Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm

Sorry Cruelman, I didn't realise anyone would play along.

But I'm glad for the comaraderie. :)

Will use spoiler tags from now on. :oops:
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:51 pm

To tell the truth you didn't spoil anything to me yet.

There doesn't seem much else to do in the arena. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:11 pm

Erm....

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That was probably the easiest adventure game I've ever played in my life... :lol:
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 pm

That was fast.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:13 pm

WTF, I didn't even visit the fourth time zone.

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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:44 pm

Yes, it took me by surprise as well. [Edit] Oh, you did it a lot quicker! :lol:

I suppose there are actually only three time zones (as I think you start in the 4th?). And time zone B (the Roman one) seems to be basically just that one arena location, and I'm not sure what you can actually do there or if you have to go there at all..?! Who knows, maybe you do.

Right - I've just looked at the Tipshop solution (I'm allowed to as I've finished it... :D). That's quite weird, it seems I missed a big chunk of the solution to the final part, but you don't appear to need to do a lot of it, and can finish the game in a simpler way. Not sure if that was the author's intention.

Overall I quite enjoyed it, despite the occasional speeeling error and the slightly basic-looking graphics. There seem to be a few random but irrelevant events occurring at certain locations, and places and people that you don't actually need to see to complete the game. The author has been nice enough to provide a decent amount of feedback for the player in the form of the EXAMine command, and hints when you die on how to avoid it next time round.

Morkin's score - a solid 4/5. One of the better Quilled adventures I've played. Mainly because it was relatively painless - didn't expect that! :)
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:43 am

I didnt' use the rope.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:42 pm

Me neither. I didn't even find it. :lol:
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm trying to play Lost in the Desert, for which theare no hints or solution. Not even a review. I'm already stuck. I'm scoring 20%, but it's a pretty easy score to reach.

Anybody else wants to try.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by 8BitAG » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 pm

WIWC wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:20 pm
I'm trying to play Lost in the Desert, for which theare no hints or solution. Not even a review. I'm already stuck. I'm scoring 20%, but it's a pretty easy score to reach.

Anybody else wants to try.
Just got really far in 'Lost in the Desert'... then realised that what I was playing was a completely different game called 'Lost in the Desert' that has been incorrectly included on that entry in the database! Looking at WOS, the Z80 has been misfiled for a long time as it's incorrect there too!

So thanks for helping me find that mistake! I've got a new game to research now. :)

Edit: The game I was playing was Walter Pooley's 'The Pyramid' which refers to itself as 'Lost in the Desert' on the title screen which is probably how it ended up filed under the wrong entry.
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