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6 Stars IFReview Rating The Alternate Zone

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-13 09:24 

Game Profile

Author
Jeff Actor

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1987

IFR Overall Rating
6 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 5

Extra Commands: PRAY, OPEN, READ, DRINK, WISH, USE

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 60-90 min.

Reviewer Rating: 6.0

Description: You are about to face your most trying task. The land is colorful, the people superstitious. The Pontifex is a good and just ruler. The Pontifex has latent metaphysical powers, which are enhanced by the Staff of Law. The Staff of Law is now in the clutches of Lord Creyn and Lady Valentine. Lord Creyn resides in the Alternate Zone. This is where you will venture.

Lord Creyn has surrounded himself with psychic individuals. His people are extremely loyal to their lord and lady. You too have latent talents, as yet undiscovered. We have heard that the Lady Valentine was given the Staff of Law as a present. It will be your duty to defeat Lady Valentine and recover the Staff.

Of course, you will never return home unless you can successfully defeat Lord Creyn, and recover the Book of Demonology!

Comment: This adventure has very little to make it stand out from the crowd, though it's a well enough done example of an average Eamon adventure. While the introduction seems to promise a lot of supernatural events and combat, in actual fact there is very little and the encounters are all mundane.

I found it a pleasant diversion, with a couple of minor puzzles and an adequate amount of combat. I give it a (6) for difficulty.

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

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