Posted: May 17
A really hard one with it's puzzles, but worth the atmosphere.
Unlike the other Lucas Arts games The Dig takes a deeper look in science fiction. Discovering and exploring a lost civilization, pondering on humanity's existence, it's condition - that's all that this game is about.
I found that the story has a few darker turns, but occasionally it has that cheesiness that in some of the cut scenes. I felt that a couple were overplayed and were not appropriate if one was really in this situation. They have a certain Lucas silliness honestly.
I recommend to get this game if you liked Myst. This being it's unnoticed brother with a tendency for, like Myst a couple of not perfect puzzles.
The game is slow and at times sluggish - you can't skip dialogue lines and some animations take too long.
A great ambient soundtrack though makes the ride worth it. It's one of these nice commentaries on what lies there in the stars and the limits of a human being.
A big thank you to The Vintage Feeling for being a really nice person and gifting a copy of the game to me.