With Monty Python and the Flying Circus' Eric Idle lending his voice to the lead character, Discworld is a humorous third-person graphic adventure featuring locations and characters based on Terry Pratchett's series of novels. As a low-level wizard named Rincewind, you must save the lavish town of Ankh-Morpork from a vile dragon. Akin to most games in the genre, the interface is point-and-click driven with an emphasis on conversing with townsfolk, solving puzzles, and collecting items, which are stored in the wizard's faithful traveling companion, Luggage. Players choose from various "attitudes" to use while conversing, including salutations, sarcasm, anger and asking questions. Puzzles are quite difficult in that you must combine items for use in obscure, illogical locations. While challenge is welcome in this genre, the level of difficulty set here detracts from the fun.
There is still much enjoyment to be had with Discworld, thanks to the British humor peppered throughout. The writing is done in the vein of Monty Python and voice acting is superb. Though it is quite possible to become stuck on each puzzle, this is a solid adventure from start to finish.
This adventure game puts you in the shoes of Rincewind, a wizard whose sole purpose in life is to stay alive. He appears to be very good at it as well, because apparently the universe has decided to continuously challenge him.
The game takes place in the insane fantasy world created by Terry Pratchett, one of this world's most humourous authors, and is generally nuts.
Two of the most underrated adventure games ever, both Discworld games are based on Terry Pratchett's pun-filled fantasy Discworld series, in which the whole world is carried through space by a turtle, and idioms and puns do have a life of their own. As bumbling wizard Rincewind, prevent the Dragon from destroying the world in Discworld 1 and find a way to convince the disillusioned Death to resume his day job in the sequel. Both games have great humor (although dialogues drag on at times), and some of the most devious but logical puzzles ever designed.
Famed Monty Python veteran Eric Idle's performance as the voice of Rincewind is flawless, althought some dialogues are very long-winded to the point of frustrating. Clever puzzles and hilarious animations, however, more than make up for it. Highly recommended for Pratchett fans and fans of zany adventure games in general-- just be prepared to sit through very long (and sometimes tedious) dialogues.
In 1995, Terry Pratchett made a very wonderful move in his career. He took his renowned Discworld series to the screen-that is, the computer screen. Partnered with Psygnosis Ltd., Pratchett crated a fantastic world of comedy and mischief viewed through the clever gameplay of a point-and-click adventure game. Pratchett's stories were a hit back during the time of the adventure games glory, so you can imagine how incredibly popular the games of the same characters and name were Europe and America.
Atop the flying disk planet known as Discworld, flying along in infinite space, foul things are transpiring in the famous city of Ahnk-Morpork. A dark guild have brought back a great beast, one that no one really believes in. But they will before long. Not standing still, the wizards of Unseen University send their most expendable wizard to destroy the threat. Rincewind, the wizzard, er, I mean wizard, is the worlds most inept wizard. He'd much rather run away from the dragon than confront and destroy it, and it doesn't make things any better that the evil bad guys and even Death him-self are all right on his tail. Can Rincewind keep all of Ahnk-Morpork from becoming nice little fried Morporkians? Play this delightful little adventure and find out for yourself.
It's time to talk about the inner workings of this wonderful game. The graphics are up to par, they are a mix between Monkey Island 3 and Simon the Sorcerer. The music is very whimsical and magical, and adds to the atmosphere of the game very well. The puzzles are difficult enough to keep you guessing for a while, fortunately there are none of those annoying pixel hunts. The humor is where the game is really at. I have probably cracked up about a million times in this game, especially at the scenes with the Librarian. I'll let you see that for yourself. Did I mention the inventory is a walking luggage chest?
So to conclude my review, I must say that Discworld is a masterpiece of the adventure genre. A gem like this doesn't come around very often. Not only will it bring a smile to your heart, but you'll want to come back and play it over and over again. Or maybe I just liked it too much.
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Discworld 2: Mortality Bytes, Discworld Noir, Day Of The Tentacle, Curse of Monkey Island, The, Escape from Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Grim Fandango
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