Gaming Nostalgia - The Dig (1995)
I have been blessed these days with a great job un the public sector, it's minimum wage but I mostly do nothing, just sitting in front of a PC pretending to work. Can't get much better!
Last month I catched up with some series ( e.g. strangers things) and this week I figured to revisit some classic old games from my childhood!
So two days ago I started with an old pc adventure called The Dig, a point-and-click adventure game developed by LucasArts, inspired by an idea originally from Steven Spielberg's Amazing. You can read more about the plot and shit on wikipedia if you like:
An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth. Once the wayward asteroid is nuked into a safe orbit, a trio conducts a routine examination of the rocky surface. What they uncover is anything but routine. source
Anyways, I think I was 8 or something when I first played it and unfortunately never managed to finish it in the little time I had the game, before my brother lost it in school after borrowing to a friend or something, lol. Despite that, I did have some strong and fond memories after all these years.
Now that I replay it, I am amazed at how good it has aged, despite the cartoonish pixelated graphics. The full voice acting and the video cutscenes help a lot with that, and the game feels like you are playing a scifi film.
I think I am midway through the game and I am really enjoying the riddles, the plot etc.
If old point and click adventures are your thing you should definitely give it a try!
A remastered version of available on steam btw, but I am going old school playing it with an emulator