Infinite free respawns never felt so good? Kevin Tofel, of jkOnTheRun, shares his Dragon’s Lair thoughts and pics.
Ah, 1983. A time when I was waiting for my growth spurt, had no gray hair and could often be found in an arcade or pounding away on my Commodore 64. I enjoyed all different game genres in the arcade: I didnât discriminate on which machine was worthy of a quarter. However, I was always drawn to Dragonâs Lair which was one of the first laserdisc-based games. Maybe it was the movie-like cartoon graphics that captured my attention. (Actually, it was more likely glimpses of the spunky liâl Princess Daphne, but I digress so letâs get to current day.)
Fast forward to 2007. Iâm still waiting for that growth spurt, I bleach the grays and have no time for arcades these days. And whatâs with these âtokensâ? everyone keeps trading real money for: is this Second Life in the real world? No, these days, I stay home and play games in high definition on an Xbox 360 and 60-inch Sony SXRD set. Itâs all exactly as I would have predicted back in 1983, of course.
Thatâs why I was excited to get a copy of Dragonâs Lair in HD-DVD to review. With the remastered disc from Digital Leisure and my Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive, I figured Iâd be giddy with Daphne sightings, er, I mean, ready to once again quest away as Dirk the Daring.