By Nathan Grayson on September 20th, 2013 at 6:00 pm.
Many, many star-splashed moons ago, there was a Jaws videogame. Despite being a third-person chomper in which you played as a shark, it somehow turned out terrible – entirely failing to capitalize on the opportunities for rich character development Jaws himself presents. This brand new Jaws text adventure, however, makes no such mistakes, painting the rampantly feared Great White as a wayward, lonesome soul. Also a hungry one who craves sweet, sweet leg meats. This is the inherent paradox of his nature.
Jaws isn’t an astoundingly deep or lengthy or adventure, but it’s an amusing one. In short, you come to an island, interact with various scenarios from the movie (and others even Steven Spielberg never dared to imagine), and get all introspective as the monstrous shark’s internal monologue overwhelms your senses with unquenched longing for companionship. And blood.
Your goal is to be as full as possible, and also to avoid dying. There are many squirmy, salty humans to munch on, but they are crafty despite their frail monkey legs and delightfully crunchy rib cages. You have the element of surprise, but they use traps and technology.
[SPOILERS]That said, when I lost, I still managed to destroy the world in the process. So I call that its own sort of victory.[END SPOILERS]
Jaws is fun, quick, and worth a few laughs. Also, there are pretty pictures! Check it out here.