Posted February 11, 2021
I've had this game in my library a long time, and I'm a big fan of Revolution's other games, so I tried to give this one a go finally. But it's a ridiculous struggle to make any progress because of the completely broken seeming way the game handles NPC's and the player bumping into each other. Very early on, it took me a half hour of failed attempts to get the jester guy to push the brick to let me out of the prison. I'd 'tell' him the proper instructions, and he'd move a fraction of an inch, bump into me, stop moving, and abandon my instructions. It took probably 20 tries to maneuver myself into just the right position before 'telling' in order to get him to actually move. I hoped maybe that was just a one time thing, but then I got into town, and it was somehow even much worse. Every step I try to take, I seemed to get into a cycle of me bumping into him, him saying "Excuse me sir" and moving only to bump into me while moving, "Excuse me sir" again -- a dozen rounds of the two characters on screen circling and bumping into each other. Then I get to the bar, and wow, that was it, rage quit time. Four characters on screen, all moving around randomly and repeatedly bumping into each other, I can't accomplish anything because of the constant, nonstop stream of NPC's bumping into each other and excusing themselves.