Review of "Gamlet"

Gamlet is a Z-code 5 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by Tomasz Pudlo.

Review by David Welbourn

I only played this one far enough to find my hat, and also to find that Gamlet is a bizarre blend of Hamlet and Judiasm, demonology and magic, and lewdness and rudeness. It can be difficult to get into the spirit of a game that not only goes on at length about your dad's genitals, but also won't let you wander about in your own home without a hat on. One isn't certain whether one's meant to laugh, be offended, or listen up and pay attention because there might be a point to be made. One can tell that this game isn't going to be dull, but one also gets apprehensive that the game might venture into religious intolerence or racism if one continues to play. I didn't want to risk that, so I stopped playing the game and went on to the next.

(I note that this is the third IF game that I know of that was inspired by Hamlet. Someday, I'll have to see that play and find out what the fuss is all about.)

Rating: Not Rated.

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