wHen mAchines aTtack

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2008

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very, very big game about a robotic conspiracy at a factory, September 28, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This game has numerous issues, and is best played with a walkthrough.

With a walkthrough, it can be pretty fun. It does include steps like waiting 19 times in a row, with each Z producing a text dump.

The reason it can be fun is that its story, which has early hints about employees not being all the way there and oddly intelligent robotic devices, is compelling in the large scale.

Worth trying if you like to skim read and don't mind walkthroughs.


- DJ (Olalla, Washington), May 9, 2013

- Vambuli, May 16, 2009

- Neale Grant (Hove, England), January 5, 2009

- Jeremy Freese (Evanston, IL), November 25, 2008

- perching path (near Philadelphia, PA, US), November 15, 2008

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
Look past the obvious problems, there is a solid game here, November 14, 2008
by lobespear
Related reviews: IF Comp 2008

A meaty effort... lots to read, lots to do. Some evocative writing, a compelling story filled with intrigue, interesting characters and lots of twists and turns. In the world of pulp novels and trashy sci-fi, it would be described as a "page turner". Overcomes some very poor vocabulary, buggy disambiguation, and the "mother of all cut scenes" (one character's dialogue runs for at least twelve turns!) to deliver a nice, solid game that neatly balances puzzles and story. Well worth a play.


- Steve Evans (Hobart, Tasmania), November 14, 2008


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