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Forgotten gem about two realities and facing fear, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
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Chancellor is a game that got a bit overlooked in the IFcomp for being long, of moderately hard difficulty, and not having a walkthrough. Later, it got more attention, being nominated for Best Game, Best Story, Best Writing, and Best Individual Puzzle in the XYZZY awards.

You play in two different worlds. The first is a fantasy world, where you must leave your father to undertake a quest. The second is (Spoiler - click to show)the real world, where you are a chancellor (like a resident aide) in an abandoned dormitory.

Both have a grim and brooding atmosphere, but also one of wonder at the world around you. The two worlds are interconnected.

The writing is excellent. The game is excellent. The author has a hints guide up somewhere that got me through a few tricky points, although the guide is very very minimal.

Strongly recommended.

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<blank>, December 19, 2015 - Reply
I always like seeing positive reviews of this game; it's one of those that managed to get an emotional response out of me.
MathBrush, December 19, 2015 - Reply
Thanks for the comments here and on cutthroats; I always imagine you are Marc Blank, secretly revisiting the IF world.
<blank>, December 20, 2015 - Reply
Hah! I'm actually Peter Piers. :) There's a story behind me using this name, but it's not one I care to revisit, and since I stopped writing reviews, "blank" seems fair enough.
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