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Autymn D. C.

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Jan 4, 2007, 5:19:19 PM1/4/07
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What are the hardest [fair] games that aren't puzzelfests? Fairness is
defined by realism: no verb- or sitch-guessing, or fatal bugs or
tricks, but no compromises on what the player must know. So Zork,
Curses, and GC are out (Magic Toyshop way out); Christminster and Lost
New York are in. Hmm, I guess this means the games need a plot.

-Aut

David Goldfarb

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Jan 4, 2007, 6:30:56 PM1/4/07
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In article <1167949159.6...@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups.com>,

_A Change in the Weather_ springs instantly to mind. Perhaps also
_So Far_; I don't know whether you'd call that a puzzlefest.

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Neil Cerutti

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Jan 4, 2007, 8:46:26 PM1/4/07
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On 2007-01-04, David Goldfarb <gold...@OCF.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
> In article <1167949159.6...@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups.com>,
> Autymn D. C. <lysd...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>What are the hardest [fair] games that aren't puzzelfests? Fairness is
>>defined by realism: no verb- or sitch-guessing, or fatal bugs or
>>tricks, but no compromises on what the player must know. So Zork,
>>Curses, and GC are out (Magic Toyshop way out); Christminster and Lost
>>New York are in. Hmm, I guess this means the games need a plot.
>
> _A Change in the Weather_ springs instantly to mind. Perhaps also
> _So Far_; I don't know whether you'd call that a puzzlefest.

More of an angst-fest. It's the IF equivalent of some great,
unknown song by The Smiths. ;)

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Neil Cerutti

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Jan 4, 2007, 9:54:12 PM1/4/07
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It seems that you have a tolerance for frustration that's way beyond my
own. I found "A Change in the Weather" and "Christminster" to both be
impossible. Both killed the fun for me about five minutes into the game
when the weed-out puzzle showed up. I'd recommend "Fine-Tuned" as a
much more enjoyable game, but it's probably not difficult enough for
you. Maybe Anchorhead?

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JDC

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Jan 6, 2007, 2:32:46 AM1/6/07
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Neil Cerutti wrote:
> It's the IF equivalent of some great, unknown song by The Smiths. ;)

Back to the Old White House?
Some Grues are Bigger than Others?
Grr, I'm in a coma?

-JDC

Neil Cerutti

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Jan 6, 2007, 7:48:03 AM1/6/07
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Last Night I Deamt That I Didn't Love Somebody.

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