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How It All Started

by Kevin Treadway

2003

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 7efmw1y686b9e486

Awards

4th Place - ADRIFT End Of Year Comp 2003

Editorial Reviews

Delron Review Compilation
This had good points and bad points. On the good side of things, it was very well written (I especially liked the jokey style of writing that was evident throughout) and had a few interesting puzzles. The difficulty was set reasonably low, allowing the player to progress quite a way through without running into problems. On the down side, there were quite a few commands that aren't very obvious and would never have occurred to me if I hadn't read the walkthru: entering the grotto (at a time when I thought I *was* in the grotto); entering the basket but not being able to climb into it; and a particularly bad bug right at the end that rendered the game unfinishable ("flip switch" as detailed in the walkthru didn't work). Even entering the commands as detailed in the walkthru didn't allow me to finish the game. A pity because aside from these annoying aspects, this was a pretty decent game.
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