Review of "Evacuate"

Evacuate is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2002 by Jeff Rissman.

Review by David Welbourn

On board the Luxury Millennium, you've somehow slept through whatever alarms go off when aliens trash half a spaceship. Everyone else has evacuated. Now it's your turn.

It's a somewhat uneven game, as it gushes about the opulence of the furnishings, but leaves you somewhat uninformed as to what you should try to do. I know I wasn't the only one who tried to tie the scarf to the balcony railing to try to reach the garden, but the game didn't know about “tie”. Often, it wasn't clear which objects were useful for puzzles, and which were just scenery.

Still, I bravely forged on, until I entered the Engineering Maze. There were other mazes in other games in the competition, but this maze was the worst; no fun at all. I stopped playing, although maybe I'll come back to this later.

Rating: 5.

✍️🏻 See my handwritten notes.