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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:Some Tips for Prospective Anchorites, March 7, 2015
by Matt W (San Diego, CA)
(I know you're now imagining a one-room IF, playing as a walled in anchorite from the 13th century.) Anchorhead is a classic work of IF. You should absolutely play it. It's perhaps the work to study for creating a consistent atmosphere and a heavily detailed world. Every object in the game, whether a background object or one you can carry around, has a description. And every description in the game is in service to its bleak and disturbing setting. The game is enormous in both number of locations and in length of play, but presents a very cohesive geography and well-structured sequence of events.
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chairbender, November 30, 2015 - Reply
Why give this 4 stars if, as you say, some of the puzzles are unfair, and you also need this list of instructions you provided in the review in order to have a decent experience? There's plenty of other games that DON'T have those flaws. You don't justify your rating in your review.
BlitzWithGuns, March 7, 2015 - ReplyPrevious | << 1 >> | Next
(Spoiler - click to show)Don't forget about the matches making the Last Day Unwinnable! Your dumb torch will eventually wear out and you need some matches to light up the unlit lantern in your inventory. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any in my playthrough and wasted 3 hours of my life on that game.