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7 Stars IFReview Rating ASCII and the Argonauts

IFReviewed by Emily Short on 2006-08-01 08:34 

Game Profile

Author
J. Robinson Wheeler

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Inform6

Release Year
2003

IFR Overall Rating
7 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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One of Speed-IF's gems, this game brilliantly reproduces the style and appearance of a Scott Adams production. Room descriptions are sparse, objects are simple, and puzzles are fiendish; though the game is fairly short, you should expect to restart four or five times before you get the sequence of play correct. Nostalgia value isn't the only thing the game has going for it, though: its terse messages are often hilarious, and it manages to compactly include the elements of several major episodes from Greek myth. The result is unusual but stylistically seamless and extremely satisfying.

ASCII and the Argonauts Awards

    Best Use Of Medium on the 2003 Xyzzy Awards.

Emily Short Profile

IFReviewer Rating
10 Stars IFReviewer Overall Rating

Name Emily Short
Gender Female