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Sorcery! is a beautiful, engaging, fantasy-filled gamebook, and here's our review

0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2014, 08:55 posted on

Those who had the pleasure of growing up in the 80s or 90s – you know, when iPhones, Twitter, and high-speed broadband didn't yet exist – are probably familiar with what a gamebook is. Or should have at least heard of these rather unusual and highly engaging works of literature. The Sorcery! series, which made its debut in 1983, is among the many memorable examples of this once-popular genre, and today, some 30 years later, the epic adventure, with its twists and turns, can be experienced in digital form...

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 10:13

1. rcl4444 (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Hilarious that no one has commented. Just goes to show the average age of the readers here - most would have no idea about these games and would not see the point :-)

"What - no graphics?" I hear you say - "No blood and guts, point'n'shoot action??"
"This isn't a real game. The days of text based games are long gone. We have REAL games now!"

I dare you to give it a go and do well at it!

I used to play games like Zork I, II & III, Star Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, etc, Yeah they were simple, but you had to THINK, you had to solve REAL puzzles to progress, and had to work out how to make use of or combine different items to solve the problem at hand.

They were challenging, frustrating, fun and funny. Not sure if this will live up to what they used to be, however nice to see an attempt to bring back some of the old greats.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 14:23

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This sounds pretty cool. I wonder if there are any games like this, but are based on roleplaying systems like D&D, that would be cool to play, especially if they had tools to create and share your own campaigns.

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