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. For Xbox platform gamers whoâ€™ve had little to cheer about, Vexx may be what you need. It doesnâ€™t star some pansy plumber or mutant talking animal.
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. Dark Yabu then enslaves Vexx's people and kills his grandfather before his eyes, no doubt pissing Vexx off just a wee bit. In his anger-filled rage, Vexx makes his escape, vowing to take down Dark Yabu at all costs.
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 from it.