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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:My first enjoyable parser experience, November 19, 2015
This was literally the only parser game I've ever enjoyed from beginning to end - mainly due to the very friendly walkthrough (which I consulted at every single step, after a few attempts at doing stuff on my own).
It's a fantastic game for true beginners, and works well as a teaching tool (my attempts at other parser games now last twice as long before I quit) without being even a tiny bit patronising, or breaking away from the story.
A downside in terms of personal taste is that the nautilus is (as you may have guessed) not human. It feels fairly human in personality, but I just don't relate to the epic and impersonal goal.
I was able to just barely understand (for the very first time) why people like puzzles in a story, even though I don't personally like them. Really grateful for the whole experience. It changed the way I see parser games.
If you love parser games and you're trying to convert a n00b, start here.
If you like parser but don't feel like staying awake trying to figure out a nightmarishly difficult puzzle... this game is for you, too.
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