& Reviewed by Neil Collins
B.A.T. by Ubisoft is a futurist cyberpunk style RPG.
I thought I'd have a bash at it, as it was requested on
the forum and I usually enjoy this type of game. Getting
the bloody thing working on an emulator was the first
challenge, and after a short time fiddling around I was
up and running...
of the game is to locate and kill the villain Vrangor.
You start in a futurist city, where you can speak with
the inhabitants, buy and sell items, enter buildings,
have cybersex and play arcade games for money. You need
to eat, drink and sleep to keep your character alive.
This is done by buying food and drink, and sleeping in
hotels or outside (which can be quite dangerous). The
city is policed, so you need to be careful if you are to
steal, kill or trade illegal goods. The game is played
using a slow and often frustrating point-and-click
system, and the disk swapping is frequent, which drags
the game play down.
though it's not a bad game. The graphics are good,
there's a decent plot, and you can complete the tasks in
your own order. It took me a while to find my way around
and work out how to do things, but once I got the hang
of it, it was good fun.
These guys looks like
a bunch of Rock Stars on stage!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite energy cheat. Don't use a time or
money cheat - you can't complete the game with them on.
I found this out the hard way.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once I had flown my spaceship to Epsilon, decoded the
lock on the lift and fought Vrangor until he was beaten
- the game was complete. A message appears to confirm
that I had killed the villain and that the earth was
saved. A final picture appears of the hero raising his
arm in the air in celebration, while the defeated
Vrangor looks on. (Looks more like a medieval knight
beating up Moses to me...).
- Brendan Phoenix:
I have to say I am disappointed by the ending - I
expected a lot more. I had this game on the Amiga and it
always intrigued me - sure there is a sex scene which
was cut out of the US version too (or maybe just a
topless scene - my mind may be running away with me!)
But the game looked good, sounded good and had an
interesting storyline - even though I never got far. I
just expected a whole lot more from the ending, an
epilogue, more words, etc.
- Andrew Fisher:
This always intrigued me, as a French take on the point
& click adventure, but I never got round to buying or
Nice to know there is an ending there.
FINAL SAY: Not a
bad ending. It was a tough one to beat, so I'm happy
just to complete it.
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