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Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (Windows)

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Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 4.3

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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Несмотря на все это, PC-версия Pitfall: The Lost Expedition является, пожалуй, лучшим платформером года. Если вы хоть немного интересуетесь аркадами, то обязательно должны его купить, пройти и с нетерпением ждать продолжения.
Pitfall the Lost Expedition is an action arcade game similar to Indiana Jones and the Last Emperor and to a lesser degree, Tomb Raider. My main complaint with those two games was the poor gameplay control on both the keyboard and gamepad. I wasn’t comfortable playing Pitfall with my gamepad, but the keyboard scheme turned out to be very intuitive. Players must guide Harry through a dangerous adventure that requires a lot of jumping, climbing and rope swinging challenges. This may sound like a harrowing experience for PC gamers. Jumping puzzles don’t always translate very well onto the PC but I must admit that I found Pitfall to be quite good and can recommend it to fans of the genre.
Some of the IGN editors aren't impressed with Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, but I'm not one of them. This is a worthy sequel to the classic franchise in every way. Tight control, innovative single-arm abilities, and huge, ambient, varied environments to explore; classic play elements reborn in 3D such as the abilities to run on crocs, swing on vines, jump across pits, and battle scorpions; and it looks pretty good, too. This is an overall fun, engaging title that successfully mixes the platformer and adventure genres.
7Wolf Magazine
Над проектом "Pitfall: The Lost Expedition" для удовольствия геймеров трудились 4 сценариста, несколько десятков художников, программистов и еще многочисленная команда прочих специалистов, а титров наберется не меньше, чем на кинофильм. Хотя здесь налицо некоторые недостатки, часть которых оправданно вызывает серьезные нарекания (в особенности, это касается камеры, запутанных путешествий по знакомым местам и изредка встречающегося дисбаланса геймплея в сторону усложненных прыжков), но все же у игры не отнять собственного шарма и того, что она вполне способна увлечь как человека взрослого, так и ребенка. Последнее приключение Гарри Питфолла обязательно найдет своих поклонников, усердие которых будет вознаграждено секретными бонусами, о которых здесь специально ничего не упоминалось, чтобы не портить сюрприз. Теперь можно с уверенностью сказать, что списывать отважного археолога на пенсию еще слишком рано.
Die Neuauflage des Klassikers Pitfall ist im Jahre 2004 leider ein nur durchschnittliches Action-Jump´n´Run-Spiel, das aufgrund der witzigen Story und der liebevollen Charaktere vor allem jüngere Zocker ansprechen dürfte. Dem steht aber die schwache Kameraführung im Weg, die das Game nur für Menschen mit Stahlnerven spielbar macht. Ansonsten ist das Spiel allerdings durchaus gelungen und kann mit dem Dschungelszenario und guter Jump´n´Run-Kost punkten.
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition has as much give and take as you'll find in a modern platformer. For every good quality it features, there's an issue to be found. However, this is not to say that all enjoyment from the game is negated in any way--in fact, if you can find it within yourself to simply grin and bear some of the problems the game has, you'll likely find The Lost Expedition to be pretty enjoyable. The game is probably best suited as a rental, but obviously PC owners don't have that option. However, for its reduced $20 price tag, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is still worth checking out for any PC player on the hunt for a good platformer.
Armchair Empire, The
For what my opinion’s worth, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition is a solid platformer with a few faults. But it also fills a void on the PC, that gray area between Freddy Fish and Half-Life 2.
GameStar (Germany)
In Activisions Jump & Run Pitfall muss sich Held Harry nach einem Flugzeugabsturz durch den Dschungel kämpfen und seine Angebetete retten. In den 40 stimmungsvollen, aber kurzen Levels warten knifflige Sprungeinlagen und anspruchsvolle Rätsel auf den Helden. Die störrische Kamera nervt allerdings.
Pour sa première aventure en 3D, Harry nous revient en forme. L'ambiance est là, le plaisir de jouer aussi. Seuls quelques petits défauts de jouabilité sont de trop. Du coup, bien que le portage soit très fidèle, on préfère encore les versions consoles, plus souples à prendre en main.
Joystick (French)
Déterrer un titre culte des années 80 aurait été une bonne idée si la réalisation avait suivi. Pitfall n'en reste pas moins un jeu de plate-forme correct qui pourra éventuellement amuser certains nostalgiques.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
And that's the rest of the game: playing through the flashbacks. There are pits to jump over, lakes to swim, vines to swing on—and some of it might be fun if it weren’t for the fact that controlling Harry’s movement is practically impossible. You constantly have to inch the view left and right to line up just the right angles, and then you usually miss the jumps anyway. Of course, the game may play better with a gamepad rather than a keyboard (I didn’t try), but that would only elevate it from “utterly unplayable” to “merely bad’. Add in a console-style save system that only lets you save progress at the start of a level, and you've got a guaranteed recipe for infuriation.