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9: The Last Resort (Windows)

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Written by  :  Scott Monster (922)
Written on  :  Oct 14, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

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Summary

Beautiful but very tough.

The Good

the game has some amazing and amusing visuals by Mark Rydan. The strange environment is alive and literally throbbing. The fun characters that you meet while exploring the Last Resort. Some of the puzzles are quite good. A good early variation on the early myst-clones. You really don't miss having a good story. The funny one liners Cher delivered as the automated save/load menu.

The Bad

An ongoing puzzle that requires careful notes. The single arcade sequence near the end that frustrated me to the point of almost quiting.

The Bottom Line

An inspired but flawed point and click game. Very creative presentation. Loads of talented performances. Well designed but lacking the extra work to make it a classic.