Reviews and Problems with Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair
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Leave my man Dirk alone
JOSEPH LAFFERTY, Amazon
29 November 2003
Summary: No game is perfect (not even Halo) To say that this is a bad game is insane. When you die you start off back in the same room you died in so it never gets frustrating. If anybody out there thinks that this game is too difficult should stick with games starring Mickey Mouse or the Rugrats or someting. Seriously.
Summary: "Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair" revives the 1980s coin-op phenomenon with mixed results. Again, you take on the guise of Dirk the Daring, a long-limbed klutz of a knight, who is seeking his love interest, the flaky Princess Daphne, who was abducted by the evil wizard Mordroc and his greedy dragon.
Summary: This game takes me way back. Remember the original on Laser Disk? Anyway, once you get past the nostalgia, it is still a good game, but the controls are a little sluggish and the plot is not what you would expect from a game nowadays. But, if you're just out for a fun romp, have at it! Great player models. Lots of humor. Interesting problems to solve. The only thing that I'd really like to have seen was some multiplayer mania! Maybe some cooperative play.
Matt Roseboom "Editor/Publisher/Photographer", Amazon
1 January 2003
Summary: I received this game for Christmas and almost returned it after I read the many bad reviews of it. I'm glad I kept it. It's really fun and I've had no problems with the camera as some others have reported. Yes it will be more fun to those who remember playing the original in the arcade. It will also be more fun to those with HDTV's. The puzzles and obsticles are just right, not too hard and not too easy.
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: The other guy complaining was right this does get a little boring, but hey so did the older ones. This one give you so much more freedom and is a lot of fun when you get going. The mechanics like him walking and jumping look dumb but hey his character is suppose to be that way. It's Dirk the Daring remember.
Summary: This is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who played the arcade classic or the home computer 8 bit versions of the game back in the 80's. This time you have full control over Dirk the Daring and the game improves on the 30 levels of the arcade game with 250 treacherous castle chambers!! The game is one of the best looking games to appear on the xbox and has a great sound track as well.
Summary: In the early 80's a game was released onto an unsespecting public that was at the time revolutionary. Many of us will remember Dragons Lair as being quirky, cutting-edge, and impossibly hard!! Best described as an interactive cartoon the game starred the hapless Dirk the Daring who was on a quest to resuce the voluptuous Princess Daphne from the clutches of the evil wizard Mordroc and Singe the Dragon.
Summary: From it's inception, this game was always going to be a dual edged sword. One one hand it has to live up to the beautiful artwork and animation of Don Bluth's arcade "game" and on the other hand in these days of massivly complex and immersive games it has to deliver a proper; solid gameplay experience in order for it to be crediable.
Excerpt: Chi tra voi ha un'età compresa tra i 25 ed i 35 anni ed è un appassionato di videogiochi, sicuramente ritroverà nel proprio database culturale una serie di ricordi legati ad un videogioco che tanti tanti anni fa spopolò nelle salegiochi di tutto il globo il videogioco al laser Dragons's Lair. La storia era stereotipata al massimo e raccontava le gesta di Dirk The Daring al salvataggio della principessa Daphne rapita dal malvagio drago Singe.
Pros: remake di una pietra miliare dei videogiochi