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About the StoryIn this game, you play as a thief who uses cyber implants to steal identities and commit crimes. A "Mr. Johnson" hired you to steal a datachip from Senator Barbara Tarlette's mansion, but things went south when she woke up and stabbed you. You managed to kill her, but now you're seriously bleeding and you haven't found the datachip yet.
13th Place - 8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page
Rather than being thinly disguised versions of Tolkien or Zork, Identity Thief's characters, settings, objects, and plot arise organically from a much more science-fictional premise, a premise nicely limned in the game's optional introductory material. The prose maintains a very fine level throughout, sometimes even hitting rather sublime and poetic metaphors. The gadgets, such as implanted hands with "memory plastic" that can store palmprints of anyone whose hand you clasp, are delightful and have a great "wow factor." What's more, the story starts out with an arresting setup, moves quickly into a high pitch of urgency, and then keeps going into stranger and stranger territory.
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The puzzles in this game are so-so, with a lot of guess the verb and hidden conversation topics.
I recommend playing this one with the walkthrough ready, to be able to read the excellent story.
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