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Fast-paced action scenes - an IFDB Poll

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Fast-paced action is something that's notoriously hard to do in IF where waiting for player's input necessarily pauses the game every turn. Which games have succeeded in creating action scenes that convey the sense of urgency, danger and speed? The scene in question could be combat, car chases, escaping a collapsing building or anything else.

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Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
7 votes
"The funnest action I've had in IF." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "The game is..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
5 votes
"The vehicle chase sequence." [+]... "Speeder bike chase!" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Fine-Tuned, by Dennis Jerz
3 votes
"driving the Dynamo" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
3 votes
"Several..." [+]... "The chase scene..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Duel That Spanned the Ages, by Oliver Ullmann
3 votes
"Contains many action sequences, including a few that feel fast." [+]... "Out of all the IF..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... "Very memorable..." [+]...

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Border Zone, by Marc Blank
2 votes
"This is kind of cheating, since the action doesn't actually wait for player input. :)" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Borrowed Time, by Activision
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... "The initial..." [+]...

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Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Řyvind Thorsby
2 votes
"Eliminates..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me, by Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold
1 vote
"The escape from the squid." [+]...

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The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
1 vote
"Several scenes..." [+]...

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The Tower of the Elephant, by Tor Andersson
1 vote
"The fight with the spider." [+]...

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Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
1 vote
"The whole game feels tense and urgent to me." [+]...

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Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
1 vote
"The fall down the pit" [+]...

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Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery
1 vote
"Being chased by..." [+]...

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Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
1 vote
"The gunpowder puzzle (once you realize it's happening!)" [+]...

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Earth And Sky 3: Luminous Horizon, by Paul O'Brian
1 vote
"The final battle, especially (though it loses some of the tension if you have to replay a lot)." [+]...

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Kaged, by Ian Finley
1 vote
"has an exciting escape/chase sequence" [+]...

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Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
1 vote
"There's actually a final boss!" [+]...

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Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Six, by Wade Clarke
1 vote
"The duel (even though you know it's imaginary)." [+]...

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3 Minutes to Live, by Ren
1 vote
"This short game..." [+]...

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Dragon Adventure, by William Stott
1 vote
"The magic bicycle." [+]...

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The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
1 vote
"Several scenes, but particularly the initial motorcycle/helecopter chase" [+]...

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Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
1 vote
"The battle with the monster." [+]...

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Winter Storm Draco, by Ryan Veeder
1 vote
"Has one very cleverly-implemented action scene, that set my heart racing" [+]...

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