* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:How you free yourself from the chair.]]
* ItGetsBetter: This game has gotten some criticism for being unable to hook players in at the start.
* HypeBacklash: In many InteractiveFiction circles it is hyped as one of the best InteractiveFiction games of all time, or at least Andrew Plotkin's MagnumOpus. However, the linearity of much of the early parts of the game often puts people off.