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The Fire Tower

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Slice of life / Travel
2004

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
A walk in the park?, July 16, 2011
by Aintelligence (Canada)
Being an enthusiastic hiker, the idea of this game really appealed to me. Not nessicerily as a game in itself, but more in the idea of creating a virtual hike. Honestly I was slightly surprised that even an attempt of a surreal hike was even made. I was curious about how much more text could picture a days hike than say, a video game.

Well, to start off, I was expecting a little bit more implementation more verbs, and examines, which in my opinion would have made the experience way more enjoyable. As it turns out there are very many herbs unimplimented (which may be just as well; it is if art anyhow), but what was really annoying was how few 'x' verbs there were. It just didn't work well having just general descriptions and a bare minimum af 'x' verbs. I wanted to be able to take in the scene, but instead, it was more 2-dimensional than i would have liked. Sort of like listening to a book read by Microsoft Sam. Blandish.

The parts that were implemented were well done though, and rather relaxing really. The descriptions were artistic enough to be fun and not a complete bore. Not a bad substitute for a hike in the park if you're stuck inside on a rainy day.

3.5 stars

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Jacqueline A. Lott, February 26, 2011 - Reply
Hello, Aintelligence. Thank you so much for this review. I'm curious, especially since I'm working on some other IF right now that I hope to make even more immersive than The Fire Tower, what you meant by wanting more 'x' verbs. Did you happen to keep a transcript, by chance? Anyway, if you'd be willing to send me examples of what you were looking for but didn't find, that could potentially prove really helpful to me. My email is JacquelineALott@gmail.com - thanks in advance!
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