Written by  :  William Shawn McDonie (1183)
Written on  :  Jan 14, 2001
Platform  :  Windows 3.x
Rating  :  2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
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Summary

Unfortuantly the last of a line of great games.

The Good

Well there were great moments in this game that made me laugh so hard. (Mr souent commerical) (First Beam Down) (Boot Liquor) (Stoge Fighter 3) (The rejection note from Ken Williams) The opening sequence was classic Space Quest. (Note to future designer of SQ. Should you be so blessed as to be able to do another sequal please keep Gary Owen, without him this game would have been a total mistake.)

The Bad

First of all The game was much shorter than a normal adventure game. I finished the game this weekend (started sat finished sun) (note that I cheated a little on some of the puzzels so it didnt take as long as it should, but even still there wasnt that much in the game) Basicly there was only 4 locations that the game took place in. (Pollysorbate 60, Deepship 86, sorbi's planet and then a surprisingly short period inside santago). I was very surprised that this game was over so soon. But also I though that the lines with Santago & Roger were horrible. I found myself clicking through the dialogue just so we could get back to the laughs. The ending with roger and santago was a great example of how they went off track in this game. I have loved the Space Quest series. I hold this game very dear to my heart because it was one of the first great adventure games that I ever played (SQ3). SQ6 didnt feel like a space quest though. It almost felt like that the orginal makers of SQ left after writing the Polysorbate 60 lines and then someone else took over to quickly finish the game so it could be sold. It is sad that Sq6 isnt as funny as the others. I hope that someone will give this series another try but I fear that the end has come. And if it has then SQ6 was a terrible way to go. :-(

The Bottom Line

No where near as funny as the other Space Quest's. I recommed only to experienced Sq players that havent played it yet. BUT not to players that have never tried any of the others. I would hate to give people the impression that all of the other SQ's are just like 6.