Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
The original Shadowgate was one of the best-known point-and-click adventures ever, and I recall being up entirely too late at night, trekking through the pixelated, living castle on the NES so many years ago. I clung to the text, carefully trying to soak in every last piece of my environment, because failure to do so would inevitably lead to a horrible (and often frustrating) death.
This take on the game nearly two and a half decades later is not a simple port, but a newly imagined quest that has a great deal to do with the original, but offers more twists and turns than the original. The interface is still the somewhat clunky point-and-click one I remember working through in the past, but with a new soundtrack and visuals that make going back to Shadowgate worthwhile.