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4 Stars IFReview Rating Apprentice

IFReviewed by bert lee on 2010-10-18 04:50 

Game Profile

Author
Bert Lee

Idiom
English

Authoring System
AGT

Release Year
1991

IFR Overall Rating
4 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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 Several people who have read this game (note the word 'read'... not played) have been astonished at the depth and complexity. This is not just a typical 'leave three gems on the mushroom' fantasy game. The puzzles are hard, complex, even intellectual, and the text, when you put it all together essentially equals a big novel... and actually not such a bad one.

There are multiple paths through the game, multiple possible endings and wins, and references to everything from Tales of the Arabian Nights to Finnegans Wake.

One of my favorite sequences takes place in a dreamy half world where a girl who has turned into wind wants you to reignite a lighthouse so that her lover can find his way from sea. Please have a look at this thing, and if you have access to a compiler, take a look under the hood. This won honorable mention the year it was submitted.

It deserves publication and praise.

--Chester Anderson

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    4 Stars IFReviewer Overall Rating

    Name bert lee
    Gender Female