Monday, May 26, 2008

Review of Summer Sweat

I have to admit to a certain reticence
when it comes to Summer Sweat;

following directions given by on-screen
indicators, a haunting trip

through the ruins of Chernobyl as a sniper
in ghillie-suit camouflage, but

anything with people actually singing "ba-pah-
pah" makes it hard not to sing along.

If this sounds grandiose, so is Summer Sweat:
no words to remember, no words to forget.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Review of Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay begins with an unsettling
story featuring a young boy recounting
ghost stories that revolve around such
diverse topics as unjust imprisonment,
racism, and suicide, to which Thoreau
tsk-tsks: "as if you could kill time
without injuring eternity." This is an
angst-filled game; a light-hearted
simulation of the horrors of high school,
like a wink in an instant message.