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Written by  :  Mr Creosote (356)
Written on  :  Dec 30, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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One of the best games ever

The Good

The story with its many twist is great even for someone who does not like fantasy in general (like me). The puzzles are hard but logical. It is very important that every place you come to only consists of a few pictures. That means that you do not have to walk through useless locations like it is in so many adventures. Every screen is full of puzzles and every single one is fun! The engine used in this game is one of the best (maybe the best) ever designed. If you click on something on the picture, possible verbs are displayed so that you do not have to try an unlimited number of words but you also have very specific choice of what to do. Graphics and sound are very good, too.

The Bad

There isn't anything negative.

The Bottom Line

Death Gate is made in classical IF-style. There is a lot of reading but on the other hand it is mouse controlled and has beautiful graphics. This game proves that adventure games are the best of all if they are designed well.

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