Drew Cook

Acadiana, USA

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Member since August 12, 2021
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I write about Infocom games at a blog called Gold Machine.

Any star ratings given to Infocom games are relative to other games by Infocom. I haven't tried to "objectively" rate them according to some rigorously defined scale.

I am also the author of Repeat the Ending.

Need to get in touch? I'm @kamineko at The Interactive Fiction Community Forum. You can also reach me at my WordPress site, Gold Machine.

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Repeat the Ending, by Drew Cook (2023)
(22 ratings)
Explore an all-new "critical edition" of a 1996 Inform 5 game about mental illness, magic, and the second law of thermodynamics. When D, a psychiatrically disabled chaos wizard, learns that an...

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Ballyhoo, by Jeff O'Neill   November 9, 2023
"For lack of a better term, let us borrow one from renaissance studies: Ballyhoo is what I would call a "problem" game. At times it is..." - See the full review

Deadline, by Marc Blank   November 7, 2023
"I'm trying to work my way through the Infocom catalog, posting my thoughts on a gaming forum all the while. Deadline was, in its day, a..." - See the full review

Suspended, by Michael Berlyn   September 17, 2023
"Of all of Infocom's folio release titles, Suspended is the least-reviewed and second least-rated here at IFDB. I have seen it referred to..." - See the full review

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling   August 24, 2023
"I suppose many people think excellence is a zero sum game. It sometimes seems that one must pick between Trinity and A Mind Forever..." - See the full review

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky   August 24, 2023
"If Zork I is Infocom's most iconic title and Trinity its most critically admired, then perhaps Planetfall is the most likely to engender..." - See the full review

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