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Schmatz
12-06-2001, 08:51 PM
The Dig is a game based on a story by Steven Speilburg. Instead of being a movie, The Dig was made into a game by his friend, George Lucas, and his company o' geniuses, Lucasarts, to make Spielburg's story come alive. Featuring Hand-drawn scenery, and realistic movement, The Dig is truely one of the great Lucasarts games.
The story is of a commander named Boston Low, with his crew, Ludger Brink and Maggie Robins, who accidently end up on an alien planet named Cocytus. They go through many dilemmas while they are there, trying to figure out why they were brought there, and what they are supposed to do. They keep seeing this blasts of light, but they are unsure if they are only a reaction between the planet's atmosphere and electricity, or a spirit trying to tell them something...

Graphics: Some of the best ever. With Realistic moving effects, especially turning around, where, unlike many other games, the game actually shows the action of stepping foot over foot to turn around. Not to mention amazing scenery. Rating: 9.0

Sound: The Dig's soundtrack was released by Lucasarts officially because it was so great. Using orchestra music for The Dig Music, all the music matches every area. There's absolutely no doubt it is the best music of any Lucasarts game. Rating: 10.0

Storyline: The story of The Dig is a fantastic one, but kind of cliche. The idea of aliens and other dimension and stuff is fantastic, but just the idea of going to an alien planet is founded in many other products, such as movies and other games. The only difference is that majority of the creatures in the game are not hostile. Rating: 7.5

Gameplay: Very simple gameplay, meant for people new to games, and not sure how to use a lot of buttons such as in First Person Shooters. It uses the mouse to click on what you need to look at, etc., and an inventory screen, that can be accessed multiple ways. It can be difficult at some times to find your way around, since the world is gigantic, but one can get used to it and learn their way around quite easily. Rating: 8

Final Rating: 8.63

If I can get pictures uploaded sometime soon, I will edit the message so I can add them.

Blondebeard
12-06-2001, 09:01 PM
The Dig is my second fav. game next to the Monkey Island series.
I think Bill Tiller made a wonderful job with the backgrounds.

I would rate it 9 out of 10 :)

MrManager
12-06-2001, 09:15 PM
I quite like The Dig myself. Decent storyline and dialogue, great music and graphics... The only things I don't like are the puzzles and the voice acting (minus Robert Patrick, who r00lz). I'd give it a solid 8.14

Sopabuena
12-06-2001, 09:18 PM
What about the puzzles?
I didnt like them at all. Most of them were "conbination puzzles" in wich you had to press some buttons in the correct order or match strange figures. Im not saying its a bad game, I just dont like it as much as the other LucasArts games.

Blondebeard
12-06-2001, 09:23 PM
I like that kind of puzzles.
I found the 'build the skeleton' puzzle very funny. :)

Metallus
12-06-2001, 09:24 PM
That's the only puzzle I solved on my own, heh. I pretty much nursed a walkthrough through the whole game, but I liked the ambiance and backgrounds in the game.

Schmatz
12-06-2001, 09:34 PM
I forgot to add the Puzzles into the review. Yeah, the puzzles were great, except with some minor setbacks such as, I think, the rod combos got a little old. But, hey, can't complain!

Skeleton turtles r0x0r!

The Adventurer
12-07-2001, 12:38 AM
You didn't mention the voice acting persoaly I don't think its the best in the world. Better then Indy and the Last Crusade but not nearly as good as Full Throttle (witch came out the same year).

I never realy liked the dig the puzles felt to Mysty and tedious but the story rocked and the consept was cool but the puzzles realy kept me from enjoying it.

Lemon Head
12-07-2001, 03:44 AM
there was no voice acting in Indy and the Last Crusade

The Adventurer
12-07-2001, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by The Adventurer
You didn't mention the voice acting persoaly I don't think its the best in the world. Better then Indy and the Last Crusade but not nearly as good as Full Throttle (witch came out the same year).

I never realy liked the dig the puzles felt to Mysty and tedious but the story rocked and the consept was cool but the puzzles realy kept me from enjoying it.

You are correct. I goofed I ment to say Indy and the Fate of Atlantise. Sorry about that.

Lemon Head
12-07-2001, 11:55 AM
but on the other hand, all the games had better voice acting than FOA, which sounded...well...nasty - [shameless plug]i wrote something about it in my review which should be published on the site soon[/shameless plug]

Schmatz
12-07-2001, 06:50 PM
Huh? You made a Dig review as well? ANyways, about these hear voices... The voices were quite well I think. No, they don't even compare to Full Throttle, but they matched the character, so, honestly, I think that's all that mattered. Except I don't really think that was the best choice for the voice of Maggie. Anyways, with the addition of puzzles and voices, the rating will not be changed. They basically even out anyways.

Darth_Rommel
12-07-2001, 08:48 PM
Sounds like a cool game... where might I find it?

Metallus
12-07-2001, 09:00 PM
You can purchase it individually here: http://www.lucasarts.com/companystore/dig/

Or, alternately, in the LEC archives set (volume 3), with other great titles, here: http://www.lucasarts.com/companystore/archives3/
(RECOMMENDED)

Schmatz
12-08-2001, 12:54 AM
Just make sure you DO NOT accidentally buy the Star Wars Archives.... it might attack you...

Metallus
12-08-2001, 01:10 AM
Heh, that was the first set I got :D. The classic ones owned.

Schmatz
12-08-2001, 01:30 AM
I see your names on the posts, but all I see typed is 'blah blah blah blaH blAH bLAH BLAH!'

Schmatz
01-14-2002, 11:09 PM
No more of this archiving of reviews :D

Schmatz
03-06-2002, 01:56 PM
I really wish they'd stop this archiving, well, only in reviews... since there are few of them.