Xbox : Dr. Muto Reviews

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Dr. Muto Lands on the X-Box!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 40 / 41
Date: December 03, 2002
Author: Amazon User

Nowadays platformers are a dime a dozen. Some good, some not so good. But what so many of today's platformers are severely lacking in is innovation. Thankfully Dr. Muto finally breaks that curse and introduces the world to one of the weirdest, yet most engaging platformers to date. Most recent platformers are basically ...of Crash Bandicoot. It seems so many development companies are searching for their next cool mascot and seem to be forgetting about building a great game to host their new creation. It's so nice to see a company actually get creative instead of rehashing what's already been done before.

In Dr. Muto you take on the role of the good doctor and your goal is basically to rebuild your home planet after you mistakenly blew it to bits. But in order to accomplish this task you must morph into various creatures including a spider, horsefly, gorilla, and many other hilarious life forms. Sounds simple right? Well guess again. Dr. Muto is one of the most challenging action/platformers to come out in some time.

The graphics in Dr. Muto are really actually good. Don't expect the cartoony look of most of today's games, instead Muto has a real dark and dank look to it. I've played the demo's of both the PS2 and Gamecube versions and the X-Box version is by far and away the best looking of the bunch.

The music and sound effects in Dr. Muto are also fairly good. Nothing to write home about or plug in the stereo system but good nonetheless. I especially liked the voice acting. Some of the best I've heard in quite a long time.

The gameplay is where Dr. Muto really shines. Being able to morph into different forms and take on the abilities of those lifeforms is where the game really begins to take on a look and feel of its own. I especially loved the levels using the spider and it's climbing abilities. You can tell that Midway really put a lot of time and thought into the level designs using the morphing abilities. Finally a platformer with some uniqueness to it.

I wouldn't reccomend this game for really young children as it's a fairly difficult game. Some of the dialog is also probably not terribly suitable for younger kids. Midway obviously geared this game for the 18-35 demographic. As far as replay value goes, it takes a long time just to beat the game but trying to perfect the game will take longer than most people will stay into this game. If you are looking for something new and innovative for a change, pick up Dr. Muto. All three versions of the game are good but the X-Box is better in just about every category. It's just what the doctor ordered! (Sorry I couldn't resist! : )


5 Rating: 5, Useful: 1 / 4
Date: December 01, 2005
Author: Amazon User

The guy in this game scares me. I was playing it with my mom and and she made me turn it off

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