PTBAD 3

by Jonathan BERMAN

Part of PTBAD series by Jonathan Berman
Surreal
2004

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An intentionally poor surreal game, August 17, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game, according to the author, was intended to come in exactly second to last place, which required (he said) surreal puzzles, misspellings, and a barely interactive NPC.

This may be tongue in cheek, but they have truly created a terrible game here. It is bad on many levels, including dumb implementation errors, undercluing, and misspellings. The author has truly succeeded at their goal.


- Duan Bailey, January 24, 2011

- Grey (Italy), December 25, 2009

- Nathan (Utah), October 25, 2008

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

To borrow a phrase from the game itself: "Rather disgusting dada surealist [sic] foolishness." PTBAD 3 offers a badly-spelled, creakily-coded trip through what purports to be someone's mind, perhaps someone who was the victim of a severe closed head injury. It's got a maze, toilet humor, and a complete lack of proofreading. It's quite a waste of time, though it's short enough that it at least doesn't waste much of it.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Yawn, October 31, 2007
by Nusco (Bologna, Italy)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2004

The author's note: "Don't understand the point that this game is getting at? Thats ok, I don't either, and I wrote it!". Yeah, it's one of those. You're "in someone else's mind", wandering around without a clue nor a walkthrough.


- Quintin Stone (NC), October 23, 2007


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