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Zork: The Great Underground Empire (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tony Van (2691)
Written on  :  Nov 26, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The one that stated it all for Infocom

The Good

Previously, I had only played Scott Adams' Text Adventures, which were only 16K, and supported 2 words (Get Rope). I loved those, but when Zork came out, it blew me away, and raised the bar on Intereactive Fiction.

The Bad

I was a bit put off by the AMOUNT of text for each description, since I was used to the bare minimum. But I soon got used to it.

The Bottom Line

A classic that everyone should play