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The Euripides Enigma - The Intrepid Space Adventures of Mike Erlin Play Online
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You are Mike Erlin, captain of the Federation of Sentient Planets starship Excelsior.

You have been ordered to the planet Euripides in the Sagittarius region of space to investigate why the research station on the planet had suddenly ceased communication with FSP HQ on Earth.

On arriving in orbit around Euripides, attempts are made again to contact the research centre but all fail. Your sensors show that the centre appears to be non-operational and there is no sign of any life whatsoever.

You and a small squad of marines shuttle down to the planet and land near the research centre. You immediately see that the centre has been attacked and the main airlock door is open.

Can you discover who - or what - attacked the research centre and what has happened to the staff?

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  • Download the blorb (top right) only if you have ADRIFT 5 installed on your computer.

  • If you have a Macintosh or Linux machine with FrankenDrift installed you can download an optimised version of "The Euripides Enigma" from HERE

  • The Mac version will also run on Android devices with Fabularium installed.

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    Also available in the "The Intrepid Space Adventures of Mike Erlin" series:

    Chapter 1: Magnetic Moon

    Chapter 2: Starship Quest

    Chapter 3: Revenge of the Space Pirates

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    The "Adventures of Alaric Blackmoon" series:

    Episode 1: The Axe of Kolt

    Episode 2: The Spectre of Castle Coris

    Episode 3: Die Feuerfaust - The Fist of Fire

    Episode 4: The Fortress of Fear

    Episode 5: The Lost Children

    Episode 6: The Call of the Shaman

    Episode 7: The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch

    Episode 8: Return to Castle Coris

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    The "Adventures in The World of Alaric Blackmoon" series:

    Episode 1: Run, Bronwynn, Run!

    Episode 2: The Dwarf of Direwood Forest.

    Coming Soon: Episode 3: Finn's Big Adventure.


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    Genre: Science Fiction 
    Language: Unknown 
    IFID: ADRIFT-500-6ECE-A89E-47C3-A469-739CE0C9A2F3 
    Category: Complete adventure 
    Forgiveness rating: Tough 
    Total Downloads: 31 
    Online Plays: 71 
    File Size: 351 Kb 
    Version: 3
     

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      A brand new continuation in the old Mike Erlin series, Tue 2nd Aug 2022
    By Denk - See all my reviews

    DISCLAIMER: I beta-tested this game. As a beta-tester I couldn't rate this game during ParserComp so I waited to publish this review until the competition was over.

    I have come to realise that this kind of game is only for a limited group of parser players. The big emphasis on hidden objects (LOOK UNDER and BEHIND, X WALL etc) is not everyone's cup of tea. It has other puzzles too but this is a significant part of the game. However, I also want to clarify that this is the author's style, not something related to ADRIFT. ADRIFT games can be very different. I have a very wide taste in parser IF and found this game to be my favourite in ParserComp 2022. If someone played an early, very buggy version online, I can tell you that the game has now been updated so hopefully, there are no serious bugs left.

    This is the fourth sci-fi game where you take on the role of Mike Erlin. This time you have to investigate a research base where the crew has gone missing. There is an inventory limit but you will soon find a rucksack so it is hardly a problem. I think the game would be even better without e.g. inventory limits but it doesn't really bother me as you will quickly find the remedy.

    Parser: 8/10
    I think that the parser is pretty good, though there may be a few bugs/guess-the-verb issues I haven't noticed, which can happen in such a big game.

    Atmosphere: 8/10
    I think the writing gives a thrilling atmosphere. It isn't world class literature but that isn't the point. After all this is a game that is here to entertain.

    Cruelty: Cruel
    If we take the zarfian cruelty scale literally, I would say the game is cruel as you can proceed without having found all objects and then you can't get back without those objects. This game isn't extremely long and you should save often (multiple save files). Then it is probably not a big issue but you should be aware that this might happen.

    Puzzles: 8/10
    There are a several good puzzles in this one. But you should know that finding objects might be 20% of the puzzles. Besides examine, you must search, look under, behind and move stuff.

    Overall: 9/10
    This is a game where story and puzzles go very well together so the final product is better than the individual parts. I said something similar about "Things That Happened In Houghtonbridge". These two games were my favourite games in ParserComp 2022. But as mentioned at the top, this game is not everyone's cup of tea as finding objects (LOOK UNDER, BEHIND etc) is a big part of the game.

    [More ParserComp 2022 reviews here:
    https://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13114 ]

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