I love the art style. I love the monsters. I love the locations. I love the “feel”. Very well realized, but, um, activision….
THIS ISNT ZORK!
This is something….awful. This is some horrible, Frankensteinian aberration. This is heresy. This is a gut-wrenching vomit soaked, “find out you have cancer” thing to do to the zork series. W.T.F. ?!
This is…so….*gasp* web-based. You’ve made a pretty decent web-based game, and given it the spiritual name of the most important game to EVER COME TO COMPUTERS. Do you see where I’m coming from? DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE?! Kingdom of loathing is a great web based game, and in all honest more deserving of the title zork. Have you guys ever played nethack? Adventure? MUD II? Do you even KNOW who Richard Bartle is?
This is like a terrible thing to do with zork! Zork is a text-based game! text-based! that’s why WE LOVED ZORK because we could imagine stuff - you know - WITH OUR IMAGINATION THINGY!!!!!
But text based games are alive and well - both multiplayer (in the MUD and MUSH community) and single player (in the interactive fiction community).
PS: whoever thought of the idea of buying coconuts for fucking action points needs to be eaten by a grue. you know about that, right?
Published on Thursday, April 02, 2009 (10 years, 3 weeks, and 2 days ago). Posted in: Text-based gaming