Excerpt: The graphics in Shadow Madness are a mixed bag. The pre-rendered backgrounds are lush and vibrant, or dreary and decaying, and always gorgeous. Although the fact that they’re static occasionally breaks the whole “suspension of disbelief” thing -- most notably fountains that aren’t animated -- they’re pur-dee gorgeous overall. The world map is something that simply must be seen. It’s a... well, it’s a map... like an old parchment map.