Written by  :  Gothicgene (83)
Written on  :  Dec 14, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

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great when I played it, but it sure didn't age well

The Good

It's a Sierra adventure game. If you like the style, you will like this one, too. Also, it's fun seeing all the fairy tale characters like Red Riding Hood, the evil witch, the mermaid, King Triton, Dracula (okay, maybe Dracula isn't quite fairy tale material, but Dracula's castle must be the coolest part of the game!)

The Bad

the typical Sierra problems - you can maneuver yourself into a situation from where the game is unbeatable - you didn't pick up a certain item at a certain point and now it's too late, etc. Also, there's a lot of unnecessary stuff in the game. You find a certain item that gives you lots of points but is not useful for anything and not necessary to solve the game. The stuff that needs to be done to solve the game is quite few, actually. Also, it didn't stand up to other Sierra games at the time - Space Quest, Police Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry all were clearly superior.

The Bottom Line

Worth playing through at least once, it still is an important game in the history of Sierra games and adventure games in general, but it sure didn't age well.