Game of the Month Review: NEW Demo
Date: March 1, 2001
"Who Wants to be on a Gameshow Demo" is a neat little game, but I feel it wasn't that special to win GOTM and "Driving" is definitely a fun game, but it's not that original as you might think it is and I personally got bored of it after a few boards. "Donny's Little Feast" is an enjoyable oldskool ZZT game with classic action and adventure.
"New Demo" closely resembles Draco's ZZT style, both in art as in the dialogues. Bucket has obviously been inspired by the author of the Teen Priest series, and I can't say it turned out bad.
Bucket has apparent artistical talents and is especially good at drawing people in ZZT, as this game shows. The in-game graphics are good, although nothing too special.
As for the story, it's rather random and somewhat crazy. You'll notice as you play along. Maybe it's the randomness that makes it enjoyable. Okay, this concept has been done before, but it proves to at least somewhat humorous.
Alas, this game has its down-sides as well. It's a demo and has not been beta-tested well. It's still rather buggy and has some annoying passage-linking errors.
Overall, I do suggest checking this game out, if you liked games like the Teen Priest series, Edible Vomit, and Rup Pig. Don't expect anything truly amazing, though, since this game may be promising, but it's not as great as it could have been.
We've seen some good games this month, but nothing oustanding, so let's hope next month will have some great releases.
As for "New Demo", I have two more things to say. "SNAGGIT!" and watch out for bucket, as he showed he has promising ZZT skills.