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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:Not IF, but not terrible, December 7, 2009
by TempestDash (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Gleaming The Verb does away with any pretense of a story and, honestly, almost every IF convention along with it. You can still examine things (if I recall correctly) but beyond that, every other action (or ‘verb’) you enter at the command line is offered as a potential solution to the puzzle before you. So there is no exploration, no interaction with any objects other than the puzzle before you, and no story beyond the fact that you are trapped in a featureless room with a floating, glowing cube.
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Andrew Schultz, September 29, 2013 - ReplyPrevious | << 1 >> | Next
I agree--(Spoiler - click to show)"titrate" is a bit obscure a bit early but the idea is really need. I tend to just like this sort of thing, and I think others who do will too.
But I can see why people who want a story would be disappointed. It's tough to blend the two.