The Unstoppable Vengeance of Doctor Bonesaw

by Caleb Wilson (as Lewis Blanco) profile

2016

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- Edo, August 1, 2020

- William Chet (Michigan), July 20, 2020

- Simon Deimel (Germany), July 26, 2017

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A artfully crafted toy box with some hidden depths, July 23, 2017
by verityvirtue (London)
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In what is essentially a one-move game, you play the unfortunately-named Doctor Bonesaw, who has finally uncovered the names and locations of the four people who have ruined his life. Finally, vengeance is his! (or even !!)

The writing leans toward the absurd, but never gets a chance to be over-the-top. In the spirit of The Northnorth Passage, there is really only one thing you can do; the parser's illusion of choice is just that - an illusion. (Spoiler - click to show)Mostly. Even the illusion of space is an illusion. It would have been fun if more objects in the starting location were implemented. If you think simply and act simply, it feels just too short to make the final move, however inevitable, feel satisfying.

There are, however, hidden depths to this compact game.(Spoiler - click to show)It's pretty well-hinted textually, so if might be worth going back to it a few times to see if you can, in fact, stop the inevitable.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A clever inversion of normal gameplay; a short halloween game, June 11, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This game is a clever inversion of usual goals. Playing normally as Dr. bonesaw, this is a short game; you get your vengeance.

The true gameplay, however, is more fun:

(Spoiler - click to show)You find the true ending by sabotaging yourself. It takes a few turns, but it's really pleasing to stop the unstoppable vengeance of Dr.
Bonesaw.


- CMG (NYC), November 29, 2016

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), November 18, 2016

- Matt Bates, November 15, 2016


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