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Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (Windows)

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Written by  :  Ricky Pugh (7)
Written on  :  Oct 31, 2004
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

One of the funniest and best-looking graphic adventures at the time.

The Good

The humor of Discworld II sucks you in at the first cut sequence: Our hero, Rincewind, investigates trouble in an abandon warehouse with a giant orange orangutan; think "the greatest cartoon MTV never made in 1995." The gameplay is just your average "point and click" adventure game, but on top of the cartoon visuals it works brilliantly. Discworld II has it easy when it comes to story: the game is based on Terry Pratchett's brilliant novel series, which guarantees an excellent narrative pace and conflict.

The Bad

Discworld II is full of puzzles, and every adventure gamer knows that not every single one can be consistently entertaining. In fact, there are a variety of puzzles that are just plain frustrating. But the incredible story and visuals help to justify the irritating moments, and when you've completed the game as a whole you won't even think back to the few oddball puzzles.

The Bottom Line

A damned fine graphic adventure with beautiful cartoon visuals and intensely witty story. If ever there's a chance to pick a copy up, make sure you don't let it pass; timeless games like this one are hard to find.