Well, you see, perhaps you will understand,…
I started playing Not Just An Ordinary Ballerina five days ago, quite confident I would finish it within time before IFComp.
Now I’m so deep into it that I refuse to resort to hints (except for one really specialized one…) and I gather from my map, my list of puzzles and possible solutions and my list of obstacles that I don’t even have a clue about yet that I will not finish in time.
I’m still doing some re-re-exploring, but the review will have to wait until November.
All I can say now is: Really, really, if you have a heart for incredibly well-written and incredibly hard yet immersive parser IF, you must set aside at least a week or two for this game.
It is incredible!