Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box

by Arthur DiBianca profile

2015

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Boxed in, October 14, 2017

Minimalist? Minimalist.

‘x me’ gets me the stock response, which is always a little disappointing. I like games where you’re a strongly characterised someone else, like Grunt and the Pig.

This game has just done something incredibly offputting. Yes, a game about a box does not understand ‘open box’. I am very close to giving up, because this is weird.

HELP suggests I ‘undertake to interact with’ OBJECT, which I can abbreviate to ‘U’. This sounds like the primitive USE command from the early 80s, when we were too poor to have more than one verb in our games, and I am getting a sinking feeling.

HELP suggests I wait. Nothing happens.

So let’s get this over with. I used my only verb to poke the box until it opened up and it challenged me to find everything in the box. I do not like this game. I poke a bit more and the game oh-so-hilariously tells me “Um, did I mention the box was levitating? Sorry, that was a real oversight. It’s levitating about three feet above the floor.”

This is just aggravating.

Don’t restrict me to one verb, Game, and don’t lie to me without a good reason.