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Dragon's Lair 3D Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: The old people agree: Dragon’s Lair 3D is fun to play. It’s also a nice recreation of the original. Despite quirky camera issues and really, really weird things in the game (like…square nipples and monkey noises), Dragon’s Lair 3D manages to be an intense platformer with a somewhat monotonous premise. Execution was extremely professional and it shows. A fan of the original would love this one—just make sure they can hold the Xbox controller.
Excerpt: If you were hanging out in arcades in the 80s, then you are almost certainly familiar with the original Dragon's Lair game. The gameplay was simplistic, just a sequence of timed movements of the game's joystick, but its animated graphics were far superior to anything else available at the time. Games have come a long way since then - the Xbox brings more gaming power into your home than any arcade game could muster in the 80s - and the original Dragon's Lair would pale...
Excerpt: The more things change, the more they stay the same. The original Dragon's Lair was released in 1983 by the people who created such films as "An American Tale" and "All Dogs Go to Heaven". As the first laser disc video game, it was akin to an interactive, animated movie, which gamers lined up around city blocks to play. Player input was minimal and occurred only in precisely-defined moments, but was an amazing sight to watch.