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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:Solid piece with disappointing ending, June 26, 2009
Madam Spider's Web is another "fractured fairytale". You are a housemaiden in a giant spider's house, but you can't remember where the cleaning supplies are or what your tasks are or how you even ended up there. (Amnesia must be pandemic among IF player characters.)
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ElliotM, May 9, 2018 - Reply
I played this years ago and the atmosphere and sense of exploration was great and would have been an easy favorite of mine were it not for how the ending was handled.
I agree that the ending is unfortunate because (Spoiler - click to show)the ending I remember getting felt so disconnected from everything I had learned or done up until that point that it felt like an entirely different game to me.
Dual world stories are a favorite niche genre type for me but the (Spoiler - click to show)'it was just a dream' trope felt like it threw out everything I found interesting about the game and dropped me into a completely different scenario with a ostensibly new character I didn't know who then, after a few short turns, (Spoiler - click to show)dies in a car crash (?) whereupon the game ends. For how much I liked the rest of the game, which I really enjoyed playing, this turn of events was very disappointing and unfulfilling as a story experience.
diddlescatter, February 5, 2011 - ReplyPrevious | << 1 >> | Next
It's good to know that there weren't any bugs... it being a spider's web and all. (So sorry... just couldn't resist.)