Once upon a time, there was a genre that dominated computer gaming, and described its greatest titles across a broad and imaginitive spectrum. This genre was the leader in both graphical advances and creative imagining for a fledgling industry. It was envisioned and perfected by companies like Sierra, LucasArts, and Infocom, and encompassed such incredible franchises as Zork, Sam and Max, King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Enchanter, Monkey Island, and Grim Fandango. It was a genre that reached a zenith of popularity with Myst, and then, quite suddenly, it was all over. Now, there are only remnants, occasional reminders of a great and powerful collection of classics that guided computer gaming through its earliest days. Dreamfall, sequel to 1999's outstanding The Longest Journey, looks to be a brief reminder of long dead days.
This week on DVD ... um ... Thundercats: Season 2! Nothing else of note. Link!
Final Fantasy XI (04/18)
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes A Day (04/17)