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When in Rome 2: Far from Home

by Emily Short profile

Episode 2 of When in Rome
2006

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(based on 15 ratings)
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About the Story

Manhattan, 1954.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Baf's Guide ID: 2989
IFID: 39B69468-79E1-4DF7-B342-F846EF7315B0
TUID: qx277z01nf6adwan

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A logic puzzle with an active, procedurally generated NPC, June 5, 2017

This game was designed, I believe, to introduce a new audience to IF. It has an intriguing logic puzzle where you research a procedurally generated alien to see what properties it has, look up its homeworld, and send it home.

However, the game is strangely aggravating for an 'outreach' game. Even with all the hints, I had few ideas on what I could do to coerce the alien into the pod except in the easiest of cases.

The biggest problem here is that the game doesn't suggest many courses of action with the alien, but implements many courses of action. This means that I floundered around, exploring the edges of a possibly great game, without ever seeing its core.


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