logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g XBox Site

BellaOnline's XBox Editor

g

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy


In this puzzle-adventure set in an Egypt-like location, you switch between two characters. One is Sphinx, a tail-toting teenage guy, and the other is a mummy.

The graphics in the game are great.Your tail swishes from side to side, the wooden bridges sag beneath your weight, your shadows move along with you. It has a cartoony feel to it, which is fine for its style. The smoke and fire aren't very well done, but those are always tricky.


While sound really shouldn't be a key for a game, it is sadly lacking in this one. The background music and ambient noises are OK, usually very faint. There's a shining part though - when you're in a battle, the music sort of "plays along" with your sword slashes. That does give you the sense that you are in a movie.

But the bigger sound-issue is that this game has a ton of dialogue and there is no speaking! That might have been fine back in the days of Final Fantasy 8, but in this day and age it really feels lacking every time an important dialogue is going on and there is just ... silence.

The actual gameplay is very enjoyable. The characters' movements are smooth and natural, from swinging up a rope to leaping across chasms. Each map has enough area for you to explore and not feel stuck, but it's not so huge that you get lost. There are good assortments of puzzles and action sequences to keep both your fingers and your brain engaged.

Sure, a few of the puzzles are a bit hokey - but that's the case in any game. Some of the puzzles are REALLY fun, though, and quite enjoyable.

The save feature isn't great, you can have 3 different games going but only a single save spot in each one. It can be frustrating, but you learn to deal with that. In general it's a fun game for all ages!

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Walkthrough

Buy Sphinx from Amazon.com
Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Twitter Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Facebook Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to MySpace Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Del.icio.us Digg Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Yahoo My Web Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Google Bookmarks Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Stumbleupon Add Sphinx+and+the+Cursed+Mummy to Reddit



 



RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the XBox Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Shea for details.

g


g features
Lego Lord of the Rings Review

Top Gun Hardlock Review

GE Laser Lens Cleaner

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor