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  • Summary: Your world has begun to change. Bizarre deadly creatures of metal and flesh roam the lands, their origin a complete mystery to those who can survive their attacks. Odd contraptions and structures of steel and steam have begun to replace once quaint medieval villages. The order of the very universe is shifting, and somehow, you know there is a connection between these bizarre changes and your own newfound power to shapeshift. Chaos has begun to ravage the kingdom, and the very magic which preserved the order of existence has is fading. It's up to you to find the artifact and face the madman before the magic that holds the universe together is lost forever. Battle all-new enemies, travel to new worlds, and develop your strengths. Use your power to shapeshift into numerous powerful forms in your quest. Only you can reverse the paradox and prevent the total destruction both worlds! [3DO] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. The bad: camera work from the lowest pits of hell, confounding interface. [July 2002, p.83]
  2. The control and camera bugs made it somewhat frustrating to keep trying to progress, the enemy AI made it dull and too easy to battle, the side quests were mostly silly and I didn’t want to do them.
  3. I had some fun playing among the incredible amounts of both confusion and boredom.
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    The fighting system found within Shifters is guaranteed to make just about anyone cringe. Calling it simple is a horrid understatement.
  5. C'mon, we're talking about a hack-and-slasher with stationary pinatas for targets here! [August 2002, p.126]
  6. The game really doesn't offer anything interesting aside from the whole shape-shifting thing, which is does poorly. With empty battles and bland side-quests, the point of it all is lost.
  7. The whole thing just feels like one big accident. [July 2002, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5