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Beneath a Steel Sky (Amiga)

90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
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). 2.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (26 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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95
CU Amiga
Nowhere is as much energy and excitement being thrown about as the graphic adventure market. It's hard to guess what makes them so playable and so popular: the graphics? The complexity of the puzzles? The number of icons you have to play with? Whatever it is, no-one can deny that there's nothing like a good graphic adventure to stop you from actually interacting with the rest of the human race for a week or two. Possibly one of the most important advances for the graphic adventure was Revolution's Lure of the Temptress. A challenging and involving game, it's strongest feature was the implementation of the (then) new Virtual Theatre system.A virtual play tries to create a realistic backdrop to a game, where locations connect sensibly and everything is believable. That is not its strong point, though.
94
Amiga Format
T Beneath a steel sky here is a brief moment in Terry Gilliam’s weird an nightmarish film Brazil when you think the hero has finally defeated the forces of darkness that threaten to surround him. Beneath A Steel Sky is a lot like that. Ostensibly a follow up to the acclaimed Lure of the Temptress , Beneath A Steel Sky places you firmly in the shoes of hero Robert Foster who is abruptly abducted from his wasteland home and set down in a strange and violently unfriendly city. Only by uncovering a series of mysterious events can Foster piece together the missing parts of his life and defeat the evil which surrounds him.
92
Amiga Dream
Le portage de la version Pc 256 couleurs sur Amiga (en 32 couleurs) est impressionant de beauté. Les graphismes sont déjà fins et détaillés, et les dégradés plutôt réussis; on se demande comment sera la version 1200, qui devrait arriver prochainement. Dans la plupart des écrans, de petites animations de fond agrémentent le décor (ventilateur, personnage, machine...). L'aventure est plaine d'humour, et le prouve tout au long du jeu. J'aurais aimé plus de musiques et de bruitages, ainsi que des énigmes un peu plus difficiles. En effet, la seule différence entre un jeu comme Simon the sorcerer et Beneath, c'est que Beneath se révèle bien plus facile à terminer que son concurrent. Les novices découvriront les joies du genre aventure, et les joueurs confirmés se plairont à terminer un scénario très fourni. On croyait que Sierra et Lucas produisaient les meilleurs softs d'aventure, Beneath nous donne la preuve du contraire. Il se place parmi les meilleurs jeux de ce type sur Amiga.
90
Joystick (French)
Côté son, c'est la portion congrue, et mis à part quelques rares bruitages de bonne qualité, le jeu est on ne peut plus silencieux. Rajoutez à cela une super ambiance, un scénario qui semble tenir le coup, et voilà un bon jeu comme on espère en trouver encore longtemps sur Amiga.
88
Amiga Games
Das tut gut! Ein Spiel ohne phantastischen Touch und Zauberei, sondern die knallharte Realität einer nicht erstrebenswerten Zukunft. Beneath a Steel Sky zeigt, daß der "kleine" Amiga doch noch nicht zu alt für großartige Spiele ist, solange er mit einer Festplatte ausgestattet ist.
87
Amiga Joker
Vor zwei Jahren legte das Revolution_Team sein Erstlingsabenteuer "Lure of the Temptress" vor – mit dem Nachfolger beweisen die Enländer, daß ihr hochgelobtes Virtual Theatre-System durchaus noch steigerungsfähig ist! Abgesehen von der Weiterentwicklung des Spielsystems hat sich beim zweiten Revolution-Adventure auch sonst noch einiges getan. So mußte das alte Fantasyszenario einer düsteren Endzeitwelt weichen, für deren Cyberpunk-Design mit Dave Gibsons ("Wactchmen", "Give me Liberty") ein bekannter Comic Künstler verpflichtet wurde: Dave hat nicht nur die stimmungsvollen Hintergrundgrafiken gezeichnet, sondern auch den der Packung beiliegenden Comic mit der Vorgeschichte: Dank der Mega-Konzerne hat sich die Erde in eine Betonwüste verwandelt, auf der krebsartig gigantische Stadtgebilde wuchern.
86
Amiga Power
The first thing you notice when you look at Beneath A Steel Sky is that it is a bit of a multi-media experience. If you load up the game straight away, you are not going to have a clue what is going on, and if you read the little comic that comes with it, then it leaves a lot to be desired as far as character and plot progressions are concerned. However, if you go the whole hog and read the comic before loading the game, then you are getting somewhere. The comic is drawn by David Gibbons (of Watchmen fame) and charts Foster’s last day in the Gap, a sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland. He is wrenched from his adopted family and the only life he has ever know by a group of armed men from the city. They immediately show that they are bad boys by shooting his pet robot Joey, hustiling Foster into a chopper, and then killing everyone else with a huge bomb.
85
Retrogaming History
Revolution Software ci invita ad entrare in un mondo di puro cyberpunk, cibandoci di tutti quegli aspetti che hanno reso famosi film come Blade Runner. Un’interfaccia leggera e piacevole ci accompagnerà in un “teatro virtuale”di gran qualità, dove la logica si fonde con la meccanica di enigmi ben strutturati e coerenti con lo scenario. Paga lo scotto di una brevità marcata, ripiegando su narrazione serrata e tematiche forti. Semplicemente da giocare e rigiocare per meglio assorbirne ogni piccola sfumatura, poiché una volta fuori da Union City lo sporco di questa vile città resterà ugualmente sotto le nostre dita, per tanto e tanto tempo ancora.