Pharaoh's Ascent review by Al Giovetti
By Al Giovetti
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Life was good. Devoted subjects, adoring followers, every wish granted. That was then, and now your dead. After a lifetime of leisure are you ready to take on the challenge of a God to save your soul? If you are going to ascend to the Kingdom of Osiris you had better be! You'll need to be nimble of mind and body if you are going to come out of this one. The God Set himself has set before you more traps, trials and evil beasties than the most twisted mortal mind could possibly comprehend. Your job is to get past all of them and take your place by the side of Osiris. But this won't be just some puzzle solving mental exercise. Set has seen to it that the catacombs before you are populated with some of the foulest creatures he could concoct. So stay alert and be ready to jump, dodge or run your way past everything from undead relatives of yours to fanged spiders with the agility and speed to suck you dry before the first scream can leave your lips! Aside from your mind and reflexes, you have been given the mystical Staff of Ra, a powerful weapon in your fight for your soul. But can you wield it well enough for it to be of any use? Order Pharaoh's Ascent today and find out if you are up to the challenge! GamePlay
As the recently deceased pharaoh you must escape your pyramid tomb, venturing through the many rooms designed by your architects to entrap unwary intruders into this sacred domain. Little did they know that the traps they created to thwart tomb robbers would stand between you and salvation! But Set could not leave it as simple as that. He used his immortal cunning to twist your tomb into a challenge worthy of a god! After all, what feeble mortal mind could conceive a trap as sinister as one an immortal can create! It is up to you to decide which path to take, choosing which room to enter next. As in life, any rooms adjacent to a completed room can be attempted. While what Set has laid before you is deadly, you are agile and not easily overcome. As pharaoh you are able to push large boulders by hand or nudge them from afar with the Staff of Ra, a gift from Isis. The gameplay is a blend of BoulderDash and BruceLee updated with magnificent graphics and mind boggling levels!
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