The show captured society's interest in games at exactly the right time. First there's the Arthurian context, which visually struck a chord with a decade of Dungeons and Dragons fans. Then there's the constant reference to the new dawn of computer games, which everyone was excited about going into the 90s. But Nick is embroiled in a theory of Reality Gaming that turns everything on its head. He doesn't know who of his friends or colleagues may be in on the game, and since it begins with the sting of a £2 million theft, he's prepared to make sacrifices along the way. Changes in fashion and technology can't detract from what remains a cracking good yarn, well told and well played.
On the DVD: The One Game arrives on disc superbly packaged. The attractive box contains an informative booklet relating the show's place in TV history. Unfortunately there's nothing at all in the way of extras on the disc itself--a disappointment, which, like the 4:3 ratio and stereo sound, is only to be expected for an all-but forgotten gem. --Paul Tonks
It has many levels, the corporate scam, the returning nemesis etc, however its really story is that of Nick Thorn an arrogant millionaire, and his journey through adversity of his own making in an Arthurian sense. Very deep, very exciting and a most haunting soundtrack.
If you see nothing else this decade, see this.
The fabulous original theme music, Saylon Dola is hauntingly beautiful and has been covered wonderfully on Russel Watson's recent album The Voice.
What I am at a loss to understand though, is why after producing such an exquisite package and booklet, there are no extras whatsoever on the disc - which seems incomprehensible for such an important and original production.
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