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Disc World 2 (PC)
Member Name: Tolteca
Disc World 2 (PC)
Date: 29/09/12, updated on 29/03/13 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Enormously fun 2D puzzle game.
Disadvantages: May be hard to find and has dated graphics.
What happens when you mix up a flat disc-shaped world held up by four elephants on the back of a giant turtle, Eric Idle's voice and some gorgeous old school cartoon graphics and a terrifically fun script?
A great computer game.
Based on the world explored in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld books this game starts when Death - the guy with the cloak, scythe, a grand-daughter named Susan and a rather adorable horse - goes missing and people who die, well, just carry on.
Enter our Hero. Rincewind - not the brightest alum of the Unseen University and delightfully voiced by our former Python, Mr Idle.
It is Rincewind's and so your task to track down the missing Big D and set the world to right - or as right as the Discworld gets. To do this you have to talk to other characters in the game, explore the environments you find yourself in and above all, solve fiendishly fun puzzles.
To do all this, all you need to do is engage your brain - especially the lateral thinking part - and point and click at any and all characters and objects you come across. Then you get engrossed for hours trying to solve the varying puzzles you come across and laughing at some great jokes.
This is a puzzle game which can be enjoyed by anyone who likes this genre of game. You do not have to be a Discworld fan to enjoy it. While I love Sir Terry's team-up with Neil Gaiman in Good Omens, I am not a Discworld fan but I do love this game. Of course, if you are a fan of the Diswcorld series you will get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing the City Guard, the Unseen University, Binky the Horse and co.
The animation of everything is beautiful. Old school 2D and very dated but beautiful.
The game is an old one and the game specifications reflect this. It was built for Windows 95, so will work on a very low powered modern windows computer.
I bought mine at £29.99 when it came out and still play it occasionally. Finding it now will be a case of trawling Amazon marketplace and ebay for good deals. The prices there vary enormously, but if you can snag it for £2.99 you will be doing very well and be getting a great old school puzzle game.
Summary: One of the classic puzzle games for the PC.