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An Assassin In Orlandes

Review: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain by Big Blue Bubble

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I recently reviewed An Assassin In Orlandes, and at the beginning of the review I gave my condensed version of the history of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” game.  I probably should have saved that for this review, since the Fighting Fantasy games were really the forerunners of the modern movement of combining interactive reading and role playing in books.  Much like the Gamebook Adventures from Tin Man Games, Big Blue Bubble has done an excellent job in recreating this genre for the electronic world.  The stories aren’t quite as interesting as the first Gamebook Adventures, but the reading segments are smaller which allows for more frequent fighting, so it really becomes a matter of what you are more interested in pursuing: prose or parlay.



Review: An Assassin In Orlandes by Tin Man Games

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Given all the advances in technology, you wouldn't think that something which mimics a 20+ year old system of printed words and plastic dice would be all that entertaining.  Then again, at it's heart that's what role playing games are all about.  An Assassin In Orlandes goes even a step further, bringing you an authentic electronic replica of the old Choose Your Own Adventure / Fighting Fantasy style game books.  And, unlike most modern computer role playing games, you actually get to roll the dice.  Thankfully, though, you don't need paper and pencil to keep track of your stats.  A smooth interface and excellent writing make this game a joy to read and play, and the fact that you can choose multiple paths in many spots gives it that extra replay value that many people desire.  I think you'll find that the trip to Orlandes is certainly worth it.



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