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    Apr. 05, 2006
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4 stars

"May be better for some audiences, not what I'd..."

April 07, 2006  |  By Maize

2006-04-07 18:04:19  |  By Maize

 |  Version: The Witch's Yarn 1.4


...hoped for
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It's a little harsh, of course, to be down on a product for not matching my expectations, since that's at least mostly my expectations' fault, but if you, like me, were hoping for a new point-and-click adventure to pick up where the lost threads from the likes of LucasArts left off, this isn't the game for you. There seemed to be far less interaction than I was hoping for, and the dialogue, although well enough written, was too melodramatic and over-wrought for me. It's an innovative system, and it might suffer for it because it doesn't really fall into any existing game genre, but unfortunately, as much as I tried to like it, it just couldn't hold my attention. All in all, a bit of a shame, given the nice production values of some aspects of the game.

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5 stars

"Demi-dumbfoundingly good"

February 05, 2005  |  By grikdog

2005-02-05 10:09:17  |  By grikdog

 |  Version: The Witch's Yarn 1.05


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Technically, this game is brilliant, with picture book stills, actors, speech balloons, help text and an over-arching theatrical backstage theme that advances the plot by presenting visual alternatives. The music is excellent, if sedate, the art is M.F.A. quality and even a bit droll, and the story is... hmmmm...

Well, the story seems to be pitched to eleven year old, distaff New Yorkers who go to the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve and watch the boys sail tiny boats in Central Park on Saturdays. It's a bit sweet, in other words, and the narrative pace, impeded by the unfamiliar interface, is semi-glacial. If your normal gaming mode is Prince of Persia or Resident Evil, this game will lose you in the first twenty seconds. Even Myst aficionados may find the opening passages a bit of a slog.

But if you're more into rolag than Rolex, and your curiosity starts to itch over some of the tiny details that begin to wander through the proscenium, then maybe your general faith in the otherwise excellent production values will be rewarded by the discovery that The Witch's Yarn has a plot and a point, I don't know. I haven't slogged that far in, yet.

But I intend to. Normally, I'd give this sort of thing four stars, because I'm not convinced. It gets five, because this sort of thing (ahem) should be encouraged.
It may not be worth $19. Tomb Raider is worth $19. But it should be.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4
  • Completely revamped the introduction for a smoother entry to the game.
  • Rewritten dialog in Chapter's 1 and 3.
  • Edit corrections.
  • Bug fixes.
Publisher Mousechief
Publisher web site
Release Date April 05, 2006
Date Added April 05, 2006
Version 1.4
Category Games
Subcategory Driving Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Download Information
File Size 7.44MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 79
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $13

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