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Overall, I have mixed feelings about
Alternate Reality: The City. On the one
hand, they've made it very hard to get off
to a good start in the game unless you're
lucky (or have played before), the mapping
is unnecessarily difficult and tedious,
the sound on Apple versions can't be
turned off (I know one person who finally
disconnected his speaker, he couldn't
stand it any longer), and in the later
stages, the game becomes a dull succession
of combats whose only purpose is to raise
your character's level.
On the other hand, there IS much to
explore and find, and many places that
seem to have no purpose may become important
later on as more scenarios are
added. The turning of day to night and
back again (with a sun that actually rises
and sets), the passage of time in hours,
days, months and years, clear skies and
rain, are all good touches, giving a feeling
of reality (no puns intended) to the game.