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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PlayStation)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Amazingly generic and somewhat frustrating. Parf (7315) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Absolute Playstation
Finally the platform genre receives the full 3D treatment with an excellent effort from the Argonaut development team. The graphics are so silky smooth and the gameplay sticks with the proven formula which should guarantee that Croc is a smash hit. The game is Analog compatible with the right stick used to adjust the camera angle, but the left stick seems a little over sensitive for controlling the direction of the character and will often result in you falling from the ledges and platforms.
GamePro (US)
Unfortunately, Croc suffers from familiar problems rampant in the genre: camera and control confusion. Inexplicably, pulling down on this controller makes Croc step forward to swing around in an arc, plunging him off any ledge's if he's too close. Suicidal reversing aside, the highly responsive analog controller's the only way to go and Croc's worth the learning curve. This game ranks as the best, most fluid 32-bit 3-D platformer yet.
Mega Score
As expectativas geradas em torno de Croc eram grandes. Então não é que era tudo verdade? Temos vedeta, daqueles com direito a clube de fãs e tudo, e jogo para nos alegrar a existência nos próximos meses.
After I got the hang of manipulating the camera angles, I started to enjoy this game much more. If you try to play using the default angles, you will end up launching your controller in frustration. The graphics are top notch and this is one of the better platform games on the market, even if it does get a bit repetitive. This is a game the whole family will enjoy, but is also challenging enough to keep the seasoned veteran busy.
Croc is definitely a good, slick platform game, but it is highly derivative of other titles. If you're a relative newcomer this sort of game, you'll definitely enjoy it. If you're a seasoned gamer, look elsewhere.
Avec ses personnages adorables et sa montagne de niveaux à parcourir, Croc est un bon petit jeu de plates-formes qui a de quoi ravir les fans du genre. Néanmoins, sa prise en main difficile risque d’en rebuter certains, lassés de tomber dans le vide à cause d’un mouvement mal réalisé.
A más de uno le puede extrañar el oír que Croc es mejor que Mario 64.... sobre todo teniendo en cuenta la supuesta superioridad de la maquina de nintendo frente a nuestra psx.
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos presenta numerosas virtudes: es largo, con un buen diseño de niveles y tiene cierto valor rejugable. Sin embargo el control y la cámara lastran de manera considerable el desarrollo del juego, quedando en evidencia ante numerosos plataformas de su generación. Aún así la creación de Argonaut, respaldada por 20th Century Fox, obtuvo un gran éxito comercial y para sorpresa de muchos es uno de los videojuegos más vendidos de Playstation. Aquellos que busquen plataformas desenfadado y se sientan atraídos por su estética disfrutarán con él, siempre y cuando sepan tolerar sus constantes imprecisiones a la hora de manejar a este entrañable cocodrilo.
In the end, Croc: Legend of Gobbos is a charmingly-enough-themed platformer that just didn't live up to its potential. It ended up a Christmas holiday must-rent, when it could have been a Christmas holiday must-have.
The Video Game Critic
There are far more enjoyable platformers for the Playstation (Crash Bandicoot comes to mind), but you have to respect Croc's innocent charm and easy-going style.