Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers
Reviewed by Jesse Hughes
I have been waiting for this game for a long time, and it was certainly
worth the wait. This game is a fantasy RPG that uses lots of strategy
and is possibly one of the most hardest Nintendo 64 games ever created.
I beat it the first week I purchased it but that was only because I played
it 24/7 and I always had to call game counselors all the time. You
play the game as a young halfling named Del. Here is some more info...
Graphics 7.5 out of 10
In this game the main element is strategy and depth. The graphics
were fairly original and not too mouth gaping. This is one of the only
minuses about this game. I do wish that the graphics were a little
better, then the game would have been perfect. But nothing is
perfect is it?
Music and Sound 8.0 out of 10
Some of the music is rather nerve-racking but the overall sound
effects and music are kind of cool. Some of the music is repetitious
but it is catchy, you will probably end up whistling all the tunes as
you play this addictive game.
Game Challenge 9.6 out of 10
As I said, this is possibly one of the most challenging games for the
Nintendo 64. You will find yourself frustrated at some points of the game,
but just keep trying...you will get through it. But some of the puzzles
seem unbalanced, they are either hair-pulling hard or mouth-agape duh.
Game Play-Fun 9.0 out of 10
This game may be challenging and frustrating but overall, it is a very
fun game. You will find yourself glued and addicted to this game.
And once you beat it...you will do it again, over and over until you
beat it so many times your eyeballs will come out of their sockets.
This game is not overly frustrating but you will find yourself mad at
mad at some points in the game. I'm really not sure if Shadowgate 64
has a strategy guide but it sure could use one. The game does have a
map if you get really stuck, but I never had to use it.
Replayability 9.0 out of 10
As I said, you will find yourself playing it over and over again. If you
do happen to get bored you could always try to get the best time possible.
But I've beaten it 5 times and I'm still not tired of it, so you shouldn't either.
Game Value 9.5 out of 10
This game is certainly worth the price. It's got everything you would
want: depth, strategy, difficulty...everything. If you are getting a game
that will last you a long time, get Shadowgate 64. you will not wanted
to take your eyes off of the screen.
Overall 9.3 out of 10