Remembering LucasArts - Loom

Kevin VanOrd takes a look back at the classic LucasArts adventure game Loom.

Discussion

32 comments
Cytix
Cytix

seems like Kevin is using a Walkthrough....

Konuvis
Konuvis

It' a good kind of sore! LOL Kevin that one kind of just slipped didn't it :P

Loom is one of the few LucasArts games from the 90s I haven't played. I have to remedy that.

Igal-Ze
Igal-Ze

I loved this game.
Funny how much can be done with so little, and how little is now done with so much...

Saketume
Saketume

Not sure if it's mentioned in the video but this was supposed to be a trilogy.

Maybe some day huh?!

Atolm1
Atolm1

Too bad Kevin wasnt remembering Loom in his fruit of the Looms lol :p. He is hot!

oarix
oarix

"Ask me about LOOM<tm>!"

Lazy_Marine
Lazy_Marine

i played loom way back, played it for an hour then switched to Monkey island and played that instead :P  . Might re-vist this game

Michformer
Michformer

The designer of Loom, Brian Moriarty, now works at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is the college I'm hoping to attend! :D

JimmyThreeBalls
JimmyThreeBalls

Gold, Straw, Spinning wheel implies Rumple Stiltskin LOL!!!!!!

Saketume
Saketume

I remember Loom was really quiet and I'd sit there for hours with not much sound (no talky voices in the earlier versions) and then the dragon vs. sheep scene really woke me up with the sudden music. Luckily Lucasfilm noticed the lack of music as well and added a lot of it in their following games f.e. The Secret of Monkey Island.

spaningker
spaningker

Is there any way to mute the players?


Halloll
Halloll

this is the best point and click game I'v played.

00J
00J

I actually first played loom on the Amiga 500 with the 1 meg add-on chip.

lol

Memorable game, with no blood or violence. The story was also really cool especially the museum that told about a violent history... haha 

It was one of those games that just absorbed you into it. 

completed it 100% 

kohle36
kohle36

One of my favourite experiences in adventure gaming. Everything about this game stood out from the pack

Nafe
Nafe

I got this on CD.  They are british voice actors, and it actually makes the game even more immersive.  and CD sound was amazing. It's literally one bug audio track on the CD that the game access certain time stamps to make the notes, music and other things.  If you notice the music stops when you do a note because the cd can't play two parts of the same track at once. This was the only weird design decision.


I can beat this game in less then an hour.

misterBullseye
misterBullseye

That arpeggiating harp is in b flat Major Kevin. =)

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

Loom, Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis were some of my favorite from the Amiga days.

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

Playing Loom on expert let you see a wicked death scene mid game when a dumbass monk tried looking at your face but it was removed on the talkie version as well as the awesome portraits during cut scenes.

So for me the early Amiga version was the best.

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

This game had such a great twist to the gameplay, with how music dictates the options. 

One the first worlds I got to discover...

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

One of the first that I was quite proud of myself for winning.

hornspiller
hornspiller

Played the first half hour of it at a friend never got it myself. I would have really liked to see a Special edition of this. Alas, that will never be.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I remember first playing this on an old Macintosh in the early 90s......great memories!

Saketume
Saketume

@00J You probably meant the 512k slow RAM expansion that "everyone" had. You'd get 1MB total system memory 512k chip mem (graphics RAM) and 512k regular RAM (it was actually called slow mem because there was also fast mem expansions)

Sorry for the wiki. I felt the need.

el_swanno
el_swanno

@00J Same. This was the first game I got on my Amiga 500. I don't remember this game having any voice work. I thought LucasArts didn't put voices in their games until they started using CD-ROM a couple of years later.

ccgod
ccgod

@00J no violence?  you kill a lot of people in this game

Saketume
Saketume

@SoreThumbsBill Tru dat!

I prefered the normal difficulty off screen death though. You didn't really know what happened just that it was something bad, because of the screaming.

It was more eerie that way.

SoreThumbsBill
SoreThumbsBill

@ccgod @00J 

The way that priest gets murdered by the specter was pretty shocking. It was much worst than the decapitation in Barbarian which got a lot of people upset at the time.