Thoughts: Signos

Blurb: The essence of the game is the essence of any human life: fulfill our purpose through our mistakes to finally find our truly selves and reach our destiny, the one destiny Ok.  The blurb is immediately off-putting.  It’s dreadful.  I half expect some religious nut to press an enlightening text into my hands.  I’m actually … Continue reading

Thoughts: Shuffling Around

Blurb: Much more magical than plain old putzing around                 I have to hold my hands up and say that I quit this one very early on because my brains hurt.  It wasn’t just that I saw anagrams and panicked (ok maybe a little bit), but I also (bizarrely) … Continue reading

Thoughts: Lunar Base 1

Blurb:  Two astronauts set out to settle America’s first lunar base in the year 2080. You are one of them.       I must admit, my heart sank a bit, with no idea why.  I mean, I am generally into the exploring and settling of new worlds. I think it’s because Lunar Base sounded.. … Continue reading

Thoughts: Living Will

Blurb: As an heir to the fortune of the Coltan-magnate ER Millhouse, you can expand your inheritance or become buried in medical and legal fees as you peruse his living will and discover the story behind the fortune he pillaged in the Congo. (Undum)           The blurb is interesting.  And this is … Continue reading

Thoughts: Kicker

Blurb: Kicker is an interactive sports fiction in which you take on the often derided role of a place kicker in a game of American football. My first thoughts were kind of dismay.  One, because I generally come down on the side of Opposed to Sport, and secondly, because although I cannot help knowing a tiny … Continue reading

Thoughts: J’dal

Blurb: (The Blurb is a lie)         This one opened with: Everyone’s staring at me, as usual – everyone else here is white. While this made me a tad uncomfortable, I have to say that it was a very strong opener. Sadly that was the only line that really grabbed me. I … Continue reading

Thoughts: Howling Dogs

Blurb: mysterious game…hyperlink powered, yes, but what ethos does it promote? a death ethos? my god…or uh, visions, gender, the hyphen between dream-notdream, fascination, feeling anything at all?             I am beginning to think that I am easily put off.   I don’t like white writing on black background.  I also … Continue reading