Limerick Heist

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- EJ, February 22, 2023

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Pulled off well, January 3, 2023
by Scrooge200 (Backwater, Vermont)

After I had fun with Nord and Bert,
I thought, more word games couldn't hurt!
I had high expectations,
and with little hesitation,
went in receptive and alert.

The comedy rhyming is consistently a joy,
and depending on who you employ,
the story will take different a turn.
You can always undo, so no cause for concern.
(A good move, as the inverse would annoy.)

To the heist's challenge, my squad arose,
all written in the game's unique style of prose.
Not once did it feel bland or uninspired,
it stays quite fresh, so you won't get tired.
Lots of work was put in, and it shows!

The premise enticed,
review scores sufficed,
so allow me to conclude this review
with a statement that's honest and true:
I'm glad I played Limerick Heist!

- TheBoxThinker, September 27, 2022

- Kinetic Mouse Car, August 1, 2022

- erzulie, April 16, 2021

- Marc-André Goyette, December 11, 2020

- Ann Hugo (Canada), December 3, 2020

- Zape, October 17, 2020

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
There once was a review from Nantucket, September 11, 2020
by deathbytroggles (Minneapolis, MN)

Limerick Heist, a simple game
Of filching jeweled Fabergé
Rhymes are this one's claim to fame
And ease of play

Puzzles are a bit obtuse
Replays you will be contending
In hopes that you can right deduce
A many ending

Charm, for sure, is ever present
A smirk did find me several times
But like reviews that are unpleasant
Too many rhymes

- kierlani, April 22, 2020

- Spike, February 5, 2020

- wisprabbit (Sheffield, UK), January 8, 2020

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
It's a limerick heist!, December 27, 2019
by Stian
Related reviews: IFComp 2019

Limerick Heist does impress,
its story impresses no less.
I thought I was smart
but then must restart,
finding myself in a mess.

- Squidi, November 23, 2019

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Unique and delightful, November 17, 2019

This is a standard heist plot with a soupcon of goofiness, told entirely in limericks. The limericks all scan (thank goodness, because there is nothing worse than something in verse from someone who thinks meter is optional) and there are some thoughtful touches such as coloring each heist member’s name and dialogue in a different color to make it easier to tell who’s saying what, which, as a nice bonus, gives the project a distinctive palette. And while there aren’t exactly puzzles, per se, there’s a couple of spots where you need to make a correct observation to reach a successful ending. This one is witty, fun, and doesn't take much of a time investment - give it a try!

- Karl Ove Hufthammer (Bergen, Norway), November 17, 2019

- Sobol (Russia), November 17, 2019

- bluef00t, October 21, 2019

- CMG (NYC), October 20, 2019

- Joey Jones (UK), October 6, 2019

- nf, October 4, 2019

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A clever and witty crime game based entirely on limericks, October 2, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game is a crime game where you assemble a team to pull off a heist. Absolutely everything is in limerick form, even the choices, which are all first lines of limericks.

I give stars in 5 criteria: polish, interactivity, emotion, descriptiveness, and if I would play again.

This game is both very polished and very descriptive. The limericks are clever, and the game uses color very effectively.

It's funny, I'll admit, but the sheer number of limericks was wearying by the end. I often feel this way with poetry (I've never finished Paradise Lost), so I didn't feel very emotionally invested.

The interactivity was a sort of gauntlet style where you could lose at any point in the story making the wrong choice. It makes for less writing (which makes sense with so many constraints!), but I wasn't really into the overall structure. There are some paths that do branch and recombine, though.

And overall, I would play again, and I would recommend it to people looking for something quirky.

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