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Shadow of the Beast (Amiga)

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Written by  :  Paolo Cumin (14)
Written on  :  Jul 21, 2005
Platform  :  Amiga
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A truly unique showcasing of the Amiga computing prowess...

The Good

Incredible graphics (for the time), stunning parallax scrolling, incredible atmosphere and artwork. State of the art music that ranges from moody ambient to heavy metal riffing, great samples and awesome changes of tempo. The groundbreaking visuals and music really dragged you into "another world".

The Bad

Linear and punishing as hell, impossibly difficult and unforgiving. Some of the animations (especially the enemies) are poorly done, no plot to speak about, the ending is anti-climatic.

The Bottom Line

A testament of the computing power of the Amiga, a milestone in Assembler programming.