One would think that heavily-armed robots beating each other senseless would be a no-brainer formula for a great game. Sega and Novotrade apparently thought so, as Cyborg Justice was their idea of a beat-’em-up that couldn’t lose. Unfortunately, it needed a bit more time in the oven, and the game we got was a half-baked attempt at best.
Author: Jonathan Dogey
The Sega CD sure does love it some full-motion video! Nowhere else can such a massive repository of the genre’s best (?) offerings be found, and few, if any, are more famous (infamous?) than Sewer Shark. Rob Fulop and Digital Pictures united to release the single best-known example of FMV any console has ever known, and we just had to cover it!
When Digital Pictures released Night Trap upon an unsuspecting populace back in 1993, it set off a firestorm of controversy that got as far as the U.S. Senate. A year later, a version came out for the Sega CD/32X combo, it barely caused a stir. That was probably because by then, the FMV fad had run its course. Even so, this improved edition boasts clearer video and a much cleaner interface. It’s still the same game though, and as with most FMV titles, you either love it or hate it. Read the full review and see if this one’s worth giving a play through.
Digital Pictures sure took advantage of the CD medium. Some of the games stink, there’s no denying that. Some are still fun, in a campy sort of way. Corpse Killer is one such title. Originally released as a Sega CD game, it was cleaned up and became one of the few 32X/CD games made available. It’s cornball humor at its very best, and after laughing at just how bad the acting is, you might actually find yourself enjoying this one. If that piques your interest, we have a full review on it, so read on and see if this one is worth giving a try.
There’s something special about games like Flashback: The Quest for Identity. With its roots planted firmly in the computer legacy left by such classics as Out of This World, the way it manages to mesh action with an amazing story captivated gamers the world over. After seeing release on the Genesis and other consoles, the Sega CD was treated to a version that boasted enhanced cut scenes and a great soundtrack. That may not seem like much of a rationale for a CD release, but considering how great the actual game is, there really isn’t much to tweak.