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    TwylaFox's 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC)

    [March 27, 2018 11:55:53 PM]
    Restarting the game a few times confirmed my earlier suspicions - this is very much a linear 'amber' narrative and the supposed 'options' are inconsequential. Ironically, this is highly appropriate for the subject matter being presented. Black Friday was a force unto itself and much of the conflict was as inevitable as gravity. Even the most influential people of the era could have done little more than postpone the eruption of violence - a relative innocent like Reza has no chance to exert any significant influence.

    Whether you initiate violence with the police or not, they open fire on the crowd - Reza escapes but Abbas is wounded. Whether you treat Abbas' wounds or not, he pulls through to continue the revolution. Whether you support or object to getting involved further, Babak drags you to the rebel hideout at the radio station.

    Autonomy is an illusion and Reza continues to be swept up in events beyond his control, which strain his ability to comprehend them.
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    [March 26, 2018 11:51:06 PM]
    A rather interesting narrative experience, though I'm given to wonder just how much 'autonomy' the player has - it will take a lot more gameplay to know for sure.

    Being older than typical college students, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 happened at a time when I was young and naive yet old enough to remember a number of details. Of course, this was all from the Western/American perspective - while seeing it now from an Iranian perspective is an interesting experience, I can already feel some of my biases creeping up on me. Despite Islam being touted as a 'religion of peace', the interrogator's violent behavior (along with the open hostility of a number of the NPCs) is much more in tune with my experiences.

    Well-executed, to say the least. It's already late but I'm looking forward to walking further in another's shoes when I'm more cognizant.
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    GameLog started on: Monday 26 March, 2018

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