February 3, 2015

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

The Dreamer's Guild, 1995

Based on Harlan Ellison's most famous novel, I Have No Mouth translated beautifully to the PC screen in this frightening game adaptation. It is the dark tale of five human beings who are the last legacy of a self-annihilated humanity. You get to play as each of the five characters, whose minds and bodies are at the mercy of a supercomputer, the only other surviving intelligence on the planet. The SVGA graphics are excellent and the MIDI music quite atmospheric. The digitized speech and sound effects are top-notch and the story, entrancing.  While not for the faint of heart, this title is not to be missed by adventure game lovers, especially those who enjoy dark and haunting games like Sanitarium and Darkseed.