IFReviewed by Emily Short on 2006-08-01 08:32
I basically like the concept.
I have some quibbles. There are typos and spelling errors. Not all the rooms
(that I saw) are equally interesting.
All the same, I like (have always liked) the reification of the symbolic in
interactive fiction, and the Tarot is a good, rich source of imagery -- as we
see in Curses and at least one previous IF Art Show entry. Some of the imagery
was rather neat -- the High Priestess with the star clutched in her hand, for
I think I would have liked this game even better if there had been more: more to
do, more to look at, more to ask the characters about. But I realize that a lot
goes into implementing the number of card/rooms that (I assume) are covered in
this piece. (And no, I did not try playing it over and over to make sure that
the deck was fully represented. I saw a fair variation in the four run-throughs
I did play, though.)