Since "Magenta" asked in another thread what playing The eYe was like, I decided to give it a little personal review for the newer fans.
First of all...I played it years ago when it came out on a PII 300 MHz with 32 MB RAM and Win 98, 4GB hard drive. It worked out alright, but in the beginning I had a few problems with my sound card. Most times I played it, the Queen songs/instrumentals didn't play during the game. But that was ok. The music can easily interfere with the characters and what they say.
However, when I started playing it, it was a hassle. I presumed you had to try and kill every enemy that shows up. Especially in the Arena Domain you actually just run away from them. I tried to play without hints and cheats as long as I could, so that was a bit of a problem for a while. So the Arena is more or less a 3D jump n' run.
I also tried to play by keyboard, not joystick, and there were literally about 20 keys you were supposed to use. Talk about bad gameplay.
The general appearance of the game was pretty much like Tomb Raider at the time. Looking at the specifications of my old computer back then, you can presume I wasn't too spoiled by great graphics. But I knew what was possible. Anyone remember Myst and Riven? That was graphics.
The story seemed to be interesting, and the use of Queen sounds and videos added to it. I still remember nice places or areas of the game that had a certain feel to it. The Works Domain mainly. I liked the greenhouse and the catacombs. But again, it was hard for me to play it without hints. The characters were ok. I liked the weirdness in the Theatre Domain, Mr Fahrenheit and all.
But playing the game has worn off pretty fast. By the time I finally reached the Innuendo Domain, I wasn't much in the mood to play anymore. The graphics and the story didn't do a lot for me anymore either. Usually in other games I wanted to see what's next. But I didn't regret not having finished the game. The Final Domain was quite difficult for me back then, and then I thought it's not worth it.
For comparison, I stayed up nights long to play and solve Riven. I also could sit and play Command & Conquer 2 and 3 for hours at a time. The eYe wasn't that kind of game to me. I kept it for the music though.
I didn't like the lack of continuity. It was supposed to entertain a lot of different customers, so all kinds of things were included. Things that sound great on paper. Mystery, fights, riddles, weird characters, a story... So you played easy and fast at times and then got stuck in a riddle for ages. That could get a little annoying.
The end result was nice for a Queen fan. I liked it from that point of view. But generally the game didn't exactly keep me want to play. If you can get your hands on it these days and you are able to run it (it is made for a Win 95 environment, so Win 98 was probably the last system it worked on), get it and play it. It can be quite enjoyable for a while for the sake of the Queen connection.
You might simply not be too keen on playing it till the end. But then at least you still have the instrumentals.