Source: The Voyager Company
Playing Time: about 5 hours
Cost: $ 35.10
Number of Players: 1-2 or class project
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Computer
that fits the requirements
Subject Area: English
Objectives: To show the students a more
interesting way to study Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Brief Description: A user guid to the
play Macbeth. Through the use of multimedia the play of Macbeth has
been brought to life to be explored by students, teachers and others interested
in Shakespeare. There are quicktime clips of the play, picture gallaries,
and character profiles all to help in the study of Macbeth.
Entry Capabilities Required: The ability
to read and understand the language of Shakespeare, general computer knowledge.
Relevance to objectives: 5 it completes
the objectives that have been set.
It follows the play almost exactly, it accurately reflects shakespear's
Provides practice of relevant skills:
2 there are no skills that are taught.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 4
most people's interest will be maintained due to the new way of experiancing
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 3 it's
a little difficult to navigate the users guide.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
3 the picture quality can be bad at times as well as audio.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 1 there is no winning.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 5 it follows
the play almost exactly.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 3 it's clear
after you learn to navigate the users guide
Effectiveness of debriefing:
5 test's and quiz's can easily be given for this program.
can be slow at times, and difficult to navigate.
Reviewer: Jay Patnode
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.