Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Demo is a software adventure game program for PC/CDROM players which is a role-playing, story-driven game that challenges players to become one of several characters and use their skills to overcome obstacles to attain a favorable result in the game.
Players of the game must become one of the Baodelaire orphans, three children whose parents have apparently perished in a fire. Their sinister Uncle Olaf, who is played by Jim Carrey, who wants to get his hands on their family fortune, takes them to live with him and they suffer many unfortunate events. Players can choose which of the orphans they wish to be, and must use their skills to complete 15 missions, some of which are set in the dark, deep catacombs beneath Olaf’s mansion, and other’s which are set beside the depressing shores of Lake Lachrymose.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Demo features puzzle solving elements, assembling of weapons, and players must collect objects throughout their journey. The talents of the three orphans must be combined to keep them one step ahead of their uncle. Players control the game by using the mouse to move the camera angles and to walk. The directional keys of the keyboard, (up, down, left, and right arrows), can be used too and are easier. The full version of the game is available to multiplatforms.
- Dark atmosphere true to original books
- Short game play time of 2-4 hours