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- MoyTW, December 31, 2021

- TheBoxThinker, January 15, 2021

- Edo, June 27, 2020

- kierlani, May 12, 2020

- getlostdont, July 5, 2019

- iflumpi, December 20, 2018

- Spike, November 23, 2018

- Sobol (Russia), May 17, 2018

- IFforL2 (Chiayi, Taiwan), May 7, 2018

- airylef, April 2, 2018

- The Xenographer, January 7, 2018

These Heterogenous Tasks

"It’s brief and economical, and this allows it to focus on a very sharp, simple character arc while maintaining a sense of urgency and significance. You can imagine it as the climactic sequence of a substantially longer work – but cutting things down to the final act makes a lot of sense. You’re given just enough time to get an appreciation of the situation and the stakes as the crisis builds."

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The Reinvigorated Programmer

"Tuuli is very atmospheric, and that counts for a great deal. It’s the first IF I’ve played in a long time where the writing is actively good, rather than either functional or trying-too-hard. It’s pretty extraordinary that this was not originally written in English, but is a translation. Not only that: the text tells an actual story, and a compelling one at that. It feels convincingly like it’s from a very different culture, perhaps because of its Finnish roots."

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"I enjoyed the rest of the game, and even though I had some difficulty playing it, I thought the game’s overall structure, writing, and atmosphere were strong."

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A Colossal Adventure

"The story is a good one, and the atmosphere is strong. It sets its scene and its characters well. If I had any complaints about the writing, it’s that this is a heavy story, and maybe not in the way I prefer. Tragedies are all well and good, but I came away from this with more of a vague melancholy than a despair. I prefer my tragedies with a little more bite: this is more on the dreary side."

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- necromancer, November 18, 2017

- Edward Lacey (Oxford, England), November 17, 2017

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), November 17, 2017

- Karl Ove Hufthammer (Bergen, Norway), November 17, 2017

- Sam Kabo Ashwell (Seattle), November 17, 2017

- Pseudavid, November 16, 2017

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
A haunting Finnish tale of a young witch, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game is chock full of atmosphere, with compelling story and writing. Many 2017 IFComp judges found it compelling, and I predict it will receive at least one and probably several XYZZY nominations.

You play as a young witch in a Finnish village whose mistress has died. A dream has haunted everyone in town: a fighting force of strangers is coming in boats.

The game is fairly short, but well-done. There were a few guess-the verb spots, though. Overall, I recommend it.

- CMG (NYC), November 16, 2017

- Squidi, October 20, 2017

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