Part of the power of that story is its feeling of inevitability, the understanding that each event follows from those preceding it and ultimately derives from the nature of each character.
Which I personally find the least gripping kind of inevitability. I think all the non-Russians among us know the feeling when reading a Russian novel of wanting to cry out the the protagonist: "C'm on! Get off your bum and do something about it!". To me that feels like bad choice, not inevitability. (The inevitability is that one cannot avoid having this happen when reading Russian literature.)
IF allows a way stronger form of inevitability, where the reader can undo choices and make others, yet cannot escape the fate of the protagonist. For a tiny example, see "Fate steps in" in the Inform 7 manual, but a wider scope is also possible, where e.g. the protagonist ends up betraying someone, but whom depends on the reader's choices. Or where the choice does
fundamentally alter the outcome, but not
the realisation of failure and doom
- as in the Baron.
(Being way richer, IF of course allows also literature in which the reader can
change the outcome for the protagonist.)