Written by  :  Andrew Fisher (404)
Written on  :  Jun 01, 2017
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
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Summary

Still one of the best ever

The Good

Well the graphics and animation are excellent, even today. I think isometric perspective is great. Most of the outdoors is green, but I think it's one of the best overworlds ever, very pleasing to just explore. The dungeons are great too, the puzzles challenging, but fun. And the story and characters are very good. It's not a "save the world from damnation" type plot, though there is some threat to the security of the continent the game is set in. The game is mainly about Nigel and Friday's odd partnership and their quest for treasure and adventure.

The Bad

To be fair, the game is crude in some areas e.g the crude animation of landing a hit on or defeating an enemy. I can live with that, but some might not find it so acceptable. Jumping between platforms in isometry is a big challenge and source of frustration, but I think it's worth the effort.

The Bottom Line

Well I'd certainly recommend this game to people who like exploring attractive overworlds. On one hand, the difficulty of navigating an isometric world might hurt people's enjoyment, but on the other hand, the isometric view makes the world look and feel better.

The game is cute and pretty family friendly, except for odd bit of "mature" humor. The characters are fun and lovable. I think Nigel and Friday are like partners, despite the name "Friday" suggesting that she is his "Girl Friday". Well she's his "Girl Friday" and his "Tinker bell". She also treats Nigel like a boyfriend or little brother.