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Night Trap est le premier véritable film interactif sur console et c'est la 3DO qui en profite. Il fallait tout la puissance de cette machine pour rendre honneur à Night Trap.
The storyline and acting are cheesy, but that's all part of the fun. Beating the game requires trial and error as well as memorization, but I like how events happen in different rooms concurrently, and each time you play you can see something new. To me, this game really puts the capabilities of a CD to good use. Compared to the 32X version, the video looks much cleaner. The video screen is larger and the image is less grainy, but the frame rate looks a bit choppier for some reason. Actually, I found that the cleaner image actually took away somewhat from the mysterious quality of the game. Switching between cameras is faster in this version, but the 3DO controllers tend to be way too sensitive. Night Trap for the 3DO is still a fun game, but this version is hardly an improvement.
3DO outdoes the Sega CD version by a wide margin with it's own version of Night Trap. The sounds remain the same. But at first sight, it's obvious to see that the graphics are much cleaner because of the high color palette. The gameplay has also improved and 3DO owners who have never played this will find the interface simple to use. Like most of the live-action games, I found the acting poor. A good 3DO addition.
Night Trap does have an intense atmosphere and has converted quite well, but it’s just that it’s, well, Night Trap. With the limitations of the CD it was never a brilliant game on Sega’s machine, and sadly the same can be said of this 3DO version. Early adopters of the 3DO system will no doubt state loudly that this a great game, but beneath the enthusiastic exterior there will probably lie a very worried and unconvinced individual. The wait for a really decent FMV game continues…
Thanks to all the media hype, Night Trap has earned a place in video-game history as the first banned CD game. However, if you really want to see the scary undead, rent Dracula the movie. If you want graphic video game blood and guts...well, there's always Mortal Kombat.