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- piffling-paka (State College, Pennsylvania), December 6, 2016
- Christopher Hall (London, Great Britain), October 27, 2016
- jeffhos, October 13, 2016
- mstahl, August 18, 2016
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- eyeballkidable, July 16, 2016
- T.M. Biernatinho, July 14, 2016
- NinaS, July 3, 2016
- eli, June 29, 2016
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- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), May 23, 2016
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- Denk, April 17, 2016
- Matt Bates, March 28, 2016
- Mergath, February 25, 2016
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- sadcarnival (Australia), February 19, 2016
A variety of genres rolled into a cohesive story. An influential IF game., February 3, 2016
by MathBrushPhotopia is often cited as the best interactive fiction of all time. It has won numerous awards, inspired a shift to story-centered Interactive Fiction, and so on.
It really is a great game. Despite all the hype, sitting down and playing through it is fun. The meta-puzzle of trying to understand what's going on keeps you going through different scenes. The different scenes give you the impression that you're playing a hard puzzle game while actually simplifying things without you knowing.
The colors are a good part of the game; if your interpreter doesn't support or if you are unable to distinguish between colors, you should use your imagination.
Is this really the best IF of all time? I honestly would have to say that nothing is really better than it. I don't replay it because it makes me sad. I like to stick to puzzle games or big crazy worlds. But this game has substance and meaning.
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