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Worlds Apart

by Suzanne Britton

Fantasy
1999

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- kierlani, May 26, 2020

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
My First Love., November 28, 2019
by Rovarsson (Belgium)
Related reviews: Soft SF
Some thirteen years ago, I came across this strange gameplaying/storytelling -medium. They called it Interactive Fiction. I thought it sounded interesting, but it turned out to be confusing, frustrating. I did not feel welcome in this world.

Then I came across "Worlds Apart". Thank you, Lady Britton, for "Worlds Apart".

For days on end I lost myself in this game, this story. Outer and inner worlds entwine. Exploration demands diving into ocean and mind alike.

Since that experience, I've played a lot of good, even great IF, but...

"Worlds Apart" will always be my first love.

- erzulie, September 24, 2019

- whjohnson22, August 28, 2019

- yaronra, July 16, 2018

- Laney Berry, May 15, 2017

- Audiart (Davis, CA), March 7, 2017

- lkdc, February 4, 2017

- E.K., December 12, 2016

- Harry Coburn (Atlanta, GA), October 9, 2016

- Denk, April 27, 2016

- E. W. B., February 23, 2016

- Guenni (At home), February 4, 2016

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A sci-fi novel in interactive form, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: more than 10 hours
This is by far the largest game I have ever played in terms of text. Unlike most interactive fiction games, the story of Worlds Apart was years in the making, and was the authors main outlet for sharing a world they had imagined their whole life.

This game is set on a completely alien world, with different plants, people, animals, and history. The amount of detail in the game is massive, with NPC's that respond to dozens of topics, every item in the game being implemented in six senses, and a dizzying amount of locations. The game even contains two mini-books, one of which would make a good-sized pamphlet in real life. Just reading the game would take several hours.

I loved this game. However, because of its size, when I got stumped on the puzzles, it ruined the atmosphere. I started looking at the hints once I had exhausted all of the obvious options, because I wanted to read more of the story. But I didn't rush, and I tried to experiment with everything that I could find.

I recommend this game to everyone.

- Trobairitz (USA), October 28, 2015

- lbspen (Seattle), October 5, 2015

- Julia Myer (USA), July 10, 2015

- Thrax, March 11, 2015

- matt_jp (Boston, MA), January 19, 2015

- blue/green, July 15, 2014

- lynd, February 2, 2014

- Katrisa (Houston), December 5, 2013

- syrupy, November 20, 2013

- kala (Finland), October 27, 2013

- Adam Myers, September 19, 2013


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