Journey's End

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Wildcard Stream Vol. 28 - A Regrettable Journey

Sequels that drop in quality, combined with stream issues! Oh boy!

Authored By: Dr. Dos
Published: Dec 24, 2022
Part of Series: Wildcard Streams
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♦ Livestream of the following 2 ZZT worlds. Originally streamed on December 18th, 2022 ♦
• "Journey: City of Wizards" by Doc []
• "Journey's End" by Doc (2004) []

CW: The games streamed contain the r-slur and f-slur.

Checking out some of Doc's other games, which may or may not include the previously streamed "Castle Siege" as part of the quadrilogy. What we do for sure is play through parts 3 and 4. Unlike Castle Siege, which had some variety to its designs with castles, towns, and dungeons, these games feel incredibly samey and make for a much less polished experience.

There are still a fair share of silly moments, plenty of magical MacGuffins to obtain, and then throw into a fire, in order to obtain better magical MacGuffins. Much of it though, is just floodfilled rooms of enemies and not enough ammo to go around. This would be enough to make the game a let down, but then it has to make things worse for a modern audience thanks to its occassional usage of the r-slur and f-slur. Castle Siege wasn't great, but it was a fun game and solid example of the kind of games ZZT allowed still-learning programmers to create. I hoped these two would be more of the same if not better, and they instead ended up being a miss.

AND if that wasn't bad enough, my Internet decided to die on me shortly after streaming which added a significant delay. As such this stream was split into two halves.

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