Posted: December 15
The 39 Steps
An early 20th century adventure novel by Scottish author John Buchan. The first of five novels it follows protagonist and narrator Richard Hannay
, an upper class toff, retired officer from her majesty's armed forces and expatriate of South Africa.
Not so much a game but an interactive book with some lovely artwork, you enter the story bored and lonely in London, a man waiting for life to begin again. The basic controls are introduced as you are encouraged to explore each scene. The amount of detail available, through the likes of newspapers and maps, had me entertained for sometime and helps to remind you of the social, economical and political differences between now and what most consider a short time ago,
After the first chapter I began the "game" again with my partner and found the experience even more rewarding. We continued on a few more chapters and went to bed. The funny thing is the next day I found myself thinking about Hannay and his predicament and we couldn't resist returning that evening to see what was next. It is quickly becoming part of our schedule, our bedtime story and a favorite in our hearts.
Recommended for entertainment, not really a game but great for those who enjoy the lost arts of reading and imagination.