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cruise.gam
as entered in 2001 competition
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The Cruise

by Norman Perlmutter

Fantasy
2001

(based on 4 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1685
IFIDs:  TADS2-3542C8A96E6A437ADE8E92A86711EB9F
TADS2-343023D0BB6606842DE8DD43BC217DF4
TUID: txr79z0wfmrn2hhq

Awards

27th Place - 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)

Editorial Reviews

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

The Cruise is, by all appearances, its author's first game. Everybody's a rookie once, and the slack that people are inclined to give to somebody's debut outing can cover a multitude of sins. Alas, however: not this many.
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An interesting cruise ship that devolves into a find-crystal-beat-wizard game, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour
This game had a really promising opening. You board a cruise ship, and you are unguided; you wander into a gift shop, and can buy many things, there is a 4-day schedule, meals are offered throughout the day, etc.

And then BAM, it becomes a completely unoriginal text adventure where you have to solve unmotivated puzzles to find crystals to defeat a wizard. Why? It was so promising...

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