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Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: Blinx: The Time Sweeper was a valiant first effort on a console that isn’t really known for platformers, and Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space is a more polished realization of Artoon’s concept, but there is still some work before Blinx becomes a brightly shining gem. From a kid’s perspective, Blinx 2 is a great game, with more help throughout the game then most will need, but it does ensure that even the most fresh gamers shouldn’t have too much trouble getting used to...
Excerpt: You can tell that Christmas is around the corner when the waves of child-oriented titles are placed snugly on the store shelves that are usually reserved for beat-’em-ups, sports titles and the umpteen “hot new” driving games that plague us each year. And yes, the children are tucked up all snug in their beds, with visions of Spyro and Crash Bandicoot very rarely dancing in their heads – generally its more like San Andreas and Smackdown! Vs Raw .
Excerpt: Apparently I was one of the few gamers to really like the original Blinx . The game had problems, but its unique time manipulation system helped to make it stand out. Fast-forward about two years and we have Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space . While the game still offers the same system as the previous adventure, it’s not as unique and feels a little dated. The end result is a game that is still a blast to play, but feels a little passé.
Excerpt: Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space has some unique and intriguing gameplay elements. You alternate play between two different groups, one of which can manipulate time by freezing, slowing, and even rewinding time and events, and the other which can manipulate by space by creating their own tunnels through walls and other solid matter.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Blinx 2 has some nice twists when compared to the previous title in the series. Sadly it still seems as though the developers are trying to dumb the game down a bit too much, even for the younger gamers. Nice looking graphics and some cute music and sound effects help the game keep its legs but all in all this one should be saved those under the age of 12.
Excerpt: Cats are the essence of cool. Like the popular kids at school, cats are aloof, arrogant, and self-absorbed. The ancient Egyptians worshipped them as gods. You don’t get much cooler than god status. So logically, a cat should be a great basis for a platformer character! I’m sure that was the idea with the original Blinx, yet somehow the game fell far short.
Excerpt: Following on the heels of the 2002 release Blinx: The Time Sweeper, comes a follow up which tries to improve and expand the gameplay that made the first game somewhat unique, yet distinguish itself from its predecessor. What Artoon has released to us via Microsoft Game Studios is an improvement on the original, with added features such as two �classes� of character to play and some split screen multiplayer modes. But does it warrant a purchase?
Excerpt: Blinx 2: Masters of Space and Time is the big M's latest attempt at platform excellence. And like their previous attempts at platform excellence, it definitely has its ups and downs. Can the scrappy tabby pull this one out? Not with all the time crystals in the world...
Conclusion: The biggest thing that the original had going for it was the graphics, which was absolutely beautiful. The game did a great job of incorporating some great character designs and environments to make a pretty good looking game. So does Blinx 2 improve on the visuals? This time around, Blinx 2 is back and better in the visual department then before.