Actraiser (PC) Reviews
Newest Review: ... both enjoyable and unique and most games seem to just copy ideas from other games and use them in new environments, this game ... more
Customer Actraiser (PC) Reviews (2)
by - written on 02/10/01, updated on 06/10/01 (Very useful, 168 readings)
Actraiser is an interesting mix of genres that managed to work really well. Rather than just being a platformer or just being a strategy game or just being a role playing game it instead mixed elements of all 3 to create a game which, while not perfect in any one single element, was a great mixture of all 3 and overall a fairly unique and fun game. The game is split up into 2 distinct sections, one section is a platform type game where you progress through a level with your character hacking and slashing at anything that gets in your path while the other part puts you in the role of a God in which you look after and influence an area of land and the people ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/07/01, updated on 18/07/01 (Very useful, 107 readings)
The first time you play this you will probably hate it. The graphics in both the platform-slash 'em up and the God game sections are undeniably crude, and stink of early '90's coding as at the time coders were largely used to getting the most out of the 8-bits so SNES' capabilities were far superior to what they were used to. This meant that the early SNES games looked like NES games with higher resolutions: the 32,768 colour palette was ignored in favour of flat colours, for instance. The basic idea of the game is that you find a dangerous area, mash the monsters in a platform hack 'em up section, let people live in the land, protecting ... Read the complete review
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