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Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle
Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle
Published by xfighter1138
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Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle

Day of the Tentacle is a fantastic adventure. No top 10 adventure game list should be without it. It was developed at LucasArts in their adventure game hey day and was created by Tim Shafer, the man behind other marvelous games such as Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, and the more recent platformer, Psychonauts.

DOTT is the sequel to the first LucasArts adventure title, Maniac Mansion. The only original playable character from that game is Bernard. Along with his friends Laverne and Hoagie he must stop an evil tentacle from taking over the world. Once again they're off to the Edison's mansion. Just like the original game you take control of three different characters to solve puzzles but what makes this game so unique is the three of them are all in the mansion, but in the past, present and future. That makes for some very interesting time altering puzzles. Changing things in the past of course affects the future, so you sometimes must rely on the other characters to help you progress. This keeps it entertaining and fun because if you get stuck with one character you can always just switch to another and try to solve different puzzles. For even more playability the original Maniac Mansion is included in this game. Just use Ed Edison's computer and you can play the whole thing. Very humble beginnings.

The jokes in here are hilarious and the characters memorable. The graphics were really great and still look good, like an animated cartoon. The sight gags and animation are very Looney Tunes and the puzzles aren't too challenging, even for a new gamer. This one I can still play ever so often and not get tired of it. They really don't make them like this anymore. Hopefully Tim Shafer will return to the world of adventure gaming soon because it needs him desperately.
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