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Shipwreck - Review

Review by rpettigrew

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
7
Atmosphere
7
Cruelty
Tough
Puzzles
6
Overall
7
Written:
24-10-2018
Last edited:
24-10-2018
Platform:
Spectrum

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A fun but challenging adventure in two parts. The first half of the adventure is definitely the hardest. You need to spend some time exploring to ensure you can solve all the challenges quickly as you are on a sinking ship and timing is everything!

In the second half of the game, I came across three possible death moments - As in, you are hungry / thirsty and bitten by a snake. All of these challenges are solvable but as always, you need to have the correct items in your inventory.

Make sure you take advantage of the SAVE / LOAD features. You will need them.




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 7/10)

I found the parser quite intuitive with only an occasional challenge to get the right input!

Atmosphere (Rating: 7/10)

A good immersive adventure.

Cruelty (Rating: Tough)

Tough in places. You definitely need to make good use of pad and paper for mapping as well as the save / load feature.

Puzzles (Rating: 6/10)

None of the puzzles are too challenging but you will need to record the locations of items and play through each puzzle separately before bringing them together to solve the full game.

Overall (Rating: 7/10)

I enjoyed this one!