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Written by  :  Jeanne (76449)
Written on  :  Sep 20, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Alot not to like about this game

The Good

It is interesting to raid real Egyptian tombs, examine hieroglyphic drawings, open sarcophagi and find precious artifacts. Historical content contains alot about Egypt and the background of objects and places.

You will visit five locations: a pyramid, an Egyptian town, an embalmer's workshop, the construction site of a nobleman's tomb, a nobleman's house and the Temple of Amon Ra.

The Bad

There are no true puzzles to be solved other than to find one thing to do another. There are some hidden compartment and exits to be found as well as a few maze-like passages to be travelled. You'll need to solve a few word and item riddles too. The only real challenge is during the game of Senet, an Egyptian board game using tiles and markers similar to Backgammon.

If you miss finding an important "hot spot", tough. You cannot go back to locate it and must restore or restart.

Many of the scenes are really too dark so you can't see what could have been beautiful Egyptian drawings. The music becomes annoyingly repetitive as you get further into the game. Conversations with choppy-featured people with their monotone voices detracted from the game tremendously. None of them had any distinct personality, not even the main character.

The Bottom Line

Egypt, supposedly similar to other Cryo titles Treasure Hunter and Versailles 1685, was disappointing overall, the only saving factors being the Egyptian architecture and history. Lack of engaging storyline and character development can cause players to lose interest. Many areas are too dark to be fully enjoyed.