Discworld 1

Posted by: syd

Discworld 1 - 04/24/01 03:01 PM

Discworld 1
1995 - Perfect Entertainment
Can be run in W98 but setup is DOS

The Location -

The Discworld is a flat planet that rides on the backs of four elephants that rides on the back on one humongeous sea (or I should say star) turtle by the name of Great A'Tuin. Sort of in the center of this disc is the city of Ankh-Morpork (these are actually two cities that are cut in two by the river Ankh - a river that is so polluted you can practically walk on it. Now on to

The Story -

You play Rincewind - a wizard. Okay, okay, so most of the other wizards think you're a duffas, but you have the pointy hat and the silly wizard clothes, so that should count for something, right? Right. Back to the story. You are summoned from a deep sleep - something you excel at - by a messenger telling you that the arch chancellor wants to see you immediately. Who is the arch chancellor? He just happens to be the head honcho at Unseen University (the college of wizardary on the discworld) and weilder of the most terrifying magic ever - the power to do away with grants and stipends from un-cooperative underlings. But I digress -

You arrive in the chancellor's office to be informed that a dragon has been reeking havoc on Ankh-Morpork and you have been assigned the task of finding him, finding the villans who summoned him and then getting rid of him (which could be very difficult to do since everyone knows there are no such things as dragons - unless you believe in them and what sane person would, right? Be that as it may, there appears to be such a beast and you are told to fetch a tomb from the library on dragon detectors. So begins your adventure, but first you have to wake up a certain piece of snoring baggage. Then it's just you and your luggage off to conquer the dragon.

This game is a delight to play. It's a classic point and click adventure. Inventory management consists of your friendly walking suitcase and yourself - you can carry one other item - other than your money pouch - at a time, while your walking baggage carries the rest. Death is always waiting for you to slip up and the conversations between Rincewind and Death are a riot. I spent most of my time talking to people just to hear the wacky conversations - forgot what I was supposed to be doing once or twice because I got so invloved.

The puzzles run the gambit from logical (in their own little way) to totally absurd. You very definitely have to suspend your belief with this game in order to figure out some of them.

This game is full of humor, puns and just plain good fun and unfortunately it is also almost impossible to find anymore (I'm talking legitimate copies here).
Posted by: kwbridge

Re: Discworld 1 - 04/24/01 03:25 PM

I am so glad Syd posted a review of this game. I just finished it last week and been thinking about reviewing it but am not that fond of writing (or lack confidence about my writing ability) :-)

Also, finding a copy is struggle. I paid way too much for one on Ebay but I am glad I did.

Also, the funny conversations are great in this game. I also enjoyed doing the wrong things with items just too hear what Rincewind would say.

Posted by: mignonne

Re: Discworld 1 - 04/24/01 04:07 PM

Thanks for this review. I have often wondered about DiscWorld. Now I know it IS a game I'd enjoy. Apparently the first puzzle to solve will be locating it.
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: Discworld 1 - 04/25/01 08:47 AM

Good choice and review Sydders.

Playing these backwards. Played DiscWorld Noir, then got D2 and loved it, now borrowing D1 to play next. What a fun set of games.

Posted by: tigger

Re: Discworld 1 - 04/25/01 10:10 AM

I got it last year on the white label, found DW 2 first! I really enjoyed it, but can't finish it! its so annoying when you are right at the end of a game... Think I will check to see if there are any hints on here!!

The humour is as good as the books - if you like something funny, Terry Pratchett is well worth a read!

Posted by: nolalou

Re: Discworld 1 - 04/25/01 11:23 AM

Thanks for posting this one Syd. I loved Disc world Noir, and I found Disc world 1 for download somewhere (I belive a 'boomer posted it a while back). Unfortunately, I could never get the sound to work, so I didn't play much of it. It does look like a fun 'point & click' classic. I'll have to keep an eye out for a 'legitimate' copy.
Posted by: fildil

Re: Discworld 1 - 08/12/02 01:08 PM

Hi Syd, I was about to get this game and I wanted to see a review. I played Discworld Noir and just loved it. When you say the game can run in W98 but setup is DOS, does that mean that I have to install it in DOS or can I just pop it in my W98 CD and install?
Posted by: SnowMoon

Re: Discworld 1 - 08/12/02 06:25 PM

Originally posted by fildil:
Hi Syd, I was about to get this game and I wanted to see a review. I played Discworld Noir and just loved it. When you say the game can run in W98 but setup is DOS, does that mean that I have to install it in DOS or can I just pop it in my W98 CD and install?
I'm not Syd, but I can answer the question..... You can just pop it in your W98 and install from there.... Then just go to the folder where the disc.bat file is and click on it.... I didn't have to go to DOS to play it. It will play in full-screen mode, too...
I just finished playing this game and I loved it! I didn't realize it was that hard to find... I guess I need to go to eBay to sell my copy then..... Money!!! lol lol
Posted by: fildil

Re: Discworld 1 - 08/12/02 06:34 PM

Thanks a lot SnowMoon, and ebay is just where I'm going to go.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Discworld 1 - 08/12/02 09:08 PM


One of my all time favourites laugh

Lovely to see it reviewed.

Thanks Syd happydance


Mad wave