Plundered Hearts Infocom 1987

Plundered Hearts is one of the most underrated Infocom classics ever. Aside from the fact that it's set in an unusual (and very intriguing) setting (17th century Caribbean seas), the game is most notable for being the only Infocom game in the romance genre, and is therefore arguably the first computer game designed with women gamers in mind. This romance novel set in the 1600's has you having to rescue your father from the clutches of an evil island governor with the aid of a pirate captain who lights your fire. The writing feels very much like a Harlequin novel, with enough amusing puzzles and clever responses to keep a a non-romance-novel-reader interested to the end. The puzzles are a little easier than the standard Infocom fare, but generally interesting ones that can be reasoned or inferred. There are few "guess what the author is thinking puzzles". The game's strongest point though is in its characterization of you, the player, more than any other of Infocom's offerings. In most Infocom games, who YOU are is either unimportant or doesn't affect the plot much. Disguising your identity and altering your appearance is important in several places to elicit a desired reaction from other characters (not to mention avoiding some undesired reactions). It's one of Infocom's more underrated games. A very good blend of puzzle solving and story.
Extra "Feelies"
Full Demo 105kb (@ Juego Viejo)
Included in: Infocom Universe Bootleg Full Demo ~389Mb (uploaded by Gr.Viper)
included in The Adventure Collection (1995) ISO Demo + Scans 5+81MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)


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