Stage 3: Disappointment
UmmÖ you know, as much as you try to look past the old graphics, they really areÖ rough. What is that object really supposed to be? Itís either a sword or a personÖ Oh, itís a house. The gameplay is a little more simplistic (in spite of its obtuse interface) than you expected, and there are a lot of things they are doing here that really have been done far better by more modern games. And did we mention ugly graphics?
Stage 4: Acceptance
Hmmm Ė okay, once you have read the manual and spent an hour or two playing, you kinda get into the rhythm of things. And itís maybe not that bad. Sure, the graphics are primitive, but after a while you can look past that. But now, at last, you are finally playing, really playing the game. You begin to see the game as they must have seen it back when it was new. Itís not so much of a chore now, at least.