Title           Ivanhoe
Game Type       Beat-em-up
Publisher       Ocean
Players         1
HD Installable  Yes with WHDload
Compatibility   OCS but AGA patch available
Submission      Chris Vella  cvella@specdata.com Profiled Reviewer

   When you first boot up the game you will say "wow real nice graphics".
Well my friends, you have just seen the best part of the game. This is a
CLASSIC example of great graphics with no gameplay.

   The game is a sideways scrolling beat'em up where you can slash and
jump your way past various enemies. You are armed with a sword and shield
and will be attacked from both sides of the screen. You use your sword to
kill the enemies and the shield to block any items that the enemies throw
at you. The game follows the simple and hard to screw up beat'em up
formula but somehow manages to screw it up anyway. How the game testers
let this game pass quality assurance is beyond me. There is so much wrong
with this game I don't know where to start.

Good Points

1) Great Graphics

Bad Points

1) Sluggish Gameplay
2) Terrible Animations
3) Frustrating
4) Terrible joystick response
5) Boring
6) Bad collision detection

Need I say more?

   In conclusion, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the
programmers focused all their attention on the game graphics and not the
gameplay. Don't get me wrong, I love great graphics in a game but even
this couldn't save this game. The gameplay is just plain horrible. Do not
consider wasting your money on this disgrace. You have been WARNED!

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