Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Games Played 05/19/2009

Daytona USA - SegaSaturn
Free Realms - PC*
Lost Kingdoms - GameCube
Sega Classics Collection - SegaSaturn
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos - X-Box

*I played the game again because of this announcement and I am actually one
the of first "lucky" people who are a part of the first 1,000,000 registered players.


Tak and the Power of Juju (2003)
Developer: Avalanche Software
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Purchase Date: 05/08/2004

Included as a bonus content is this cheap music video. Oh you shouldn't have.

Tak and the Power of Juju is your typical modern platformer: It has a strange, immediately distinctive character - no matter how desperate the attempt may be - and too lengthy of an adventure that is only worth playing through it once. You play as Tak who must recover the stolen moonstones from an evil shaman who has turned almost everyone in his tribe into a mindless flock of sheep. The game has a weird obsession with animals because you do get to manipulate quite a number of them in your adventure. The overall graphics look nice even though I am not particularly fond of the main character - at least he fashions that big, round stomach like the original Sonic the Hedgehog. The game is entertaining but it's hardly exciting. The experience is rather generic and the rhino riding thing is so 1990s... Donkey Kong Country, hello? The game's automatic camera works really well but since the game involves some degree of exploration, manually adjusting the view can be a bit frustrating because the camera rotation is a bit slow.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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