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Circus - Review

Review by Sudders

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
6
Atmosphere
7
Cruelty
Polite
Puzzles
7
Overall
7
Written:
31-10-2016
Last edited:
Platform:
Spectrum

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I really don't like circuses, so I wasn't expecting to like this. However it surprised me.
It appears that you have run out of petrol near a circus (why you don't start at the car who knows). You must head into the big top and discover the secrets of this strange place and make your escape.
It's a nice tight little playing area and fun and sensible to map (no mazes!). Exploring to find everything you need is fulfilling and there are a number of ways you can go about completing the tasks.
You do get the feel of the circus and the need to escape from this spooky place.
It's not a difficult adventure by any means, but all the more fun for that. Going from one place to the next and piecing it all together was surprisingly rewarding.




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 6/10)

Simple but effective two word input.

Atmosphere (Rating: 7/10)

A kind of spooky atmosphere, mainly generated by the clown and the tension at the end.

Cruelty (Rating: Polite)

You can have a few spills along the way, but nothing too unkind. The final countdown can be a bit tough depending upon how long it takes you to get there.

Puzzles (Rating: 7/10)

Enjoyable, logical and linked puzzles. Pleasing to complete.

Overall (Rating: 7/10)

A satisfying little quest that has made me feel more positive about the series. Probably the best one so far. I would recommend this as one to try.