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Elizabeth Hawke's Forever Always

by Iain Merrick


(based on 9 ratings)
4 member reviews

About the Story

An interactive romance novel.

Game Details

Language: English (en-GB)
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Baf's Guide ID: 1784
IFID: TADS3-3BBCF248F74A92893F30A8E304CC9F33
TUID: ko02mwv9oi52qsmm


Nominee, Best NPCs; Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle - 2002 XYZZY Awards

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Baf's Guide

A brief game that entertainingly spoofs the conventions of the scottish/historical romance genre. It features a unique conversation system in which your statements can be modified with adverbs (it is the only game I know of in which WHISPER HUSKILY is actually a meaningful action), and the first scene features an amusing puzzle with a number of solutions. The game also turns the multimedia abilities of TADS 3 to excellent if limited effect with the inventively decorated status line. Unfortunately, the second scene is more finicky than the first and plays less smoothly -- but the overall effect is still excellent.

-- Emily Short

Brass Lantern
Romance Novel Comp 2002 Reviews
[Includes reviews by Mark Musante, Fahmi, Emily Short and Adam Thornton]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent idea - flawed implementation, January 12, 2012
by E.K.

While the gameplay concept for this game is admirable - the ability to modify communication with NPCs through multiple verbs and adverbs - the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Experimental games tend to make me want to experiment, yet I would all too often be stuck in a rut of trying out different modes of speech with no success.

The prose is vivid and enjoyable, and the characters enjoyably drawn. The game is certainly worth a play-through despite its flaws.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A romance game based on Tartans and adverbs, February 11, 2016

I put off this review for months because I hoped to find the solution to the game. But, I cant, so here goes. You play a Scottish man who is trying to stop the wedding of his love.

It has two interesting mechanics. First, you change Tartans to change how others perceive you. Second, you modify actions with adverbs.

In practice, this is very difficult. The number of possible adverbs is staggering, and there is no IF tradition to rely on. Even though the game is short, it's hard to find the solution.

Overall, an intriguing experiment.

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