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The Colonel's Bequest (DOS)

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Written by  :  Travis Owens (7)
Written on  :  Oct 12, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

One big cliche but still fun

The Good

The music was some of the most spooky music in a PC video game at the time. The graphics really helped set the mood. The addition of time to the game (time only passes when you trigger a certain event) adds a new dynamic, even though it's only a cosmetic aspect of the game.

The Bad

The classic Sierra problem of "you can't continue until you do X" problem might leave you totally stuck in the game. At back when this game came out 15 years ago, there was no Internet/AIM/IRC to turn to for help, you would HAVE to call for paid help or buy the hint book.

The Bottom Line

A classic for it's time, and it seems to have aged fairly well. Playing this game brings back memories.