The Discworld games are based on 17
Terry Pratchett books known quite simply as Discworld. Although you
don't need to have read the books to play the games, I think that it may
make some of the problem solving a little easier - particularly if you can
understand Terry's rather bizarre logic!
The main character in Discworld 1 and 2
is Rincewind, an incompetent wizard. Eric Idle provides the voice for
Rincewind and they couldn't have picked a better person for the job. In
the first game you have to
rid Ankh-Morpork of a rather nasty dragon that has decided to terrorise
the city and in Discworld 2, Death has gone missing and Rincewind
has to find him.
Discworld Noir was the 3rd game in the
series but does not feature Rincewind. You play the part of a Private
Investigator called Lewton who walks the streets of Ankh-Morpork solving
murders. The game does have a sinister feel about it as it is played in a
very dark setting which does make it hard to find objects, but this is how
it was intended to be. I kept wanting to turn the brightness up on my
monitor so I could see what was going on! It is completely different to
the first 2 games but equally as good.
I first played Discworld 1 on the Playstation and
was hooked straight away! I could not, however, play the game without
cheating as I just couldn't complete some of the bizarre things necessary
to move on to the next stage! Perhaps my logic just wasn't up to it but
some things were so unrelated that you can never imagine that they were
important when combined together.
I completed Discworld 2 on the PC (again having
to cheat a lot) and and have yet to finish Discworld Noir.
Click on each of the game pictures above to read
more about it
Here are some links to sites that are well worth a visit:
Only click on these links if really want to
If you really can't take it any
more then click on the stop or pause button on the "Media Player".
Don't worry it stops after playing once !