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Simon the Sorcerer (DOS)

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Written by  :  Rantanplan (1711)
Written on  :  Jan 04, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Forget Guybrush - Take Simon!

The Good

I played the german versions. First the floppy version without speech - and later the CD-ROM version with fully german speech. It was great! I think it were much more jokes in Simon the Sorcerer than in Monkey Island. And I love this guy with his freaky hat. Especially the animations of Simon are great. Also there are many hidden allusions to other adventures/games, for example the 3 sorcerers (3 pirates in monkey island).

The Bad

The puzzles are not always logical and the game is too slow. You walk and walk and walk .... that nerves. The map is also no great help. I have had more problems finding a location than solving the puzzles.

The Bottom Line

The game is funny - comparable with The Secret of Monkey Island or Sam'n Max: Hit the Road. It's a point&click adventure like the old Lucas Arts games - but that's no disadvantage!