Spanish games - an IFDB Poll

by Fredrik
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I really need to improve my rotten Spanish, and I can think of no better way to do it than by playing IF. But there are tons of games out there, so what to choose? In other words: Por favor, ¡dame los favoritos tuyos!

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El extraño caso de Randolph Dwight, by El Clérigo Urbatain
2 votes
"A very different kind of interaction" [+]"A very different kind of interaction: This experimental work is good read. The parser is a little finicky even after you figure out the special commands." () --IFforL2... "Impressive interactive gothic story reminiscent of Borges" [+]"Impressive interactive gothic story reminiscent of Borges: And impressive implementation in this short Lovecraftian-Borgian story about the owner of a mansion waking up in the middle of the night due to the strange noises in the ground floor.

The game feels like you are reading a tale, and even if you can type your commands as any other adventure, all its tied so seamlessly that the sensation is totally different from an ordinary parser work, it really feels like reading a story with the interactive depth only a text adventure can provide. This means that the focus is eminently narrative, moving away from the spatial point of view characteristic of adventure games.

The story is very effective, and even if the plot twist of the end can be guessed in advance, it keeps the thrill to the very end thanks to the great atmosphere. Or maybe it adds to the sense of doom it conveys.

It is a clever and atmospheric gothic story reminiscent of Jorge Luis Borges´ themes.

I think is one of the most masterfully implemented text games in Spanish. However, there are some sentences that could be grammatically improved. As for the style, maybe there are some redundancies too, but that doesn´t tarnish the general feel of the game. " ( - Full review) --oscar-78
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El Archipiélago, by Depresiv
2 votes
"Perhaps the most playable Spanish game I've seen." [+]"Perhaps the most playable Spanish game I've seen." ( - Full review) --IFforL2... "One of the first IF as personal expression of an artist" [+]"One of the first IF as personal expression of an artist: This is a puzzle game about a fantasy world in response to the mental drama the protagonist is carrying. Highly recommended. Some warnings about profanity and talking about sex and misogyny. I have it as one of the best spanish works ever." () --Ruber Eaglenest...

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El Museo de las Consciencias, by Mel Hython and Santiago Eximeno and Grendel Khan and Urbatain and Depresiv
2 votes
"Great collaborative effort" [+]"Great collaborative effort: Content warning. This game is a collection of horror games that contain graphic violence, horror, even pornography. Anyway, I highly recommend it. Although I've implemented one of the stories in collaboration with a writer (yes the porn one)." --Ruber Eaglenest... "If you like..." [+]"If you like Lovecraft. The story's well done and the puzzles well implemented." () --IFforL2...

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Amanda, by Francisco J. López
2 votes
"May seem linear in the first play-through." [+]"May seem linear in the first play-through." --IFforL2... "Great adaptation of a classic of american literature." [+]"Great adaptation of a classic of american literature.: This game is awesome. It is one of the finest pieces of IF in Spanish ever." --Ruber Eaglenest...

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Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
1 vote
"Now in Spanish!" [+]"Now in Spanish!" () --IFforL2...

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Transilvania Corruption, by Kambre, Delavader, Lord Kanington
1 vote
"Campy/cute, huge, complex, well implemented" [+]"Campy/cute, huge, complex, well implemented: This is much more fun than I originally thought it would be. There are a lot of puzzles and they're all pretty manageable. " () --IFforL2...

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Marco Polo, by Baltasar el arquero
1 vote
"A quick escape-the-room." [+]"A quick escape-the-room." () --IFforL2...

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A·L·I·E·N: La aventura - Edición Especial, by Alpha Aventuras (Ricardo Pérez, Manuel Millán, Francisco J. Roldán, Manuel I. Monge, Antonio Matiola, Francisco Picazo)
1 vote
"Magnificently well put together. " [+]"Magnificently well put together. : Feels like a commercial game. On of the highest rated games on caad.es." () --IFforL2...

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Vainsville, by n-n
1 vote
"Neat Sci-Fi mystery" [+]"Neat Sci-Fi mystery" () --IFforL2...

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El trono de Inglaterra, by José Baltasar García Perez-Schofield and Selena
1 vote
"So far, I'm..." [+]"So far, I'm finding the very first puzzle to be difficult." --IFforL2...

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El Espíritu de la Sidra, by Ferran Montesinos
1 vote
"Fantasy adventure based on the mythology and lore of Old Spain" [+]"Fantasy adventure based on the mythology and lore of Old Spain" () --IFforL2...

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Aventura Pirata, by Mauricio Diaz Garcia and Scott Adams
1 vote
"Easy to read, tricky to play." [+]"Easy to read, tricky to play.: Parallel text available. As per Scott Adams, short passages of low-level vocabulary. Buggy, unfortunately." ( - Full review) --IFforL2...

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La Noche del Ensayo, by Guillermo Crespi
1 vote
"Novel-length and suspenseful" [+]"Novel-length and suspenseful: This novel-length work is written in Argentine dialect. It's suspenseful and difficult. It's also superbly implemented. The NPCS, props, streamlined movement system (i.e. "ir a galería") all demonstrate how much effort the author put into making this work user friendly. It includes an in-game hint system. However, 'Undo' is disabled, so save often." ( - Full review) --IFforL2...

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Tuuli, by Daurmith and Ruber Eaglenest
1 vote
"Also translated into English by the authors." [+]"Also translated into English by the authors." () --IFforL2...

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Forrajeo, by Incanus
1 vote
"Zombies" [+]"Zombies" ( - Full review) --IFforL2...

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Pan de ajo, by Incanus
1 vote
"Featuring Incanus' signature implementation of minutia." [+]"Featuring Incanus' signature implementation of minutia." ( - Full review) --IFforL2...

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El Asesinato del Sr. García, by José Manuel Rosado
1 vote
"A mystery game with only a few necessary commands." [+]"A mystery game with only a few necessary commands.: Reduced parser. No unfair puzzles. Requires careful reading and thorough examination." () --IFforL2...

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Los Extraordinarios Casos del Dr. Van Halen Caso 1: Misterio en la Catedral, by Josep Coletas Caubet
1 vote
"Atmospheric, challenging, story-driven" [+]"Atmospheric, challenging, story-driven: The first in a long series of excellent games. This one is a lot of fun. The story is neat and the puzzles are challenging and reasonable." () --IFforL2...

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El libro que se aburría, by Antonia Visiedo
1 vote
"One of the few..." [+]"One of the few children's games, which also includes a tutorial. Great for learning standard parser commands in Spanish." --IFforL2...

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Ofrenda a la Pincoya, by Incanus
1 vote
"A wealth of local color, history, and mythology." [+]"A wealth of local color, history, and mythology.: Includes more local color and history than any other Spanish game I've played. Mastodon criticises some of the mechanics for being over-implemented. I found the mechanics to be helpful for getting new vocabulary to stay in my brain." () --IFforL2...

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