I grew up on PC Gaming. Sure, I loved playing on my original Nintendo and Gameboy and all that … but my real passion for gaming came not from Super Mario and Link, but from games like Space Quest, Wing Commander, Monkey Island, King’s Quest and, later on, Gabriel Knight.
Point and click adventure games were my absolute favorite, and as great as they all were, the invention of the CD-Rom made them all the better. Not only did you not have to swap out as much as ten floppy disks, graphics got better with the added storage space, and games started incorporating video. While some had stellar production values, like Wing Commander 3, others weren’t so lucky.
Right in between was Noctropolis, a point-and-click adventure that used video as cinematics, as well as featured live actors filmed over digitized graphics. In the game, you play as Peter Grey, a bookstore owner who spends his lonely nights reading comic books, particularly his favorite comic “Darksheer.” Read the rest of this entry »