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The PK Girl
|Composers:||Oya-G and Helen Trevillion|
Exceptional ADRIFT game and the first to bring the platform to a wider audience, The PK Girl is a giant of a game in every sense of the word. The storyline may bear more than a passing resemblance to a corny 60's sci-fi show but the writing is top notch and the character interaction - rampant sexism aside - first rate. With eight possible endings available there is a considerable amount of replay value and the game itself is far too large for the player to see everything in a single session.
Few ADRIFT games use sound and graphics as extensively as The PK Girl which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your preference. Personally I found the graphics cute but unnecessary and the sound irritating, but as both can be turned off this wasn't really an issue.
The PK Girl is a benchmark by which future generations of ADRIFT games will be judged and, for the most part, be found wanting.
Reviewed by David Whyld (04 Jun 2004)
|6th place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 2002|
Finalist, Best NPCs, Xyzzy Awards 2002
|Related Links:||The PK Girl website|
- the_pk_girl.taf (1.57 MB)
- Adrift executable (version: 3)
- the_pk_girl.taf (1.55 MB)
- Adrift executable (original competition entry)
- walkthru.txt (2.71 KB)
- minimal solution
- pk_hints.htm (55.93 KB)