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The Wingman Reviews
Author: Dark Horse
Date: 2011

Reviewed by ExLibris

Unfortunately, there always seems to be one game in every minicomp where it's obvious from the moment you start playing it that it's not going to be very good, and this year it's The Wingman's turn. The basic concept of the game is sound, but it's let down by poor execution. You'll realise very quickly that the author doesn't have much truck with things like capitalisation or speech marks, which makes the text more difficult to read. Something else that was omitted was any mention of things like a bartender or a barstool in the description of the bar. Yes, you could probably assume that they were there, but the fact that they weren't mentioned just makes things unnecessarily harder for the player.

However, the major problem with the game was how the verbs were implemented. It's a good thing there was a walkthrough included, otherwise I would have quit in disgust after failing to guess exactly what verbs the game expects you to pick, and which nouns they can be applied to. As an example, the game accepts 'rub cock' and 'suck dick', but not 'suck cock'. Things like that just make me want to bang my head against a brick wall. That being said, there's the foundations for a good game buried under all the flaws, so there's no reason why the author can't improve in his next game.

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