Escape of Monster Manor:
The story in this game is about an talisman of some sort, which was divided
into a bunch of pieces and scatterd around an old mansion.
Here you come in with your "Laser" gun, out to get collect all the pieces.
Not a good story...
Well there are two good things which also are the bad thing about the game.
1. The gun, you only have one gun and it is driven by some sort of glowing
which are around the mansion.
The reason this is a good thing is that you dont have to think about what
gun you should use to kill the baddies.
The bad thing is that you wont be running around with something cool, only
a puny little laser gun.
2. The graphics, it basicly doesnt change very often and sometimes is really
The reason this is a good thing is that 3DO isnt the most powerful console
and keeping the graphics simple, it manages to run fluid somewhere around 24
The bad thing, well it sometimes is just really ugly.
But other than these things, there is something else that just is bad
and thats the baddies (monsters).
I played 3 levels of this game there are probly around 30-40 and the baddies
change very often .. and when they change it only seems to change the
graphics of them.
Not how many bullets they need to take before taking an eternal sleep.
In the two first levels you fight mostly a grim reaper wannabe.
Except for a couple flying heads.
Now fighting the grim reaper would have been a cool thing but the problem is
cant hurt you unless they are really close to you and they dont really move
Which most of the baddies in this game dont do .. they just move really
even if they are hiding behind a door, you got plenty of time to take aim
But one thing they have done pretty well is the control.
Its one of the better controls on a FPS for the 3DO.
Now here is the ultimate question is it any fun...
I think that in 1993 it was a blast, but today it is just slow and ugly.
If you have played games like Doom, Quake or Half Life. this game will just
to damn slow for you.
Since it doesnt seem to have anything worth playing it for except the
i cant seriously say that it has offer anything worth playing now.
So if you are looking for an fps for the 3DO go look at Wolfenstein 3d or
even Killing Time.
I give this game a 3 out of 10