Maneater Review – The shark RPG from Tripware Interactive that released on the 22nd May 2020 read our honest review on Maneater below.
About the Game
As the game suggests you play as a shark and get to experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a giant Shark! Terrorize the coastal waterways. Tear swimmers and divers limb from limb, give the humans a reason to fear you!
Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the Gulf Coast’s unforgiving waters. Fight to survive in the open ocean, swamps and rivers with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed.
Most of the time I avoid a lot of RPG’s this is purely down to the fact that most RPG’s are the same and just, in essence, a reskin of something else. However Maneater brings something new, a new perspective and you get to be a Shark, yes a goddam Shark, and as I munch on a few swimmers I have to say the game has kept me captivated.
Playing as a shark give this game an element that you do not see that often, Tripwire has done something new and it seems from other reviews in the world not everyone is keen. but sorry being a pure gamer this game is fun.
The game is spread over a large map from the swamplands to the open ocean, fighting anything from alligators to Orca. its a case of surviving or be eaten.
You get to evolve your shark with enhanced sonar and other elements like bone armoured fins in a unique modification menu that is simply based on you eating sufficient minauls you gather from munching on all kinds of ocean life and complete story-based mission or side quests.
The graphics of the game has been done very well with the details of ocean life from coral to the creatures of the sea themselves, not only that Tripwire seems to have also covered the fact that the oceans and rivers are mostly a dumping ground for humans and puts across the effects of environmental damage that we cause, as you swim through some sewers you notice the little details of piles of tyres, dumped golf carts and even toxic waste.
Its the details that matter and exploring the beautifully crafted map is enjoyable and a delight.
This is where the issues show the most, the game is beautiful, however, this is an RPG so expect the mission and story quests to get repetitive and there is only so many mackerel and humans you can eat for a mission and after the 10th time of doing it, you find the grind hitting.
However the comical storyline does help to pull you back in, I am about 8 hours in and still finding new things to discover and trying to find all the map elements is kind of fun.
But for some you may find this a little boring after a while.
Maneater has an interesting Story contained within it, with a massive comical element, however, I will not tell you it nor spoil it, however, there is nods to films such as Castaway, Demolition Man etc and spotting these is almost a game within its self.
With various Boss, fights with Apex predators and the main Bosses within the game itself makes the story one you want to complete even with the grind of repetitive missions.
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