Xena: Warrior Princess (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

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Absolute Playstation
It may not be Tomb Raider 4, but it certainly kicks Deathtrap Dungeon up the mythological backside. Had it not been for the Chakram weapon then Xena: Warrior Princess could have simply been another polygon statistic sitting alongside many other similar titles such as Ninja, T'ai Fu and Akuji. However this weapon adds a whole new dimension to the gameplay in tactical and precision terms. Check it out!.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Xena: Warrior Princess really is, above all else, a startlingly enjoyable game. It manages to strike a nearly perfect balance between exploration, puzzle solving, and swordplay. Xena herself is a perfect prepackaged heroine with a host of fans just drooling to get inside her head and who is simply dripping with charisma. Perhaps I’ve simply become jaded after playing through one too many offerings based on TV or movie licenses that tried to become a million seller based on franchise popularity alone, but while playing Xena, I found myself constantly being amazed at how good the game really was. I would definitely recommend this to any Xena fan or casual gamer looking for a few hours of entertainment. I can imagine that some “hardcore” gamers would be turned off by the title’s somewhat repetitive gameplay and easy difficulty, but I think almost anyone could find something here to like.
Beyond this though, Xena unsteadily hovers between all-out good fun and repetitive slasher syndrome.We’d go with the ‘check it out’ verdict, though. There is enough variety in bad guys and reasonable amounts of puzzles and tasks to maintain the vitality of gameplay. Anyone seeking a Tomb Raider or DeathTrap Dungeon look elsewhere though, you shouldn’t expect anything more from a game based on a TV series where the star is called Lucy Lawless and her most intelligent line is: “Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay!”
Xena: Warrior Princess, based on the television show of the same name, is a title that won’t exactly overwhelm you with graphical splendor. Character models -- particularly Xena herself -- are simplistic and pixelation run amuck throughout. The above average gameplay more than makes up for any visual miscues, however, including a solid camera system, easy to master control scheme and a multitude of moves available with Xena. The title is a must for fans of the show, and the strong gameplay is such that any action/adventure lover will enjoy battling evil with Xena.
Mega Fun
Xena bietet ein gut gelungenes Beispiel dafür, dass man solch unterschiedliche Genres wie die der Beat ‘em Ups und der Action-Adventures kombinieren kann. Obgleich der zahlreich enthaltenen Kniffeleien fehlt es der Warrior Princess jedoch etwas an Langzeitmotivation, denn die Schlagkombinationen werden trotz einiger möglichen Moves auf Dauer ziemlich eintönig.
Spel för Alla
Personligen hade jag föredragit mer av problemlösande och mindre svärdviftande. Men är du som jag förtjust i b-fantasy så är Xena: Warrior Princess ändå ett spel som håller ett tag.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
Regardless about what you think about the cheesy nature of the show or its ambiguous sexuality, you have to admit that Xena's all about good-natured fun. As a huge fan of the show, I find that the game does a great job of capturing that spirit, and I think that anyone who enjoys the show will agree.
Power Unlimited
Xena: The Warrior Princess lijkt niet meer te zijn dan een schaamteloze poging van Universal en EA om een beetje geld te verdienen aan het succes van deze serie. Doe me een plezier en blijf gewoon lekker naar de televisie kijken.
Xena: Warrior Princess nie jest może jakąś wielką produkcją, gdyby pozbyć się takich błędów jak wariująca kamera, zbyt łatwy poziom trudności było by znacznie lepiej. A tak otrzymaliśmy kolejny tytuł, który nie wybił się poza przeciętność ogromu gier na Playstation. Największą zaletą tego tytułu jest chyba możliwość pogrania tytułową bohaterką i zdalnie sterowany chakram.
Au final, on ne peut vraiment pas dire que Xena est un super jeu. Quelques bonnes idées, ici ou là, ne suffisent pas à convaincre. A éviter.
You'll fly easily through this title if you can find the motivation to attempt it, the hardest tasks being those set by working with the camera. There are a few points, such as battling the Cyclops on the beach, that break up the monotony of the hack-and-slash nature of the game, but they're exceptions, not the rule. Ultimately, X:WP feels as though its developers were focused so intently on making the title carry mass appeal that in the end, the result is a watered-down, thin, sorry state of a game barely deserving of a rental, let alone a purchase. Like Xena? Stick to the TV show and put this one out to pasture.