Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Games Played 01/25/2009

Castle Crashers - X-Box 360
Gears of War 2 - X-Box 360
Prince of Persia - X-Box 360
Sonic Advance - GBA


Voodoo Vince (2003)
Developer: Beep Industries
Platform: X-Box
Purchase Date: 09/27/2003

The last time I checked, they are not supposed to be alive either.

Voodoo Vince may be unique as a character - he is a voodoo doll that is given life by zombie dust - but it is unfortunate that the game is just an average hodgepodge of other established 3D platform games. The major influence seems to be Crash Bandicoot/Jak & Daxter since the game contains the same spinning attack that can hit enemies from all sides. The game tries to be funny but the attempts feel a bit more juvenile than clever. The main attraction here are the voodoo powers that allow Vince to do different things to his own body causing death by the same means to any enemies that are close by. This may sound more intriguing than it actually is: though it is fun to watch Vince getting blasted by a UFO or getting punctured by needles causing his enemies to react to the pain, all of these are just merely the same glorified super power presented in a variety of different ways. To be honest, I can think of better things I can do with a voodoo doll... Too bad I didn't major in Voodoo Practice back in college.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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