Nov 19, 2011
User review by gobaba
I passed on this game at first, not caring for the cartoonish scenery, but finally played it through out of curiosity and high user ratings. It is clever in a lot of ways with the "alternate universe" scenery and better than average dialogue. There are seven chapters total, and the repetitive nature of tasks and FOG scenes became tiresome after awhile, so the cleverness lost its luster for me.
The story is that Kira, a smart young lady fond of playing pranks, is challenged to find the elusive Snark, and through seven chapters she goes through various adventures, all played out with adventure/FOG scenes. There are no voice-overs, dialogue is witty at times, scenery is bright and colorful, music is upbeat and light, and it's meant to be all in good fun. The hints refill quickly and highlight areas of interest or direct you where you need to go. There's no journal or map, not that you need one. Puzzles are fairly easy, but can be skipped.
Because of the repetitiveness mentioned above, I put this game aside more than once, but it probably takes 4 hours or so to finish. I didn't seem to enjoy this as much as others, but that doesn't mean you won't. 3.6 stars