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Voodoo Vince (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Exeox (36)
Written on  :  Mar 21, 2004
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Summary

I'm a Voodoo Doll, pointdexter.

The Good

Now, I'm not sure about you, but each platform/adventure game on the market always turns out as a Mario or Sonic rip off. The games created always share similarities between those games First things first, Vince is a Voodoo doll, at the beginning of the story, zombie dust brings him to life and he must safe his creator (Madama Charmaine) and fight the evil Kozmos and monsters. (Storyline, seen before huh?) Despite perhaps this, Voodoo Vince is very original. The character is very cool and has a nice attitude, he use a variety of moves he can do. He can jump really high and hover if need be. He has the ability to pick up items, which interact with his actions and the actions around him. He has two basic attacks, Punch and Spinmove, which can all be comboed to create other attacks nicely. When Vince kills or injures a monster he can collect small blobs known as beads. Different beads do different things. Some heal and some increase Vinces Voodoo Power. When Vince has enough Voodoo power he can access Voodoo power and kill all nearby enemys. There are many different kinds of Voodoo power he can use. It plays as a nice game, each level has it's own unique style of gameplay with a load of nice vechiles to use. Vermin the Rat, Fanboar, Submarine, Rocket Plane...etc... there are many things you can find for Vince, such as Spellbooks which reveals Power Skulls, Health Meters, Heart and Zombie Dust bag. It's single player mode is challenging and fun. Well, I say that, probably because theres nothing to do besides Single Player mode. The big drawback of this game is there is no other options asides Single Player mode. Perhance creating a bit of a bad replay value, some would say. Nevertheless, it's a fun game for a fun person. This game has a nice pick up and play aspect. It doesn't take long to get used to the controls and it works really well. The Music is great fun, it has a really cool catching jazzy theme, spiced up with some humour in between cutscenes. (No corny voice acting.) *Cough* Sonic Adventure 2 *Cough* In fact, this game is one of the funniest games I've ever played. Things like "The Grim Reapers says hi." just after Vince returns to life is a cool aspect and will keep you going.

The Bad

Not much.

The Bottom Line

Overall, Voodoo Vince is a cute platformer that plays well, Vince, himself is great character, as this game is a great game. It has good graphics, good gameplay, nice humour and adds a new element to the Platform genre. Kudos to MS and Beep Industries.