History VideoGame / SimonTheSorcerer

27th Nov '16 1:28:24 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Practically the games' ''raison d'être''. ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', and ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' are among the most obvious ones.

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* ShoutOut: Practically the games' ''raison d'être''. ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' are among the most obvious ones.
27th Sep '16 8:31:26 PM timotaka
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* UnwinnableByMistake: The final puzzle of the third game involves opening the CD drive on an in-game computer by opening the CD drive of your own real computer. However, not all computer setups handle this the same way on the programming side. Already at the time of the game's release, some computers would not send the signal the game looks for as an indication that the CD drive was opened, therefore making the final puzzle impossible to solve.
24th Aug '16 2:44:21 PM Kawa
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A series of five adventure games, created by AdventureSoft using the SCUMM scripting language, in the which the protagonist, an obnoxious, narcissistic teenager from our universe, gets sucked into another universe by the good wizard Calypso to fight the evil wizard Sordid.

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A series of five adventure games, created by AdventureSoft using the SCUMM scripting language, AdventureSoft, in the which the protagonist, an obnoxious, narcissistic teenager from our universe, gets sucked into another universe by the good wizard Calypso to fight the evil wizard Sordid.
8th Jul '16 8:36:37 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In the first game Simon is a little bland but generally sympathetic. This all changes by the second game when he acts like a sexist, mean-spirited, stubborn, self-loathing, whiny, sadistic jerk to everyone he meets. Many of the game's puzzles require Simon to screw over the game's other characters in order to get his own way. This continues in the third game where, when tasked with assembling four specific characters, he discovers that three of them are people that he has variously killed, crippled and turned into a frog in his adventures up to that point. The fourth he simply leered at whilst making near-constant remarks about her large chest and [[ChainmailBikini revealing outfit]]. It helps that Simon gets dumped on almost as often as he messes with everyone else, preventing him from becoming a monster and generally leading to hilarity. Bonus points for the fact that in the first game, he is voiced by Chris Barrie, who played the similar character Rimmer in the Red Dwarf example above.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In the first game Simon is a little bland but generally sympathetic. This all changes by the second game when he acts like a sexist, mean-spirited, stubborn, self-loathing, whiny, sadistic jerk to everyone he meets. Many of the game's puzzles require Simon to screw over the game's other characters in order to get his own way. This continues in the third game where, when tasked with assembling four specific characters, he discovers that three of them are people that he has variously killed, crippled and turned into a frog in his adventures up to that point. The fourth he simply leered at whilst making near-constant remarks about her large chest and [[ChainmailBikini revealing outfit]]. It helps that Simon gets dumped on almost as often as he messes with everyone else, preventing him from becoming a monster and generally leading to hilarity. Bonus points for the fact that in the first game, he is voiced by Chris Barrie, who played the similar character Rimmer in the Red Dwarf example above.''Series/RedDwarf''.
8th May '16 11:24:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Simon is voiced in the first game by Chris Barrie, known for his roles in ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ''TheBrittasEmpire''.

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Simon is voiced in the first game by Chris Barrie, known for his roles in ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ''TheBrittasEmpire''.
''Series/TheBrittasEmpire''.
15th Apr '16 11:57:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Simon is voiced in the first game by [[HeyItsThatVoice Chris Barrie]], known for his roles in ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ''TheBrittasEmpire''.

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Simon is voiced in the first game by [[HeyItsThatVoice Chris Barrie]], Barrie, known for his roles in ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ''TheBrittasEmpire''.
28th Mar '16 6:12:25 AM dieseldragons
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** LostForever: An awful LOT of dialogue in the first game is missed out depending on what choices you make about your response. The player can miss out on some potentially hilarious gossip and satire this way. The only way to get these exchanges is to start over from the beginning.

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** * LostForever: An awful LOT of dialogue in the first game is missed out depending on what choices you make about your response. The player can miss out on some potentially hilarious gossip and satire this way. The only way to get these exchanges is to start over from the beginning.
28th Mar '16 6:11:50 AM dieseldragons
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** LostForever: An awful LOT of dialogue in the first game is missed out depending on what choices you make about your response. The player can miss out on some potentially hilarious gossip and satire this way. The only way to get these exchanges is to start over from the beginning.
28th Mar '16 6:08:49 AM dieseldragons
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** While beautiful, making you feel like you've stepped straight into a parody of Middle Earth, the level of detail can work against the player. Some key items are obscured, like the fossil, [[GuideDangIt making them very easy to overlook and miss]].
28th Mar '16 6:04:47 AM dieseldragons
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* SequelHook: ''Simon the Sorcerer 2'' ended with [[spoiler: Simon still trapped in Sordid's body]].

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* SequelHook: ''Simon Rather than just having its own self-contained story, Simon the Sorcerer ends very unsatisfyingly with a games show presenter hijacking the plot to make a shameless plug over next year's sequel. Even Simon is baffled and asks what is going on. Because its so abrupt and forced in nature, the player experiences no sense of award for completing the game.
**''Simon
the Sorcerer 2'' ended with [[spoiler: Simon still trapped in Sordid's body]].
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