Lost New York

by Neil deMause

Time Travel/Historical/Travel
1996

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Great, long, puzzly game for lovers of history, NYC, and A Mind Forever Voyaging, February 3, 2016

This well-researched difficult game takes characters on a tour through the history of New York, much like A Mind Forever Voyaging took players through a fictional city's history.

Unlike Voyaging,this is a very hard puzzle game. I've been playing many early XYZZY awards, and this is a classic late 90's game. Excellent writing, clever puzzles, but no way on earth you'll get them. Multi-object puzzles involving creative uses of items from every area of the game, bizarre required actions, etc. This is not bad, it's just the period's ideal. I used a walkthrough the whole time.

I loved the writing, and the obvious love of the author for New York and its history. The various ranks you get correspond to real historical New York mayors.


0 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
historical fiction, August 12, 2008
by divbyzero (Boston, Massachusetts)

Great historical fiction... lots of fun if you're more into exploration than puzzles, which seem like a bit of an afterthought.



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