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Hercules First Labor

by Robert Carl Brown

2003

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Javascript
Baf's Guide ID: 2177
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 6z9ba4fwvjaovzd8

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

HFL avoids the problem [of shortcomings in homebrewed parsers] in a different way, by setting the player's expectations from the very beginning, and enlisting the aid of nostalgia to make its simplistic parser actually seem like a feature rather than a bug. I'll bet that for people with fond memories of playing Scott Adams games, the trick works really well. For me, though, it felt like just another substandard homemade parser, albeit ameliorated a bit by the fact that its simplicity was matched by that of the environment. So, while I acknowledge it as a good try, HFL left me cold.
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