Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster has two terrific points: an intriguing premise and Tim Curry as Dr. Frankenstein. It’s a solid Myst clone with good graphics, story and puzzles.
This first person point-and-click title opens promisingly: you awake on a slab in Frankenstein’s laboratory, with Tim Curry as the mad doctor looking down upon you and uttering the classic words: “He’s alive! Alive!” Yes, your character is the actual Frankenstein monster. Great idea, huh?
There’s lots and lots to explore and a diabolical mystery to uncover. The storyline is quite good. Who are you? Why are you the subject of Frankenstein’s experiment? What is your past? What can you remember? All this is pretty good stuff. Tim Curry is solid in the role of the doctor. And if you like mechanical puzzles, this game has them! Particularly involved and challenging are a series of puzzles involving heavy equipment in a mine, and of course, there’s the doctor’s laboratory to figure out and make use of.
The game has very nice graphics for the era, and a smooth, intuitive and facile user interface. The game even has the terrific feature of giving the player the option of turning on or off the “smart” cursor. Great idea! Why don’t more games give you this choice? Overall Frankenstein is a solid adventure title with several nice qualities, a strong story and challenging mechanical puzzles.