There was a time, in the deep dark depths of the late 80’s and early 90’s, when the choose your own adventure book was king. With video games in their infancy, it was within the pages of Fighting Fantasy that I first encountered a deep RPG experience. The interactive stories created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston were a constant backdrop to the lazy summers of my youth and provided me with the opportunity to save a fantasy world from the comfort of my tree house (if you can call three planks of wood nailed onto the branches of an apple tree a tree house).
Now, some thirty years later, I’ve spent the summer whiling away many hours playing Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood – a text, strategy, choose your own adventure video game hybrid. It’s basically a modern version of Fighting Fantasy and it’s brilliant.
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