Sunday 17 February, 2008
It's hard to try to have an objective experience when EVERYONE you know is raving about this game and how great it is. So, is it?
So far, it's been great fun. Not so much because of the puzzles or the mechanics, but mainly because of the setting and the voice-over. Witty, sarcastic, and also kind of creepy. Especially when something goes wrong and the voice gets cut off or distorted.
Each level has a sign at the beginning with a number, an iconized list of the things you will have to do/manipulate to clear the level, and the total number of levels. I think I'm on 10 out of 19 and I wonder if there really are 19 levels! It would seem terribly short if that were so, but then again each, the last levels I did were much longer and more complicated. I also noticed that the game is divided into "chapters" (in the same way that HL2 and it's episodes are) but there aren't as many chapters as there are levels. So far. Perhaps chapter 1 has 19 levels? I haven't had time to go back to the menu to check, but it does seem like an odd way to segment the game.