Vexx - GameCube
- Platform: GameCube
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Here's the deal: On the forsaken remains of what was once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven led difficult but peaceful lives until the day the Shadowraith, Dark Yabu, and his minions swept down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descended upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surrounded their village. Dark Yabu murdered the grandfather of the young Vexx, who managed to slip quietly aboard the enemy's windship. There, locked deep within Yabu's sanctum, was the last pair of Astani Battlegauntlets, which leapt from their chest onto Vexx's outstretched hands, bonding to his arms and giving him special powers. Prepared to meet his destiny, Vexx embarks upon a heroic quest through volcanic islands, desert temples, frozen citadels, and giants' castles, to confront Dark Yabu high atop the Landspire, save his people, and avenge the death of his grandfather.
Top Customer Reviews
Problem is, this game is simply too hard. Many serious gamers will see this as a challenge (as I'm sure the author of the walkthrough I have did), but there are limits. Vexx seriously oversteps those limits.
The many environments of play are beautifully done, from the interior of a giant's den (you gotta love romping through grandfather clocks, grand pianos, and bouncing on sofa cushions), to a weird, darkened netherworld where the surfaces move like organic smoke, to pretty Aztec-ish cities and frozen landscapes.
Two things really kill this game dead, though. One is the enormously frustrating camera, which often forces bad perspectives on you that you can't override. And, again, many tasks are just ridiculously hard. Some just go on and on and on and on and on. Get bored or rushed and make one small mistake, and you'll find yourself starting all over. And over. And over. And over.....
I give it 3 stars because it is very entertaining when mearly challenging instead of impossible, beautifully animated, and I like the idea of a cute, pi**ed off little critter thrashing his way to revenge. If it weren't for the camera and some programmer's (seemingly) mad determination to make a nearly impossible game, it would be good for 5.
I got this because it's broadly similar to Starfox Adventures (3rd person critter goes on a multi-world adventure), and if you have similar tastes then get this only if you must have SOMETHING until a new Starfox or something else vaguely similar comes out.
Dark Yabu, the leader of bad guys, has been given 700 years of darkness and misery. After killing Vexx's grandfather, Vexx is determined to give revenge. As a slave, he can't do no harm. Until he wakes up an ancient power he will be able to rise up and become the new hero. This ancient power is a pair of metal claws that are going to be the only hope for the world.
...With 18 huge levels, a hidden multiplayer mode, a climbing free mode, an excellent camera system, a day and night cycle system (at night, enemies become more aggresive), and with an ultra-responsive player control, Vexx definately delivers for the platforming fans.
...With an awesome imaginary world you will find canopy villages, mysterious caves, desert temples, underwater cities, deadly volcanoes, and much more to explore and enjoy.
...The game is filled with so much action and platforming adventure that you can't miss it. The world and characters will make you want to come back. Plus the secret multiplayer mode might keep your hands busy with some pals. IN MY OPINION, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE A DEFINATE MUST BUY!
Most recent customer reviews
This is a good game.... good world design, good graffics, but best of all is the aggressive undertones... Vexx is like Mario meets Wolverine... Read morePublished on May 12 2004
Basically, if you ever played mario on the N64, you know what this game is going to be like. It's the same type of scenario where you do various things in each level to achieve... Read morePublished on May 18 2003 by Stephen B. Gauntt
All the negative talk about the camera in this game is over-blown! There is a minor glitch here and there, as the camera adjusts. Read morePublished on April 18 2003
I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THOSE THAT RATE TOP NOTCH GAMES WITH ONE OR TWO STARS AS SOME HAVE DONE IN THIS CASE=THE GRAPHICS IN THIS GAME IS WORTH THE COST OF THE GAME ALONE=IT IS CLEVER... Read morePublished on April 18 2003 by S. Boyd Kepner
With.. Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Star Fox, Zelda, & Wario World who's going to have time for this? Please ~Acclaim~ no sequels. Read morePublished on March 4 2003 by Moviebuffer101
I read alot on this game and think it sounds great. I will be buying this if I get good grades on my report card.Published on March 2 2003
This game is very cool except the background info in the game doesn't really tell you were you are and what happened. it just hits you in the face. Read morePublished on March 1 2003