Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Beast, The'

Rating:4 User: WhenIWasCruel

by Linda Wright

You're a bored reporter busy with insignificant little articles about uninteresting local matters when you're reached by a letter informing you of a dangerous presence in a village nearby: an unidentified sheep-hungry beast.
Your boss agrees to send you there to investigate and write an article. The Beast is a text adventure, with the odd (and not excellent) screen thrown in, based on a sort of Hound of Baskerville story visited through a journalistic point of view. First of all, you must leave the office and reach the small village. Once there, you can start interact with various characters, ask questions, and begin to solve the puzzles. The descriptions are nice and the game lets you play and explore, you don't get stuck at the start, you have plenty of stuff to be busy with. The Games Machine said it wasn't good, Your Sinclair declared it only okaysh, Crash gave it a Smash. I agree more with the latter.