IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 10:16
I like the plot, but the execution is buggy. (After the official announcement that the wrong z-code file was released, I looked at the source code, but I didn't bother recompiling it.)
Distractingly bad spelling.
Inconsistent descriptions: "east" and "west" confused, and "iron" and "lead".
Why is the game set in the year 2250? Shouldn't the world be a heck of a lot more visibly different?
Random notes from early in the game, before I stopped writing down random notes: Why does "turn dial" work but not "set dial"? And later: "turn on generator" should produce a helpful message.
In short, it needs a lot more work. A nifty story lurks underneath.