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Once and Future

by G. Kevin Wilson

Historical/Time Travel/Arthurian
1998

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 725
IFID: TADS2-62421B823524200B9C71540DC3C6FA75
TUID: vlsvsfinckq930o5

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Swords and Sledgehammers
I spent several weeks playing through Once And Future, and I'm not sorry I did. For one thing, it's an important part of recent IF history, and for another thing, as I said before, it's fun. Still, it was a bit of a letdown. I suppose that after the hype, buildup, and fanfare it got, it couldn't help but be a letdown, at least a little bit. On top of that, it was no doubt to the game's disadvantage that I played it in 2002. However unfair it might be to judge what's essentially a 1994 game by 2002 standards, it's impossible not to, because, well, it is 2002. Styles have changed, and parts of OAF haven't aged well. The bottom line is that it feels like the work of a beginning writer, one who has promise and may have matured through the process, but whose novice mistakes remain. That doesn't mean it's not worth playing -- it most certainly is -- but don't believe the hype.
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