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Novastorm (3DO)

66
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 1.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.5


The Press Says

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89
GameFan Magazine
The showcase Marty game, Scavenger 4, comes to the 3DO in style, bringing with it better color and visual effects, but losing a bit of the screen and the incredible music. Who cares, though...sure, it's an FMW shooter, but it's the best one ever.
80
GamePro (US)
Although it looks good and sounds all right, Novastorm is no hardcore shooter. You'll see bosses so often that it feels just like a real job. If you could get through StarFox on the SNES, you'll destroy this breezy 'Storm.
70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
If you've been dying to play something that doesn't require you to think past your nose and which is the videogame equivalent of a bag of M&M's then Novastorm is the ticket. I hate to think and consequently I enjoyed it immensely.
67
Génération 4
Bien que Novastorm 3DO n'offre pas tout à fait les mêmes scènes cinématiques que la version PC CD-ROM testée par Thierry, il n'en reste pas moins meilleur avec une maniabilité accrue. La difficultée, quand à elle, me semble mal dosée. Un jeu agréable mais qui manque tout de même de profondeur.
60
CD Player
Obwohl sich das Spieldesign ziemlich simpel und langweilig anhört, spielt sich »Novastorm« erstaunlich gut. Auf allen drei Systemen erleben wir ein stimmungsgewaltiges Action-Epos mit wunderschönen Computer-Optiken und nervenzerfetzendem Laser-Feuer. In Sachen Präsentation schneidet die Playstation-Fassung mit Abstand am besten ab: Bildschirmfüllendes FMV in atemberaubender Motion-JPEG-Qualität haben weder die 3DO- noch die PC-Variante zu bieten. Da Novastorm gerade auf diesen optischen Reizen basiert, macht die Playstation-Version auch am meisten Spaß. Wer von solch »primitiver« Weltraum-Ballerei nicht grundsätzlich verschreckt wird, der sollte einen Probeflug im Novastorm-Universum wagen. Je größer Monitor oder Fernseher und je wuchtiger der Boxen-Sound, desto besser.
50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Iiieee! Haven't I seen this game before? Oh, sorry, Psygnosis jumps on the band wagon again to bring us another mindless shooting game with pretty background graphics. Sound like a few other games? Of course! The video is very clean and nice to look at, but the game itself is nothing special to play and gets repetitive quickly Not my cup of tea, but will appeal to some.
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The Video Game Critic
It's hard to tell if you're inflicting any damage on these mechanical beasts until the FMV "death scene" finally kicks in. Before you begin playing Novastorm do yourself a big favor and adjust the number of lives down to 5, because the default of 7 makes for an excruciatingly long game. High scores are recorded automatically along with initials. Novastorm's visuals and soundtrack have easily stood the test of time, but I'm afraid this is largely a case of style over substance.