Number of players: 1 player
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (DW2) is billed as a comedy adventure. The
game is a delightful and zany adventure. Players looking for a slow-paced and
laid-back game filled with challenging puzzles will thoroughly enjoy DW2.
Most of the comedy is provided by Eric Idle of Monty Python fame. If you
laugh insanely at dead animals in the middle of the highway then you will find
the game hilarious.
Whether you think the game is funny or not, depends on your sense of humor. If you like dry British (no offense) humor, the game is very funny. However, if your sense of humor is of other persuasions, the game is mildly amusing and will merely produce a number of smiles.
The graphics consist of brilliantly colored animated cartoons that are nicely done. Objects, including small ones, are drawn sharply and easy to identify even on a small TV.
There's not much to say about the sound effects and soundtrack. This is an adventure game after all and not an action game. But - the sound does compliment gameplay and enhances the playing environment.
The game supports the PSX mouse. There is an option screen that allows you to adjust the mouse's sensitivity to your liking. The game can be played easily and effortlessly with the mouse. Kudos to Psygnosis for the excellent mouse control included in the game.
The Bottom Line: If you like fast-paced, explosive, in your face action games, you'll find DW2 boring. This is a game that taxes your gray matter rather than your trigger finger. If you're looking for an adventure game that is challenging, entertaining and occasionally funny, then DW2 is the game for you.
Reviewed by Blaine E. Pynkala
Street Price: $49.99 Password: No Memory Card: 2 Blocks Supports: PSX Mouse Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 7.5 Soundtrack: 7 Controller: 9 Learning Curve: Low Difficulty: Moderate Manual: Good Replay Value: Low