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Chronicle Play Torn

by Penczer Attila


(based on 5 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

In this fantasy quest, your granduncle, the occultist Jumon Hakai, has disappeared. Searching his mansion for clues, you learn he was plagued by a visitor from Nexus Eden, another world whose portal is in the cellar. Jumon entered that portal to find help, and now you must follow him.

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22nd Place - 10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)

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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

As even the readme demonstrates, the author's English is far from perfect, and can frequently be a major roadblock to understanding. Even the title shows this -- it feels like three words randomly drawn from a magnetic poetry set. In addition, the rushed testing job shows; CPT isn't a relentless bugfest, but its code has some serious issues. However, like the readme, the project as a whole is well-intentioned, good-natured, and more fun than I expected it to be, given its acknowledged flaws.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A large mystical/horror game with some bugs and typos, June 9, 2016

This game is quite large, taking place in 3 acts. The first act is slow, exploring a house full of arcane writings and mystical objects.

The setting turns to horror soon, as you explore a realm of evil.

The writing is uneven, with some very mundane parts and some parts (like the last few commands of part I) of brilliance.

There seemed to be some bugs. I couldn't finish the very last part of the game with the walkthrough.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Buggy, October 31, 2007
by Nusco (Bologna, Italy)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2004

Ye Olde Puzzle-Fest, with decent implementation spotted by some obvious bugs. From the generic fantasy-starting-in-a-house setting onwards, everything feels a bit oh-hum. Never actively bad, though.

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