Dragons Lair

PS 3 owners are in for a special treat with the release of the classic arcade game “Dragons Lair” on Blu-Ray DVD. Digital Leisure (www.digitalleisure.com) has lovingly crafted the classic adventure game for a new generation of fans but has wisely retained the classic images and sounds that made the original game such a classic.

For those not familiar with the game, players are cast as Dirk the Daring, a valiant Knight on a quest to save Princess Daphne from the dangers of Mordoc’s castle. Combing new graphics as well as the original Don Bluth animation, players advance through a spectacular array of visuals and dangers where they must decide which actions to take to avoid the deadly traps.

The trick to the game is that players must have sharp reflexes as they watch the animated portions of the game, as they will have to take control of the character in order to keep him safe.

This is not as easy as it sounds as one false step and Dirk will meet his demise, and players will have to go to start their segment over.

Aside from the game, the set boasts 5.1 surround sound as well as 1080 High Definition resolution and commentaries with the creators of the game.

While it will play on a Blu-Ray player, I strongly suggest players use a PS 3 system as I found the Sixaxis control worked much better for the game than the PS 3 Video Remote as it was less cumbersome.

The game is tricky and some players may become frustrated with trying to guess the correct moves in order to survive, but trust me, it is well worth the effort.