In early 1990s, Readysoft released a number of animated action games that became instant hits on the Laserdisc platform, although their PC counterparts suffered poor sales in comparison. This is by no means surprising: although these games boast very high production values and excellent animations created by Don Bluth Studios, their value as games is sorely lacking. These game are little more than PC "choose-your-own-adventure" books, in which gameplay is boiled down to choosing an action from multiple choices. The PC versions are, naturally, cut-down sprouts of the Laserdisc originals, with many sequences missing altogether. It wasn't until the advent of the CD-ROM that Readysoft (now sold to Digital Leisure) started making "deluxe" versions of these games and putting them on CD-ROMs and later DVDs. Treat the games as fun and humorous computer cartoons, but don't expect them to be involving. |
Excerpt from Rob's original review at CW#3: "Dragon's Lair III: The Curse of Mordread: the last and probably also best of the floppy-based Dragon's Lair games by ReadySoft. This one has Dirk dodging through various time periods and dimensions to such memorable locales as Wonderland, a pirate ship, and even the keyboard of Ludwig van Beethoven!"
Reviewed by: Underdogs