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James Bond 007: A View to a Kill (DOS)

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Written by  :  Caltrus (344)
Written on  :  Feb 13, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A good text adventure.

The Good

The game stretches the imagination instead of new games like today. In a few puzzles you really have to think to proceed on with the game...

The Bad

I like this game although there are some difficult puzzles. In the beginning level of AVTAK you get to a submarine and the manual nor the game provides A HINT as to get into the submarine. Apparently, you had to put a ski pole into a small ring to open the submarine...Very odd eh? Also, when you type "LOOK" and the game tells you what's around you the game usually isn't as descriptive as James Bond 007 in: Goldfinger. Usually, in AVTAK it would just be two or three sentences.

The Bottom Line

If you haven't seen the movie, don't play this game. Chances are after ten minutes you'll want to throw your computer out the window. The game is entirely text with no pictures. Sometimes the puzzles are very easy while sometimes you have to use character interaction for people such as Stacey Sutton. The parser is not as good as Infocom's but it is still decent.