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Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand

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Overall 8
8.0

Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand

Thunderbolt Games
12 December 2005
  • Excerpt: Ah, winter is nearly upon us. The leaves are dropping like flies, the days are getting shorter, and commuters have to scrape ice off their windshields every morning. Yes, it’s this time of year when peace and good will toward men and women dominate mainstream America, usually in the form of post-Thanksgiving sale extravaganzas.
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Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand Review

GameSpot
11 March 2004
  • Excerpt: The word "gimmick" tends to have a negative connotation. Many games have cheap tricks they use, like some specific feature listed in bold face on the back of the box that supposedly distinguishes it from the better, older games they're otherwise attempting to emulate. We refer to these little twists as "gimmicks," but the gimmicks themselves aren't what make these games mediocre--it's that the gimmicks don't make up for the games' underlying flaws.
  • Pros: N/A
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Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand – Review

GameCritics.com
5 January 2004
  • Excerpt: I can do without a lot of the pseudo-religious preachiness that certain games inflict on the player in the form of hefty non-interactive dialogue. While a game can spout out socially relevant and morally suggestive dialogue all it wants, it's just as easy for gamers to impatiently scroll through the text while letting their eyes wander around the room and not paying any attention to the message that the game is so painstakingly trying to convey. Until now.
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Overall 7
6.7

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GamingNexus
22 October 2003
  • Conclusion: Konami combines something old with something new to create something great. Boktai’s classic Zelda-style gameplay is both fun and challenging in and of itself, but the solar sensor adds a whole new dimension. Your progress in the game relies on real sunlight, whether it’s to recharge your weapon or to reveal your path. Because the sensor actually works, Konami has successfully avoided the “gimmickâ€� tag that could be applied.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Nintendo World Report
21 October 2003
  • Summary: “Go outside and play!” never sounded so good.
  • Pros: Clever use of the sun sensor, Great diverse gameplay, Tons of secret items and sub-quests, Tough block puzzles
  • Cons: Dumb math puzzles, Finding time to play, Not a good candidate for your GB Player
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Overall 9
8.6

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Game Over Online
16 October 2003
  • Excerpt: It came as a bit of a surprise when Boktai, a Game Boy Advance title with a built-in sunlight detection sensor, was announced. But once it became known who was behind the game, Hideo Kojima, the world made sense once more. You see, Mr. Kojima has made quite a reputation for himself over the years with games that push the boundaries of originality and over-the-top innovation. Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand is no exception.
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CVG
29 August 2003
  • Excerpt: A lot of people were wondering what Hideo meant when he explained his concept in one word. Everybody thought he meant the word "son" from the game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Imagine everybody's surprise when he meant the word "sun." At the time, there were a lack of details, thus nobody could figure out how the game would work in conjunction with sunlight, nor did they understand how a character depends on solar energy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand

Gameplayer
4 June 2004
  • Conclusion: Men Boktai är fortfarande ett bra spel. Grafiken är välpolerad och fyller sin funktion plikttroget. Jag gillar verkligen de spanska influenserna som vilar över spelet. Ett exempel är solpistolen som kallas Gun Del Sol. Det är alltid lite charmigt när de tokiga japanerna låter sig influeras av andra länder. Ungefär som sushi gjord på surströmming. Mycket i Boktai skvallrar om att det är just Metal Gear Solids skapare som också har gjort det här spelet.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

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Puissance-Gamers
29 May 2004
  • Conclusion: Voila un très bon jeu que nous offrent Nintendo et Konami. Le système du capteur de soleil est très bien pensé et donne une réelle révolution pour le jeu vidéo. Malgré quelques défauts, vous ne serez pas déçu du résultat.
  • Pros: L'utilisation des rayons du soleil, Quelques phases d'infiltrations, Le côté RPG
  • Cons: La répétition des donjons, La vue en 3D isométrique
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Overall 7
7.0

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand

Level 7
8 May 2004
  • Conclusion: Det är tekniskt snyggt och välanimerat, men jag ogillar det vridna perspektivet och den lite luddiga stilen. Dock har jag vant mig och tycker nu att den är okej. Det är riktigt skoj att lösa pussel och det kan också vara kul att slakta vampyrer, men det är i stort sett samma sak hela tiden där det enda som ändras är svårighetsgraden som stiger i lagom takt. Lite tjatigt alltså, och dessutom känner man sig begränsad av att bara kunna spela på dagtid. OBS!
  • Pros: Solsensorn - innovativt, Uppgraderingar till pistolen, Den nattliga musiken, Att släpa kistor och samtidigt lösa pussel, Otenko och tutorialen
  • Cons: Måste spela på dagtid, Stereotyp handling, Grafiken, i vissa fall, Musiken, dock bara utomhuslåtarna, Tjatigt koncept trots pusselmomenten
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