Reviews and Problems with Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
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Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
22 January 2006
Excerpt: Sit back for a minute and take in your surroundings. Chances are, you’re sitting in a slightly uncomfortable chair, staring blankly into a bright computer screen. Maybe you’re reading this in the safety of your bedroom, your cluttered workspace at the office, or wasting time during your lunch break at school. You might even be listening to music, or gripping a drink in one hand and the computer mouse in the other.
Excerpt: I loathe the sun. It hurts my eyes and
early in the morning, it makes me sneeze. Nevertheless, Boktai and now,
its sequel have managed to get my lazy ass out of bed earlier than 4pm
and out durring daylight hours. As much as it pains me to admit it, the
sun can be fun.
Excerpt: At first glance, the graphics in Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django aren’t top notch, but as you progress through the game, you begin to have a better appreciation of it. While not overly flashy, they fit the game like a glove. There are some nice particle effects going on, and the lighting is quite good (for a 2D game). One thing that I did notice was that, because of the sharp-styled artwork featured in the game, you notice the motion blur caused by the LCD screen a tad more.
Excerpt: Now that last year's Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand has a sequel, there exists a grand total of two video games that require sunlight. The use of the sun's rays wasn't just some gratuitous gimmick in Boktai; it made sense in the context of an action adventure game in which you had to fight powerful vampires whose only weakness was an aversion to concentrated sunlight.
Pros: Excellent presentation, Changes to the first game's formula make the sequel feel fresh, Use of sunlight leads to some innovative puzzles, Some interesting plot twists and other surprises
Cons: Slow to start; assumes your familiarity with the first Boktai, Requirement for sunlight can be frustrating, Puzzles can be surprisingly difficult right from the start
Summary: "Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django" macht aus dem oberflächlich gesehen recht einfallslosem Action-Adventure mit nettem Solarsensor ein durchaus forderndes Action-Adventure mit kleinem Rollenspieltouch und Solarsensor-Spielereien. Die Story ist spannend, die Bosskämpfe trotz einiger Slowdowns gut inszeniert und das Spiel macht insgesamt einfach Spaß.