Arcade: Rants & Raves [1998]

Date: December, 1998

Source: Arcade, Issue 1, p. 10

Instantly intrigued

For me it’s a toss-up between Blizzard’s StarCraft and Microsoft’s Age of Empires. In the end I put more hours into StarCraft, probably because of the awesome sound and gameplay, and overall attention to detail. Blizzard really gets the interface and entertainment value right – their games are simple to use and endless fun.

I’m most looking forward to playing (or pointing and clicking around) LucasArts’ Grim Fandango. I spent about 15 minutes with the demo and was intrigued by the characters, the story, the quality of the art and voices, and the unusual nature of the whole experience. I instantly pre-ordered a copy at my local store.

Lorne Lanning,
President & Creative Director,
Oddworld Inhabitants