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Codex Review Maneater Review - The Mutant Shark Vendetta

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Darth Roxor, Feb 7, 2022.

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    This world is much too short on RPGs where you get to become one of the mutant abominations that threaten the world instead of hunting them down.

    Fortunately one such game is Maneater, the subject of our most recent review submitted by Lukaszek. If you ever felt like morphing into a monstrous shark and ravaging the land and sea alike, this game might just be for you. As the noble reviewer would put it:

    Your role is to survive in a hostile environment and grow up. Since your first meal ever was human flesh, and given the tragic backstory, some revenge in the future is to be expected. To help fuel it, it turns out that the first two areas have plenty of toxic waste to go around, and even a submerged nuclear power plant. Eating weird, mutated albino fish does put weird ideas in your head.

    Will you carry out your revenge? Will you lose or keep your humanity sharkanity? Sharkness? Is there a good and a bad shark in all of us, constantly whispering to our gills?

    (...)

    Eventually you’ll be dealing with explosives. They start with dynamite, then progress into some sort of proximity explosive devices and eventually end in torpedoes. All of those can be grabbed in your jaws, delaying the explosion a bit. This leads to my favorite playstyle of grabbing random objects and tail-catapulting them at my targets. Once you grab anything, you can toss it both underwater and in the air if you jump upward.​

    Sounds like there's plenty excitement ahead, but, in the end, is it actually good or just gimmicky? For more details, read the full article here: Maneater Review - The Mutant Shark Vendetta
     
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  2. Tihskael Learned

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    How is this an RPG if I cannot pick the kind of shark I am going to play as? :decline:
     
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  3. Skdursh Savant

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    Looks interesting, but on principle I don't play games with Denuvo or any other system that reports back to a central server in a singleplayer game.
     
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  4. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    “Gameplay = would be better than The Witcher if it had more preparation”

    Talking about damning to hell for eternity with the faintest of praise
     
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  5. Berg DK Literate

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    I found Maneater to have no redeeming features. Atrocious art style, pathetically unfunny attempts at humor and mindnumbingly braindead gameplay.
     
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  6. Antigoon Savant

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    Agree with that one, the review is way too positive. After an hour you have seen it all, and that includes the god damn repeating one liners from the narrator. You fight a Great White the same way you are eating a catfish, just mash the button a bit longer. Mutations also are completely irrelevant and don't change the game at all, besides one is going a bit faster, another one needs less button mashing to take down boats. If you somehow get that game, just play the first two areas and call it quits.
     
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  7. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Deterministic sharks? lukaszek come on over and get your brofists fishy ratings.
     
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  8. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    om nom nom
     
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  9. Kev Inkline Arcane Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Maybe we need another, a more negative, review? I mean, we've done it the other way round in relation to a certain game, so why not this too?
     
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  10. JDR13 Arcane

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    :nocountryforshitposters:
     
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  11. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    every review on codex is way to positive. As for this one, clearly its not the game where one ponders on what changes the nature of a shark. Although you can.

    I dont get that one. I found game quite beautiful, if anything mutations seem a bit uggly to meh. What sort of graphix fag are you?
    subjective I guess? Worked for me and most importantly - kept its style and quality through the game. For comparison I couldnt stand borderlands
    I can see that one. Still game offers many activities and ways of destroying things so there are hours of fun to be had. One can say that gta is boring since you just shoot stuff I guess
     
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  12. Antigoon Savant

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    Sure, here:
    lukaszek is right, Maneater is an RPG, with:

    - No character creation
    - Superficial character customization that do not affect your gameplay
    - No meaningful exploration, as all you can find are points of interest with MMO-style objectives
    - MMO/Mobile quest structure. Each area features the same quests of collect X, kill Y then proceed
    - Most enemies behave the same, only difference is their skin
    - Combat, including boss battles, smash RT to win. To bring down boats you might want to sprinkle in an additional A
     
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  13. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    someone finally made a sequel to the PS2 Jaws game. looks cool
     
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  14. Diggfinger Arcane

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    the Codex>

    ------------------------->>Hates Pillars of Eternity
    --->Loves Shark-RPG games

    :nocountryforshitposters:
    :majordecline::greatjob:
     
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  15. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    ekhm, lets keep naming proper. From steam page
    we are talking about sharkpg
     
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  16. lightbane Arcane

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    So, now games that are Denuvo trash with basic standard open world stuff (including mostly meaningless stats) are rpgs according to the Codex?

    Slow day, I guess.
    At least the review isn't as bad as the Woketech one, which downplayed the game's countless issues massively.
     
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  17. JackOfOwls Prophet

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    One of the few games I've been interested in. Nice to see it got a positive frontpage review here (the rest of you whiners can go away for now until I check it out myself). However, it doesn't hurt to be cautious so I'm waiting for a sale, so when it hits my target/price alert price of $5.00, I'll bite.

    Edited: Well, speak of The Devil all The time, I just got it for $5.03 (USD) from a key store and activated it on Steam with no issues. Bless GGDeals.
     
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  18. Naveen Arcane Patron

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    I got this one from Humble Bundle and I played it when I was down with Covid, which perhaps addled my brain, but I kind of enjoyed it. But it is clearly a repetitive game. If you like the narrator and the style, you probably will enjoy it as they make up for the rest of the game's limitations. Otherwise, it will only make the grinding worse.
     
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    I will take "Reviews I did not expect on the Codex frontpage" for 800, please.
     
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  20. Alter Sack Magister

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    Oh boy, reading the title I thought for a very short moment it's a game about a desperate middle-aged MILF.

    I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed after reading the second part of the title.

    Sharks...

    Meh.
     
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  21. Falksi Arcane

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    Money's the matter. If you're in it for love, you ain't gonna get too far

    Watch out boy, it'll chew you up.
     
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    O-oh here she comes, she's a maneater!

    2:41 for the good stuff
     
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  25. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    secrets are like hunting easter eggs in fallout2 wasteland. Their density is much higher though, probably around 80 in total
     
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