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Das Geheimnis von Beagle's Rock

by Michael Baltes profile

Historical
2023

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(based on 3 ratings)
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1st Place - 13th IF Grand Prix 2023

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
A German Gruescript drama based on WWII and England, April 28, 2023
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This was an entertaining story with some good puzzles.

You play as a young German person who has received notice that your uncle, who had lived in England since WWII, had died, leaving you his estate. You must travel to his town and collect your inheritance.

With its small town and early puzzles about breaking into a real estate office, I wondered if this would be an Anchorhead clone, but it goes a completely different, more historical direction.

This is a gruescript game, using Robin Johnson's engine, and it's probably the best-coded gruescript game I've seen outside of Robin Johnson's own.

One thing though is that some of the puzzles didn't make much sense to me. Now, I don't speak German very well and some of the puzzles relied on deciphering handwriting and such, but that wasn't too bad because it had some alt text. No, the hard part was with the (major spoiler) (Spoiler - click to show)statues, since the hints say they can be differentiated one from another because one is Big and one is Small, but they all have the exact same description!

So, I liked this game, overall fun, just had some hangups with a couple of puzzles. I like Michael Baltes's game Mariel, too, so it was fun to play more of his work.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An entertaining Gruescript game with a historical background, March 19, 2024
by IkeC

Nice little locations and descriptions, but the focus lies on small puzzle rooms and finding/combining objects.

The (Spoiler - click to show)handwritten note puzzle didn't work well for me, especially as it (seemingly) clashes with the info you get from a character.

Inventory items are represented by pixel graphics which adds a nice touch, as well as the images for the (Spoiler - click to show)house plan you can find.

The description of the big 'thing' you finally find is a bit underwhelming, especially regarding what it is. This being a Gruescript game, sometimes you might just end up clicking through your inventory items to see if something changes, but on the other hand that makes the game easier to finish if you're stuck. Recommended.

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The following polls include votes for Das Geheimnis von Beagle's Rock:

Outstanding Gruescript Game of 2023 by MathBrush
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here. This award is for the best Gruescript game of 2023. Voting is open to all IFDB members. Eligible...

Outstanding Historical Game of 2023 by MathBrush
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here. This award is for the best historical game of 2023. Voting is open to all IFDB members. Suggested...

Outstanding German Game of 2023 by MathBrush
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here. This award is for the best German-language game of 2023. Voting is open to all IFDB members....




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