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The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch
Author: Larry Horsfield
I helped beta-test this game. This is the 7th game in the Alaric Blackmoon series and as usual, it has great puzzles and a good atmosphere.
This time the sorcerer Magor sends you on a quest to find the Grimoire of Lazaitch in another land east of Hecate beyond the Forest of Misery where you will find the Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch, which you need to go through in order to find the grimoire. The game begins just before you enter the Forest of Misery.
Without revealing too much, you will encounter some objects from previous episodes. However, the game is designed such, that you don't need to have played other episodes - you can just go ahead and play this episode.
The game is written in Larry's usual style and still, as always, each of his games has a unique feel. This game is no exception. I highly recommend this game.
"The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch" is a type of game I miss in newer IF. It's an oldschool fantasy text adventure. Period.
No deep metaphors for our pressing modern times, no personal symbolism about overcoming your deepest fear, no soul-searching tale about spiritual enlightenment.
You are Alaric, a Hero. Somewhere to the East is a Magic Book of great importance. Obstacles and enemies are between you and said book. Overcome them and get the Book. Period.
Aaah, good times!
Be sure to bring your brain, because we all know Heroes need all the help they can get in that department, especially with puzzles like in LLL. Not too hard, but enough to get you scratching your head from time to time. Funny and engaging.
Also bring your imagination, because on your way you will see beautiful and horrifying sights. May you be the first to live and tell the world about the troll-bowl or the Red Tower.
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