Sanity: Aiken's Artifact
|a game by||Monolith Productions|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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If I was asked to describe Sanity in four words, I would simply say poor futuristic Diablo clone. This might sound a bit harsh, but truth is a bitter mistress - and if you want proof, you don't have to look much past the health and 'sanity' pools (red and blue don't you know?), or the style of combat - click, and click again.
The story revolves around Cain, your typical quasi-futuristic cop. Once you start the game properly, after a semi-tutorial teaching you to fire your gun (pressing the left button) and to fire your fireball (press 1 and then left click), you get to the real 'action'. Unfortunately, the rest of the game is just as simplistic as this.
Click on someone with a red circle underneath him or her to shoot at them, otherwise talk to them. The puzzles are laughable, simple and clichSd, involving talking to someone, then talking to someone else in a long line of tedium, and the 3D graphics, although pleasant are pretty basic.
The game does improve when you get some meaty spells, but it's only worth buying if you're a Diablo fiend and you've finished it, its sequel and all the better clones that money can buy, such as Nox.