I have to make it known that I tried to like this game. I really did. I'm an avid Doctor Who fan (and have been for some time) but these games are just terrible. The only redeeming quality is that they are basically just episodes of Doctor Who.
First off the first thing you'll notice, besides the dated graphics, are the clunky controls. The second thing being the massive, repeating, "hints" that come up.
Now, these two things alone are not enough to make me turn it off as it would a lot of current day gamers, but it did make me wonder.
After completing the first episode, "City of the Daleks", I was left extremely disappointed. Not just because it was a cool plot-line severely rushed and horribly executed, but by pretty much every aspect of the game.
The movement is horrid, making even menial tasks a chore, the puzzles are beyond simple, the story is not engaging or even very interesting, and somehow they even managed to get the voice acting wrong. It's by the real actors too!
I tried to play the second episode too but quit soon into it as it was showing to be exactly the same quality.
This game would be the lowest of the low if it was not for Doctor Who franchise slapped on. Which honestly should make me hate it more for defiling such a great series.
I'm just glad I did not pay money for this garbage. Gamefly must realise it is truly horrible.
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Doctor Who "City of the Daleks" and "Blood of the Cybermen" were my absolute 'first' modern day pc game downloads. Oh, sure, I have had those arcade game discs, played a few games that came with my pc, and been hooked on Facebook games in the past, but playing a pc format game from Gamefly was the best gaming experience I have had in a long time. I am a "DW" fan from waaay back and I dare say I can think "Whovian" with the best of them. I played "Daleks" halfway through, and then played "Cybermen" completely through to the end, then completed "Daleks". The tasks were challenging but not mind-numbing, and Amy keeps the game moving along. I finished both games, playing casually after work, in three days. The games were creative, acurately detailed, and left me wanting more. I run a Dell Inspiron One with Windows 7, and the games ran flawlessly after a little mouse up/down and sensitivity tweaking in the OPTIONS/CONTROLS tab. I am by no means a big time gamer, but for the beginner just looking for the perfect jump-in point, I recommend DOCTOR WHO.