You know, I used to like the old text adventures a lot but as the genre evolved I kind of lost interest. But I picked up these two games in sale bundles and gave them both a shot anyway.
Ben There, Dan That! is okay. It’s short, but fairly amusing in
places. I used a guide for a lot of it because I’ve never had a lot
of patience for games like this, but that didn’t detract from my
enjoyment. And my enjoyment was largely thanks to the dialogue
between the two characters.
The Secret of Monkey Island is also pretty good. I did play this
years ago but never finished it, so it was good to go back and see
how things developed. I like how this edition has its own hint
system built in to give you a nudge in the right direction if you
There’s quite a bit of funny stuff, dialogue and scenes
that kept me amused. I thought it was pretty cool being able to
switch between the original and the remastered versions at will, and
seeing the comparison.
I’ve got the sequel for both of these games to play too, but those will have
to wait as I move onto other things. Darker, sneakier things.