IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin on 2006-06-25 10:00
Ack! Huge infodump!
(Huge infodump with "Okay, you're now sitting on the barstool" tacked onto the end! Suppress that, please.)
This is all awkwardly phrased and hard to take seriously. I feel like the author has a good sense of what's going on, and what he wants to communicate, but it just doesn't come across well.
Oh, I notice that if you ask the man to repeat his infodump, he also repeats the actions of giving you a detector and spraying stuff in your eyes. Editing needed.
The "powerful magnets occupy[ing] the bow and stern" were worth a chuckle. Points for a creative solution to the ship-orientation problem...
And "It derives its power from the force of orangeness" got a laugh, also.
For the hundredth time, if you must ask a yes/no question that doesn't go through the standard command parser, use a different input prompt.
Okay, now I've got an "x" appearing every turn. That can't be a good sign.
The hints say "You do have enough money for the time being", but I don't. I give up. (It's only a last point anyway.)