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Eric's Gift

by Joao Mendes

Science Fiction
2002

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A well-written short story about a chance meeting in the future, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
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This was the first TADS 3 game entered into IFComp.

You are someone in the future who meets a woman at night, knowing she would be there.

You then have a flashback to how you got to that point.

I had trouble guessing one of the very first commands (pointed out in David Welbourn's walkthrough).

It's a fun game, but learning more about it is what makes it enjoyable.

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Although its writing and coding was competent, the logical flaws, awkward emotion, and frustrating design make Eric's Gift one that I won't be keeping.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Somehow Much Like Cooling Coffee, September 20, 2009
by AmberShards (The Gothic South)
Eric's Gift is a linear and rather stilted example of interactive fiction. The mood it presents is faintly wistful, but too tranquil to inspire much interaction. I suppose that works after a fashion, but what interaction is required is cryptic and not well-clued. As a result you must guess the verb repeatedly or examine everything to progress to the next scene. Not even the inline hint system prevents frustration.

- Emily Short, October 23, 2007

- Quintin Stone (NC), October 23, 2007


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