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It may only be single player, but treat it more like the Witcher than a party game: you are the shark, this is your time to rise as queen of the ocean. It may have a slightly bumpy start, as most games of this style do, but once it opens up the world is your… well, ocean. That sounds less dramatic when it’s literal.
Despite the performance and realism issues I had with the game, Maneater is an incredibly fun and satisfying slaughter-fest shaRkPG experience. You must eat to grow, grow to fight, fight to survive, and survive to rip your mother’s murderer to pieces! The visuals are incredible, the gore is glorious, the story was funny whilst holding everything together, and the range of armour and abilities helps create a unique experience in this Adult-orientated Feeding Frenzy-a-like. If you’re looking to inflict some mindless carnage and earn a shiny platinum without too much issue, check out Maneater today!
It's not perfect and it is quite repetitive but I wasn't bothered. Maneater is a game we've not seen the likes of before and I hope it inspires more like it. Go and buy Maneater and experience what it's like to be the ultimate Apex Predator.
Maneater surprises in a lot aspects of the game and will please every shark enthusiast out there. Even RPG Fans can go for it, if they can live with a reduced gameplay variety, scope and reduced overall variety, compared to other games in the genre. The humor is great and despite being a short experience, its always fun to play.
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You can easily boot up Maneater and crush your jaws into the finish line in an afternoon and get some solid laughs out of the revenge story and silly antics. Just be aware of the current technical issues and glitches that are keeping this beached as for the time being.
Maneater is a game that, for the most part, lives up to its potential, offering something a bit different than other games. While it could be regarded as something of a one-trick pony, it’s still a very good trick that you’ll enjoy while it lasts.
Some repetition, clunky controls, and navigation issues keep it from being a great game, but it’s a breath of fresh air to play a game with such an original concept.
It lets players give in to their destructive tendencies, piling on dry humor in the most absurdly entertaining ways. Maneater is a rare breed indeed, and it’s well worth spending time with.
Considering the largely uncharted waters (sorry) of the shark simulator genre, it is hard to fault Maneater for its flaws. On the other hand, open world design has been a staple of gaming for over a decade and it is a shame to see such repetitive quest design.
What Maneater lacks in variety, it more than makes up for in pure unbridled, delicious carnage.