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Author: Leroux
Posted: September 28, 2010 (05:46 PM)
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Awesome read.

I especially liked the screens too, where the maintenance man performs a "deft maneuver" with the floor buffer. Ha.


When the hammer falls...


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: September 28, 2010 (06:32 PM)
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Good review. I played a lot of infocom games back in the day. My favorite was probably Planetfall...poor Floyd.

>N,N,E,W,D,L

It is to dark to see.

> U

It is to dark to see.


Age is a condition not a state of mind.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: September 28, 2010 (09:47 PM)
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Thanks a lot. This is only the 2nd text adventure I've reviewed. I find it's pretty hard to do.

ASchultz has written a lot of them and I see that he jumps more quickly to talking about the ideas in the game. I think I will do that next time, too. I felt I was getting a little consumer guidey in the 'The dynamics of TLH's puzzles..' paragraph and the one after. But they're the kind of paragraphs you'd end up almost copy-pasting from one adventure review to the next if you started to write a bunch of them.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: September 28, 2010 (11:03 PM)
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I've done two. My first one on Ring of Power is a mess where I never really moved beyond describing the genre. I was a lot more satisfied with Quest for the Golden Eggcup which I wrote for one contest or another here.

On reading this review I am relieved to see I wasn't the only one to have trouble getting anywhere in this game. But I never really got beyond microwaving the hacker's snack.


''Yes, yes...but apart from all that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?''


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Author: radicaldreamer
Posted: September 28, 2010 (11:45 PM)
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Good to see you writing bloomer.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: September 29, 2010 (05:44 AM)
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I really like this one. The minutes of solid work provided reactivating your account was justified.

I'm curious, though: are you back to typing or are you still dictating?


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: September 29, 2010 (09:30 AM)
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Glad I could instill your minutes of work with worth.

I type intermittently. Like I'm typing this because it's small. But any message of much length I dictate. I dictated the Lurking Horror review. I probably played the game 80% by dictation as well. My own adventure game I'm working on, I testplay mostly by dictation. Months ago I was even programming it by dictation, but have since graduated to typing.

The joke is, all this talking in adventure game speak is screwing up the computer's ability to make sense of me when I speak normally, since it constantly learns from the phrases you use most often.

I'm a lot better overall with the hands, but now I just dictate whenever possible to stay in the happy zone. Still not really back into playing videogames with controllers. Just a tiny bit here and there.


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