The Way Things Are!

By Rosemary Young and Gordon Aplin (July, 1998)
Well, it's time for a new issue of Quandary with our last issue, which we ran for six months, only managing to clock up a couple more reviews than we normally would complete in a three month period. Not brilliant, but that's the way things are.

Because of the scarcity of adventuring games we have decided to run our issues six monthly for the moment. It takes the pressure off and allows us to deal with titles as they become available to us. By the way, thanks for all your letters asking us not to give up, we've managed to keep going thus far :-)

In some ways this slowing down of proceedings has been a windfall for us. We've had a very busy six months with real life creeping in and taking over to the point that there wasn't time even to complete our supposedly regular feature. Well it has been held over for this issue and we've once again considered the future of adventure games. Before you read it, be warned it features what might be a 'four letter word' for some ... MYST. And, just for the record, we are fans of both Myst and Riven.

Considering the state of adventure games at the minute, and the trouble we all have finding them, we have decided to resurrect our CRYSTAL BALL column that was discontinued and deleted from early Quandary issues. CRYSTAL BALL is our look into the future and lists the games that we know are presently 'under construction' and includes links to the relevant web sites. We'd like to decorate this page with graphics, but we can't. Our server space is limited. If you know of any other games that should be included in this list, please drop us a line and let us know.

Happy reading

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