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Infogrames has gone on a limb creating a very childish-looking Looney Tunes title with gameplay more suited for grown-ups than children. The gamble pays off though, and "Sheep Raider" joins the handful of PSOne games that are actually worth chasing around from store to store. In this era of PS2 and XBox eye-candy, that says something about the virtues of this sleeper hit. Highly recommended, especially if you can rent it and beat it in a week's time.
Longevity is a tricky question. There are only 18 levels and besides the chance to replay them to find the timeclocks that unlock bonuses like concept sketches and animated sequences (fascinating stuff though, well worth seeing), there is little to bring you back to a level once it is done except to revel again in the silliness. However, the game itself is quite challenging first time through. I made the mistake of looking at the bright, simple graphics and assuming it was aimed at kids. But after the first few levels I was really scratching my head and trying to figure out the puzzles, which were becoming quite labyrinthine in their complexity. Unless you are more of a puzzle genius than I am, you’ll probably spend quite a few hours beating this game, it’s still worth seeking out as an example of one of the better games released in the twilight PSOne era. It’s a fabulously, fun slice of cartoon puzzling and contains the best sheep ever seen in a videogame. What more could you want?
Despite these flaws, Sheep Raider is a lot of fun and is one of the better PS titles I've played recently. A high recommendation for anyone who digs Looney Tunes. And for those that don't... what's wrong with you?
Game Informer Magazine
Graphical hitches aside, Sheep Raider does a great job of implementing a unique puzzle-solving dynamic into the conventional action/platform gameplay. Plus, it’s funny as hell.
Overall, though, Sheep Raider is an amusing and worthwhile diversion for PSX owners. Considering the paltry offering of new titles these days, it's not a bad recommendation. And I'm not pulling the wool over your eyes.
Game Informer Magazine
Hysterical and obscure, Sheep Raider should be a welcome addition to any puzzle fanatic's library.
Super Play (Sweden)
Saknar man de massproducerade, småsjaskiga men ändå ganska mysiga tecknade serierna på TV men hellre återupplever dem i en återfödd gestalt, utgör Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf ett utomordentligt tillfälle. Ett som man definitivt bör ta i akt om man är en som spelar i små portioner. Ty det är nästan ett krav för att få ut maximalt ur Infogrames senaste spel.
Dieses Jump´n´Run präsentiert sich ganz im Comic-Style. Spiele den Coyoten und versuche verschiedenste Aufgaben zu bewältigen... das der arme Hund damit oft Probleme hat ist ja bekannt. Knackige Rätsel werden geboten... da kann dem Coyoten schon mal die Birne rauchen. Mit Geschick, Übung und diversen Hilfsmitteln funktioniert´s schon. Der Dialog und die gesamte Komik in diesem Spiel sind einfach zum schreien. Urwitzig sind die Figuren der Warner Brothers in Szene gesetzt. Nicht so gelungen ist die Grafik... zwar ist diese schon in der Form des Comic´s gehalten, aber doch auch recht trist und teilweise sehr unübersichtlich.
So, in summation: Sheep, Dog and Wolf is one of the best PSone games to hit the shelves in a while, and if it wasn't for the virtually unclimable spike in the difficulty curve halfway through it would easily rank as among the best PSone games ever made. If you have access to a cheat device and can skip that section, you'll be in for a treat. Everyone who plays by the rules is going to be smacked down like Porky Pig at the local abattoir.
Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider is probably best left for those who will truly enjoy it: children. Despite the game's inability to keep pace with the competition, the overall presentation is so charming and lighthearted that you'd be hard-pressed to bemoan its unfortunate shortcomings.