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Entrant - 2012 Hugo Comp
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:Fear and Loathing in British Columbia, June 5, 2013
by Sam Kabo Ashwell (Seattle)Retro-Nemesis is a game that was originally written as a hidden feature on the Get Lamp documentary. It didn't work out that way, so Robb released the game in a more conventional manner.
So this is a story about Robb's IF friends, and as such it's very much an in-community kind of story; you play Robb, who is lured by the diabolical Jason Scott with promises of more screen-time in Get Lamp into a road-trip to set fire to Adam Thornton's second house in Canada. Madcap road-trip hijinks ensue in rapid succession and everything goes to hell, with the barest of nods to interactivity.
If you're a fan of Robb's writing in general, this is an entertaining few minutes: it's all over-the-top Achewood-esque capers, viewed through a thick haze of sex, booze, retrogaming and sketchy Americana. If that's not your thing, you're probably going to feel a bit like a Mormon at a baccanal, sitting quietly in the corner and waiting for all the stuff you don't grok to be done with.
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