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Lost Treasures of Infocom
Words with old friends
by Matt Wales 7/1/2013
Product: Lost Treasures of Infocom
Developer: Activision Blizzard
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Collection
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Behold the mighty text adventure - an ageing relic of gaming past, when story reigned supreme and fancy graphics, well, not so much. Sadly, its popularity was brief.

So rapid were developments in the medium that Infocom - arguably the biggest name in text adventures, and the focus of this collection - lasted a mere five years before fancy visuals consigned the company to history.

That’s a shame, as Infocom's raft of talented game designers managed to craft some of the most memorable worlds in all of gaming, using naught but words and a healthy dollop of player imagination to do the job that would eventually fall to polygons and pixels.
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An impressively comprehensive collection of bona fide text adventures greats, featuring superb presentation and enough bonus material to thrill completists
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 8
Value: 6
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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