz8e1qdo09c


6th Place - ADRIFT Hourglass Comp 2006

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Likeable enough in its own right. I moved through it from start to finish in just over five minutes. It was a little too linear for my liking but then that helped with the puzzles which simply required a bit of thought to figure out.
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Badly-written and painfully easy, February 25, 2010

This is perhaps the worst IF game I've ever played. Dancing Even Him? lacks any real plot and contains a series of the simplest one-move puzzles I've ever seen. Going through the game, I felt like I was in some warped, five-minute version of an Indiana Jones movie. The puzzles (if they can even be called that) consisted almost exclusively of climbing and pulling levers. There is some atrocious grammar in the descriptions and it's obvious that the author didn't proof-read the text more than once (if at all).

The only good thing I can say about the game is that I rather liked the revelation about the title in the end. It made me chuckle slightly (in that depressed way people chuckle when they realize they just wasted three minutes of their lives). If the title interests you at all, you should devote five minutes to Dancing Even Him? to discover its meaning. Otherwise, don't bother with this game.

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