All in all, if you are interested in trying a fantasy adventure game, it will be difficult to find a title better than Death Gate. It is among the best games ever created by Legend Entertainment. Even if it is not a perfect adaptation of the canon materials, taken on its own it is a rich, epic experience of fantasy fiction. Nevertheless, the puzzles in this game are far less challenging than those in some of the developer's previous work, so diehard adventure games fans may not feel fully satisfied.
For those who may want to both play the game and read the book, ACG recommend playing the game first. It will make the gaming experience more enjoyable and surprising. The books include a wealth of extra characters and storylines, so reading them after playing the game allows to dive deeper into the mythology, without having regrets of knowing it already too well.