Sought after as a shield against bad omens and evil, gargoyle statues found themselves in the limelight of medieval beliefs and myths. Usually found perched on cathedrals and castles, the gargoyles warned unwelcome intruders of the consequences that would follow if they should happen to enter. Like just about everything that comes of age, the legend of the gargoyles was left as nothing more than a fable.
Leave it up to one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world to revive the medieval fable of the gargoyles. Come mid-November Disney Interactive will release their game which is based upon the highly acclaimed cartoon series of the same name.
As the player you take on the role the fearsome leader of the gargoyles, Goliath. Since Goliath's body is made of living stone, body mass will be one of the biggest factors in your attacks. With this raw body power Goliath can smash through walls, break through floors, and crash through weak rooftops. This body weight may be great for attacks and intimidation, but it's not very helpful for flight. The wings upon Goliath's back cannot be used for flight, but they will give you an extra punch of jump when spread. Some out of reach places that seem only reachable by flight can be easily reached by the scaling abilities of Goliath. Goliath can scale any flat or solid object including ceilings.
Disney Interactive made Gargoyles into everything that would be expected from Disney's animation division. All the character movements look like a
cartoon in themselves. If you found joy in Aladdin and The Lion King you'll probably receive the same thrill from Gargoyles but on a darker level.
Reiner, The Raging Gamer
|Sound:|| 8 |
|Playability:|| 8 |
|Entertainment:|| 8 |
|OVERALL:|| 8.25 |
|"Impressive. So far I've enjoyed almost everything that Disney has had something to do with. Gargoyles is no exception. High quality animation, and beautiful level designs brought me into the dark dimension of Gargoyles. The play control is fairly reminiscent of the control in The Lion King, except with gargoyles instead of lions. This is a game that can't be missed by any fan of the cartoon series. Look for me to give my rendition of a gargoyle high upon the Sear's Tower. Motionless and without fear."|
Rick, The Video Ranger
|Sound:|| 8.5 |
|Playability:|| 8.5 |
|Entertainment:|| 8.5 |
|OVERALL:|| 8.5 |
|"I really dig this medieval action adventure stuff. The whole game has a dark and mysterious look and feel to it. Just finding your way from point A to point B is hard enough to begin with then you have to avoid traps and spikes all over the place. Your enemies don't go down without a good fight. Graphically, Gargoyles is a feast for the eyes and the music is a real good match for the game. Genesis action adventure gamers should love this one. Gargoyles will be a classic."|
Paul, The Pro Player
|Sound:|| 9 |
|Playability:|| 8.75 |
|Entertainment:|| 9 |
|OVERALL:|| 8.75 |
|"Gargoyles is much like Disney's other games, except this game isn't a playful jungle or desert romp. Jungle Book or Lion King is this not. But Gargoyles is a superbly animated and action-packed game. It's just not as cuddly. The wing and attack controls will take some getting used to, otherwise it's a game that will give considerable play time and challenge."|