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  The Sexy and the Preachy, Thu 4th Aug 2011
By Duncan_B - See all my reviews

Wes Garden's Halting Nightmare is an interesting game with, if I recall, some surrealistic neo-pagan themes on identity, and its own "eye candy" graphical style (although it is clearly not AIF). Might not be everyone's cup o' Joe. Some of the interaction in the game is a little difficult or obscure at points, but for a first game I thought it was a stellar effort.

Perhaps I'm a little biased, as I did provide some assistance in beta-testing.

And then there's the Easter Egg Hunt, which fell completely flat for me. The game is apparently attempting to preach Christianity or something (a turn-off for me), and does it in a sledgehammer kind of way that is neither persuasive, nor does it ever fully eclipse into parody. I kept expecting maybe there would be some comedic twist at the end, but as I played on I realised I couldn't bear to read however much more was left in order to find out.

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