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The Fire Tower

by Jacqueline A. Lott profile

Slice of life / Travel
2004

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2689
IFID: ZCODE-1-040528-A34D
TUID: fcm1ikz9ttr6i99a

Off-Site Reviews

Brass Lantern
For the time I spent playing it - it didn't take much more than fifteen minutes from start to finish - it was interesting enough to hold my attention, although that was partly because I kept thinking "there has to be more to it than simply wandering from place to place" and right up to the last bit, I was expecting some kind of puzzle to spring itself upon me. When it didn't, and then the game ended, I was left with the feeling that while it had held my interest for fifteen minutes, it wouldn't have kept me glued to the screen for much longer.
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SPAG
The first, powerful impact is of a beautiful landscape beautifully presented. It's tempting to describe sweeping scenes with flowery prose but the author resists that temptation. The text is sparse and transparent; it doesn't get in the way of the country depicted and everything is described with an infectious enthusiasm. I was left feeling relaxed, as though I'd been there, at least in part. I presume that was the main objective of the piece, so it's a success from the first play through.

That sense of "being there" is enhanced by the sheer interactivity of the piece. Faced with something that says, in essence, "See how interactive I am!" I start to verb the nouns. This setting is deeply implemented. Almost everything can be examined, heard, smelled, felt and tasted. I know more about Appalachian flora now than I did before playing.
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Page Update History

  v.7: 14-Apr-2013 16:50 - Jacqueline A. Lott (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed Web site URL
v.6: 24-Feb-2013 10:55 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.5: 16-Dec-2012 05:03 - Edward Lacey
Changed genre
v.4: 29-Apr-2009 17:38 - Dave Chapeskie
Changed download links
v.3: 26-Apr-2009 09:25 - Dave Chapeskie
Changed author
v.2: 21-Oct-2007 11:33 - David Welbourn
Changed cover art, download links
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
Created page