Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller
Makes it so
by Spanner Spencer 25/4/2014
Product: Fighting Fantasy: Starship Traveller
Publisher: Tin Man Games
Format: Android, iPhone
Genre: Card/ board game, Retro, RPG
This is really two reviews in one, though they're quite inseparable.
On the one hand you need to know about the calibre of the story that's at the heart of this digital choose-your-own-adventure gamebook, and on the other it's important to discuss the quality of its smartphone adaptation.
Let's start with the former, since there's a possibility that the story's genre might not be your bag, no matter how well written it is. Should that be the case, it doesn't really matter how well it's been digitised.
Back in 1984, adventure gamebooks were all the rage. You'd read a paragraph, make a decision, and turn to the relevant page to see how that choice played out (keeping your finger in the last page, just in case).
The original gamebook has been beautifully revived, and now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its sci-fi peers across all entertainment media
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