IF THEN PLAY - Interactive Fiction · posted by vaibhav bhawsar Jan 25, 2007
Not having entered a IF world before, being in the world of Edifice by Lucian Smith was amusing, new and soul crushing! It was amusing because I could move, in some ways more literally using text when compared to films or other narrative driven mediums. It was new for the reason that I had to align myself with the whole syntax of moving textually. It took me some time to figure out what the commands did and often I kept bumping into Valleys, cliffs, rocks, rivers and stones!! I had no sense of direction.
I have to be honest and tell you that I couldn’t figure out the motive(s) of the game. It was a little too obscure to me. More than any other command I loved the ‘examine’. Its a command curious in nature and it helped me a lot navigating through the story/puzzle. There were the mysterious others who I PAYED ATTENTION TO but it said THE OTHERS ARE RIGHT HERE. So I haven’t yet figured who the ‘others’ are. All I know is that they are harmless! There will be more of IF. HELP!!!
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