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A Mother in Festerwood

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rated 3.66 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Adventure - Other
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austin
mother
breed
festerwood

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Uploaded
Jan 30, 2011 | 9:48 PM EST

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Adulthood 5 Points Bring up a child to his adult years.
Teenagehood 5 Points Bring up a child to his teenage years.
Monster Slayer 10 Points A medal for children who kill monsters.
Motherhood 10 Points A medal for empty nesters.
Treasure Hunter 10 Points A medal for children who seek out gold.
Momma's Boy 25 Points A medal for children who hardly leave their mothers.
Warrior 25 Points A medal for children who can clearly handle themselves.
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Author Comments

Although the world habits dangers of violence and gore,
a young child's task is mostly to play
and to explore.
-FESTERWOOD PROVERB

The job of a mother involves knowing when to hold your child back from the dangers of the world, and making sure the child can handle himself when he becomes too old for you to keep him.

INSTRUCTIONS:
+ Use the mouse to control the mother.
+ You can keep your tiny child near your home protecting him from danger.
+ Letting your child explore alone allows him to gain experience and eventually be able to handle himself.

Reviews


kman5000kman5000

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

tips

you shuld put something in so you can call the kid back un till his an adult


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kyran64kyran64

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Mixed thoughts.

First things first. Nostalgic 8-bit graphics...I like em. I suppose if I didn't though they wouldn't be nostalgic.

Music...simple loop. Kinda wistful..kind of hahunting...too short and unvaried though. ..kind of like life....

My first thought was "Wow...what a dumb game."

My next thought was: How true is that in terms of parenting? You can only hold them in the circle so long before you have to let them out and just stand by and watch.

Then, "This would've been better as a flash movie...not a game.....
...but that's when it occurred to me that as a game, it puts the viewer in the expectation that they'll be in control ...so when they find that they're not, the message is even more clear. You actually CONTROL so LITTLE in life...while the ones we love wander beyond our circle of influence and rarely choose to come back :(

*sniffle* I need a tissue now.

Well presented. Seven stars.


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ZeroNihilistZeroNihilist

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Too random and stacked against you

Not much more to say. Randomness is the largest influence on the outcome by a huge margin - how long the child stays in the fence without being coddled (giving it time to level up before it becomes impossible to contain), what creatures it goes to fight when it inevitably gets out, whether it grabs the sword, etc. This would be fine on its own - roulette is entertaining despite its randomness - but it is so heavily weighted against you that it's almost impossible for you to win. That's not fun.


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TheLazyWierdoTheLazyWierdo

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

it's ok, but...

My stupid kid keeps running out of view of the screen and getting killed. Reading through other rewiews, I especially like the idea of being able to call the moronic kid back. I do like the idea of the game, and i do find it interesting



TetragearTetragear

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good

Well, it's like a rough-like RPG playing itself. It fun first 10 times, but then you get boried, because you can do nothing. Game play itself, you just wach! if you working on sequel, made a little more options, Like healing, for example.