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Corporate Managerialism

From the COTPATD project.
July 22nd, 2010
v0.7
Score : 6.5 fair
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More like - "Boredom Managerialism."

As the title suggests, you (or rather, "Richard," who is the main character) take over a company (in this case, an insurance company) and you try to turn it into a profit.... Otherwise, you die. I was hesitant to download this dmod, but decided I would try it out. I shouldn't of bothered. There were a few instances where it was comical, and made it a little bit better. But overall, it was rather bland and boring.

Graphics
The graphics were ok. Nothing new. However, the author used them in interesting ways and made the map look very pretty. The map was done well. This was definitely the strength for this dmod. The bad part is that there were a few spots where I could walk off the screen. Also, in almost all the houses the insides lacked walls and doors. There were a few houses that didn't have doors, and you had to enter them through the back side of the house. This was annoying. There was also a lot of extra "random" stuff in the map that I was just like "huh?." I like the idea of the sky-scraper.
Score: 7.5

Bugs
I didn't really encounter any bugs.
Score: 10

Storyline
The story-line was alright. It was just boring. Basically, for the first part, you walk to the school, get an assignment, walk back home, do your homework, and then walk back to school. You repeat this process several times. I felt the the map was too big for a simple task like this. Especially without my herb boots. Once you graduate school, you try to turn a profit at the insurance company. I failed many times before I succeeded. It was good that it was tough, but sometimes I think it can be overdone. If you fail, you die. If you succeed, you win the game. Very straightforward.
Score: 6

Humor
There were bits of humor throughout the dmod, but the humor was all in the wrong places (with one exception). Humor is good, but you have to use it well. I'm picky when it comes to humor.
Score: 6

Overall Score: 7.3 minus .8 points for the "boriness"
Final Score: 6.5
April 22nd, 2013
v0.7
Score : 4.0 tolerable
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If there's one thing I really liked about this game, it was the introduction. That was a really awesome buildup, but the game killed the tone.

Plot: Basically you graduate school and then take over an insurance company. (Hey it doesn't matter who you are stranger, you can be CEO there's no problem with that!) The lady on the first floor makes you CEO. Then you try to save the company from bankruptcy or whatnot. It's a real boring plot.

Gameplay: Well there's no violence. Hmm, I should rephrase that. punching something basically means Game Over. You'll get thrown in prison and that's that. When doing the homework assignment, there are two kind of fun mini-games to play.

Map: It's semi-detailed with a few missing walls on inside screens. It's a pretty small map. There's a screen that's really hard to get through because there's an invisible fence pain maze. Though even if you do get through it there's nothing on the other side.

Music & Sounds: I wasn't too fond of the midi choices, except for the one in the introduction. The sounds aren't always correct, but they're at least consistent. I'm not sure if it was intentional this way or not, but the stairs often make the sound of a bonca getting hit when using them.

I'd find this game more interesting if there was more depth to it than just, hire/fire advertisers to make profit.

This was a disappointing game. There are much better things to waste your time on.