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15th Place - 10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)
A decently-crafted short game in the crashed-spaceship genre. The planet you're stranded on isn't all that alien, though: it's got primitive humans and at least one yak. (Perhaps the "Stellar Patrol" is the same one as in Planetfall, with its mission of regaining contact with lost human colonies.) The title is misleading: although you start the game with concussion-induced amnesia, your loss of identity is not central to the plot, which has more to do with finding out why the ship crashed and then arranging for a rescue.
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
It bills itself as an Interactive Short Story, but I found the story element to be rather slight. Though the game told me that my memory was 100% complete at the end I was still none too sure of my character's name and had seen nothing to flesh out the backstory hinted at in the opening scene. Instead, pride of place is given to the puzzles which are generally well thought out and intuitive.
-- Cirk Bejnar
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page
Identity isn't an unpleasant way to spend an hour or so, but for me it felt mostly like a missed opportunity.
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This game has you wake up with amnesia in a space wreck.
Eventually, your world opens up a bit more, and you get to explore an alien world.
It's a fairly interesting game setup, but the story doesn't have much 'bite'. Concepts are introduced but then never explored.
It has a pretty complicated electrical wiring puzzle that requires experimentation at the end.
Hopelessly cliched "astronaut with amnesia" stuff. Interesting enough at first, but it dries up after the first half. The lost identity theme adds nothing to anything, and that last puzzle could have used some trimming.
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A Poll About ... A Poll About ... Hm. That's Funny. I Can't Recall. by Ghalev
As of the founding of this poll, the IFDB has only seven games with the "amnesia" tag. I don't buy that for an instant. Please vote for games where the player-protagonist-person is dealing with a bout of forgetfulness (usually about who...
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