Summary: After the terrible DVD version of this game, Digital Leisure redeemed themselves several times over with this blu-ray version of Dragon's Lair. The 2 second delay between moves that hindered the DVD version of this game are gone and each scene moves from one move to the next almost flawlessly. The "move accepted" tone (beep) is back and the 1080p picture is nothing but amazing. I cannot believe how clear the picture is!
Summary: fun game, but could get some improvement. the worst is when you hit menu button and it resest all your progress since it is just an interactive movie. also, the repetiveness of some of scenes gets a little hard to take in the end. some death scenes are too short. but, if you want to skip it should help. i guess options are limited in this format. overall, it is a novel game and a lot of fun if you master it.
great video quality! but randomly jumps scenes if you die
Patrick H. Nguyen, Amazon
16 June 2009
Summary: I was so excited to hear there was a high definition version of Dragon's Lair. It looks fabulous. I don't remember the laser disc video quality much anymore. The video does look date but sharp. If there's a defect, it's somewhat grainy. But again, we're looking at 80s video. I remember the gameplay more and this hd-dvd has serious branching issues. I know it's because of the way the designers structured it, but if you die, it randomly jumps to a different scene.
Summary: What a Fantasic game. I remember playing this when it came out, miles ahead of anything in it's time. The Bluray version is the best yet, so clear and very sharp, great looking colour, far better then the original game ever looked. The sound is in 5.1 surounded sound and much better then the mono track the DVD verison had. As far as extras go, they could have had more so a bit thin on the extras.
Summary: I had the older version of this game and thought it was a little grainy. I thought the blu ray version would have been better but it still looks grainy. In all fairness I didn't do a side by side compare. It's still a great game and works just like the original arcade game. You can also chose to just watch it.
Another format, another Dragon's Lair port. A beautiful re-re-re-re-release for the retro masochist.
Jon Folkers, Amazon
1 April 2008
Summary: Would you like to see a cartoon character die in dozens of comically gruesome ways, again and again? Then this is for you! Are you a fan of former Disney animator Don Bluth ("The Secret of NIMH," and "Pete's Dragon" are most illustrative of his style)? Then this is a must-have! Are you looking for a cutting-edge game with retro roots to play on your Playstation 3 console? OK, give this a try -- but be careful.
Summary: I will always remember me looking at people playing the arcade version of Dragon's Lair. I was too young even to approach the machine, and I could barely see images of the game because there were too many people around it. It was not a game - it was a cartoon ! It was INCREDIBLE ! I played it years later on Amiga, but the resolution and animation quality did'nt compare the original.
Summary: This is a classic. Dragon's Lair is the original LaserDisc arcade game, formatted for DVD. Bottom line is: if you played this game back in 1983 at the arcades and liked it, this is a collector's item for you, and you'll love having it (can we say, nostalgia?). If you have no idea what this game is about, I'm pretty sure you'll hate it, given the dated technique used for the graphics. I rate this game 4/5 because the 'extra features' are a little too repetitive.
Summary: Myself being a HUGE fan of Don Bluth's animation, having played the arcade version TO DEATH as a kid, and managing to play just about every home version from the first attempts, (dust off your memory here) the Commodore 64 version by Electronic Arts, the NES, Super NES, & Game Boy versions, if you could call them that, (none of which bore any resembelance to the original laserdisc arcade version) to the early Amiga, IBM PC, & MAC diskette versions (pre CD-ROM) which were...