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Phoenix 3 -- Studio 3DO/Gray Matter

A vast alien empire has attacked your home planet... A world where the human population has long forgotten its technological advances of the past. You alone decide to challenge the Gral invaders and have decided to seek an ancient spacecraft hidden below the surface of your world. Phoenix 3 is a new action/platform title for the 3DO from Studio 3DO.

Gratuitous use of digitized characters. I can see the vision that the coders had for Phoenix 3, but it just came out all wrong. Phoenix 3 just went up in flames and never came back.

Very generic... The use of digitized characters does nothing to help this game and the poor direction in the cinemas left me skipping them constantly rather than be bored out of my mind. Hmmm... I don't know, aside from that this title was still missing something, but I just can't put my finger on it. Playcontrol is bland and predictable, even a bit on the squishy side. Sound and music were neither here nor there, and I usually just turned down the volume rather than bother with it. This game is a safe one to pass-up. If you really have to have an action/platform game on your 3DO, pick up something like Flashback.

>>>>> 21.0/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 3.0 3.0
Sound 3.0 3.0
Gameplay/Control 1.0 2.5
Longevity/Playability 0.5 1.0
Overall 1.5 2.5
Total 9.0 12.0