Adventure game remakes are common. But not everyone likes to see their old favourites revived. Mitch Kocen asked veteran point-and-clickmen Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer, among others, when they think it’s OK to remaster the classicsWithout intervention, every video game you have ever loved will eventually become unplayable. The technology that enables the next generation of games cripples the last. At some point, systems simply…
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Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.Of all LucasArts' adventure games, Loom has arguably aged the most gracefully. B
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I was 13 years old when I first encountered Brian Moriatry's Loom. It was on a friend's ninja PC that sported both VGA and AdLib cards and I was, understandably, blown away. The complex, whimsical story, the wonderful graphics, the unique musical interface and the amazing music itself were unlike anything I had ever seen. Or have seen since.
GoG.com has just added six Lucasarts(films) games, three of which are enjoying their digital debut. The debutantes are 2.5 wild west shooter Outlaws, Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbenders, and Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb. All three will make a smattering of people very excited until those same people actually take the time to revisit the games, at which point they'll either loudly deny…