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by David Welbourn

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ASCII and the Argonauts

by J. Robinson Wheeler profile

Mythological, Satire

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About the Story

In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and tricky, this game is a gem among speed-ifs.

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What impressed me about the map though, was that there were some fairly crafty puzzles buried in its structure. These puzzles typically revolved around strategic inventory management; the net effect of which was that if you solved certain puzzles too early, you could put the game into an unwinnable position. Unwinnable positions aren't new to IF and certainly not new to Scott Adams games, but unlike many of those games, the unwinnable states here were not caused as a result of poor game design choices. Rather, they were caused by what I feel was the author forcing the player to conserve his limited resources in an attempt to come up with a strategy that took into account the entire game as opposed to one individual puzzle.
-- Francesco Bova
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v.5: 08-Apr-2013 04:08 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 08-Dec-2008 12:44 - David Welbourn
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