The Portable Gamer writes: "When I was a fair bit younger and an avid reader, I sold my soul to Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy books. At the time, they were truly innovative, and my love for them led to my love of the RPG genre. They probably seem very simple nowadays to those who didn't experience them the first time round. Your mind, a pen and a die was all that you needed to undertake your fantasy journey. Each page of the book offered you a decision as to where or what to do next. Some choices were as simple as choosing to go left or right in a maze, while others were bordering on moral decisions."