Game of the Month Review: Anthropoid
Published: Sept. 1, 2001
Series: Game of the Month Reviews
I was rather impressed with "Lemming Hunter", but since I feel it's better to reward a complete game than a demo, and because they both had roughly the same level of quality (however, Nuero's game offered more of it), my choice was with "Anthropoid". "Lemming Hunter" continues the trend of lemmings-esque (C'mon, you know those cute lil' guys that remind me of the Kennedy family) ZZT efforts, and does it quite well... while some may say it's "no-frills", the programming is done well in my view, and will entertain some (as I was).
Now, we go to "Anthropoid". A three file game of the Adventure/RPG genre, Anthro mixes good, easy humor with enemy types similiar in name to Pokemon's ("Rainer", "Lava Flamer", "Thunderator")... and the journeying of the game feels somewhat like Pokemon, as well. Of course, the difference between Anthro and Pokemon is that Pokemon's way overrated and it sucks (... we already knew that, right?); Anthro's good, though it may not be a classic (thanks to varying game environments and a storyline that gradually picks up).
The problem with this game is that the third file is way repetitive and is filled with bugs; however, at the same time, it has an amusing enough plot to keep it enjoyable. Not everyone will be impressed (though I was), but it's the best option August has brought us.
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