The Mummy Demastered
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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.
The Mummy Demastered is a retro inspired game good enough to both whet the nostalgic urges of people of a certain age whilst fulfilling the needs of newcomers alike.
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.