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Discworld (DOS)

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Written by  :  1gnition (287)
Written on  :  Jun 17, 2006
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Loads of fun!

The Good

Why is this game so under-rated?

Discworld is, after all, a traditional quest game. There is a protagonist, which is an inept pathetic wizard, there is an inventory, and what you do throughout the game is collecting items, taking quests, and make your pace through this lovely game. The only thing which is a bit bizarre is that your inventory has legs and it's following you wherever you go like a dog, maybe it's just because Discworld is far away from being an ordinary world?

As one who read the two first novel in Rincewind series, by Terry Pratchett, I think that the creators of the game made a perfect job in capturing the atmosphere and the humor of Discworld series, and thus, Discworld is a hilarious game. This is one of it's great virtues. This game is so funny, that you just want to make a progress to meet more odd characters and to be exposed to more crazy humor and irony of Discworld. The dialogues are perfect and witty and Rincewind's remarks about things are hilarious. The discussions with DEATH, the swift visits in L-Space... For Terry Pratchett fans, this game is like living in one of the books, fantastic.

After all, this game is not to be considered as one big joke. Discworld is very well designed and is pretty challenging. You will have to find all sorts of unconventional ways to solve the problems, but once you get the idea, the game flows quite good. One way or another, you will be drawn by this game, you will never want to stop playing. From scene to scene, dialogue to dialogue, it all gets better the more you advance.

The voice acting is also great. Eric Idle makes as a wonderful voice for the game, while the music is very unique, colorful, and diversified. I even have most of it on MIDI format.

The Bad

Nothing, really.

The Bottom Line

Discworld is really a fun journey through a charming world, and a great and unique quest. A quest that anyone needs in his repertoire. You must give it a try, you won't regret it!