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Category Description User Score
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.0
Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is for games that use text or voice as input. 3.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Corruption is great fun, will take quite a while to solve, and should please everyone fed up with more traditional adventure subjects. Its only weakness is that the characters are all stereotypes, from the dumb blond to the macho businessman, and leave one wondering whether in eradicating whimsy from their games Magnetic Scrolls haven't gone a little too far in the opposite direction.
ST/Amiga Format (Aug, 1988)
Corruption is certainly Magnetic Scroll's best adventure to date and more than any other, Infocom aside, serves to underline the growing sophistication of interactive fiction. There's enough here to keep you puzzled for months, so it's just as well that you can save positions and have a break. Perhaps Corruption's most endearing quality is its capacity to manage your mistakes and oversights humourously rather than take a patronising attitude. Here's a game which will give you hours of pleasure in a way no arcade release could maintain. The keyboard is indeed mightier than the laser.
So there you have it. If you like the sound of Corruption it should give you hours of enjoyable frustration. On the other hand, if you prefer more jokey and cryptic puzzles, you'll have to wait for their next title, Fish, coming very soon.
Happy Computer (Aug, 1988)
Exzellentes Krimi-Adventure von den „Guild of Thieves“-Programmierern. Hoher Schwierigkeitsgrad.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Corruption ist kein Allerwelts-Adventure: es ließe sich nie in einem Durchgang lösen. In vielen Spielsitzungen wird man aus den einzelnen Personen genug Informationen zusammensuchen, um am Ende das Puzzle-Spiel um die Attentate zu lösen und in einem letzten Durchgang das Spiel positiv zu beenden. Wer auf Thriller, psychologisch dichte Krimi-Atmosphäre und anspruchsvolle englische Texte steht. ist ein potentieller Corruption-Fan. Wer unter Adventure aber nur “Schätze sammeln. Puzzles lösen, Monster killen“ versieht, sollte die Finger von diesem Spiel lassen. Mich hat Corruption übrigens in seinen Bann geschlagen. Es zeigt ganz deutlich, daß im Medium Adventure noch viel mehr steckt, als die Programmierer bisher realisiert haben.
Man sollte einige Zeit mitbringen, will man CORRUPTION bis zum (bitteren?) Ende spielen, denn langweilig wird dieses erstklassige Spiel garantiert nicht. Den Kosten des Programmes steht nämlich eine hohe Motivation und somit eine lange Spieldauer gegenüber. Meiner Meinung kann man sich CORRUPTION ohne Bedenken kaufen, ich halte das Programm für sehr empfehlenswert!
Unfortunately these do not help make the game better. Corruption is like unto a jelly that won't quite set, it has all the best ingredients but they just don't get. I didn't enjoy their previous adventure, Jinxter and, although implemented very professionally and no doubt heading for success, for me Corruption is no better.
ST Action (Sep, 1988)
Any Scroll's game is to be welcomed, as they all contain many hours of sophisticated gameplay. I found the graphics not to be as breathtaking as their predecessors', but that is purely a matter of personal taste and not a criticism of the workmanship. The game designers set themselves a difficult task by moving from the usual GET OBJECT, USE OBJECT style of game. Any game which hinges around the idea of obtaining information by asking questions of the other characters, must ensure that it has a very clever command parser or it is not going to work. In this case they have done a pretty fair job, but there are occasions when the parser seems dimmer that it used to be. The game is tricky and I'm sure that you will have to succumb to the lure of your filofax hint sheet eventually.
Adventure gamers who have had their fill of slaying dragons, etc., will surely find Corruption an intriguing change of pace!