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Atlantean Odyssey - Review

Review by RetroBasic

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
6
Atmosphere
7
Cruelty
Polite
Puzzles
3
Overall
6
Written:
12-03-2019
Last edited:
Platform:
C64/128

A nice little adventure to while away a few hours.




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 6/10)

It's a verb/noun parser with synonyms for some actions (e.g. place/put). Perfectly fine for the game. However I did struggle to find the right verb noun combination when in the sailboat.

Atmosphere (Rating: 7/10)

Room and object descriptions are brief but all are tied in well enough to provide a nice atmosphere.

Cruelty (Rating: Polite)

There are situations where you will die by taking the wrong direction or the wrong action and there are no warnings that these cause death. However all are stupidly obvious ;)

Puzzles (Rating: 3/10)

Very simple puzzles requiring very little thought.

Overall (Rating: 6/10)

A nice short adventure from 1979. Many more type in adventures of this sort can be found in Captain 80 Book of Basic Adventures. Well worth playing as break from those more taxing games.