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'Steading of the Hill Giant Chief

by Mike Russo profile


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Youíve been going about this all wrong. Instead of bemoaning their giantish constitution, you should be planning a giantish substitution.

An entry in 2024's REALLY BAD IF Jam.

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Wished it was longer :/, May 27, 2024
by manonamora
Related reviews: reallybadifjam

'Steading of the Hill Giant Chief is a short fantasy parser game where you play as a wizard just back from a beating by a giant. Though your ego is a bit bruised (and maybe your body is too), nothing will stop you from defeating those perfidious creaturesÖ you just need a new plan and get ready.

Using a (very) limited list and ample hints, the puzzles are fairly easy to complete. You just need a good weapon, a fitting costume, and maybe a potion for extra help. Some of the commands even do extra steps (like taking an ingredient will also put it in the cauldron). Always a bonus point for including a cat and letting us pet it.

On the other hand, some objects are not always quite obvious (like the exact ingredient listed somewhere else but that general descriptions) or not described (though, they donít really matter, so thatíd OK). But if you read the responses properly, it isnít really difficult to go around it.

Finally, the writing. Itís fantastic. It hits just the right balance of hilarious, but in that kind of old TTRPG/Fantasy game style. I didnít even finish the intro that I was already laughing so hard. It was so much fun, I was disappointed to see it end so quickly!

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Like, games that have a blurb that is seemingly a troll game (like SPY INTRIGUE, as an obvious example) but then very soon after you start playing it you realise it's actually a really good game (or better than you would have imagined)....

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