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Katana

by Matt Rohde

Eastern/Historical
2002

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2.0
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 1795
IFID: TADS2-D2FFBE1858FEEFDE392EECE4F7EC6A8D
TUID: cpjghpdd3q80at2r

Off-Site Reviews

IF-Review
Game Slicing
So I do recommend this game. I think it will be better a version or two down the line, if Rohde chooses to polish it up based on initial player response, because there are some points where the implementation makes things unnecessarily frustrating. But it succeeds at much that it attempts -- to offer an old-school game with a cool, fresh setting. And it is ambitious enough to take more than your standard-issue two-competition-hours to play, which is a nice change, these days.
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SPAG

In addition to being a traditional text adventure, an atmospheric piece, and a story-driven game, Katana is one more thing: a first attempt. And while it clearly represents a decent one, there're a number of details showing that its author had little or no experience when working on it. [...] The positive aspects are the genuine fun the author clearly had writing it (this fun shows through, say, in a number of witty responses to weird player input), and the attention to details. And they outweigh the negative ones, despite the fact that you could get a different impression reading all my nitpicking. ;)
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