The Basic Joy Of Being A Cat (and Stealing Stuff)
Today I'll be reviewing...
Cat Burglar by Rhabbit
Type of game:
This is not a P.E.G game review, just a little personal review, because Deathleaf has to take care of his real life, and I don't want to put more pressure on him. :3
This game was made back in the "somewhat old days of Sploder's PPG creator", before there were those new-fangled graphics, before the reign of Sceptile as "the greatest Physics dude evar, lololol." This game was made back near the inception (not the movie) of the game creator, and it was Rhabbit was considered a genius for creating these masterpieces of that short time period. Now in the present, it's looked as an average, mediocre game, but in the past, it was like the freakin' Mona Lisa of the PPG creator.
Anyway, (reminiscing stops now) Cat Burglar is a fun little mini-game that had one of the best background scenes before Geoff introduced the almighty Graphics Creator. The backdrop revolves around the pass-through layers tactic, which up into then was rarely used, and little complex to understand for the casual game maker, and the "rough out the lines" tool. The result was a nice, realistic, and little house, in which a carefully drafted cat could roam around and steal stuff.
There wasn't too much difficulty in beating this game, and there weren't too many puzzles. The most confusing and tricky thing was that if I took longer than one minute stealing all the stuff, I just died randomly. Whether this is a glitch or a little thing Rhabbit threw in to force you to go faster, I don't know, but it got seriously annoying sometimes. Also, there's a little rubber ducky (aww...) that you have to steal from a bathtub, but the cost is one of your penalty counters, so it was real tricky trying to snatch that duck without falling in the water.
Cat Burglar was a really fun game, and I found it very enjoyable. Even with all the new hi-def artwork games, I still find this to be one of the best games, even with its low-key simple decor. Maybe that's why it has 7,000 view. Maybe that's why people still like it, and it has an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. Maybe because you can't ignore the simple pleasures of life. Sometimes, you don't have to be "with the groove" or play all the cool new stuff to have fun, sometimes you just have kick it the old school way, and remember where everything started.
-Good material from reminiscing like a grandpa.
-Arguably one of the forefather games of the new Sceptile-like PPG game era.