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The Mummy Demastered gives Switch owners a Metroidvania style game, while also delivering an experience that brings in some twists of its own. It has a few small warts that hold it back from the classic status of the video game franchises that inspired it, but the fact that can be said for a licensed game in 2017 is nothing short of remarkable.
They say don't judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn't judge this game based on its movie tie-in; with The Mummy Demastered, WayForward may have reached its apex. It deserves to stand on its own as one of the best recent examples of not only a pixel art aesthetic, but as an excellent combination of run 'n gunning, platforming and exploration. The game benefits from paying homage to multiple 16-bit ancestors rather than strictly sticking to its celluloid source material; The Mummy Demastered is a polished, accomplished and satisfying adventure that will entertain more than just Metroidvania fans.
WayForward once again showed how to do a platformer, despite the fact that the game was created by movie universe, the developers tell their story of what is happening, The Mummy Demastered does not suffer from the syndrome game adaptation, which undoubtedly is a huge plus for fans as a great game, and for fans of movie universe Mummy.
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This is a fantastic Metroid-clone. It's well worth your time, it's polished, fun, has fantastic production values and a killer ost. There's very few bad things to say about it, and the only real detrimental one I'd say is that I didn't know about it beforehand.
A thunderous Metroidvania effort that sublimely marries the timeless design of yesteryear with some of the best decisions of modern game design, The Mummy Demastered is not only a great title but also one of the genuinely best surprises of the year.
The Mummy Demastered is a fun Metroidvania released as a tie-in to The Mummy, and I definitely recommend you play this one. It's only $19.99 and offers more than enough content to justify its price tag, not to mention that it might opens the door for WayForward to work on games for the rest of the Universal monster revival. If you're a fan of the Metroidvania genre then you're going to enjoy playing through this one since it just feels right – itplays like a Metroidvania, looks great and has a solid soundtrack as well.
Considering how video game movie tie-ins sometimes aren't good – especially nowadays when the most we get is a free mobile game tie-in – The Mummy Demastered could've been a disaster.
After 2017's "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, a game was needed to complete the joy for the fans and WayForward studios surprised them with a 16-bit action game. It's a really exciting experience after all, there are lots of guns to shoot with and lots of different areas to conquer. Although the death mechanism can become boring after a while, but the whole game is a fun journey.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Even though it does not provide an innovative experience, The Mummy Demastered demonstrates the right way to redeem a classic formula. It's a fun and formidable adventure/action game, albeit a bit shorter than I'd like.
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After pushing through the first two hours of few interesting upgrades or weapons, The Mummy Demastered becomes an above-average title that tickles the fancy of those missing classic Metroid gameplay. It's not perfect, but certainly enough to whet the appetite of metroidvania fans.
The Mummy Demastered has small issues that are appropriate for the era it recalls, but they are quickly overshadowed by the excellent gameplay and feel of exploration and discovery amid blasting your way from room to room. The Mummy Demastered is wonderfully executed and full of surprises. WayForward didn't just make " another one of those". There are real and meaningful changes to the formula you wouldn't expect, and flipping them on their head is well worth the price of admission.
With The Mummy Demastered, WayForward offers a compelling and enjoyable Metroidvania that is full of secrets and incentive for exploration. If some mechanics of the gameplay deserved to be modernized like the aiming, The Mummy Demastered is a clear home of the 16-bit era Metroidvanias, and a great pick for your Nintendo Switch (or other platforms).
At the end of the day, Way Forward took a fairly boring contract deal and put their golden seal on it. This proves that when it comes to using a franchise in bold new ways, Way Forward is ahead of the game.
The Mummy Demastered feels less like a movie tie-in and more like a love letter to the metroidvania genre. The art style will appease a retro gamer appetite while it brings some modern elements to keep it fresh and engaging. If you're a fan of games of this ilk, then it is a must-have purchase. If you're not sure what metroidvania is, give it a go anyway. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Despite some questionable design choices, The Mummy Demastered is a fun game, imbued with good exploration and action moments, in a perfect metroidvania dress.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Those complaints aside, I enjoyed my time with The Mummy Demastered from near beginning to end. (My initial playthrough took four hours but I still have half of the 50 optional "relics" to suss out.) This game doesn't do anything meaningfully new or original for metroidvania fans, but everything here is solid and WayForward got the fundamentals right... in a licensed Mummy adaptation, of all things.
The Mummy Demastered hits most of the right notes in bringing back nostalgia-driven 16-bit gameplay and aesthetics. While not without its flaws, anyone looking for something similar to Metroid or Axiom Verge would do well to give this a shot.
Even in the face of it's most frustrating elements, The Mummy Demastered isn't a bad game. It's just disappointing, more reminiscent of WayForward's okay past licensed work than any of their more transcendent Shantae games.
When I get a WayForward Technologies game in my hands, I usually know I'm in for a treat. Except this time around I was really disappointed with what they had to offer. A generic Metroidvania-styled game, based on the failed Mummy reboot and completely devoid of any enjoyment. The gameplay is boring, the story is uninspiring and for the first time ever, I had to force myself to complete a WayForward title.