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Tuesday, November 20, 2001
IMG Reviews Giants: Citizen Kabuto
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IMG has posted a review of one of the most graphically intense games ever created, Giants: Citizen Kabuto by MacPlay. Having the honor of being the first Mac OS X-only game, Giants is an action-packed strategy game that includes classic RTS elements like base building and resource management as well as intense third-person action.

Here's a snippet from Eddie Park's review of Giants: Citizen Kabuto:

This game is flush with humor. The Meccs cut-scenes in particular had me rolling the whole time, with line after line of witty banter rolling from their mouths the whole time. The interactions between the various characters and the Smarties are also quite funny, particularly the ones between Delphi and Zan, the Samurai Smartie. Watch for some Star Wars homages in the cut-scenes as well.

The missions themselves, for the most part, are quite well-balanced, though they tend to slant towards the easy side. I rarely had to go through a mission more than once, though there were a couple of times when I would be forced to restart a mission, which can be done at any time. The objectives themselves tend to vary, and include everything from rescuing hostages to blowing up an objective. The least exciting missions centered around base building, which basically consisted of gathering Smarties and giving them food in order to motivate them into building things. These missions had a definite tutorial flavor to them, and I suspect were put in place mainly to educate the player on base building techniques. However, the Mac version of Giants has yet to see multiplayer, which should be released in a patch by MacPlay sometime in the future.

If you have a blazingly fast machine with a GeForce 3 card, this is one game you can't be without. For more, be sure to check out the entire review.

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