Excerpt: If anything, Shifters is graphically well executed. While not as visually impressive as some recent PS2 games, the game is able to hold its own. It was really neat to see that each of the characters had a nice, full, rendered look to them instead of the angular, polygon looking models found in other games.
Excerpt: There are many types of sequel in today's media. There is the blockbuster sequel, which improves upon its predecessor in every way. The lackluster sequel never manages to capture the spirit of the original. The cash-in sequel is made as quickly as possible simply to make a buck off previous success. Then there is the infamous unidentified sequel, a work of such dubious quality that its title is changed in order to protect the sanctity of the franchise.
Excerpt: 3DO does it again. Shifters is a bad game, plagued with bad graphics, bad controls, glitchy play, and no real inspiration. The concept of a shapeshifting, "cast & slash" fantasy action game could have been pretty cool. But this isn't the game. Click here for more.
Pros: ups: Concept of shapeshifting could be cool.
Cons: downs: Bad camera; bad game play; bad graphics; bad sound; bad game.