This was a simple, inoffensive little number. It is most remarkable for its "About" text, in which it bills itself to be the definition of what the minimum technical quality in the competition should be. In essence, it should be the perfect 5. Personally, though, I'm more interested in the gradations between the top few games than in those of the bottom few -- the difference between an 8 and a 9 is less than the difference between a 2 and a 3 -- so this wound up as a 4.

And it would have been a 3 if it had actually succeeded in sucking all the story and soul out of the game. But there IS a story going on here, and some of the descriptions, by referring to past history involving the protagonist, add some dimension to the character and setting. A game that is all technical proficiency and zero everything else should not have this, but I am glad that it did. It made things a little more interesting.

Mind you, if this whole sequence had been any longer, it would have begun to drop in my estimation. This is just about the length I can handle before I start fidgeting for an NPC or a drastic change of scenery or a more challenging puzzle or some sort of plot progression. As it is, the protagonist got off the island at just the right time. And there the game ended, though I wouldn't have minded if this were a "plot advances" situation rather than a "you win now" situation.

As a breakfast, this would be a single perfectly toasted slice of bread, with a hint of butter. No more, no less.