IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 09:38
"General help may be asked for using the HELP command." (I type HELP.) "I said that help may be asked for... not that it would be forthcoming."
Hint for game designer: don't be a dickhead.
The next command I type, examining the ray gun, also gives a smartass nonfunny response. At this point I'm close to giving up, but I'll take a deep breath and press onwards.
Author has paid no attention to capitalization or line spacing. Or apostrophes. (Unless you want to convince me that "Jeffer's" is a common surname of the future.) Or playtesting. (Did anyone else notice that you can walk around the base, then back to the foyer, and still be "on the ladder" with respect to reading the plaque?) It all feels shoddy.
Okay, finished. Small, cliched, uninteresting. Perfectly good as a TADS-learning exercise, but it doesn't stand out in a competition.
On the other hand, using the word "regolith" is admirable.