Excerpt: Vexx scores points for originality in visual presentation but there isn't a lot of visual snap to make the original ideas terribly appealing. For some games, poorly executed planning contributes to bad ideas coupled with bad graphics, but Vexx appears to be more of a victim of poor timing than anything else.
Excerpt: Ever since Mario hit the scene back in the early 80's, platform games have been all the rage. Mario, Sonic, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank; titles like these are the mainstay of this industry, simply because they have such wide appeal. They're straightforward, engaging, and challenging without being too difficult, making them the type of game almost anyone can enjoy. Therefore it's no surprise that we see more and more platform games released every year.