previews\ May 14, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy - GC - Preview

E3 2003 - First Look

Zelda? Yeah it's great. Usually, that's the main thing that comes to mind when you think of adventure / action / puzzle games that hit the market. THQ has been hard at work also working on a game that falls into a similar gameplay style called Sphinx ... and it's looking good.

Sphinx puts you in the role of the main character ... whose name is Sphinx by the way. He is armed and equipped with a nifty looking beam sword for melee combat, and a blowgun for distance fighting and for solving puzzles as well. The puzzles that I saw in this soon to be completed game were really neat, challenging, and all actually led into one another even if they were in totally different areas of the level that you were on. In addition to using weapons, etc to solve puzzles ... you also have a little mummy friend who has his own separate set of missions to go on. The really unique thing with the mummy though is the fact that he is dead. Well, not just that .... but he can't be killed, period. So a lot of things that he can do to solve puzzles revolve around things like getting electrocuted and set on fire. He even has stages where he gets flattened by walls to help him slip through prison bars.

Overall, everything is shaping up nicely and looking great for THQ and Sphinx. Be looking for this cool adventure game around 3rd quarter 2003.


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