Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair Image

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  • Summary: Guide Dirk the Daring, the valiant but clumsy knight whose bravery is famed throughout the land. You'll fight your way through the castle's treacherous, labyrinthine-like halls, and overcome new monsters and obstacles lurking in the shadows. Dragon's Lair 3D resurrects the popular characters and creatures featured in the original Dragon's Lair, and as a special bonus, new characters in Dragon's Lair 3D are being designed directly by legendary animator Don Bluth. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. There are enough challenges and puzzles in the game to make you burn you brain cells and sore your trigger-finger.
  2. A somewhat shallow but brilliantly faithful re-creation of an age-old classic. [Feb 2003, p.72]
  3. The challenging puzzles and great graphics will entice old-school fans, although the poor controls and somewhat simplistic gameplay will likely turn anyone else away.
  4. The nostalgia lasts about as long as DL3D does; just a few hours.
  5. Its limited use of cel-shaded graphics, which seemed revolutionary when Dragon's Lair 3D was first revealed two years ago, is now thoroughly outdated, as is its simplistic, puzzle-based gameplay.
  6. Terrible control issues and seemingly endless jumping puzzles.
  7. It's easily the best yet, in the sense that it's the first Dragon's Lair you generally won't hate playing. [Mar 2003, p.90]

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