WARNING: This game produces headaches. Both my son & I got headaches from playing this game. Just be sure I tried playing it the next day when I didn't have a headache and it created it. The funny thing is I remember walking away from this game when I was a kid with a headache as well.
I remember looking a this game in the arcade, and thinking to myself. One day. One day I'll be able to play this game at home, and it'll be sooo coool.
Not the case. Bottom line is it's basically a video where if you press the right play button in the right place, you get to see the next scene. Its worth watching the game's video, but not really worth playing all the way through.
I highly recommend renting it if you're a child of the 80's but beyond that. It's not much fun. You can't sit and play this game for hours.
I played the original Dragon's Lair when I was young, and I didn't get very far in it then, but I remembered liking the overall look of the game and, of course, the fantas(y knight/dragon/damsel-in-distress) theme.
This is very like that original game (I only tried the first one), which is good, but I remembered why I never finished it as a child - it is frustrating. As a game, the mechanics of it are very simple, but not of the type that I generally choose to play.
I give it a 5 because I can see its worth as a game for those who are better than I am at patience.
You get the option of watching the game complete itself - I did so, remembered some of the scenes, then sent it back so someone else could appreciate it more than I could.