As far as UK graphic adventure fans are concerned, Charles Cecil long ago cemented his reputation as a national treasure. Yet while Ron 'Monkey Island' Gilbert and Roberta 'King's Quest' Williams may be point and click royalty, Cecil can at least claim to be heir to the throne. After all, his most famous point and click series – Broken Sword – still thrives (The Angel Of Death's release in 2006 came almost precisely a decade after The Shadow Of The Templars debuted to near-universal acclaim).
Revolution Software's winding road would eventually end at the doorstep of a certain George Stobbart, but Cecil's breakthrough in the genre initially came about thanks to another, far less renowned protagonist – peasant turned reluctant hero Diermot. That game was Revolution's first title, 1992's Lure Of The Temptress.