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Enchanter (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The single best Infocom game. Jeff Sinasac (315) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Absolutely superb Mark Papadakis (30) unrated
Milestone for Player Characters Tony Van (2691) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.7
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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80
Adventure Classic Gaming
Enchanter is the first game of a new spin-off from the Zork series. Both series takes place within the Zork universe, but the former differs from the latter by the addition of a new device—magic spells. In addition to getting items and using them with others in the game, you find and use magic spells to help you on your quest. The quest in Enchanter also differs from that in Zork. This is no longer just a dungeon crawl for fun and profit. Instead, you must save the world from an evil enchanter. Although some fans consider Enchanter simply to be the fourth installment of the Zork series, others argue that the games from the Enchanter trilogy (Enchanter, Sorcerer, Spellbreaker) should stand together as a separate epic.
73
SPAG
On the whole, Enchanter works, and while there are problems--I wish the authors had rethought the insistence on hunger, thirst and sleep, for example--this is an example of one of Infocom's more solid early efforts. Though it takes a very different approach to its fantasy element than does Zork I, it's no less entertaining for that.