Review of "When Help Collides"

When Help Collides is a Z-code 8 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2002 by J. D. Berry. At the 2002 XYZZY Awards, it was a finalist in the Best Individual NPC, Best Story, Best Use of Medium, and Best Writing categories.

Review by David Welbourn

I played this for about twelve minutes and then gave up, because I found myself randomly pushing buttons on my keyboard like a demented monkey without understanding any of the text being spit back at the screen.

I was totally baffled. Like, there was a wagon, and a baby, but... I honestly had no sense of where I was supposed to be, what objects were nearby or far, what any of my options meant (Juke? What does that mean, to juke?), nor did I perceive how cause and effect worked in this game.


Rating: 1.

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