Return of the Phantom (DOS)

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Written by  :  PCGamer77 (3239)
Written on  :  Jun 11, 2001
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Summary

An enjoyable if unspectacular adventure game.

The Good

Good sound/music/voice acting. The graphics are well done; the significant amount of walking you have to do (and watch onscreen) is actually a pleasure, since the movement animation is so smooth and realistic. The plot is not outstanding, but it does have an interesting - and quite modern - twist to it courtesy of author Raymond Benson. Good use of humor to lighten things up now and then. Fans of traditional adventures by Sierra and LucasArts will find this game pleasantly familiar in look and feel.

The Bad

Not really all that challenging or mysterious, and there is a positively god-awful maze puzzle you must complete near the game's end in order to win.

The Bottom Line

Those who want a short adventure that draws on classic mystery fiction in general or Phantom lore in particular need look no further than this game.