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Dangerous Curves

by Irene Callaci

Mystery
2000

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 9
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 507
IFID: ZCODE-9-010613-FCC6
TUID: ov7wpv4l1fth1tro

Off-Site Reviews

Brass Lantern
"This game is... frustrating. There are technical innovations but none of them really extraordinary. There are technical flaws but none of them really terrible. There's a story but it has no teeth. There's a fully formed world but it has no memorable distinctiveness of its own. It's just an average and rather... forgettable game." (Aris Katsaris)

"The plot makes sense, the coding is solid, and the puzzles are generally very good. The plot structure is also very loose and non-linear, but I have mixed feelings about this. At times it works really well: the plot thickens and progresses smoothly and naturally each time you find a new lead, allowing you to investigate new areas without the game having to force you. The flip side is that sometimes you just end up collecting clues for points, rather than uncovering new information. For me, this was particularly obvious towards the end, where I had essentially solved the mystery but couldn't collar the culprit until I'd picked up the remaining few bits of evidence." (Iain Merrick)
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IF-Review
Everyone's Got An Angle
"The prose burns with the wry humour and extravagant similes that fans have come to expect from hard-boiled fiction. The game is true to its stylistic roots, but thankfully, it doesn't take itself too seriously." (Brett Witty)
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SPAG
"Honestly, how many other IF-towns have you been to recently that had functioning offices, police stations, newsrooms, libraries, service stations, hospitals, bars, pawnshops, apartments, cars, restaurants, banks, etc. Of course, it's all under the illusion of man-behind-the-curtain 'functioning', but that's the point. There's even good IF-style humor lurking behind many of the stock answers that grease the wheels behind each the scenes of the functioning world-spaces [...]" (David Myers)
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