Rating: 4/10. A parody of bad games that fails to rise above its source.
Author: Riff Conner
Released: 2006 (Part of 2006 Interactive Fiction Competition)
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Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game tries to poke fun at the genre of escape-the-locked-room games. (It's a genre of Flash games, usually first person with simple interaction similar to Myst.) Unfortunately it isn't very funny. The game is too self aware and tries too hard to be clever. The game has illogical puzzles; an idea take from the games it parodies. Until you solve the headache puzzle, you'll see "Your head pounds as though you're wearing a jackhammer for a hat," over and over again. Ultimately dull and pointless. The author gets some points for interesting descriptions and a moderately interesting backplot.
(Update 2007-04-20: Deleted paragraph accidentally left over from a different review. Thanks to Pete Keller for pointing it out.)