Lost in the Transition to Visual Games

Revisiting Zork: What We Lost in the Transition to Visual Games:I count the loss of text-only video games as right up there with the loss of longform journalism. Worse, in many ways, actually. Text-only games like Zork taught little kids like me that building your vocabulary, your reading skills, and your problem solving skills can be extraordinarily fun. Modern games seem to be more interested in teaching thumb-eye coordination, which seems of limited use in one’s life.

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