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I meriti di questo software furono molteplici: dimostrò l’efficacia dei computer nella narrazione di racconti interattivi, migliorò la diffusione e la reputazione delle avventure testuali e fece la fortuna della sua casa produttrice Infocom che ci avrebbe regalato, in futuro, altre perle di fantasia.
Zork is vast and intricate. I
counted over 100 interconnecting
rooms in Zork I alone. This means
that map making is imperative.
Examine everything. Remember
that, especially in mazes, there are
ten different directions (eight
compass directions, plus up and
down). Also, don't hesitate to reexplore
old paths. Occasionally,
new passages open up as you solve
mysteries, or as events outside your
control (like earthquakes) occur.
Finally, even though Zork is a singleplayer
adventure, don't go there
alone if you can help it. It is
definitely an adventure to be
shared and enjoyed.
ZORK is a program that is worth the money for
anyone even mildly interested in adventure games.
Those that like puzzles will have their fill, I'm
sure. Master adventurers will even take a while on