Unless you are on a ZX Spectrum, that's negligible ;P
Reminds me of its predecessor, the ZX81. The adventure games went like this:
Do you want to turn the handle Y/N? (NB: black & white screen with no graphics)
You turn the handle and the road goes in 2 directions, do you want to go East or West?
Not Recgnised, please retype using the words 'East' or 'West'
But still people were hooked