Martin III wrote:
I've been tempted to get this, since interactive movies are one of the main reasons I got a 3DO. However, after playing the horrendously bad Snow Job, I don't have much confidence in Studio 3DO's ability to do a decent job with the live action FMVs. More crucially, the more I hear about the game the more it seems like its reputation for not-fun gameplay is deserved. The game looks just painful to play in ewhac and gammadev's let's play video.
Of course you can't really know without trying the game for yourself, but for now I feel much more inclined to do another run through The Deadalus Encounter, Space Pirates, Immercenary, or Wing Commander III when I want to get my fix of science fiction interactive movie.
I appreciate what you are saying here, but this game isn't really an interactive FMV game...it's a Side Scrolling 2D platformer with FMV Cinematics to break up the levels and action. As for the reputation on the not fun gameplay, I still stand by my claim, if you could reconfigure the controls, it would have a HUGE difference in the way the game plays. For me, there is nothing worse, example, than being used to having the "B" button as jump, but now it's "A" whereas, I liike "A" to be attack and "C" as special and it's something like that more more annoying...