Circuit's Edge (Infocom, 1990)

A quasi-role-playing adventure set in the near and technologically advanced future, Circuit's Edge is based upon a trilogy of books by George Alec Effinger. Though the game's story and prose are very violent, the story is quite good, and one of the best developing seen in adventure games. There is also quite a bit of fighting in this game, most of which doesn't serve the game's purpose other than to provide action and atmosphere. Circuit's Edge is nonetheless involving and entertaining with many of what seem like completely independent actions and plot developments that eventually connect together and must be followed through. If you don't mind playing a game that isn't too difficult, but quite gory, or if you enjoyed the books (this is not as gory as the books), this is a good game to play.

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