The Psoglav

Author: psoglavdev
Version: 1.0.1
Last Updated: 2022-05-02 21:30:37


Review by Varlance
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on 2022-05-04 06:27:47

"Pso glad" I found this game! (Sorry.) It was posted in the Homotextual Gaming Guild discord. This is exactly the kind of game that the Twine engine was intended to facilitate. It's a point and click style adventure in the style of (obviously) the Retreat and (if I may say so) School is Hell and other text adventure games. It works well and is entertaining. 

It would benefit from a couple of changes: 

  1. Save system. As it's been created in the Harlowe format the dev would need to create this 'from scratch' (but there are guides on doing this). 
  2. CSS styling. It retains the default Harlowe appearance. 
  3. Image styling. Images could be limited to the width of the page margin / sized more appropriately. 
  4. Whitespace management. On a few occasions the link to continue is shown in different positions on the page - fixing this is something that comes with experience using Twine/Harlowe.

Overall, a worthy addition to the canon of M/M text adventure games. This would do well on Itch.io. 


Review by art926
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 2022-05-02 02:57:04

Really nice, in the style of The Retreat indeed! The engine could be a bit better though and the corrupted characters could have something like purple eyes)


Review by UnrulyDogboy
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 2022-05-01 16:48:28

What fun!  Tight, well-written, meaningful choices.  I really enjoyed the different routes (still not sure I've seen everything, so I will probably play a few more times).  I can see the similarities to the Retreat but I enjoyed the exclusively MM theme.  

Oh yeah, a review.  If you like finished MM games that focus on corruption themes ---  YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS GAME!!

 

12 Stars  


Review by Lampshade15
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 2022-05-01 12:22:59

Wow, what a game! It really hit all my buttons, can't wait to see what you come up with next! I wouldn't mind seeing a quick walkthrough on how to get certain scenes if they're locked to specific routes.


Review by psoglavdev
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 2022-05-01 05:19:26

Thank you for your feedback, wiiguy! I have updated the download link to Mega so that images may be downloaded in bulk. I hope you have a great time playing! Let me know what you think :)


Review by wiiguy
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 2022-05-01 03:57:28

The files in the image folder aren't able to be downloaded in bulk from medishare without a premium account. Currently  you have to download one at a time which is kind of an issue.