As one of the authors potentially involved in some of the
re-releases which are being discussed, can I just make a loud
I HATE EXAMINE!
There, I feel better...
Far too many games involve "puzzles" whose solution is
"Oh, you didn't notice you could 'x minefield' or
'search countryside' because these were built into room
descriptions". I was brought up to believe that the computer
was your eyes and hands. Thus if the dial is set to 8, you
get told this, without having to say 'x dial' every time.
(Clearly 'read book' and the like are legitimate; just looking
I might also point out that the old games (which basically
David Thornley wrote:--
> >> While I like the idea behind Crobe and was psyched to play it, I
> >The games were all written with the two-word parser in mind, so there
> I have no problems with two-word parsers, provided I know that's what
> Pretty please, Graham, with four kinds of fluff on it?
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and Climate, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, Southampton
SO14 3ZH, England.
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