The space janitor strikes again!
This game concludes the Space (old-school, initial) Quest saga and, while not tying all the loose ends, it kind of cleans the slate, allowing you to sigh with relief and to look back with kind of a satisfied grin on your face. What the protagonist of this game is, is a sort of space Karl Pilkington, a happy go lucky, maybe a simpleton, maybe a mad genius in disguise, or maybe just a bit of a troll that likes to throw stones in the river that an army of intellectuals cannot really pick up. So, ultimately, Space Quest 3 - the Pirates of Pestulon is an absolutely fantastic adventure. I like not to think of it as being in space or about aliens, but more of a game that tries to disguise the fact that it takes and looks at social classes, make fun of them, expose their weaknesses and kind of show how two faced we can be. But, certainly that can be a pretty wayward way of looking at this game, because you can just experience it as an adventure, focused on the puzzles, on the dialogues and so on. The next three games, 4, 5, and 6 will kind of go towards being more self satisfied and smug, I feel, but with 3 and the previous two I feel that both playfulness as well as the unassuming stories worked as a charm. Anyway, feel free to try them all, they're absolutely delightful to play even if aggravating at times, for all sort of petty reasons!