Friday, 13 April 2012
Elf (1991, platform) - 09 Sept 11
Still as hard as I remember it from my childhood, and not very well known -- there’s nothing particularly special about this game to most people. Though it was quite satisfying seeing myself at the top of the leader board, I didn’t have to try very hard, so the novelty wore off quickly. The keyboard controls are fiddly and awkward, also tried with gamepad (joystick emulation) but that was also pretty fiddly (though it wasn’t designed for gamepad). Kind of hard to get a feel for what the objective was, as I didn’t have a sense of where to go for the level end, or if there even was one -- each door lead of to a different level. Hard to find a sense of achievement.