February 9, 2015

Altered Destiny

Accolade, 1990

This wacky adventure begins with a humorous event: You are sucked into your television and into an alternate world by aliens bent on galactic domination. However, you are reluctantly recruited to save this world from tyranny. Like the early graphical Hugo's House of Horrors adventures, this is a text-parser game. Fortunately, this parser is more sophisticated. It recognizes a vast range of words and commands, so the interface avoids becoming a hindrance as you set out to save the universe. While puzzles can be difficult, they are all logical and enjoyable.