Friday, June 19, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 355 - Maneater

Maneater is super fun and delivers on the promise of letting you be a big ass shark and eat people. It is an easy 1000 Gamerscore / Platinum Trophy in about 8-hours, and has already dropped in price so there's no reason not to pick it up. It's awesome. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Prior to launch I was planning on buying Maneater, but then the developers did a stream of the first 90-minutes or so of the game and it totally un-sold me. It looked boring and repetitive and I was surprised by how bland its own developers made it look. Curiosity ultimately got the best of me, though, so I bought it a couple of days after launch and I'm glad I did. It isn't boring. It is kind of repetitive, but repetitive in a fun way in that gobbling up stupid humans as a shark never gets old. 

It is really satisfying as the game gives you new abilities and upgrades and introduces new challenges at a brisk enough pace that you just keep playing and playing because you always have new toys to play with. The story - yes, the game has a story - is over fairly quickly, but the last 2-3 hours you spend with the game cleaning up the map and getting all of the achievements - now as a super powered mutated kick ass godlike mega shark - is really fun. I know, 8-hours for a $40 game (that has already dropped as low as $26 less than a month after launch) isn't a great value, but I had a lot of fun with it. It's something I'll probably play every now and then just for the thrill of snacking on tasty stupid humans.

So, yeah. Maneater is tons of fun. Buy it for cheap and you won't regret it.