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Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (DOS)

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Written by  :  Gothicgene (83)
Written on  :  Jul 06, 2001
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

perhaps LucasArts' best, right up there with Monkey Island...

The Good

Well, to me the most important aspects of a game - especially an adventure game - are the storyline, plot, fun factor, etc; graphics and sound are not as vital. However, when a game has it ALL, like Day of the Tentacle, it's definitely an added bonus.

The game is chaotic and hilarious, but also logical (if a little abstract). I often tire easily when in an adventure game I play for hours without making progress - this was never the case in Day of the Tentacle. The difficulty was just right - not too challenging, not too easy. I only needed to consult the walkthough once, less than in most other games :)

The plot is sheer genius too. If you do something in the past, the future might be affected accordingly. Also, the graphics are beautiful even now (8 years later) and the characters are all loveable.

The Bad

It was too short! Give me more!!

The Bottom Line

Highest, highest recommendation. Even non-adventure freaks would enjoy this.