Mercy

by Chris Klimas

Science Fiction/Slice of life
1997

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A shortish hospital parser game; strong writing and compelling story, February 3, 2016

Mercy is an interesting game from a couple of decades past. Not entered in IFComp, it nevertheless managed to earn recognition, including a nomination for Best Story Xyzzy.

You play a euthanized at a hospital. The game is a linear thriller type game and has a branch and bottleneck structure which became the characteristic of Twine games many years later.

You wander around a relatively small map with a gloomy, moody atmosphere strongly reminiscent of Vespers, but less disgusting. Your goals begin to change around the halfway point, which is also where the game becomes more ambiguous and confusing.

I recommend this game for fans of a great story and/or atmosphere.