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LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup

by Paul O'Brian profile

Historical/Science Fiction

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 11
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 448
IFID: ZCODE-11-000806-E571
TUID: frfoh6e7hur2beiu

Off-Site Reviews

Eyeing the LASH
At this point, LASH looks like a superior treasure-hunt. Not a cave crawl, but an after-apocalypse, burnt Earth crawl. That game might be interesting, but it's not LASH. Or at least, not after the first half-hour or so. After that point, LASH becomes a much more complex game, the IF Literature fans get even more interested and those who wanted a new Adventure kick their computer in dismay.

If LASH has a greatest flaw, then it is this initial misleading. This is also its greatest strength, despite the possibly that the initial premise will be enough to persuade literature-seekers that LASH is a puzzler. Regardless, this is a very literate game. Half SF, half Family Saga, and half fable; which makes LASH a game and a half, which is accurate. There's a lot crammed into its z8 frame.
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Paul O'Brian's LASH is a puzzler (and not in the sense that it's full of puzzles). It's an intriguing story, well told, and technically it all hangs together well. The writing is strong, and the exploration options wildly diverse--there are lots and lots of endings and different options to explore, and any given player is unlikely to see all the text the game has to offer without the aid of TXD. But for LASH to really work as interactive fiction, it has to resonate emotionally with the player, and unfortunately the nature of the story makes significant emotional impact somewhat unlikely.
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Brass Lantern
[Reviews by Roger Carbol, Carl Muckenhoupt, Ross Presser and Quentin D. Thompson]
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  v.7: 30-Jun-2020 07:30 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.6: 25-Feb-2013 15:32 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 17-Mar-2008 11:36 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 26-Oct-2007 16:43 - Paul O'Brian
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