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Reviewed: Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: June 17th, 2009
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

You can't ask for a more perfect translation of the Dragon's Lair gameplay. Yes, the game is a gigantic "quicktime event" system - but it doesn't flash the actual buttons on the screen, and even failure is rewarded by entertaining (and often downright hilarious) death animations.

Graphics:

If they wanted to do a cleaner transfer of the original, glorious animation, they'd have to have it re-drawn; this transfer is so good that on a large screen you can see the original cel imperfections.

Sound and Music:

Remastering the sound into 5.1 audio did wonders - yes, some of the sounds are grating, but they were designed to be.

Difficulty:

It's a Dragon's Lair title. You'll probably want to stop and go into "watch mode" at some point.

Controls and Interface:

BD-Java does better than any previous translation, save perhaps for the PC's high-definition transfers. I still prefer a joystick to keyboard for these titles, though.

Overall:

Grab it and keep a copy. The Dragon's Lair trilogy is completely worth it.

 


Added:  Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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