& Reviewed by Neil Collins
The Colour of Magic is a text based graphic
adventure based on the famous book by Terry Pratchett. I
think it was the first book of the Discworld series,
which was massively successful.
game doesn't really do the book justice and isn't very
much fun to play. The game loads in parts, each of which
must be completed to access the next. Navigating the
world is awkward too as Pratchett uses different words
for directions so it's all very confusing. Graphically
it's ok with neatly drawn locations, but it's nothing
isn't really my kind of game and there are much better
ones of this genre out there, so I can't see why you'd
want to play this one. I think Terry Pratchett fans
would also be unimpressed.
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HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I found a walkthrough online and followed it until the
game was beaten.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Very little. A picture of Rincewind falling through
space is displayed. A short paragraph below it describes
how he falls through the universe. The whole of creation
was waiting for him to drop in, and he did - there
didn't seem to be an alternative. The words 'THE END'
are displayed below the paragraph of text and a few
words are shown below that confirming that your
Discworld escapade has ended.