The Great Infocom Replay: The Witness

It’s been over a month since I last tried to do anything on my still-crawling-along (re)playthrough of all of Infocom’s games. The next up, for me, was The Witness. I’m going to be straight with you: I didn’t play it.

I made a map, and I got to the game’s introduction, and I read all of the manual and feelies. I played a few turns of what could fairly be called “the game.” The fact of the matter is that I just could not work up any enthusiasm for it at all. I like murder mysteries, but I like to watch them. I never try to solve them ahead of time. It doesn’t interest me in the least.

From Suspect, I knew that’s what would be expected of me, and I knew it wouldn’t be fun.

So I’m skipping it. I played enough to know I wouldn’t have any fun at all, and if I ever write more IF, I won’t be writing a mystery, so nevermind, okay?

Next up is Planetfall, which I’ve played before, but I hope to enjoy it a bit more this time. I had very mixed feelings about it, last time.

Written on June 7, 2014
games   infocom-replay   int-fiction