Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance

by Steve Meretzky

Episode 2 of Spellcasting
Collegiate, Fantasy, Humor
1991

Go to the game's main page

Member Reviews

Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Better than the original in nearly every way but I couldn't enjoy it, May 11, 2019
by deathbytroggles (Minneapolis, MN)

While a technical improvement in every area over the first game in the series, including graphics, sound, and breadth, I just couldnít put my heart into Spellcasting 201.

You continue to play the noble Ernie, this time returning for your sophomore year at Sorcerer University. You have been accepted into the ďcoolĒ fraternity and must survive initiation week. While your frat mates spend the entire week trying to ensure your demise, there is something more sinister occurring behind the scenes of the university that has farther-reaching consequences than your self-esteem. Of course you must save the day, save your reputation, and save several girls from chastity!

It would appear that your adventure is less linear this time around, as there are many more locations to visit and few are inaccessible at any given time. But unfortunately, there are so many rigidly timed puzzles that you really have no choice as to where youíre heading. If you donít follow the strict outline, you will end up restoring your adventure several dozen times. And thatís just by the end of the first day. This choice of design is a shame as it detracts not only from continuity, but the ubiquitous humor that Meretzky sprinkles about campus. Thereís really no time to enjoy the colorful world around you as youíre always having to rush to beat the clock.

If you donít mind that style of gameplay, then you should love this game. I felt alienated.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment