NIGHT TRAP! Do do do do do do THIS POST WILL FIND YOU! NIGHT TRAP! Do do do do do do WATCH OUT BEHIND YOU! NIGHT TRAP! Do do do do do do YOU’LL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! This time we are going to be reviewing the twenty-five year old re-released game: Night Trap. The controversial game of the 90s was re-released on the PC for a twenty-fifth anniversary.
You, the player are a member of S.C.A.T (Sega Control Attack Team). Your job is to ensure the safety of five girls with a secret undercover agent Kelly (Dana Plato) as well as trapping Augers. Augers are vampiric zombies that are working with the Martin family that are becoming vampires themselves. We are given the role to control the traps and cameras to ensure there are not too many Augers as well as no death.
I had no idea about the game until JackSepticEye had played the game. He mentioned that the Game Grumps had played the game. After watching the game, I decided to play the game to see what the fuss was about the game. I regret playing the game because it is impossible to keep track of Augers, plot and colour code changes. I must have played the game without a playthrough for at least six times and each time I just grew more frustrated with the game and then I had my friend help me go through a walk through but we could not finish it … even with a walkthrough.
Whoever you are and you beat the game … I hope you’re proud of yourself because hats off to you dealing with the frustration. The gameplay is simple as you have to switch between cameras and click the screen/press a button which triggers the traps to set off and trap the Augers and the story is simple as well yet without the real time motion, I had no idea what I was doing. The real time motion allowed you to see what was going on, on other screens when you’re in one part of the screen. What is even more annoying that the game play is only twenty minutes. A lot is happening in twenty minutes which leaves you irritated.
When I read the backstory of the game, in order to find out that the game was part of the reason why the ESRB was launched. The ESRB is the Entertainment Software Rating Board that provides ratings on which games are suitable for audiences. Night Trap was considered disgusting and method to exert violence against women. The game is unbelievably tame and honestly it is impressive for being slightly ahead of its time. The music was my favourite bit because it got you feeling things which is what games are about.
Do I recommend this game? Unless you like to pull your hair out of head. It has cringe humour and if you are amazing at multi-tasking then go ahead and play the game. I challenge you to play it without a walkthrough.