A classic 2D Adventure is reborn.
The oldest point and click series successfully arose after nearly 30 years!
(stand up and applause, young whippersnappers!)
Enter a moist dungeon and figure out which dark wizard needs to get his prophesied magic spanking.
Yeah, they didn't bother with the academy award for originality back then.
If that's a problem, definitely pass on Shadowgate!
Otherwise, stay for the beautiful graphics.
Puzzles are solid, thick, tight.
Music and sfx are flat out fantastic!
Generally, the whole atmosphere is captured brilliantly.
I yawned in Myst and Riven, but there's something to be said about running out of torches while there's grunts and hisses coming from foreboding caverns in front of you.
A whole bunch of difficulty settings will accomodate everyone from casual coffeesippers to l33t mousebenders.
Highest difficulty will produce a LOT of oldschool deaths by dragonfire, deathly darkness or defenestration.
The interface looks clunky at first, but theres options to speed it up.
4 ancient prophecies out of 5 turned out to be true!
Maybe the best pure dungeon adventure?
If the premise is boring for you, it will deliver ... boredom!
So it's definitely a genre thing.