A Conversation for Infocom Text Adventures
Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession Started conversation Apr 6, 2001
... made me cry. I don't want to give anything away, but those who have played the game will know what I'm referring to.
Mind you, I was nine years old at the time. But it still goes to show how immersive text-based games can be.
Zork, HHGTTG, and Deadfall were also great examples of the genre, IMO. I like to imagine that someone day it will be possible for graphical games to carry the same sort of intellectual and creative weight as Infocom's games once did!
I was in college when I played, and it had an impact on me too.
We're not alone. It's mentioned in the book "Hamlet on the Holodeck" as the first moment of true catharsis in interactive fiction.
And people think it's just a game!
Lentilla (Keeper of Non-Sequiturs) Posted Apr 7, 2001
Taxine Posted Apr 9, 2001
I cried the first time through, and the second time, and the third. And I loved the whole exciting ending. If it hadn't been the sequel to such an amazing game, I'm sure I would have liked Stationfall better...
Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession Posted Apr 9, 2001
Garius Lupus Posted Apr 16, 2001
I just played the game about 2 months ago. I play during lunch hour and am slowly working my way through all of the infocom games. I got to *that* part of Planetfall just as my lunch hour was ending. I was sad for a whole day until I played it again the next day.
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- 1: Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession (Apr 6, 2001)
- 2: dElaphant (and Zeppo his dog (and Gummo, Zeppos dog)) - Left my apostrophes at the BBC (Apr 7, 2001)
- 3: Lentilla (Keeper of Non-Sequiturs) (Apr 7, 2001)
- 4: dElaphant (and Zeppo his dog (and Gummo, Zeppos dog)) - Left my apostrophes at the BBC (Apr 7, 2001)
- 5: Taxine (Apr 9, 2001)
- 6: Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession (Apr 9, 2001)
- 7: Garius Lupus (Apr 16, 2001)