Posts Tagged ‘Anssi Räisänen’


IF Comp ’11 – Anssi Raisanen’s Ted Paladin and the Case of the Abandoned House!

October 18, 2011

Known for your text adventure skills, you have been called in for help to reveal the secrets of a locked, abandoned house scheduled to be demolished soon.
I enjoy the notion that my character is a gifted text-adventure protagonist.  Anssi Raisanen entered an odd, short, vivid puzzler to the competition three years ago back when people cared more about umlauts, and I am interested to see what he’s done now.  I am even interested enough to shut up and start playing the game.

[spoilers begin here]

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IF Comp ’08 Review – Anssi Räisänen’s The Ngah Angah School of Forbidden Wisdom!

October 4, 2008

As you enter the twilight zone of Adventures, you stumble and fall to your knees. In front of you, you can vaguely see the outlines of an Adventure that never was.

SYSTEM ERROR: Checksum error in Acode (.a3c) file (0x22aac5 instead of 0x22aa94).

Well, that would qualify as an adventure that never was.

Update:  I’ve gotten this game working on the new PC, which is kind of sad, ‘cause I really liked this review the way it was.  Still, I promised myself I was going to judge these games as fairly as my arbitrary, biased, inherently unfair system would allow, and that means no skipping Anssi Räisänen’s The Ngah Angah School of Forbidden Wisdom.

Ngah Angah sounds like something you’d say if you accidentally dropped a cigarette on your tongue, doesn’t it?  I mean, you’d be all “ngah!” and then someone would ask you what emotion you were experiencing, and you’d say “angah!”  Then you’d think about it a little and say “Actually, mostly I am experiencing  pain, but that is not an emotion!  Therefore you did not phrase the question as relevantly as you could have done,” to which the other person would respond “Ah, but you are assuming I was curious about your overall condition, not purely your emotional state,” and you’d say “Well, yeah, can’t argue with that,” and go look for a cold beverage.

[spoilers start here after a nice hot shower – be warned that they are very very spoilery, pretty much complete puzzle solutions, so if you do not want that, do not read further, thank you, I love you, there’s ham in the fridge]

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