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Another Interactive Movie failure Windows 3.x Zovni (9350)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
CD-i 5 3.9
Macintosh 1 4.0
Windows 3.x 2 3.4
Combined MobyScore 8 3.8

The Press Says

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CD-iGamePro (US)
Burn: Cycle is fast, fun and just what the CD-i needed. If you have a CD-i, you should check it out. If you don't, you'll have to wait until this Cycles around to the 3DO or Sega CD.
Burn Cycle gönnt euch keine Ruhe, der ständige spannende Wettlauf mit der Zeit macht das Spiel zudem einzigartig auf dem CD-i. Dazu kommt die kinoreife Story und der einmalige Soundtrack, der euch auch so manchen Frust in Kauf nehmen lässt. Definitiv ein absolutes Must-Have.
CD-iPower Unlimited
Burn: Cycle is volgens sommigen het volgende niveau in games. Een spel met de kwaliteit, sfeer en muziek van een echte speelfilm, terwijl de gameplay er ook mag wezen. Door de flinke dosis spanning en afwisseling is het een echte aanrader.
CD-iThe Video Game Critic
Burn:Cycle is highly original and if you have the patience, it will suck you into its amazing world. It's a quality title that no Philips CD-i owner should be without.
Windows 3.xEntertainment Weekly
Burn: Cycle's trippy computerized overlays, pulsing digitized scenery, and especially its realistic first-person shooting sequences make it play like a particularly feverish episode of TekWar — and believe it or not, I mean that as a compliment.
Windows 3.xThe Video Game Critic
The storyline is decidedly adult and can be convoluted at times, so having a strategy guide on hand probably isn't a bad idea. The controls tend to lag a bit behind your commands, but at least your can save your place at any time. Burn:Cycle is highly original and if you have the patience, it will suck you into its amazing world. It's a quality title that no Philips CD-i owner should be without.
Windows 3.xGame Revolution
While BURN:CYCLE may not have the best graphic detail or the best soundtrack ever, it does have an approach so sorely missed by hundreds of game titles out there. Simple to play but difficult to win, the game refuses to be put down for long. Every character has genuine personality to him or her, which completes a very well-crafted universe. So, how much longer do you have left to live?
CD-iElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
It seems as though all of the CD-ROM titles that are out rely on full-action video and sound to sell the game. Even though Burn:Cycle has both of these qualities, it was different than the other cyberpunk, point-and-click games. It is one of the few titles that actually had an interesting enough story to keep you coming back for more! If you're really into thinking game, Burn:Cycle's at the top of it's class.
CD-iVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
One piece of advice: Burn:Cycle contains some of the most intense violence ever seen in an adventure game. If you have friends or family members who are offended by the imagery of games like Mortal Kombat II, play Burn:Cycle when they're not around. A breakthrough game and a must-have for CD-i owners.
MacintoshMac Gamer
This Macintosh offering from Philips looked promising in many ways--including fantastic performance directly from the CD-ROM. However, the several "nuisances" that cropped up throughout took away from the game. Philips should be proud of this Mac title in that it represents a successful way of providing the same product to both platforms on one CD-ROM. With its original hard-core rave soundtrack, challenging puzzles, surreal-futuristic 3D environments, and a movie-like story-line, Burn:Cycle should satisfy most Blade Runner fans and Sci-Fi enthusiasts. However, if you are looking for shoot'em up action and arcade-like gaming, you might want to skip this one.
CD-iDefunct Games
So here it is, the one and only game CD-i owners dare to brag about. According to many, it is the one and only reason to even own the system. Is it really that good? Nope, but it's a nice play nonetheless, which can't be said for too many CD-i titles.
Windows 3.xPC Gamer
Cool cyberpunk atmosphere, great soundtrack, complex story line. Graphics are sometimes chunky; the plot is too linear. The blend of puzzles, arcade action, mysteries and cyberspace won't be too interesting.
Windows 3.xPC Games (Germany)
An das Genre des interaktiven Films mußte man sich zwangsläufig gewöhnen, dieses Gattungsexemplar ist nicht so schlecht wie viele seiner Vorgänger. Durch die gute Sprachausgabe und die dichte Story kommt Atmospähre rüber, die aber aufgrund der ziemlich pixeligen Videos, der etwas hakeligen Puzzles und der abrupten Actioneinlagen nicht dauerhaft aufrechterhalten werden kann. Science Fiction-Fans sollten ruhig einmal probespielen.
Windows 3.xPower Play
Unter den Blinden ist der Einäugige König. Im Vergleich mit der Flut an schrottigen Pseudospielen, die sich mit dem Attribut „Inter active“ schmücken, trägt “Burn:Cycle“ eindeutig den Sieg davon. Die Story und die Präsentation erinnern wirklich an einen Film, die Schauspieler wirken professionell, und selbst die deutsche Synchronisation wurde von bekannten Sprechern übernommen. Angesichts der miserablen Bildqualität und einiger übertrieben schwierigen Passagen im Spiel, kann mich jedoch auch Burn:Cycle nicht zum “lnteractive Movie“-Jünger bekehren. Hier hätte sich Philips wirklich etwas mehr Mühe geben können! Es reicht eben nicht aus, ein Spiel, das ursprünglich für den CDi-Player unter MPEG designt wurde, lieblos auf VGA herunterzukonvertieren. Steht Ihr jedoch auf interaktive Filme, könnte Euch “Burn:Cycle“ trotz seiner Mängel gefallen.
Windows 3.xPC Player (Germany)
Die Geschichte bedient sich zwar hemmungslos bekannter Cyberpunk-Elemente, fügt aber auch eigene Ideen ein. Mir persönlich gefällt der "erwachsene" Stil der Handlung mit eindeutiger Sprache und einigen unverhohlenen Gewaltszenen. Leider ist das Abenteuer nicht gerade sonderlich umfangreich geraten, das abrupte Ende enttäuscht.
Windows 3.xComputer Gaming World (CGW)
The shame of it all is that the game is an underachiever. BURN:CYCLE has all the essentials of a good game. But it was always small, and the computer version is even shorter than it needs to be. This is very much an one-CD game (a second, limited-edition CD contains the soundtrack), and, more to the point, it's a linear one-CD game, whose initial impression of depth gives way to one of shallowness once you reach its limited boundaries.
MacintoshAll Game Guide
As mentioned previously, the game does have an interesting storyline but the graphics don't exactly make you want to play for an extended period. Any excitement the game generates is lost when you must rest your aching eyes and head. Interesting game, bad execution.
MacintoshJust Adventure
This is one of those action/adventures in which the action is so perfunctory it feels tacked on. Oh, here come the bad guys. Bang bang bang. No problem. Oh, here come some fragmenting meteorites. Bang bang, no problem. I can't imagine a real action fan being satisfied by the action in this game, but since I'm an adventure weenie, it didn't bother me at all.