On my latest roamings through the vast landscape that is the Interactive Fiction DataBase, I came across a 1988 game by J.D. McDonald simply called World. The editorial reviews and some other sources on the net all seem to agree that it is rather good. I’m a sucker for the stranded-on-an-alien-planet genre, so that’s a big plus.
However, all sources also agree that this is a true behemoth of a game. Playtimes vary, but I’ve seen people claim taking 3 to 6 years before finishing it. Even with the occasional sandwich and potty break in between, this seems quite long.
Can anyone tell me a bit more about this game, specifically if the quality makes it worth getting invested in it?
IFDB adress here: World - Details (tads.org)