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Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (DOS)

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Written by  :  -Chris (7365)
Written on  :  Jul 04, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Okay, it's funny. But those puzzles are grotesque!

The Good

Having been written by the experienced designers and acknowledged gods of humour, Al Lowe and Josh Mandel, Freddy Pharkas is guaranteed to keep you laughing. The plot -- told in episodes -- is amiably crazy, good storytelling and lots of hidden gags reward you for solved tasks. That is, if you don't give up halfway in the game, driven to insanity by the most confusing and probably worst puzzles in the history of Sierra adventure games. You need an example? How about this: To get a pie from the cafe's excentric cook, you've got to scare him away by dropping horse plop on the floor. Sounds logical to you? Then try figuring this out in the game!

The Bad

It's nearly impossible to solve the game without a walkthrough. This is a pity, as the bad puzzles spoil a lot of the otherwise nice atmosphere of the game.

The Bottom Line

Funny, but not always fun to play. A solid Sierra adventure game, although it's not one of the all time favourites.