Just when he thought his life was regaining some resemblance of normality, Simon's wonder years are once again turned upside down. The evil wizard Sordid returns from the grave with only one thing on his mind - revenge!
Journey with Simon through this sequel to Simon the Sorcerer, as he manages once more to get stuck in a land of twisted fairy tales, recycled gags and carbon dated clichés!
With a cast of thousands (woodworms, mostly) and enough Swampling Stew to keep an underprivileged country sick for a year, this classic adventure will keep you well entertained until there'll be another sequel.
Welcome to the world of Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe.
This is full talkie version of the game. You can turn the subtitles on or off by pressing "T" during the gameplay.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Language, Suggestive Themes.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor, Memory: 1GB RAM, Graphics: frame buffer support recommended, Hard Drive: 300MB, Additional: Mono 2.6 or later Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2008-12-11 11:56:31 byAlco:
This game will always have a special place in my heart as it was the first one I bought with my money when I was 12.
I remember it as being funny, witty and cute. It is one of those great adventure games and can be compared to Monkey Island or Days of the tentacules without tourning out to be crap.
If you like adventure games and liked The Monkey Islands, you'll like this one. It's definitely worth a try!
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Posted on 2008-12-15 19:45:46 byTheCheese33:
When Simon the Sorcerer I was put up for sale, I bought it at once and played it all the way through in four to five hours. It had much of the charm of the old LucasArts games going for it, and the puzzles were fun to solve. Two days later, when Simon the Sorcerer II came out, I couldn't believe my luck! Two classic adventure games in the span of two days? I was practically leapingread more for joy!
I played through this one in roughly the same amount of time as the first game, though it felt slightly longer. The graphics were much better than the first one, an improvement not unlike what LucasArts did from one Monkey Island game to the next (though the 3D one was a step back, in my opinion). The interface was also a step up from the previous game, and the game felt much more intuitive.
However, there are a few major problems I have with this installment. First of all, the original voice for Simon is gone. He's replaced by this actor that I absolutely hated. He sounds nothing like the British teenager from the first one, and in fact, doesn't even sound like a real teenager. In fact, every time I heard his voice, it killed the immersion for me, so eventually I turned off the spoken dialogue and switched to subtitles.
The audio also killed much of what I liked from the first game. In the first Simon the Sorcerer, the whole thing sounds like one of those old, adventurous cartoon movies I loved when I was a little boy, which really takes me back. Here, in place of that wonderful soundtrack and feel, they create generic tunes that bore you to death.
I could go on and on about how they kill the immersion and uniqueness that Simon I had going for it, but I'll just sum it up by saying that it's a slightly-above-sub-par game. The basics are all there, but it absolutely kills the buzz I had going after the first game. After seeing the screenshots and trailers for subsequent sequels, it only gets worse from here.I think I'll just play Simon the Sorcerer I and pretend they never made a sequel (or sequels).
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Posted on 2009-11-10 11:47:42 bysjon167:
This game is even longer than the original Simon the Sorcerer, and somewhat funnier. Simon is even more rude than he was in the first game. But again, there are no subtitles in the spoken dialogue version, so it CAN be a little difficult to understand what they are saying, but once again, it wasn't really a problem for me. If you are a Simon the Sorcerer fan, then you must playread more this game, and if you are a point & click game fan, then you should play this game.
It's just as good as the original, if not a little better..
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