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Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks (Jun, 2002)
A classic. That's what it is. Obsidian may be the most innovative, imaginative puzzle adventure ever conceived. It will plunge you into an Orwellian dream of bureaucratic lunacy. All its elements contribute to a coherent, high satire that might just elevate the game into the realm of art. People either love it or hate it, but no one can deny that Obsidian is a standout.
Just Adventure (2003)
If you've never played this game, you are missing out on one of the true classics of the adventure genre.
Mac Gamer (1997)
Myst fans, rejoice! Instead of churning out just another flashy knockoff, Rocket Science appears to have reinvented the Myst formula, offering an original, whimsical adventure with a distinct character. Obsidian's sumptuous graphics and sound, its enticingly surreal environments, and its satisfying gameplay, make it a game no Myst devotee, or indeed any adventure gamer, should be without.
Macworld (Sep, 1997)
Obsidian is to the puzzle genre what Zork was to text games. If you're a puzzle fanatic, like an intellectual challenge, or simply want to broaden your game-play options, Obsidian is an excellent choice. In what may be one of Rocket Science's final products, it's struck gold.
AppleLinks.Com (Jul 28, 1999)
Despite its efforts, all Obsidian seems to be is a bunch of puzzles ala "The Seventh Guest," loosely held together by a tin foil-thin plot about "the Machine." Although it's not offensively bad, I don't suggest hunting down this game. Rent "Howard the Duck" instead. It's cheaper, it's shorter, and that Lea Thompson...she's kinda cute.