Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles (PlayStation 2)

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Critic Reviews

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Despite the fact that Evil Twin has been in development for several years now, there has been little buzz over the title which is rather sad as it deserves plenty of attention. Fortunately, unlike many delayed titles that are still released with problems, Evil Twin is exactly the opposite. It's a highly polished, quite entertaining game that must be considered. Well done In Utero and UbiSoft.
In Utero nous sert une conversion fidèle à la mouture PC, qui gagne en jouabilité et se révèle toujours aussi savoureuse en terme d'ambiance. La progression n'est pas particulièrement originale mais l'immersion est immédiate. Une bonne alternative à Jak and Daxter, même si ce dernier se révèle beaucoup plus indispensable sur ce support.
Trotz skurriler Story sowie bizarrem Charakter- und Level-Design entpuppt sich Evil Twin als äußerst gewöhnliches Jump`n`Run-Vergnügen, das kaum Innovationen vorzuweisen hat. Für Genre-Neulinge und Traditionsbewusste mag dies zwar nicht unbedingt von Nachteil sein, aber spätestens beim hakeligen Gameplay und der unübersichtlichen Darstellung wenden sich Ungeübte und Gelegenheitshüpfer frustriert ab. Doch selbst für Hardcore-Zocker gibt es passendere Gelegenheiten Ihr Können unter Beweis zu stellen. Denn statt Joypad-Akrobatik wird bei Evil Twin einfach nur die Geduld des Spielers auf die Probe gestellt und das nicht mit anspruchsvollen Reaktions- und Geschicklichkeitstests, sondern mit groben Design-Fehlern, die den Schwierigkeitsgrad teils künstlich ins Uferlose schnellen lassen.
Trotz der langen Entwicklungszeit und der teilweise guten Wertungen der PC-Version: für mich ist Evil Twin eine herbe Enttäuschung. Das Frustpotential ist derart hoch, dass ich den erleben möchte, der sein Gamepad während des Zockens nicht frustriert in die Ecke schleudert. Wenn ich über eine Stunde lang nicht abspeichern kann oder immer wieder in Abgründe falle, die ich wegen der tristen Grafik und der schwachen Kameraansicht nicht erkenne, hört bei mir der Spaß auf. Gerade in diesen Monaten gibt es für die PS2 genügend hochklassige Alternativen.
Game Informer Magazine
What remains is a failed, yet not totally unplayable game. Cyprien is a young orphan with a superhero alter ego. Players can transform into the alter ego at any time, providing they collected sufficient icons to power it. Also present is a first-person view for your slingshot. Unfortunately none of these make the game's combat anything other than a necessity. This typifies Evil Twin's failure to unify its many parts into any sort of satisfying whole.
What makes this game all the more difficult is the completely awful camera angles. The camera can get stuck, and does not offer you the right position for jumping. Sometimes you may miss a platform because you simply cannot see it effectively. All this leads to a disappointing game. Some people were quite looking forward to this, but it's become quite disastrous with some of the worst camera angles ever seen. The controls aren't too bad, and the game lasts a while, but the poor animation, and bity dark, glooming graphics really let the game down. Maybe one to pick up cheap on ex-Rental or on the Dreamcast.
Game Informer Magazine
Ubi Soft should have put this PS2 dog to sleep as well. It’s boring, dreary, and characters’ penchant for swearing makes it inappropriate for the toddlers that might actually think it’s fun.