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Cerulean Stowaway

Author: Roger Descheneaux
Language: TADS2
Genre: Science fiction
Score: 6

The infodump intro does a good job of presenting the world, but is still way too much text to display at the start of a game. Don't expect to be surprised by the turn of events as you progress through the game. On the other hand, it is quite surprising at how easy it is to get the game stuck in an unwinnable state. Some objects had standard denial responses to some perfectly reasonable actions, but otherwise the world was adequately modeled. The context-sensitive hints mostly worked, though in some cases they failed to provide any help later on in the game.

(View this game on Baf's Guide to IF or The IF Ratings Site)

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