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6 Stars IFReview Rating The Temple

IFReviewed by Jacqueline A. Lott on 2006-07-21 07:16 

Game Profile

Author
Johan Berntsson

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Inform6

Release Year
2002

IFR Overall Rating
7 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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This story grabbed me right from the start - always a plus. Additionally, there were some really great, unexpected plot twists, which were another asset to the game. One in particular was so simply and elegantly implemented that I took a moment to stop and really admire it. It seems the puzzles in the game are logical enough, though you have to wander a bit to discover things - items may only be apparent during subsequent visits to a room. The comp version of the game needed just a bit more editing; typographical errors here and there caught my eye, and I did encounter an error message at one point; both these items are easily enough fixed, however. My major wish was that the primary NPC in the game knew a bit more or had some different things to say; his responses to my queries seemed a bit limited, and there were some things on which he should definitely have had an opinion, yet he seemed to have none. Overall, this is a pretty decent game, definitely worth the time to play, though I’m looking forward to a more polished post-comp piece from the author.

Jacqueline A. Lott Profile

Name Jacqueline A. Lott
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