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     What do you do when you find yourself trapped inside of a dark labyrinth? Is this an illusion? No. Maybe you're just blind. Or maybe, you're playing "Slender," by lumberjay. This game is basically a giant labyrinth. Whether you're blind or you have 20/20 vision, you probably both have the same chance of getting out of this dangerous and abusive game. That chance is: 0.01%. All I can say is, after playing this game, I can look back at it and definitely say that my mind has never been so dazed since that time at band camp when- You know what, that's personal. Forget I said anything about that. Moving on!

                                                                   Introduction

     Well, the reason I am reviewing this game is merely due to my insane boredom. I decided to scroll through the featured games list, and this game just happened to catch my eye. I don't personally know the game creator, and I've never played any other games of his. I merely chose to review this game out of interest in the game cover.

     I can easily say that this may be one of the most frustrating games I've ever played, besides Pacman. Oh, and Mrs. Pacman. That one's even worse. But enough jokes. (Okay, maybe a little more jokes) It's time to get to the good stuff... Oh, yeah.

                                                                 Tell us about it!

     You start off in a dark maze. No light. Wishing you remembered to bring your flashlight with you. You're just surrounded by blocks, and barrels in the beginning. In order to proceed, you basically must have luck. Trying to escape this death trap can easily lead to a lot of explosions, followed by death, followed by rage-quits, followed by hate comments and then bans. But if you manage to survive that ridiculousness, you then get to the even more annoying part of the game. A huge maze with fake blocks and back walls. The thing is, you can't tell what blocks are real and what blocks are not real. The player must use his or her wits to escape this bewitching maze. This leads to a very mysterious and interesting environment.

     The aspect of the maze was what overtook me about this game. This is not just an ordinary maze game. It really makes you explore, and get the feel of the game. You feel the dark maze taking you in. Defying you. Mocking you, saying "You cannot escape."

     Another thing that sparked my interest in the game was the placing. With the fake/real blocks spread out viciously across the maze, it makes the player confused. Sometimes you may have to go back and forth across the maze, and when you finally exit the maze on one side, you'll have to go back in, and you may not remember the exact route. (MORE FRUSTRATION) D:


                                                            Is this review over yet??

     I must say that overall, this game was good. The level designs were very intricate. But of course, with every good game, there are gaps. Although the maze was interesting, I felt that there weren't enough puzzles. The puzzles are only supported by one thread; the block puzzle. With only one thread attached to support this concept, the concept just falls apart. The lack of puzzles made the game less enjoyable, and I feel the game would have been more amusing if it had more politics of this concept included in the game. There was also a lack of enemies. There were few enemies at all, and not enough support in other categories to carry the weight. I would normally be complaining about the lack of decorations, but if you're blind, what does it matter?


                                                              Notes to Lumberjay

The game was very interesting and well thought-out, but previously stated, the game lacks puzzles, which detracts from the gameplay. I also felt that there could have been more health-packs. When the barrels explode at the beginning, it makes it difficult to do anything more in the game. Other than those minor issues, it was a very creative and fun game. Kudos to Lumberjay. (Round of Applause)


                                                                    Report Card


Puzzles/Traps - 2/5
Placement - 4/5
Challenge- 5/5
Decorations- 2/5
Gameplay- 3/5
Originality- 4/5

Overall- 20/30 (About 3/5)

Do I think this game is feature-worthy? Maybe. Doesn't really make a difference though, considering the fact that it's already featured anyways..

                                             
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Re: No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 04:43 am »
I think this is a good review but, I'm not a recruiter so I can't really say much :/
 

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 05:22 pm »
Thank you!  :) It's okay if you're not a reviewer, all input is welcome
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 05:25 pm »
Thank you!  :) It's okay if you're not a reviewer, all input is welcome
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 05:25 pm »
Pretty nice review app...;)


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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 05:29 pm »
Only reviewers and recruiters can say anything about the review.
Are you dense?
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 05:30 pm »
Pretty nice review app...;)
Thank you! I worked hard on it  :)
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 07:26 pm »
I like it a lot.
 

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 08:27 pm »
Is this your first one?

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 08:34 pm »
Is this your first one?
Second. What do you think?
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 08:50 pm »
It's amazing!

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 08:52 pm »
Thanks :D
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 05:51 pm »
Is anyone ever gonna give me feedback?
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 06:11 pm »
It's actually really good. I'll read through it again to see if you need any advice soon.
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 06:35 pm »
Thanks! :D It's a shame all of the recruiters are ignoring it, though.
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 06:54 pm »
Thanks! :D It's a shame all of the recruiters are ignoring it, though.
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 10:42 am »
It was okay, but I'm not exactly sure if it's worthy to land you a Reviewer badge, and here's why:

Most of the review seemed like a walk-through, and it seemed kind of stale.
Give your opinion on the game, and since we're all about constructive criticism here at Sploder, offer some advice to the game creator on what they could do better next time. 
 

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 12:23 pm »
It was okay, but I'm not exactly sure if it's worthy to land you a Reviewer badge, and here's why:

Most of the review seemed like a walk-through, and it seemed kind of stale.
Give your opinion on the game, and since we're all about constructive criticism here at Sploder, offer some advice to the game creator on what they could do better next time.
I see what you're saying. Thank you for the constructive criticism. I will work on this.  :D
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 01:06 pm »
I actually like it a lot. ;]



 

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 02:47 pm »
Thanks :D I hope it gets accepted, I've always wanted to be a reviewer
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 01:13 pm »
Thanks to everyone for their input, I appreciate it!
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 06:51 am »
where is your flashlight?
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2012, 02:27 pm »
I left it at home
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2012, 03:56 pm »
I left it at home
Oooh...

Wanna borrow my flashlight? It's almost dead soo...


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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012, 03:30 pm »
Oooh...

Wanna borrow my flashlight? It's almost dead soo...
Oh sure, thanks!  :D
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2012, 05:46 pm »
Wait, didn't this get denied? Theimage is a recruiter after all...
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2012, 06:03 pm »
Wait, didn't this get denied? Theimage is a recruiter after all...

He never clearly said "Denied".
 

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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2012, 02:00 am »
He never clearly said "Denied".

Meh, I guess you're right. Well then, good luck :)
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Re: (Application) No, I forgot my flashlight! - A review on "Slender"
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2012, 11:35 am »
good luck man , check out mine
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