Contrary to most IF games, the first puzzle in the game is easily the hardest: it is hard to figure out, but once you do, you will appreciate the ingenuity. Some of the puzzles should be better clued-in - one puzzle was not even revealed to be a puzzle by the built-in HINT command, and the other puzzle was a bad "guess the verb" kind. On the upside, many puzzles have multiple solutions, the HINT function works well most of the time, and the game even has multiple endings depending on your actions.
With regards to the plot and NPCs, they are both very well-written. The NPCs have a lot of interesting things to say, and many conversations reveal interesting details about your protagonist's pre-amnesia history as well as tidbits about the gameworld. Although the game drags a bit in the middle - I felt there were too many puzzles that are just there for the sake of giving you some things to do - the surprising ending of Square Circle that delivers on its premise more than make it worth your time and patience. Highly recommended for all IF fans.
|Average Rating:||8 [5 votes]|
|Software Copyright:||Eric Eve|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||HTML TADS|
|If you like this game, try:||All Things Devours, Metamorphoses, No Time to Squeal|
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