Video Games

Webgame Wednesday: Synopsis Quest

Everybody loves a good Zelda-style RPG game. ... Except for all the talking. And walking. And fetching. And item juggling. Good news, everybody! Synopsis Quest is a clever little Japanese import that boils a fantasy RPG down to 25 quick screens. Your job? Do exactly what you're told on each screen. Don't screw around, don't yammer away with the townspeople. Just do the do in a second or two. "Protect the Girl" or "Escape the Dungeon" or "Defeat the Demon." With a little luck, you can now complete an entire fantasy RPG in under 10 minutes! An understanding of old school fantasy gaming will help you through a tight spot or two, and will allow you to appreciate the game's "jokes" even better.