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For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
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The Big Scoop

by Johan Berntsson

Mystery
2004

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2381
IFID: ZCODE-1-040916-B2FF
TUID: 6btjoehc8dxedpxq

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG

[...] you start out as a woman being framed for murder who must escape an embarrassing situation, then switch over to a journalist who sets out to help her prove her innocence. Pretty standard stuff. Even the story behind the murder itself is a bit on the plain vanilla side, and the game even comes with its own "too-stupid-to-shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later" garden variety villain. This is not saying that it is badly done, mind you. Even with such a bland theme, the author does a competent job of putting together a well-paced story, complete with an action sequence at the end. Throughout, the game feels like a 50-minute episode from some 80's detective TV show.
-- Joao Mendes
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

[T]he good far outweighs the bad in this game -- it tried something new in its conversation system, and it kept me interested with a compelling story and canny puzzles. I enjoyed my time with it.
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v.4: 03-Aug-2009 17:06 - Fredrik Ramsberg
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v.3: 07-Apr-2008 16:04 - Paul O'Brian
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