The astute adventure that made fun of olden literature
A point and click adventure at heart, the first game in the Simon the Sorcerer series is a great adventure game, featuring graphics that seem more pleasing for children but a story ripe with commentary about the late 80's and 90s pop culture, much to the delight of an older generation of players. The story in the game is quirky but fun. You will play as Simon, which is just a normal teenager until his dog uncovers a book of magic, book which also happens to be the door to another dimension. Having nothing better to do, Simon steps into the book portal and finds himself in another world. And this is where the proper game starts. You will have to uncover a lot of mysteries while solving puzzles, finding items and all sorts of other adventure like things will be sent your way. In terms of references the original game throws winks in the direction of Rapunzel, jack and the Beanstalk, another old favorite, Three Billy Goats Gruff and more. Overall, lovers of adventure who have missed this game will find it to be really interesting, while for a younger audience it can be the gateway game to the entire 90s adventure scene. Simon the Sorcerer spawned a lot of sequels and for a good reason, the original was really, really good.