||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).
||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (22 votes)
MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Claw gets a 5 star rating and with good reason, this game is intense and more fun to play than most of the games that have come across my desk in quite some time. Monolith doesn't fail to impress with Claw and are certainly becoming more impressive as a whole than many companies are already. Kudos also have to go out to Takrajimasha, Inc. who helped in Claw's creation by helping to produce such a top-notch game. All this praise isn't to say Claw is perfect, the game has some annoying "flaws." For instance, I felt the game had too few save game locations in it.
Claw is the new undisputed heavyweight of side-scrollers. It offers an intricate storyline, entertaining intermissions and a bestiary of baddies (40 to be exact). It also features enhanced gameplay and graphics, point-and-click setup, decent multiplayer support, and in the distant future, a level editor for the masses. If you have young children, if you like side-scrollers, cartoon-quality cut-scenes, and decent special effects, then Claw is worth the paltry sum of $39.95. I recommend Claw for its fresh perspective on a genre that, until now, seemed to be suffering from cardiac arrest.
Coming Soon Magazine
If you loved Blood, you'll love..no, no, no, sorry - the developers over at Monolith Productions decided to jump to the "good" side (no pun intended). With the onslaught of real-time strategy games, 3D shooters, and flight sims, along comes a side-scrolling shooter that will warm your hearts and guide you on a journey the entire family can enjoy.
All in all, it's hard to find flaws with Claw. It's not the most original concept in gaming, side scrollers have been with us for a very long time. Claw does offer a bit of a background story to go with it, some beautiful art, good music, and very fluid gameplay. If you're a fan of this type of game, Claw is highly recommended. Bottom Line: Fantastic graphics, good music and sounds, smooth gameplay, and interesting bosses make Claw very worthwhile. 64 person multiplayer capability tops off a light, fun game.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Visueel zeer aantrekkelijk, felle kleuren, gevarieerde levels en een vlot bewegend figuurtje dat overigens zeer goed te bedienen is. Laat mij tenslotte opmerken dat ook jonge kinderen (5-6j) meer dan gewoon verslingerd raken aan Claw. Hoewel een aantal passages te moeilijk zijn, blijken ze snel een ziekelijke intersse te krijgen voor dit spel. Maar wees gerust: het is géén kinderspel.
All Game Guide
Claw is one of the better PC games developed in the late 1990s. It comes from a little-known Japanese developer but the immersive gameplay and multi-player aspects should put Takarajimasha on the PC game map.
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
If you love action platform games and don't mind a difficult quest, then Claw is definitely a PC game that you'll want to have in your gaming library. It's not often a game like this gets released on the PC, and it's even rarer to see one with this level of quality. Claw does support multiplayer gaming for up to 64 people on the internet, and Monolith Productions even has contests and level editors set up on their website. Let the swashbuckling begin, and win one for all the cats in the world.
Claw is an incredibly fun game for all ages. The exquisite graphics and sounds support the exciting storyline. The game is entertaining for all ages and a must have for young players.
Claw is a game with almost too many things going for it. The levels are brilliant. The gameplay is first-rate. The control (thanks to Microsoft DirectInput) is near perfect. The animated cutscenes are worthy of anything on Saturday mornings. There's even multiplayer support! "What?" you say, "Multiplayer support in a side scroller?!" Yep. Up to 64 players can go at it, either racing through the levels to score the fastest time or trying to gather up the most booty. They've even incorporated Claw Curses, which enable those in multiplayer mode to affect each other detrimentally. It's actually quite fun, if you can find people to play with you. Until support for the multiplayer mode gets into full swing on Engage Games Online (Claw's exclusive multiplayer site), getting 64 players in a game will be a task similar to getting a bunch of nuns to play tackle football, but it's worth it. So is the game itself, easily the finest modern side scroller available for the PC.
Svenska PC Gamer
Claw står sig bra i jämförelse med andra plattformsspel, men ändå känns det som att man tröttnar ganska snabbt på det. Visst, man kanske blir sittande ganska länge med spelet, men det är snarare p.g.a. att man blir förbannad och frustrerad än för att det är jätteroligt att spela. Ett hyfsat plattformsspel, som det är lätt att bli sittande med. Dock inte ett dugg nyskapande.
Claw would be a completely anti-septic game were it not for the bonus round, where you're awarded points based on how quickly you can skin and gut your fallen opponents with a rusty chainsaw. Oh wait, that's Blood. Actually, Claw is a 100 percent family-friendly game, with none of the excessive gore -- or humor -- we've come to expect from the talented folks at Monolith. This is fine, especially if you want to give little Johnny something to play with instead of fragging the hell out of someone in Quake. But you can't help but wish there were some kitty litter gags, or instances where Captain Claw hoists up his leg and starts grooming himself in the nether regions.
Но: лично мне идея проходить аркадную "прыгалку" в компании еще шестидесяти трех товарищей, пытаясь опередить их по времени либо количеству очков, не кажется слаще ни от чат-комнат, в которых можно побеседовать до соревнования, ни от специальных сетевых бонусов, позволяющих мешать противникам. Однако для поклонников жанра возможность показать себя миру -- большой подарок.
В остальном же... Обещания авторов потрясти всех AI монстров не стоят и ломаного гроша. Но отрисовано все очень неплохо. Что есть, того не отнять. Плюс 25 минут анимации, весьма неплохих мультиков. Музыкальные темы...