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Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment: The Text Adventure

by Pippin Barr

Episode 13 of Let's Play: Ancient Greek Punishment
Mythology
2019

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(based on 9 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

You're dead, but you're not on Charon's list.

Impersonate mythological Greek figures (and Zeno!) and suffer eternal punishment in Hades in their place, for better or worse. Okay, it's definitely for worse.


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Awards

54th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)

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The Gaming Philosopher
Extended Sisyphus simulation lacks surprise
The game doesn't do much with its theme. Playing through the repetitive and endless vignettes serves to emphasise the nastiness of these mythological punishments Ė their monotony, their pointlessness, their unescapability; all of it reinforced by the malicious laughter of Zeus that always sounds in the background. Which is fair, but not an especially exciting take on the source material, and not especially Greek either. The game just beats us over the head with what is most obvious about these myths, rather than exploring unexpected facets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
An amusing short mythology game with a couple of errors, October 11, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This is a fun little game. You're dead, and you essentially have the option to pick your own punishment.

It draws heavily on Greek mythology with a little swerve into mathematical history. I laughed. I cried. It was fun.


The implementation could be a bit better. (Spoiler - click to show)X LIST or X CHECKLIST didn't work, but X CLIPBOARD did (which I know was highlighted, but LIST is a reasonable synonym). When I did X NOTE as Tantalus, it said 'Do you mean the nothingred post-it note or the blue post-it note?'. POUR WATER INTO BASIN didn't work as Danaid (although again, it was a different command than the note suggested).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Punishment, December 27, 2019

This is not so much a game as a demonstration of ancient Greek myths, with Zenoís paradox thrown in for good measure. Itís a fun idea, and decently implemented, but only slightly more fun to actually play than the punishments themselves. On the positive side, you can quit whenever you want. Or even restart and try another punishment.

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