Reviews and Problems with Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
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So clever and original!
24 August 2012
Summary: It's too bad this game is/was not well-known. Because Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is one of the most well-balanced videogame I've played in a long time. The game is focused on puzzles, and they are varied, clever and paced well enough that it feels fresh and enjoyable the whole way through. My only gripe with the game is that you can't skip cutscenes.
Summary: I enjoyed this game more than I have enjoyed a game in a long time. The puzzles are fun rather than irritating, it is not a button masher, and the graphics, music and characters were engaging. The game is a bit buggy (froze on me once) and there are not enough save points, particularly in the mummy sections (where a freeze put me back an hour). Also, some of the battles were hampered by bad camera angles. But overall, the experience outstripped most platform games.
Summary: there is really nothing at all wrong with this game. i would have given it 5 stars, but i'm saving that incase someone ever puts out a perfect game. if i had to complain about anything in regards to sphinx, it would be that it's a little on the easy side, but then, if you drink a lot of beer while playing it like i do, it will make some of the puzzle solving a bit more challenging.
Summary: My daughter and I played the game as a team...I got to be the mummy. It was fun, not too difficult and the graphics and cutaways were pretty cool. A great way to spend a few saturday afternoons.
Summary: If you like the Zeldatype games then you will love this game. There is so much to see and lots of puzzles to solve. There is plenty of fighting monsters that range from very easy to OH MY GOD that's tough! There are plenty of mazes to get lost in, lots of jumping and running. The graphics are, to say the least, awesome! The only drawbacks to the game are the lack of save points and the awful camera views.
Summary: This baby would be Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. From the beginning you would see the simularities of both parents, the cartoonish design of Rachet and Clank, the climbing and sphincter tighting jumps, climbs and falls familiar with POP. (And the Sphinx even looks like a combination of both!) That's where the simularities end. Like with every child, the take the best from both parents and do their own thing.
Summary: This is a great game, but it's not for the faint of heart. Some areas might frustrate even the most experienced gamer if you don't know what you're doing. Remember that this game has an emphasis on weapons of opportunity, meaning you have to use stuff lying around to make the boss vulnerable to your sword attack; i.e. use the caged spiders when you're up against the Geb Queen, and the loose rocks when you're fighting the Pharaoh Spider.
Very cool puzzle solving, but a few small irritations...
Matt Mabry, Amazon
16 January 2004
Summary: Very cool game! Starts very slow, but then grows on you as you go. Lots of puzzle solving, so if this is your thing, you'll probably like this game. Now, the irritating parts about the game: 1. "Loading, loading, loading...", numerous, slow loading points between transitions, 2. No autosave, and no way to save at arbitrary points -- many times must exit sub-world and run back to save point..very inconvenient, 3. annoying slow captions rather than voice-over..
Summary: This is a fun and challenging game. Like one of the previous reviewer said, this game really resembles the old Zelda games on NES, or more recently, the Indiana Jones series on N64 (and probably other systems). It's mainly a puzzler with some run and jump qualities to it. As an experienced gamer, I'll tell you that the mental tasks this game really makes me scratch my head. But at the same time, I'm enjoying the quest as Sphinx and Mummmy (I love that Mummy!).
Summary: Excellent game. I am a big fan of the Zelda games on Ninentdo and this is the first PS2 game I've played that comes close to the look and feel of the Zelda games. Great graphics and story keep the action moving. I also like being able to explore without having a time limit. The only real drawbacks -- and the reason I did not assign 5 stars -- are the "save" feature and the long load times between segements.