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Sublime Moments - an IFDB Poll

by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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I've been thinking about games that provide really brilliant moments. This is not about the overall quality of the game: there are plenty of excellent games that never deliver a clear, standout moment of unalloyed excellence. And surely there are plenty of second-tier games that briefly pull off something spectacular. Share yours? *** WARNING *** : by its nature this is likely to get spoilery.

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
10 votes
"The solution to That Puzzle, obviously." [+]... "IF's Crowning Moment of Awesome." [+]... "That Puzzle and the moment of shocked clarity that followed" [+]... "When you finally get That One Puzzle, definetly. " [+]... "The frame-story..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "The moment when..." [+]...

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Photopia, by Adam Cadre
9 votes
"The maze!" [+]... "The impact of..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "'Solving' the..." [+]... "Finding my way..." [+]... "The maze, so very..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
4 votes
"The moment of realizing what you are *really* trying to accomplish." [+]... "This has a..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
3 votes
"As I Died" [+]... "At the very end,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
3 votes
"For me, there..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
3 votes
"Before you go to..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
2 votes
"The moment you realize what needs to be done to 'win'." [+]... "But where's the "good" ending... oh! Ah. I see." [+]...

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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
2 votes
"The blue flashes in the later part of the first chapter" [+]... "The reassessment..." [+]...

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Christminster, by Gareth Rees
2 votes
"Overhearing the villains conversing while you hide." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"**SPOILER ALERT!!!!** The subtle moment when the door suddenly appears made me literally snap my head back and sit straight up in my chair. My girlfriend thought something had physically happened to me. Brilliantly done." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
1 vote
"The magic show is..." [+]...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
1 vote
"Healing Lia's and connecting with Lyric's minds" [+]...

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The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"Learning to use the hot and cold berries." [+]...

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Violet, by Jeremy Freese
1 vote
"You shove the key..." [+]...

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You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
1 vote
"Book 2: The..." [+]...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
1 vote
"The moment on the..." [+]...

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Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
1 vote
"Allowing yourself to fall into the clutches of the doxy when she's ...not really a doxy." [+]...

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Under, In Erebus, by Brian Rapp
1 vote
"Discovering the Cyclops speaks Latin and has a long memory." [+]...

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Solarium, by Alan DeNiro
1 vote
"Reuniting with your lover" [+]...

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Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
1 vote
"The correct application of the laudanum, which is gratifying and gets a great NPC reaction." [+]...

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Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
1 vote
"the end scene with the Peanuts characters" [+]...

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Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
1 vote
"The Newsong" [+]...

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The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
1 vote
"The automated apothecary was superb." [+]...

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Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
1 vote
"Discovering what..." [+]...

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Horse Master, by Tom McHenry
1 vote
"killling your horse to win the competition" [+]...

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9:05, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"I can't believe..." [+]...

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So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"The dark world..." [+]...

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The End Means Escape, by Steve Kodat
1 vote
"The passage involving the personality of inanimate objects." [+]...

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Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
1 vote
"Realizing how your character screwed up, in the endgame." [+]...

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Pantomime, by Robb Sherwin
1 vote
"The intervention of the sun." [+]...

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Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
">OUT ..." [+]...

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