of the less controversial scenes from Wolfman
young man wakes, covered in blood, memories of a night
of horrors flood his mind. The body of a naked, brutally
murdered woman is found in the town, her throat has
been savagely torn out. Rumour that the werewolf curse
has returned spreads through the populace like wildfire.
The man, frightened and confused, slips into the shadows
. . .
is in three parts. The first involves you as the anti-hero
realising, and trying to come to terms with, the fact
that you're a werewolf. You must fight the curse, resist
the temptations of flesh or be forever plagued by the
nightmare. Part two allows you to take the role of Nardia,
the girl who falls in love with the man who is the werewolf.
The main aim of this section is to survive a night in
bed with him without getting your throat slashed. The
third part involves avoiding hunters and finding the
monastery of Fi Shan which is reported to have the cure
to your curse.
is typical Rod Pike. If you like the guy's work -- as
I do -- you should enjoy this offering. It utilises
what I assume to be the Graphic Adventure Creator
to the full extent of its capabilities. Rod has created
an extraordinarily involved game. From the first screen
full of text, you're drawn into the world of the lycanthrope
with the help of vivid descriptions that positively
drip atmosphere onto the keyboard. Some of the puzzles
are a little obscure, but the storyline urges you on
to battle through to the end.
there are one or two little programming errors which
deviate from the near perfection of the prose, but none
are too obvious to distract you from the eerie ambience
created. The three parts together with the great storyline
and absorbing text make Wolfman a must for all
adventurers, even if the graphics are a little over
versions of Wolfman are to be released; one which
does not require a board of censorship certificate due
to it's static, although gruesome, graphics and an animated
version which, due to the rather odd video censorship
laws does. The certificate awarded to the moving version
is an '18'.