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Haiku Rescue
by MiquelFire
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Review by Eric all reviews by Eric

A short, but fun experience.

I enjoyed collecting the haikus. The falling snow is a nice implementation of the snow requirement. The pathfinding is hit or miss though.

Adding more levels and improving the pathfinding would make the game more enjoyable.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 3 Technical 3 Genre 4

Review by GullRaDriel all reviews by GullRaDriel

The entry is playable, and there was some ideas for the given rules.
Good !

Scores: Overall 3 Artistical 3 Technical 3 Genre 3

Review by Gassa all reviews by Gassa

You get a top-down view of a field with the main character, stumps, various other debris, and most importantly, pieces of paper. Each piece is either left, center, or right. There are four levels, and on level X, these pieces form X haiku verses. Whenever you collect all three parts of a verse, it is shown in two languages. When all verses on a level are collected, you proceed to the next level.

To get the pieces of paper, you just click on a cell of the field, and the character moves there, following a simple pathfinding algorithm. A nice touch: if you click while the character is moving, the target cell changes instantly. All pieces of the same kind (left, center, or right) look alike though, so you can't distinguish which haiku you just picked up until it's fully in your inventory.

As a weather effect, snow flies above the field (but somehow never actually falls), and as you progress through the levels, the green grass gets more and more white.

The game has an intro screen and a menu, but no final screen. It is technically solid. All rules (crafting, poetry, snow, pathfinding, Unicode) are obviously followed.

The game is straightforward: nothing obstructs your way, apart from some literal debris on the field which are easily walked around. All in all, a good experience for the few minutes of gameplay required to complete it.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 4 Technical 4 Genre 4

Review by SiegeLord all reviews by SiegeLord

A simple game with a nice aesthetic. I wouldn't say I had great fun in it, but on the other hand, I found it completely inoffensive. The highlight was reading the nice haikus and a compelling snow particle effect.

Scores: Overall 3 Artistical 2 Technical 3 Genre 2

Review by jroatch all reviews by jroatch

A short game of clicking on paper fragments containing haiku.
While much of the UI and ground debris implies that it was intended to be a deeper survival crafting game, but in it's current form it has been simplified to 4 rounds of gathering paper.

Overall fairly playable.
Artistically set in snowy field with OK looking chunky graphics.
Technically simplistic path finding with straightforward use of UTF-8 for the haiku. To be fair, fully automatic path finding would remove all the challenge.
and passable genre of craftsmanship when paper fragments automatically combine into full haiku.

Scores: Overall 3 Artistical 3 Technical 3 Genre 2

Review by NunoMartinez all reviews by NunoMartinez

Short, too short. It is very simple, but beautiful. The snow falls nicelly. Path finding is quite simple, but works.

Scores: Overall 4 Artistical 3 Technical 4 Genre 4