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8 Stars IFReview Rating The Search for Yourself

IFReviewed by Bob Davis on 2006-05-06 12:34 

Game Profile

Author
Don Doumakes

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1984

IFR Overall Rating
8 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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Reviewer’s Rating: 8

Difficulty Rating: 6

Extra Commands: Switch, Save

Playing Time: 4-6 Hours (if you don’t know what you’re doing – 4 to 6 weeks.)

I believe the author does an excellent job of describing this adventure; so as not to do him or his adventure any injustice, here’s Don…

You were drinking too much. You know that now. If you hadn’t been drinking too much, you wouldn’t have made that foolish bet. Now it’s too late.

The fellow looked so young, so inexperienced. He looked drunk, too. So when he bet you 500 gold pieces that he had a magic spell you couldn’t get yourself out of, you naturally assumed he was bluffing.

He wasn’t bluffing and he wasn’t drunk. You have awakened in an underground labyrinth. You feel tired and drawn. It’s more than a hangover, though you certainly have one of those. No, it’s as if a part of yourself were missing.

A part of yourself IS missing!

You have been split into two selves, and what is worse your other self is somewhere else in this maze. You cannot survive outside this magical maze unless you merge back with your other self.

The barroom prankster was not completely merciless, however. You find that by exerting a little concentrated thought, you can transport your mind to your other self. (Type ‘SWITCH’ whenever you want to do this.) Unfortunately, if one self gets wounded, the other is injured simultaneously.

Remember, you must not try to leave the dungeon unless you have merged with your other self.

Bob again. Two big pluses this adventure has is 1) A very original idea and 2) the most complex maze in Eamon. It is very survivable (if you’re careful), the room descriptions are generic (helping to make the maze confusing), the monsters and artifacts are interesting, and the theme is refreshing, warranting special consideration.

Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.

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