RLCraft

by Walter Strouse

Simulator
2021

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Less is more!, April 29, 2021

While I do agree with my esteemed colleagues that the complete absence of a game here is a daunting obstacle, it raises an intriguing question. Might not this be the ultimate metagame? The presence of the fiction is, itself, a fiction!

The result is a refreshing deconstruction of assumptions which forces the player-reader out of their comforting set of stereotypes and expectations and into the arms of genuine interaction with daily life.

The plot is completely open-ended. The frugal (if absent) imagery inspires one to contemplate the world as it might have been, rather than what actually isn't there.

The thesis of the game seems to be that reality is a consensus-driven illusion, brought repeatedly home by the way in which something that violates expectations may very well not be considered real at all. Just an empty entry in an endless index of authorial imaginations.

This reviewer would certainly like to see more ;)

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(Spoiler - click to show)This review is a parody. I hope it made you smile. Have a nice day :)

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Rovarsson, April 30, 2021 - Reply
Thanks for your review. It made me check out the game.

While not-engaging with the game, I found myself pondering the creative void whence games and other works of art arise. Is there a shared such a source/emptiness or is each creator an isolated abyss of fruitbearing forces?

Very deep.
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