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: After playing this game for one night, I already love it. I feel like I'm playing inside a beautiful Disney movie. The 3D environment textured in the cartoon style, and the 2D cel animation makes this game truly unique. The soundtrack and sound effects also give this game an animated movie-like quality. You can tell a lot of talent went into producing this game. Besides the incredible audio and visuals, the game itself is so much fun.
Summary: I've been playing this game for a couple days now and I must say that it definitely preserves the Dragon's Lair experience. The graphics are sharp, the puzzles are fun, but what is most amazing about this game is that the developers have retained the original "look and feel" of the original Dragon's Lair. There are many scenes within the game that are 3D replicas of the original... for example, the black knight scene (very well done in my opinion) and the ropes scene.
Summary: Basically a 3rd person action game where you control Dirk the Daring through the dungeons and catacombs of Singe's castle on a quest to rescue the hot princess Daphne. Only this time, you get to control Dirk directly as opposed to the very indirect manner of control in the original Dragon's Lair game.
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: ...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: 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.
Great for fans of the old game, mediocre as a stand-alone ga
bayou_hannibal "bayou_hannibal", Amazon
3 January 2003
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.