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About the StoryOnly by exploring this strange island will you be able to uncover the clues necessary to lead you to your elusive goal -- recovering the lost treasures of Long John Silver.
Converted from original code by Paul David Doherty.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1.1.0
License: Former commercial
Development System: Custom
Baf's Guide ID: 171
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
Designers would do well to briefly dip into Pirate Adventure to observe how it manages to create a solid and evocative setting with so few words, and how the puzzles and objects are interlinked with such economy. But that is all. Pirate Adventure has little to commend itself to the modern player, though it was great in its day.
-- David Jones
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Now with all that said, the parser is still primitive. There's still the lack of helpful responses more often than not. However, because the game is paced well, with puzzles usually ramping up in difficulty as the game progresses, you're left with feeling a sense of achievement. In contrast, Adventureland was more like running around into a series of dead ends. PA is also linear, so here's fair warning if you dislike that in games. (Usually I detest that, so there's something to be said for this game in that alone.)
All in all, PA is one of Scott Adam's best, and if you're willing to put up with the neolithic-age parser for ten minutes, you just might end up playing the game for much longer.
A fun minimalistic pirate adventure, June 5, 2017
This game forces you to conjure up your own explanations of things; a hidden passage, a bloody book, black mamba snakes, etc. are described only once. There is no desire for mimesis, just for game.
Having played these games has given me much more respect for Scott Adams' work.
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Okay, I've never played a Scott Adams game (*gasp!*), and I can't decide where to start. So here's my question to all you seasoned pros out there: IF I WERE TO PLAY JUST ONE SCOTT ADAMS GAME IN MY LIFE, WHICH ONE SHOULD I PLAY? Cast your...
Solved without Hints by joncgoodwin
I'm very interested in hearing truthful accounts of at least somewhat difficult games (or games that don't solve themselves at least) solved completely without recourse to hints, walkthroughs, etc.
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