Excerpt: Are you a fan of platform games, but just canâ€™t stomach the thought of your friends catch you playing Mario Sunshine? Acclaimâ€™s latest platform game, Vexx, just might be for you then. Itâ€™s definitely darker than Mario and earns its Teen rating.
Excerpt: If there’s one serious problem the platforming genre has always faced, it’s a total lack of originality. Back in the days of the SNES, pretty much every platforming game looked and played like Mario.
Excerpt: Vexx 's story reads like just about every other platformer in the history of man. Vexx's tranquil and peace loving homeland of Overwood is suddenly (and for no apparent reason) invaded by a big bad guy named Dark Yabu.
Excerpt: Ever since the Donkey Kong days Nintendo has had their friendly Italian plumber by the name of Mario. Throughout the years we’ve seen him in a vast number of games, but it’s one of his most recent games; Super Mario Sunshine that’s important in this review, because Vexx seems to borrow a good chunk...
Excerpt: It’s because of this trend that the new wave of platformers that are hitting next-generation consoles are such a breath of fresh air. Games like Ratchet & Clank and Super Mario Sunshine have shook the genre up with their new ideas and innovative designs that, while still sporting some scavenger hunt...
Excerpt: 2002 is shaping up to be the year of the platformer. With Blinx (XB), Mario Sunshine (GC), Ratchet and Clank (PS2), Rayman 3 (GC, PS2, XB), and Sly Cooper (PS2) all on the way and looking amazing, it is easy to imagine some really solid platformers slipping through the cracks.
Conclusion: Neue Wege und richtig hohe Wertungsregionen werden damit trotzdem nicht beschritten. Zwar soll dies in keinster Weise eine Begründung für die Wertung sein, allerdings haben mich auch Kleinigkeiten bei Vexx immer wieder gestört.