For your reading enjoyment, my reviews of the entries to the 2002 Interactive Fiction Competition.
This is the first year I've judged, though I have played some of the
previous year games. I'm also a text adventurer from way-back, having
played nearly all of the old Infocom games.
No particular "system" was used while playing these games. I didn't have
some kind of tally sheet that I kept records on. Instead, I kept notes as
I played the games and when each was finished, I rated it. Later, I
adjusted the ratings in comparison to each other, so that each game was
more or less judged in context with all the other games. Sort of a
cerebral bubble sort, if you will. Anyway, here they are. It's a shame
that my favorite didn't win.
Please note that many of these reviews do include spoilers (and these are
labeled). They are listed in order of favorite to least favorite, with
unscored games at the bottom.
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