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Maniac Mansion (DOS)

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Written by  :  Jason Harang (41)
Written on  :  May 30, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Great game...looking at some of these other reviews makes me very upset.

The Good

What can I say? This game is what we should thank for the majority of all of the games today. Whether you originally played this on your Amiga, PC, or Nintendo, it sticks with you. I think some of you like Day of the Tentacle more (Oh, and don't get me wrong, either. I LOVED Day of the Tentacle) only because it has BETTER graphics! The game is funny, has a wacky and interesting storyline, and is funny. I don't know how it can be so criticized so much, it STARTED the SCUMM engine!

The Bad

If I have to be skeptical, I'd have to say....

NOTHING

The Bottom Line

The game is simply fun, and that's the whole point of a video game, right? I never thought that games were made to be frustrating..just fun. It's probably different from anything that most gamers have played, because sadly, there aren't has many old Lucasfilm graphic advneture fans as there should be.

Highly recommended.