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Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands (Windows)

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Written by  :  Rodney Mayton (19)
Written on  :  Jul 24, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

The best puzzle adventure I've played.

The Good

The graphics in this game are excellent. It has a dark, foreboding atmosphere that is only occasionally lightened up by the typical Zorkian sense of humor. I liked the size of this game...each "section" of this game is about as long as some whole games I've played. Puzzles are difficult but logical and are usually well integrated into the storyline.

The Bad

The only thing I would say is that some puzzles were a bit too difficult, but none were impossible for the average adventure gamer.

The Bottom Line

If you are familiar with other Zork games, that will not help you here. While there are many references to the usual Zorkian placenames, objects, and historical events, this game is much darker in tone. The puzzles are challenging, the graphics are wonderful, and the story keeps you interested through to the end. I highly recommend this game!