Parser games with WOW moments. - an IFDB Poll

by Marco Innocenti
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Vote for parser games (in all of history) that had incredible Wow moments, twists, or whatever made you think for ages or left you seriously amazed. As an example “that moment” in Spider and Web. Please avoid being spoilery as I would like to play them. :)

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The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
2 votes
"Wait, it's over already? No, it's not." [+]"Wait, it's over already? No, it's not.: Super fun, with a limited parser with a cohesive set of commands taken to the extreme. The second "half" of the game will take you right back to the golden years of IF." --rmartins... "the game completely transforms itself" [+]"the game completely transforms itself" () --Pinstripe...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
2 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --OverThinking...

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Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
2 votes
"Several wow moments" [+]"Several wow moments" ( - Full review) --MathBrush... (No comment) [+](No comment) --rec53...

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A Matter of Heist Urgency, by FLACRabbit
2 votes
"origin story flashback" [+]"origin story flashback" ( - Full review) --OtisTDog... "Seconded" [+]"Seconded: Flashback blew me away, I have details in my review" ( - Full review) --Lance Cirone...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
2 votes
"1998 version" [+]"1998 version" () --Denk... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Jade68...

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9:05, by Adam Cadre
2 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Fredrik Ramsberg... (No comment) [+](No comment) --OverThinking...

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For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
2 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Lance Cirone...

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Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush...

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To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
1 vote
"Funny wow moment" [+]"Funny wow moment" ( - Full review) --MathBrush...

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Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush...

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Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
1 vote
"One of the first anti hero games" [+]"One of the first anti hero games: The ending ran volte face to all pre and contemporary text adventure morality. The virtual anti-hero protagonist was born and died in self inflicted incarceration despite overcoming all problems. Points and victory no longer guaranteed prizes and happiness." --Canalboy...

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Castle Ralf, by Doug Clutter and Steve Vance
1 vote
"In Castle Ralf No-One Can Hear You Cogitate" [+]"In Castle Ralf No-One Can Hear You Cogitate: Peruse in the hallway and a sequence appearing to format your C drive begins. As this is a DOS only game it appears horrifyingly authentic." ( - Full review) --Canalboy...

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LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
1 vote
"A game within a game" [+]"A game within a game: Baits you in with clever puzzles then drops you into another, much deeper experience." --rmartins...

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Photopia, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"Escaping the..." [+]"Escaping the crystal maze. Obviously." () --Felix Pleșoianu...

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Delusions, by C. E. Forman
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush...

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Worldsmith, by Ade McT
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --Denk...

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The Castle of Vourtram, by Alexandre Torres
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --MerelBlackbird...

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Tethered, by Linus Åkesson
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Denk...

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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
1 vote
"Getting past the..." [+]"Getting past the extremely locked and guarded door. I'll never forget that." --David Welbourn...

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Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"When Floyd......" [+]"When Floyd... when Floyd... you know what happened." --David Welbourn...

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Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
1 vote
"Can't say much without spoiling, sadly." [+]"Can't say much without spoiling, sadly." --Peribee...

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