Conclusion: So does Voodoo Vince float above the competition and present what is expected for a next-gen platform game? It most certainly does. As stated before, being typically disappointed by the latest crop of platform titles, I enjoyed Voodoo Vince a great deal.
Excerpt: The Xbox will be two years old this November. During its tenure, we’ve seen a surprisingly low number of platform games for Microsoft’s gaming console. The last one I played was the rather forgettable Blinx the Time Sweeper.
Excerpt: You have to hand it to Microsoft. Despite being relative newcomers to the gaming scene, their first-party development teams are already becoming powerhouse developers whose games have proved integral to the sustained success (such as it is) of the Xbox.
Summary: It’s only been a year since Microsoft’s first foray into the crowded world of the 3D platformer, Blinx the Time Sweeper, failed to excite game critics or Xbox owners. But with a new developer, and a brand new gimmick, Microsoft is ready to give this genre a second try.
Excerpt: Voodoo Vince is a new platformer from Microsoft that hasn't receive a lot of press. In fact, even during our tour of the Xbox booth at E3, Microsoft did not mention this title to us. When I first got my hands on Voodoo Vince, I wasn't sure what to expect.
Conclusion: throughout New Orleans and swampy bayous, you'll encounter plenty of creatures trying to stop you. That's where the quirky permeates into the game. As a voodoo doll, the miniscule Vince can unleash some big and devastating attacks on himself by first exacting bizarre and creative voodoo attacks on...