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Reviewed: Dragon's Lair 3
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: December 23rd, 2004
Page: 3


Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

While it's faithful to the Dragon's Lair school of gameplay, too many opportunities to inject button presses and supply the player with choices were missed.

Graphics:

Watching a video of someone playing Dragon's Lair 3-D isn't my idea of "impressive" graphics. 

Sound and music:

The voiceovers are a nice touch, but someone needed to level the sounds properly; music levels differ strangely from one scene to the next.

AI and Difficulty:

There is no "AI", of course, but the difficulty is way too easy; a result of designers who took gameplay video and didn't parse it for all available choices. It's especially noticeable in fight scenes, where one button press can dispatch a whole room of enemies.

Controls and Interface:

See "Difficulty."

Overall:

Advertising this as a separate game is a travesty; what happened is, someone took gameplay video of Dragon's Lair 3-D, spliced it together with the Dragon's Lair input system, and tried to pass it off as a unique title.


Added:  Friday, December 24, 2004
Reviewer:  Mike Ahlf
Score:
Page: 2/2

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