Review of "A Light's Tale"

A Light's Tale is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2004 by Zach Flynn.

Review by David Welbourn

Welcome to a world of death traps! It's confusing! It doesn't make sense! You will die! Many many times! Unless you quit. You don't want to quit, do you? Here's a sample of the game you'd be missing:

>show light to george
[TADS-1014: 'abort' statement executed]

>shine light at george
The light is shot in piercing power at The big, large rather muscular mouse who looks to be a pretty good mechanic, for the right price but he does not even flinch.

>ask george about light
"It appears that your flashlight has run out of battery. It probably needs recharging. But I'll only do it for a fee, or a really good reason."

>shine light at mirror
I don't know how to shine anything at the Shiny, Pretty Mirror.

Pretty great, huh? And you get this neat flashlight so you can be your favourite security guard, and ... HEY! Where are you going?

Rating: 2.

✍️🏻 See my handwritten notes.