Summary: It doesn't work. I tried it on several computers. I have to figure out how to return it right now. Unfortunately the envelope was tossed out. I'll figure out who I bought it from and update so you can avoid buying anything from them. It wasn't Amazon but somebody who sells through them. I think my copy was pirated. Well, like I said, I'll update.
Summary: I remember when this first came out in the arcade at Disny Land in Southern California. It had a crowd of people around it for hours waiting for a turn to try their luck at this amazing looking game. Well, this is not that game. it has been restructured to play on your pc. What they did was butcher a arcade classic. The controls are shotty, the graphics sort of look the same but are not true to the original. This gets boring after the first 10 min of game play.
Summary: No disappointment here at all. They did a great job preserving the old feel and it is really fun to play. I was worried that they would rush something to market, but this is a great extension of the original. I hope to see them make Space Ace 3D in 2004.
Summary: At last, Dragon's Lair can be played as it always should have been - in real-time 3D! I am glad to see this ground-breaking classic back and in good form. The look of the game is nearly the same as the original, but now you have complete control of your character. The developers have added some additional villainous creatures, but you still have the time-honored foes (Fire Drakes, Giddy Goons, Singe the Dragon).
Summary: ...but still has some of the old problems. This game is actually more entertaining than I would have expected. I liked the original Dragon's Lair game, so I purchased this one as well. Of course, the game now is somewhat different, especially since the original game was so limited. I gotta say that they did a good job at carrying over the old look and feel though. This game basically is a platform-puzzle game.
Summary: I would like to love this game. I was just a child when the original Dragon's Lair was released, so I could never afford to pour quarters into it, but I loved to watch. When I read the praise below, I knew I had to have this game, if only to _finally_ find out what happened to Dirk and Daphne. And this game nearly fulfills every expectation. The graphics, puzzles, and gameplay are all excellent. There's just one little problem. I can't control it!
Great for fans of the old game, mediocre as a stand-alone ga
bayou_hannibal "bayou_hannibal", Amazon
28 August 2004
Summary: "Dragon's Lair 3D" is the story of Dirk the Daring, as he returns to the evil wizard's castle to save Daphne, the princess and slay the dragon. It's a great item for Dragon's Lair fans, but mediocre as a stand-alone game. Each room of the castle is warded by all sorts of bizarre, dangerous contraptions and strange cartoon beasts.
Summary: The game is very long and it follows a great storyline. I have played through the game now 6 times in the past 4 months. Quite simply one of the most enjoyable games I have played in many many years. Those that insult the game are expecting a Quake III type game. Dragon's lair 3d does a great job with the type of gameplay it offers. Deny yourself this title and you are missing one of the best... PERIOD. It isn't all hyper run/jump/shoot like a first person shooter.
Summary: This has to be the biggest disappointment I've ever purchased. The keyboard controls are horrible, and look out, if you hit the "Windows" key on accident, the game pops out into windows and locks up, a hard reboot is required. Save yourself the time and money, not worth it at all. Wish I had never bought it.
Summary: I remember seeing this game in the arcades as a kid, so I thought this would be great. I could work through it and discover all the great surprises in the castle without spending a fortune in quarters. Instead this may be the first game I toss out without bothering to finish. Most parts of the game are ridiculously simple. Stuff like stand somewhere in the vacinity of a giddy goon and swing wildly.