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Begrijp me niet verkeerd: het is een vette game hoor, maar naast de N64- en PC-versie staat Shadow Man op de PSX toch wel in de schaduw van zijn twee grotere, sterkere broers.
Yet again we see a game that has been released to the public when it should have been held back and finished properly. With one of the best storylines in any game, combined with its size and groundbreaking nature, this could, and should have been a classic. The programmers believe that the game will take you over 70 hours to complete, but with all of the problems I encountered while playing, this could be quite easily be an underestimate. So if you consider yourself a patient person, then there lurks a good game buried deep beneath its inadequacies. In fact I would go as far as to say that if you can battle your way through the first half of the game, the second half is a much more enjoyable experience altogether. Whatever you decide, please RENT this game before buying it..!
Les graphismes sont tout à fait corrects, en revanche, l'animation est saccadée et le personnage étrangement (mal) animé. Le gros problème de ce jeu, c'est qu'il se veut d'aventure alors que ses énigmes n'ont rien de sorcier, et que, côté action, il est plutôt vide. Bref, on s'ennuie.
Acclaim Studios was successful in recreating the look and feel of the comic, but as usual with an endeavors such as this, they failed to take advantage of the video game medium. So as in this case with Shadow Man, all the pretty environments and special effects are simply wasted.
What we have in Shadow Man is, apparently, a rushed attempt by Acclaim to permeate the market with its new franchise. The N64 version does more to realize the neat vision Acclaim had in mind, but this fiasco on the PlayStation will surely turn many gamers off to the franchise. It totally did so for me. If you're dead set on experiencing this title, you'd be better off going with the N64 version, or maybe even wait for the Dreamcast release. Otherwise, there are many PlayStation titles (Soul Reaver immediately comes to mind) that do this concept a much greater deal of justice.
Thankfully, all is not lost. There are other alternatives to reaping evil adventures this year. You can buy Soul Reaver on PlayStation (or the PC for that matter), or you can buy Shadow Man on Nintendo 64 or the PC, two systems on which it looks and plays brilliantly.