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Review of 'On Reflection'

Rating:5 User: Stack

Successful text adventures are quite rare - most fail by overcomplicating. All the best ones thrive by unfolding a great story that develops with each successful intervention from the player - is challenging but never unfair. The puzzles therefore need to be balanced and canny, driven by the plot and the reader's ability to solve the story as much as the puzzle.
On Reflection is a sci-fi mystery and is marvellously told. It lives without adventuring cliches - orcs and wizards etc and works up instead a classic country house mystery plot distorted by smoke and mirrors.
On Reflection is very well titled and is well worth stopping to ponder over.