The Mummy Demastered
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It's more an unofficial Castlevania game than a movie tie-in, but if you can handle the high difficultly level this is an effective substitute for the real thing.
The Mummy Demastered is an attractive side-scrolling action game from WayForward that tries to makes the most of a gloomy license.
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.
A decent blast of fun let down by a slew of frustrating elements
Whether or not you care for Tom Cruise's ill-advised Mummy movie, The Mummy Demastered is still worth a look.
With gorgeously faithful 16-bit graphics and a catchy soundtrack to boot, it's a wonderful addition to one of my favourite genres.
Despite some questionable design choices, The Mummy Demastered is a fun game, imbued with good exploration and action moments, in a perfect metroidvania dress.
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For being mostly video game fodder the general enemies are at least interesting.
This might be the first time I think the license here might actually be doing the game harm then the game itself.
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.