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The Video Game Critic
It's fun to flip through the different cameras, particularly since things are happening in more than one room at a time. It's an ingenious idea, and I'm surprised it's never been duplicated. Although normal Sega CD games suffer from grainy video, the video in this 32X version looks pretty good. As you would expect, the acting is really bad, but that just adds to the fun. This game really does a good job of utilizing CD technology, and it's very entertaining.
Other than the obvious graphical improvements the 32X offers and the use of the speedier InstaSwitch controller response, this is essentially still the same classic Night Trap Digital Pictures released a few years back. The new M rating might as well stand for Misinterpreted; those Senatorial dodos need a sense of humor. After all, the game's got one.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
I enjoyed Night Trap much more than I thought I would. The improved video quality of the 32X is definitely made a difference in my opinion, so I'd say that a new version of Night Trap was actually warranted. It's not a typical video game, but I actually enjoyed playing it. Night Trap is halfway decent because the corny script, bad acting and cheesy sets work in it's favor.
As an FMV game, Night Trap certainly is an interesting story. And the experience, tedious and difficult as it may be, will have you coming back again and again to take another stab at completing the film. If you're looking for top-notch camera work, you're going to be intensely disappointed. Continuity errors and improper physics disgrace the game throughout its entirety. But if FMV games are interesting to you, you could do much worse than this one. The problem is that if you beat it, there's not much reason to ever play it again.
If you already own the Sega CD original, there's no reason to play this version. Night Trap for the 32X seems more like a marketing ply than a game designed to show off a superior new system. Don't fall into this trap.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Night Trap is an awful game. It received far more attention then it deserved. This 32X CD version doesn't offer anything new or different "gameplay" wise. The game relies purely on luck or repeated plays, and neither of those is very fun. The video is cleaner, but the there's still no explanation for why exactly this special-ops team lets the girls into the house knowing raving mad vampires are headed inside. It's a bad movie, it's a bad game, and it doesn't belong on any system, especially one that requires three combined to play it.