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The game isn't perfect, of course. We can't wait to try Giants in multiplayer mode, but we'll have to wait; according to MacPlay, a patch is under development. Also, like a growing number of today's games, it lacks an in-mission save. That's OK in some of the shorter missions. If you goof up, it's easy enough to play through again. But when missions get longer, dying inches short of the final goal is maddening. The game's strenuous requirements may frustrate you as well: The stated system requirements are definitely minimum requirements, and Giants is built exclusively for Mac OS X. But hey, maybe that's a plus. If you've been putting off upgrading, start digging for your wallet. Giants may be your best excuse yet.
It takes a powerful system to make Giants: Citizen Kabuto shine, and the game would have worked better with fewer similar levels. Even with those drawbacks, the detailed graphics, irreverent humor, and complete action make Giants worth recommending. The inventive and fun gameplay more than makes up for any complaints.
Giants: Citizen Kabuto is one of those games that people will either love or hate, I suppose. There's not a lot of middle ground here, mainly because the developers threw so much into it and apologized for none of it. It's not that anything's offensive, really, but that it's a very specific taste. Me? I loved it...or at least parts of it. I was wildly entertained by the Meccs, I cooled off a bit on Delphi, and then got back into it in a "big" way in the later Kabuto levels. I had a lot of fun with Giants...for what more can you ask from a computer game?
Inside Mac Games (IMG)
I suppose I could go on about how gorgeous Giants is, how great it sounds, and how varied it is. I could also point out its flaws, including low frame rates and a weak soundtrack. However, all of this is pretty meaningless in the face of one overriding thing: This game is FUN.
Au final on peut dire que Giants marque un grand pas dans l’histoire du jeu mac. En dépits de ses quelques défauts, le jeu est captivant, beau et maniable. Que demandez de plus ? La durée de vie sera le principal regret, une fois finie, le jeu restera une très bonne expérience ludique. Vous l'avez compris, Giants Citizen Kabuoto est à posséder absolument . Chez Jeuxmac, on aimé et on se prive pas de vous le recommander!
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I was disappointed with this game. I found it annoying that I had to finish one whole storyline before I could play as a different character. I wanted to play as a Mecc when I was in a shooter mood, as Delphi when I was in a mystical mood and as Kabuto when I wanted to watch carnage in the view from my mouth. I also found the base building missions tedious, although I can see how they would be useful in the multiplayer mode. The frustration for me was that the game has so much potential that just wasn't fully realized. I give it 3.5 GiN gems.
Giants: Citizen Kabuto is one of those games that is such a huge helping of good and bad that it's hard to know which way to sit on the fence. On the one hand, the graphic excellence and balanced gameplay make it an automatic gem, while on the other hand the buggy software and insane system requirements mire what would otherwise be a pretty fun experience. There is one thing which is completely inarguable, however; this is an ambitious game brought to you by MacPlay and The OMNI Group, and the PC version from which the Mac game has spawned is saddled with some of the same challenges while boasting some of the same victories. Let's get under the hood of the three races gathered together on The Island for a common purpose: To wipe each other out.