Bronze

by Emily Short profile

Part of fractured fairy tales
Fantasy
2006

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- Wallace, February 18, 2024

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
A mid-length retelling of Beauty and the Beast with musical magic, January 17, 2024

This mid-length game is a story-focused Zorkian type game, where you explore the Beast's castle, trying to understand his history and take action.

The game features a magical system focused on (Spoiler - click to show)bells. Different bells have different properties, which you must decipher by experimentation and by searching records.

The game is a more cynical version of the fairy tale (or more world-weary).

This game is intended to be accesible to beginners, with a tutorial mode and ways to access hints. I found the game frustrating when I tried to treat it as an open, nonlinear game. When I did what the game told me to do, it was much more enjoyable.

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Great for beginners, smooth, and adaptive, April 1, 2023

by Cygnus (Australia)

Bronze is an interactive fiction following a similar story of beauty and the beast, but wildly different. With mechanics and fantastical backstory, this game is world-built in the best ways. Itís got an expansive yet still navigable structure, with in-built hints (that is quite literally the best thing an IF can have).

Itís almost romance, but also itís fantasy and a story of revenge. There is no way to die, and thereís so much optional character backstory you can see. Itís a story full of magic. It is focused on one goal, with all the optional content limited to the main storyline, so thereís no real side-quests, only little bits of information you can look up which arenít necessary.

It has multiple endings as well, and theyíre all easily accessible. Iíd definitely recommend this one for beginners.

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- ilyu, March 21, 2023

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Well-designed mechanics, March 2, 2023

I felt that being able to find something and the directions on the status bar made the gameplay a lot more enjoyable and much less frustrating, given the vast number of rooms to explore. These two features should be standard practice for complex or multi-room IF games. One of most well-designed IF games Iíve played to date and Iím glad to have stumbled upon this. Interesting storyline as well!

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- ElTrip, December 23, 2022

Great for beginners... or those who want a compelling, quick game, December 1, 2022

I really enjoyed the ease of this game-- not necessarily easy to solve, but easy to play casually. I did not need to make maps or take notes-- everything is there for you if you just "think" about it or "look up" in various references. The story is compelling as well.

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