Eye of the Beholder
Reviewed by Ty Massei
Graphics: 3.5 out of 10
Sound: 3 out of 10
Gameplay: 3 out of 10
Hardness factor: 8.5 out of 10
Overall: 3 out of 10
Graphics: Graphics are bad, but not the worst for this system. Color
scheme is usually dark, though walls and enemies are a little to 'bright'
for the theme. A little blocky, but not too bad.
Sound: Sound is also pretty bad and not the most interesting. It does fit
in with the theme of the game, though just barely.
Gameplay: A game that is characterized as a First-Person Action RPG.
That is where you play in the eyes of the character, move by pressing up,
and you attack by moving a hand over the screen and clicking on an enemy.
You can pick up stuff off that ground, and sometimes find secrets by
pressing in buttons or loose bricks. This type of game is intersting,
however Eye of the Beholder was much too hard when I played it years
ago to be fun. Controls, animation, and your movement are also quite bad.
Hardness factor: From what I remember, this game is hard. At the very
beginning (after about 20 minutes of play) there is a labyrinth that is
nearly impossible to get out of. There are a few ways out of it and one
of those has monsters that are too hard for you. The other is another
labyrinth that if you mess up, you get sent back to the beginning of
the first one. There was also a bug in the game that made it freeze
for me a few times. Not a fun game mainly because of the design
schemes. You might like it though.
Overall: 3 out of 10. Graphics are pretty bad, Sound is also quite bad,
Gameplay is okay at best, but the game was too hard to be fun. However,
you might like the game; it is rather interesting and probably the best
First-Person Action RPG for the SNES.