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Linux Journal: Adventure

Aug 02, 1999, 03:16 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Pranevich)

"A trip down gaming's memory lane with an enthusiastic, long-time player."

"Adventure is an old game and one that has been known by many names: 'Adventure', 'Colossal Cave', and the simplistic abbreviation 'Advent'. As games go, it is indeed a classic, having sparked an entirely new tangent of game development in the early days of the gaming industry. Its effects can still be felt today."

"I sat down this morning to write a review of a game. At some point, I figured I'd tell about its strengths and weaknesses. In the end, I'd probably assign it a value in stars or thumbs or joysticks or some other arbitrary measurement of quality. However, assigning a letter of quality to this game is nearly as anachronistic as seeing The Illiad on Oprah's booklist; it is simply inappropriate and demeans the true quality of the work. So instead, I'm going to tell you what this game has meant to me, a little about where it came from, and how it shaped the Quake III world in which we live today. We've come a long way from the early days of text adventures--or have we?"

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