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Gourmet

by Aaron A. Reed profile and Chad Barb

Humor
2003

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About the Story

Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut restaurant? Surely there's nowhere to go but up.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 2156
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-030927-EF3D
ZCODE-2-031116-99CC
ZCODE-2-031116-FFFF98CC
TUID: sj4rxxt9ec0n5zy9

Off-Site Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

There's at least one in every comp: a game with great potential, clever writing, and fun portions that dissolves into a mind-numbing bugfest at its end, apparently the product of a rush to deadline and a lack of patience. In Comp03, Gourmet is the first game of that type I've played, and the letdown is as stinging as ever. If interactive fiction ever got reviews in People magazine, the write-up for this game would probably end with, "BOTTOM LINE: Good ingredients, but undercooked."
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SPAG
"My name is James, and I'll be your sommelier this evening. Might I recommend a bottle of Gourmet '03? It's a delightful game with a hint of sitcom in the nose. Bananas repeat on the palate where they are joined by the flavors of panic and pain. Its upbeat character fades with a long, slow finish."
-- J.D. Berry
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Page Update History

  v.8: 08-May-2022 22:40 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.7: 05-May-2013 11:45 - Edward Lacey
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v.6: 23-May-2008 08:44 - Emily Boegheim
Changed IFIDs, author, download links
v.5: 09-Apr-2008 11:22 - Paul O'Brian
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v.4: 12-Mar-2008 00:27 - aaronius
Changed cover art, description, forgiveness, Web site URL, author
v.3: 25-Feb-2008 07:46 - J. Robinson Wheeler
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v.2: 25-Oct-2007 02:39 - Michael R. Bacon
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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