To liven this place up a bit, I'm gonna be sharing some lesser known vidya that I've played with a short description and review. Today's pick is...
Sheep Raider (2001)
also known as Sheep, Dog N Wolf
. You may remember it as the third Looney Tunes game made by Infogrames on the original Playstation, alongside Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time (1999)
and Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (2000)
. All of them are 3D platformers, however SR incorporates stealth and puzzle elements.
In the game you control Ralph Wolf who suspiciously resembles Wile E. Coyote but is actually a separate character from the original Merrie Melodies
and try to steal Sam Sheepdog's flock, one sheep at a time. All the while you're being involuntarily filmed by Daffy Duck who made you the star of his show about sheep stealing. Other Looney Tunes characters are featured in the game including Road Runner, but it's not on the menu
and they either help you, or get in your way, or both. You use an assortment of ACME gadgets to help you steal sheep, or just traverse the environment, in both cases it's an extremely wacky and fun experience. The game is fairly challenging, allowing you to make mistakes without losing much progress, except for level 10 which was overly difficult because (actual spoiler!) it has the only boss fight in the entire game, and defeating said boss requires three successive steps, and if you fail at any step you restart the whole fight.
Also worth mentioning is the last level which (spoiler!) was a wild goose chase, quite literally.
The game was very creative with the puzzles, and kept surprising me with each level. Character control is smooth, and the graphics are gorgeous despite the 3D models being a bit low-poly, not that I'm complaining. If you're gonna play this then play the PC version with a joystick/gamepad; it has toon shading on the characters which the Playstation version lacks, along with various graphical enhancements (better detail, higher resolution, 60 FPS...etc) besides no "wobbliness" which plagues all Playstation games. The only downside is that the screen looks a bit dark, but nothing to worry about.
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Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 11:51:47.