Written by  :  LeChimp (321)
Written on  :  Nov 24, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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An unexpected disappointment from Douglas Adams

The Good

Just about everything except for the gameplay in Starship Titanic is good. The first thing you'll notice is how nice the graphics and music are. The animation is good, and there are transitions when you walk from one scene to the next, unlike most 1st person adventure games. The music is also of high quality. But the best part of the game has to be its characters. The things the characters say are funny and the voice actors did a good job as their roles, especially Terry Jones as the parrot. While the conversation system isn't particularly useful, it's still fun to play with.

The Bad

The main thing that drags down the quality of Starship Titanic is the gameplay. The conversation system was hyped a lot and like I said earlier, it isn't particularly useful. In fact, it's almost completely useless and only needed a few times. There is almost no plot and you wander around for a while until you find out what you're actually supposed to do (find the parts of Titania). With the puzzles being the most part of an adventure game, it's a shame that they're only mediocre. While most of them aren't too hard, there's one that's almost impossible to solve unless you look on the box for the solution or you look at a walkthrough. Plus they aren't very good, they usually just require you to find a piece that is missing, and just put it in the empty slot.

The Bottom Line

Starship Titanic has a lot of good qualities. It has good music and graphics, and the characters of pretty funny. Unfortunately, the gameplay, the most important part of a game, is of low quality. The puzzles are unoriginal and uninspired. And the most hyped part of the game, the conversation system, is almost useless. Starship Titanic is a disappointing game coming from a great author.