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Hacker (DOS)

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Written by  :  Kasey Chang (3654)
Written on  :  Dec 16, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

It's the novelty factor that gets you... The rest is trial-and-error

The Good

The novelty of hacking, the feel of exploration, then the discovery of the stakes...

The Bad

Once you figured out the plot, it's a matter of trial and error to figure out who will take what and offers, then it's just a matter of figure out who to give what to get the pieces, and the lack of control over that pod... Which means it's very simple to run into the security sat.

The Bottom Line

A puzzle disguised as a hacking adventure. It's novel, and it's groundbreaking. Too bad there hasn't been a worthy successor since.