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Vexx

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
71
4.0
PlayStation 2
64
4.0
Xbox
71
3.3

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Vexx is an epic adventure game that takes you on an incredible journey of revenge. Cunning puzzles, major battles and incredible locations are interwoven into one unbelievable tale. The sheer scale of the game hits you as you hang from the cliff face high above the landscape and it's then that the vertigo kicks in. As night falls, you realise that the world you thought you had explored is even more dangerous when shrouded in shadow. Your quest is unlike any other you have undertaken before. It is a tale that will take you punching and kicking, climbing and running, thinking and exploring through 18 extraordinary levels. Whatever you meet, be they enemy or puzzle, they're in your way. Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons still makes you a hero, for not every hero acts in the name of justice, and this one acts in the name of revenge.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15275) on Oct 11, 2010.

Back of Turok: Evolution Manual - GameCube (UK):

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    The Dark Yabu arrived during the storm and set forth his shadowraith minions to enslave the people of Astara. Only one escaped, taking Yabu's sacred Astani battle-gauntlets with him. It is now up to Vexx, slave-turned-savior, to avenge the death of his grandfather and free the people of his shattered world.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jun 14, 2006.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube:
    When his homeland of Astara is invaded and enslaved by the ruthless and sinister overlord Dark Yabu, Vexx wants nothing more than freedom. But when Yabu murders his grandfather, Vexx wants nothing more than revenge. WIth a pair of powerful Astani war talons fused to his hands, and his allies, Darby and Reia, by his side, Vexx is ready for adventure...

    Adventure is exactly what awaits...

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 25, 2006.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Meet a Vexxeptional new hero.



    Not every platforming hero is interested in saving the princess. Vexx, Acclaim's aggressive young hero, is looking for revenge, not love.

    The Story So Far

    Led by their cruel and cunning master, the Dark Yabu, the warlike Shadow Minions have brought havoc to the peaceful planet of Astara and enslaved its tranquil inhabitants.

    Pushed to his limits, a young Astarian named Vexx fights back against his loathsome oppressors. Under the shadow of night, he stumbles across a mysterious treasure known as the Astani War Talons. Equipped with these enchanted claws, Vexx's quest to liberate his people begins.

    The Heart of the Matter

    With his fellow Astarians enslaved, Vexx begins his journey very much alone. To reach his final destination, Vexx must traverse nine extraordinary worlds filled with lush forests, mysterious caves, desert temples, underwater cities, frozen citadels and more.

    The gateways to each new environment are all connected to a single hub. While this allows players to freely travel from one world to the next, passage does not come without a price. A number on each gate indicates the number of Wraith Hearts required to open it.

    Each level has hidden hearts, which Vexx must locate and collect before accessing new levels. Thankfully, a verbal clue at the beginning of each level indicates where the heart can be found. Shaped like human hearts and even appearing to beat, the Wraith Hearts seem designed to disconcert the squeamish.

    3D Obstacle Course

    Of course, it wouldn't be much of a game if all you had to do was follow directions to the hearts of the matter. Your path is constantly blocked by traps, floating platforms, crafty puzzles and dubious henchmen.

    Often, though, your nifty war talons will come in handy. With simple button combinations, Vexx can pull off vicious combo attacks both on the ground and in the air. Your claws are also quite effective at climbing specially marked walls that lead to secret areas.

    Vexx After Hours

    Acclaim features an unusual game day-and-night cycle. As light turns to dark, enemies gain aggressiveness and environmental hazards become even more dangerous. By locating special sundials, Vexx gains direct control over the time of day.

    Acclaim promises a whopping 30+ hour adventure with more than 70 unique objectives.

    For a sharper and clearer image, select the Progressive Scan option when playing on a TV set that supports that feature.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Sep 11, 2005.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
    His world overthrown, his people imprisoned, his family murdered Astara's slave-turned-savior has one thing on his mind... REVENGE. Armed with his Astani war talons and his cocky, fearless determination, Vexx will stop at nothing to overthrow the evil Dark Yabu and bring peace back to his planet.

    "Without a doubt, VEXX stands among the elite" - PSE2

    Complete over 70 challenging objectives within 9 monstrous, non-linear worlds!

    Explore vibrant days and chillingly dark nights with fierce enemies and tougher puzzles!

    Revolutionary combo-based fighting system takes platform gaming to all new heights!

    Contributed by Kalrac (394) on Dec 22, 2004.