Posted February 02, 2010
It's hard to believe it's been almost 17 years since this sublime work of interactive fiction was released. I was all of 12 years old when I first played it and I'm happy to say, it ruined me for all other games of this style. Not even The Longest Journey, which I consider to be a masterpiece, quite measures up to it in my book. The mix of Tim Curry's exaggerated yet perfect New Orleans drawl, the gripping story, the colorful art, and the music, oh my god, THE MUSIC in this game leaves me breathless even after all this time. Even as I approach my 30s, I have yet to find this game's equal in my heart.