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The Erudition Chamber

Author: Daniel Freas
Language: TADS2
Genre: Fantasy / Puzzles
Score: 7

In the real world, there is rarely one solution for any given problem. In this game, there are four, each adhering to a different principle. Because of this, The Erudition Chamber, nearly a naked puzzle game, was the only game I played to completion multiple times. Some of the solutions are definitely more obvious than others. A few take some definite thought. The great thing about this design: we all approach puzzles differently, and here we have problems with solutions that should be deducible no matter how your brain works. My only complaint is that I never felt particularly immersed or in character. As such, the endings were nice but my victory didn't give me too much of a thrill.

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