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In the End

by Joe Mason

Science Fiction

About the Story

Your best friend has just died, and life drags on miserably. Would death be better than this?
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

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It's a mood piece, with a brooding atmosphere, which starts at a funeral and doesn't get much more cheerful. The quality of writing is exceptional - possibly the best I've seen in IF, and certainly the best of this year's competition.
-- John Wood

All things considered, this was an interesting experiment, but, even ignoring the guessing puzzles, it was also very short, and didn't quite convince me of the feasibility of larger puzzle-less I-F games.
-- C.E. Forman

If you can make a complete story out of fragments, then you and "In The End" will work out nicely. However, the point of IF is not to hand the player a bunch of fragments to sort out, it is to place a complete story in the hands of the player.
-- Chris Klimas
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

Hmmm. The first character Iíve been totally unable to identify with ó the author shows us an interesting world with friendship, intellectual interest, potential for love, and incredible technological comfort, and wants us to believe that the foremost desire one could have in this world is for suicide. I just canít buy into the idea of convenience creating a lethal level of ennui, if indeed this is the reason for the main characterís suicidal urges. Iím reaching, because no good reason is given.
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