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You should by now have some idea why I hate this game so much, and why I am still playing it! The awful thing is that I simply have to urge you to go out and buy it... just keep the aspirin ready during play.
Bureaucracy ist ein selbst für Infocom-Verhältnisse ungewöhnliches Adventure. Die immer wieder auftauchenden Formulare, die Punkte-Zählung mit dem Blutdruck, die zahlreichen Gags und Anspielungen auf unser tägliches Leben und allerlei Konsumgüter (wie das Buch »Hitchhiker's Guide ...«), all dies macht Bureaucracy zu einem Adventure-Erlebnis, das man so schnell sicher nicht vergißt.
Back to what I said at the beginning, love of Douglas Adams and love of interactive fiction will translate easily to love of this game. The puzzles can be overly tricky, you'll need to maintain your saves, and you'll need to be a little too reliant on the "try everything" approach to decipher Adams' insane world. Otherwise, a satisfying adventure, and a fitting follow-up to Infocom's Hitchhiker's.
This game has become the standard by which almost all tongue-in-cheek games about real life are measured, and has been imitated many times, but seldom equalled.