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MediEvil (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  The_Ferryman (14)
Written on  :  Sep 11, 2005
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

An amusing and original classic.

The Good

The combination between puzzle-solving and adventure gives a very nice result, and also adds more originality to the game itself. When you venture on in the mystical lands of Gallowmere, you're confronted with tons of enemies and surprising new levels (from a sunken village to a flying ghost ship), and Dan can equip himself with a greater arsenal of weapons that makes the game even more fun. As for the difficulty level, one can say that the game is perfectly balanced. Not too hard, not too easy, just right.

The Bad

One of the greatest problems is the camera. When venturing in a level, you'll notice all too soon that the irregular-moving camera can seriously disorient one who isn't familiar with a level. This can cause some confusion, and proved to be extremely irritating when you try to face a horde of enemies. One more botheration would be the graphics. They aren't really state-of-the-art, and some technical errors can be easily detected. Sometimes the scenery even seems to move on its own.

The Bottom Line

At first sight the game slightly reminded me of Ghosts 'n Goblins, but once you play the game, you'll notice that Medievil is completely different, and can easily create a new category altogether. The dark humour, the diversity of the levels and the storyline will compensate greatly for the lesser points of this game.

Despite the fact that this game has aged a little bit, it still remains a nice classic with lots of fun and challenge. Certainly recommended!