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The evil masterminds looked at the map to decide which country to slingshot into the sun for Dr. Evil's Birthday. But then an angel appeared, dressed in a hilariously bad costume, and decided to change their ways.Not exactly great literature, and I seemed to have forgotten about the subject of telling the truth, but what do you expect in 90 seconds? Anyway, the judge then reads all the stories, chooses a winner, and everyone has fun. There's some scoring thing going on, but clearly that is not the point of this game.
This is one of two games submitted this year where the basic idea is to have 90 seconds to write a story out of given cues (the other game being BaffleGab, and the names of the games are surprisingly similar too). For some reason, I had a much easier time writing stories in this game, where there are visual cues, than in the other game, where there are not. But for some players, it was the exact opposite. It does make me wonder, in a philosophical way, what is it that makes us different? But this debate doesn't really have much to do with reviewing the game, I guess.
Overall the general sentiment is that it's pretty hard to craft something actually good in 90 seconds unless you've had a lot of practice. I recommend if you want a higher caliber of entertainment, you lengthen the time a bit for new players.
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