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The Farthest Shore Reviews
Author: Stewart J. McAbney
Date: 2003
ADRIFT 4.0



Reviewed by David Whyld

A very well written game, although one without any real point to it as far as I could see. Indeed, it can be completed (if that's the right word) in a mere three moves. There are others things to do during the course of the game - wander around the island you are shipwrecked on, feed a cow - but these are pretty much just filler and make no difference to the ending or the way the game plays.

As an exercise in writing it was certainly well done but I couldn't help but feel that it was a wasted opportunity.

5 out of 10


Reviewed by Woodfish

My favourite entry, soley because of the descriptions. No, I didn't understand what it was about at all, but the descriptions were very atmospheric and it felt like a good, enjoyable game to play. I had a problem with interacting with the cow and the basket description, and I didn't understand why feeding the cow should help you get rescued, but I liked it for the atmosphere. 9/10.


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