Of course, computer games and the machines they run on have changed enormously since Zork first appeared in 1980. But I can’t say that the games are any more entertaining.
Playing Zork and some of the other games of the day that were called “interactive fiction” was like reading a “Lord of the Rings” book for the first time. You could be transported to a strange and mystical world and caught up in a powerful and addictive story. –Ric Manning –The magic is back (Courier Journal)