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Loom (DOS)

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Written by  :  jossiejojo (41)
Written on  :  Sep 12, 2004
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

Small and perfectly formed

The Good

Yes it's charming and imaginative, but lots of older VGA adventure games are. What's different about this one is that it's as near as any game has come to being poetry for the computer. The fact that it's short is in its favour. It means the symbolism is stronger and the imagery more powerful, just like a fairy tale or Oscar Wilde's short stories.....plus you can complete it in one sitting which means you don't forget the storyline or why you started playing it at all, which let's face it, happens with some games.

The Bad

You need the CD version. It helps to have Thaikovsky playing as you go.

The Bottom Line

The protagonist turns himself into a swan at the end. What more can I say?? This game can change your life. Why aren't there others more like it?