Some things about Maneater, the game where you are a shark

Some things about Maneater, the game where you are a shark

  • You play a shark and that’s great, but this is all the game has going for it. That’s not a small thing to chomp at. You know, it becomes summer and you’re like, “I want to embody a shark.” You see this game advertised on the PSN shop and it’s like, hell yes, this is what I’m doing with my quarantine — becoming a shark. Then the game sucks. 
  • You go around eating people. You’d think this would be the best part, but it’s not. It sucks and it’s hard to navigate. It’s also hard because I’m a person. And that’s me, out there in this fictional game, getting eaten by a shark that I’m also controlling. It’s a very morally gray game. 
  • There are ways to upgrade your shark with electric teeth. This seems cool, but really I never notice it when I bite people. I feel like the person getting a bite would notice. But then again, I think if I were playing on the beach and a shark came up to me and was like “Hey, do you mind if I bite you?” I’d say, sure man, whatever you need to be you, and he’d bite me. But would I notice that he had electric teeth? Or would I be more focused on my lack of a left arm? 
  • This game looks pretty gross. The water is gross. There is trash floating in the water. The people are fat. The shark has scars — but not badass scars that make you want to fuck it, just sad ones that make you contemplate his family life. 
  • It’s just so repetitive. You do the same thing for the entire game. It feels empty even though there is variety. 
  • It’s just so repetitive. You will do the same thing for the entire game. It feels empty even though there is variety. 
  • It’s just so repetitive. You are doing the same thing for the entire game. It feels empty even though there is variety. 
  • There are various missions including eating humans, finding chests, and locating cool spots. But these are just so repetitive. You will do the same thing for the entire game. It feels empty even though there is variety. 
  • The cool spots are cool. There are references to cool things, and a surprising amount of public domain ideas. Interesting billboards, and references to Mermaids. Small little interesting things to find. 
  • This game is worth like 15 dollars. Don’t buy it for 40. Just watch shark movies. There are a lot of shark movies out there. Even the bad ones are more worth your time than this.

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