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Review of Sanitarium by thinker

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Rating by thinker posted on Oct 13, 2013 | edit | delete

An incredible game, with some flaws.

It deserves an 8/10 for its time, and a 7/10 if released today.

The good: INCREDIBLE variety, if not THE most variable game in the history of the gender, captivating story (even if it’s not too complex).

The bad: HORRIBLE movement (though it loses more points today than at the point of release), it can’t even run, etc., the story is cryptic at time without being necessary since it’s in the end too simplistic, captivating yes, but it have been more intelligent. Plus some badly designed routes, e.g. it was very easy to not even notice a small corner of the ‘Egyptian’ village existed. There were some minor puzzle errors (e.g. being offered to solve them in a hard way without knowing a character may help you) but they are too few to give it a worse rating just for that.

In overall, the game is way better than more other games, especially of its age, though not the best, and certainly it would lose a point if released today since the graphics are horrifically low resolution and the interface just cumbersome.

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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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