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Espionage Island - Review

Review by Sudders

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
6
Atmosphere
6
Cruelty
Tough
Puzzles
7
Overall
6
Written:
25-02-2016
Last edited:
Platform:
Spectrum

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In the fourth adventure of Artic's series you are on a reconnaissance mission over an enemy island and are shot down.
The game begins with your efforts to escape your plane and land safely on the island.
Once on the island you must avoid the enemy and somehow find a way to return to your waiting aircraft carrier.
After an initial struggle to get started this is a fairly simple wander across the terrain to get to the other side and then find a means of flight.
It's in a very similar style to the previous 3 games, black writing on white background, and like all them quite enjoyable. I would. however, say perhaps the weakest of the whole series.
I'm a bit of a completist, so I plan to finish the lot....




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 6/10)

Same old 2-word input with the usual one or two places where you really need to experiment to find the right combination. Feel corner really?

Atmosphere (Rating: 6/10)

No real feeling of danger or time pressure in this one, it's a kind of gentle walk in the park. Pleasantly calm.

Cruelty (Rating: Tough)

Pretty kind early on but there is a death cell mid way and 11 different ways to die in the final approach to safety.

Puzzles (Rating: 7/10)

Pretty standard fare with a few nice ones towards the end which give satisfaction.

Overall (Rating: 6/10)

I was expecting a little more from this game after the first three, but it's a solid adventure and worth a go.