Boris Smus

interaction engineering

Shadow of the Torturer

  • Twisting narrative, very hard to predict any sort of narrative arc. In a good way.
  • Some great descriptive and lively, well developed characters.
  • Well executed twists.
  • Some really inventive fragments of world building, like the flower mechanic but I would say overall mostly unoriginal in that department.
  • In the end, I’m 50% hooked, but not hooked enough to jump right into the sequel. Maybe it’s because the grand arc of the whole thing is kind of known, and explicitly so.