The Perfect Mother's Day

a Modern Adventure by Bendy

Commended by mizal on 5/20/2019 7:10:09 PM

Player Rating4.26/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 11 ratings since 05/18/2019
played 77 times (finished 10)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

         You play this game as a mother named Amy. When your family has gone missing on mother's day, you decide to hit the town and have the best mother's day possible. The catch is, you can't visit any locations more than once, so planning out your day is important and will take several tries!

        You will also have to also figure out where to collect and use your items.  There are five endings; four are bad and easy to achieve, one is good but is hard to achieve. Good luck!

Note:

         This really is the kind of game where you are supposed to be starting over a lot, so don't be discouraged when you have to retry!

         Some items may resolve a situation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that that's the correct place to use it. Each item can only be used once, so you'll want to be sure that you use each item in its correct spot.

         This is my first storygame, and I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

Player Comments

I went into this expecting to just grab the free point (and yes that's entirely possible, you can find an end game link just one click in) but what I found was a nicely challenging and fun puzzle game I spent a good half an hour messing around with.

I wish there was a more substantial plot, what's there is so lightweight it's almost non existent, but the writing itself is competent (I didn't notice the errors the other reviewer mentioned) with oddly charming bits and flashes of humor. And while the plot isn't much, this game contains one of the best uses of the inventory system I've ever seen.

Normally seeing a bunch of items in a game actually annoys me a bit, new authors include them just to include them and do nothing with them. This one is full of uses for objects though, all totally legitimate seeming solutions that aren't really solutions and assorted misdirects, just as the description warned. Figuring out the order of locations to visit and what to do once there when was also fun. Once I realized what items were needed I spent a good while trying to find up with all three at once and never quite succeeding. Who knew it all would hinge on an extremely unappetizing omelette...

All in all this game did an impressive job weaving normal aspects of the editor like items and link restrictions into an surprisingly layered and complex brain teaser. Unfortunately just something about the way it's presented and the fact it's so easy to grab the point and move on I'm afraid means most readers may not even notice. (Although I'm hoping the commendation will help with that.)

Future games I believe will be better received bythe site as a whole if the puzzles were arranged throughout a more plot-driven story with bigger stakes for the characters, and I'd very much like to see future games from this author.
-- mizal on 5/20/2019 7:38:06 PM with a score of 2
This was a neat use of a half an hour. The puzzle was easy once I found all the items. You didn't do anything "wrong" with this game, but you didn't really do much "right" either.

It could have used more events and jokes you were going the full humor route.
-- 3iguy on 5/21/2019 2:47:06 PM with a score of 2
Apparently, waiting for service in Denny's is the same as being stuck in Inception's limbo world.
-- ninjapitka on 5/20/2019 6:42:47 PM with a score of 0
It was OK in general. I'll start with the bad things.

First, the grammar and punctuation had lots of mistakes. If you could go through and fix these, everyone would appreciate it. There weren't so many I took a rank point off of it, but it was pretty bad.

Second, linear. It's not a real story, it's more of a puzzle you have to play over and over again. You could mention that it's not a real story in the description, maybe? Eh?

Third, not realistic. At all. I don't need to elaborate very much, but I wanted to add this in.

Good things.

First, nice sense of humor. Especially right when you decide to leave home, that's pretty funny how you describe the clothes. Cool XD

Second, your level things were good. The Story Difficulty and Maturity Level definitely matched the story. Good for you.

That's all I can really say about this. 5/8.
-- BgirlStories on 5/18/2019 11:17:09 AM with a score of 0
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