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My Name is Jack Mills

by Juhana Leinonen profile


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(based on 19 ratings)
2 reviews

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9th Place - 13th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2007)

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Jörgs Wort[be]reich
Rezension zum IF-Comp 2007 (German)
Als Privatdetektiv wirst du direkt in die Handlung geworfen, als du von einem Professor hinter Gittern den Auftrag erhältst, ein Artefakt wiederzubeschaffen. Deine Bemühungen führen dich durch Spelunken zu Ganoven, schönen Frauen und einer Verfolgungsjagd im Auto.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A short detective story about a stolen coin, February 3, 2016

In this short and simple detective game, you play Jack Mills, who is tasked with recovering a stolen rare coin.

The puzzles are fairly simple; the hardest ones were ones that have featured in a great deal of detective games (Spoiler - click to show)specifically searching the trash.

Despite the length and derivativeness, I enjoyed this game as a pleasant yarn. It was fun to see how the story unfolded, and I did feel like I was doing something good by solving the puzzles.

There are two ways of beating the game.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Simple pastiche of pulp detective tropes, December 7, 2013
by streever (America)

Not a bad game--but rather simple and really holds your hand. If it is a mystery, it should have some more exploration and challenge. It is more of a comedy.

In terms of comedic writing, I felt let-down by this effort. It was too much a pastiche to be really enjoyable as a comedy--no subversion of tropes, just indulgence--and the mystery portion was completely straight-forward, offering no intuitive or logical challenge.

I vastly preferred the authors 2008 work "Gardening for Beginners", which was funny, tight, and hilarious. I sympathized for and related to the character and his struggle in Gardening for Beginners in a way that I could not engage Jack Mills.

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