Games of Infocom quality and length (or better)

Recommendations by MathBrush

These are games that are as long as an Infocom game (i.e. Shade would be too short) and are as good quality (so Colossal Cave Adventure, though fun, is out). By quality, I mean the kind of things accomplished by numerous testers: few parser errors, plenty of non-standard responses, feels finished, etc.

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Matt W, September 19, 2015 - Reply
I really like your lists, but this one is seriously missing Hadean Lands, probably the best puzzle IF of the last 5 years at least and one of my favorite video games of all time.
MathBrush, September 19, 2015 - Reply
Thanks! I haven't played this one yet, because I feel bad spending money on games (although I hope someone gives out free copies as consolation prizes at IFcomp).

Do you think 80 Days should be on here as well?
Matt W, September 20, 2015 - Reply
That's a hard call. I'd personally say no, but I'm finding it hard to justify why. I really liked 80 Days, but it feels more like a collection of short stories than a cohesive narrative world. It's not really Infocom-like at all, even for a choice game, though the writing is excellent and the game is huge.
MathBrush, September 20, 2015 - Reply
That's good to knoe! Still haven't tried that one, either.
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