Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dreamfall and Outrun - World O' Wonders

I've been playing two games great games recently - One being Dreamfall The Longest Journey and Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast. Now, I was a great fan of the original Outrun arcade from the 1980's. Hell, I still hum Magical Sound Shower to myself at work, but I must say I do like this new game. I can imagine alot of people are't too keen on it because of its simple gameplay (compared to Gran Turismo, Project Gotham etc.), but it plays like the original, just with better graphics. Your simple, arcade-style racing game where the aim is just to reach the end by dodging the cars and choosing which way you want to go when you reach the fork in the road.... Fantastic, and so easy to get into!!

Dreamfall The Longest Journey on the other hand is an amazing adventure game which reminds me in many ways of the great point and click adventure games of yesteryear. I was always a fan of Lucasarts and Sierra adventures, and this is absolutely fantastic. I haven't got too far in the game yet, and I'm still al little confused as I have never played the prequel game (The Longest Journey), but the graphics are stunning, the puzzles are not too difficult yet not too easy to make the game boring, and I'm just completely adddicted!!! The only thing I'm not too keen on is the fighting sequences, but then even that isn't too hard and I've yet to be killed yet. I'd recommend to anyone to go out and buy it.

Regular visitors to my website will remember that my site was once named "Stuart Wilson's World O' Wonders". Now, over the past few days since I've had this blog going, I have had a few people ask me why I have named it the same as my old website - and where did the name come from. Well, as I mentioned earlier, I loved (and still do) playing adventure games, especially the ones made my Sierra like Space Quest, Kings Quest, and all of the others. In Space Quest III - The Pirates of Pestulon, you (as Roger Wilco) visited the planet Phleebut, and there was an alien called Fester who ran a tourist shop called "World O' Wonders". So there you go - thats where the name came from! Basically he sold crap, and had lots of crap available for visitors to look at - hey, sounds like by blog! :o)

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