February 4, 2015


Lucasfilm Games, 1990

Loom is an early LucasArts adventure that was first released with blocky computer-drawn images. However, it was later re-released with all the little perks you expect in a good adventure, like full speech and cd-quality music. Unfortunately, the graphics were little improved in the re-released version. Surprisingly enough, however, this flaw does not detract from the game's playing enjoyment, as the story remains bright and compelling. Additionally, the interface doesn’t use the “type-in-your-command” verb-driven text parser that was standard for the time. Instead, it is fully mouse-driven and all puzzles are solved by using your magic staff.