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80
XboxAceGamez (2005)
I can totally recommend this game for Halloween, or even Christmas if you haven't picked it up before then. See the film, buy the game and enjoy it. It's not always that simple, as some film games are the pits. Capcom and Buena Vista have done a great job in every respect, really bringing Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge to life. Sometimes it gets a little bit confusing and while the running around and hitting things is nothing new, this game certainly has some memorable characters. Twenty four levels and secret areas should last any player a while, but after that, there's probably not much reason to go back, except to relive some of the boss battles and maybe get perfect scores. Oogie's Revenge shouldn't be overlooked; it's like a work of musical art, with plenty of eventful gaming moments.
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PlayStation 2GameZone (Oct 06, 2005)
Raziel used a Soul Reaver in his last adventure. Samonosuke used his own soul-sucking device in Onimusha. Dante, the gun-toting star of Devil May Cry, collects glowing orbs that are left behind by fallen enemies. Clearly the gaming community is trying to send a message: to make a good action game you must let players take home a piece of the dead, whether it's their soul, a body part, or an orb that's left undefined.
75
PlayStation 2Gamezine (Nov 14, 2004)
Néanmoins, Nightmare Beforce Christmas est un jeu parfaitement jouable, avec de jolis graphismes qui respectent à merveille l’univers si particulier du film, bien que les environnements ne soient pas très diversifiés (je trouve toujours quelque chose à redire). Ce jeu est donc, malgré son manque d’originalité, loin d’être mauvais, et on s’amuse comme des petits enfants. Pari gagné pour Capcom.
74
Xbox4Players.de (Oct 21, 2005)
Da lacht mein Herz: The Nightmare before Christmas gehört für mich zu den filmischen Höhepunkten der letzten Jahre und Oogie's Rache fängt den herrlich skurrilen Stil samt wunderschöner musikalischer Begleitung fast ohne Verluste ein. Besonders die Musical-Einlagen haben es mir angetan – manche habe ich gleich mehrmals wiederholt. Blickt man allerdings hinter die Kulisse, zeigt sich ein stinknormales Actionspiel, das einfach zu spät kommt. Denn so sehr die Kombos mit der Peitsche auch ihren Reiz haben, so sehr verhindern eine hakelige Steuerung und das repetitive Kampfgeschehen eine Kaufempfehlung. Oogie’s Rache ist ein zweischneidiges Schwert, denn wer Nightmare before Christmas liebt, könnte die Fortsetzung ins Herz schließen. Alle anderen dürfen gut und gerne zehn Prozent von der Wertung abziehen.
74
PlayStation 24Players.de (Oct 21, 2005)
Da lacht mein Herz: The Nightmare before Christmas gehört für mich zu den filmischen Höhepunkten der letzten Jahre und Oogie's Rache fängt den herrlich skurrilen Stil samt wunderschöner musikalischer Begleitung fast ohne Verluste ein. Besonders die Musical-Einlagen haben es mir angetan – manche habe ich gleich mehrmals wiederholt. Blickt man allerdings hinter die Kulisse, zeigt sich ein stinknormales Actionspiel, das einfach zu spät kommt. Denn so sehr die Kombos mit der Peitsche auch ihren Reiz haben, so sehr verhindern eine hakelige Steuerung und das repetitive Kampfgeschehen eine Kaufempfehlung. Oogie’s Rache ist ein zweischneidiges Schwert, denn wer Nightmare before Christmas liebt, könnte die Fortsetzung ins Herz schließen. Alle anderen dürfen gut und gerne zehn Prozent von der Wertung abziehen.
71
XboxTeamXbox (Oct 10, 2005)
Aside from perhaps earning itself one of the longest names of any Xbox title, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge managed to put to use the license it was based on, which often seems like an after thought on a title such as this. Although the combat lacks fluidity, and the gameplay needs help in the innovation category, Oogie’s Revenge stays truthful to the film from which it was spawned, and is sure to please fans. Casual games looking for a platforming romp won’t be disappointed in checking this experience out, but a purchase would be overkill for anyone but Tim Burton nuts. In the end, an average platformer, with an awesome license.
70
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central (2005)
I definitely file this game under, "lost potential." It's not bad, it's just that it should be great. I am a fan of Tim Burton and his cronies, including Danny Elfman, the composer, and I can tell you that I enjoyed this game from the standpoint of the production values. The tunes are excellent and there are plenty of songs to revel in. But this is a videogame after all and the gameplay is simply not good enough to compete with the production values. The developers were unable to match Burton's creativity. This game may have been saved if it were just a point-and-click, interactive movie. Either that or Burton's going to have to take a few years off and learn how to program games so that he can eventually produce the perfect product.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 12, 2005)
Depuis le temps qu'on l'attendait, cette adaptation de L'étrange Noël de Monsieur Jack ne nous déçoit pas. Certes, le titre est loin d'atteindre le génie du long métrage, mais les fans seront satisfaits de voir que Capcom a su exploiter intelligemment une oeuvre qui ne se prêtait pourtant pas vraiment à ce genre d'adaptation. On se retrouve avec un jeu d'action sympathique bien qu'imparfait, boosté par une licence culte qui enrichit à elle seule l'atmosphère générale du titre.
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PlayStation 2Video Game Talk (Nov 28, 2005)
Oogie's Revenge is definitely an above average game based on a children's movie license. It takes enough liberties with the material to craft its own story and the gameplay is strong enough to warrant taking a serious look. The biggest problems with the game lie in the stationary camera and overall lack of gameplay variety, though I have to admit that it does try to spruce things up a bit at times. The graphics and audio are pretty good, but the game has some serious issues with repetitive voiceovers and music. If you're a diehard fan of the game I'm going to recommend a purchase, but if you're a casual fan or just have passing interest, I'll suggest a rental.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com (Oct 12, 2005)
Depuis le temps qu'on l'attendait, cette adaptation de L'étrange Noël de Monsieur Jack ne nous déçoit pas. Certes, le titre est loin d'atteindre le génie du long métrage, mais les fans seront satisfaits de voir que Capcom a su exploiter intelligemment une oeuvre qui ne se prêtait pourtant pas vraiment à ce genre d'adaptation. On se retrouve avec un jeu d'action sympathique bien qu'imparfait, boosté par une licence culte qui enrichit à elle seule l'atmosphère générale du titre.
70
I definitely file this game under, "lost potential." It's not bad, it's just that it should be great. I am a fan of Tim Burton and his cronies, including Danny Elfman, the composer, and I can tell you that I enjoyed this game from the standpoint of the production values. The tunes are excellent and there are plenty of songs to revel in. But this is a videogame after all and the gameplay is simply not good enough to compete with the production values. The developers were unable to match Burton's creativity. This game may have been saved if it were just a point-and-click, interactive movie. Either that or Burton's going to have to take a few years off and learn how to program games so that he can eventually produce the perfect product.
70
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games (Oct 11, 2005)
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is a recommendable buy for fans of the film, and a decent pick for action gamers in search of a lighthearted single-player adventure with lots of character. This B-grade game isn't going to win any awards, but as far as movie-related video games go, it's one of the better entries.
67
XboxFragland.net (Jan 02, 2006)
Personally I find it a pitty that I can't conclude more positive than I'll be doing now. The game breathes a charm and love for the movie that you won't experience in many other games. The graphics, the music, the design, ... everything is very authentic and inspired. Strange that the gameplay didn't reach the same level. There's little variation and depth, and a total lack of challenge that makes it impossible for Oogie's Revenge to fill my appetite for gaming. Only for the fans!
67
Unfortunately, it gives you teases of diverse gameplay and fun, but mostly you get the same old repetitive gameplay. It was fun at first, but got grindingly boring as I kept playing. I would pass this game on by. It's just not as good as I was hoping it would be.
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PlayStation 2Lawrence (Nov 15, 2005)
This game is pure Tim Burton. Oogie’s Revenge does an excellent job of continuing The Nightmare Before Christmas movie. The movie did alright domestically, but it was a smash in Japan, and this game originally came out in Japan last year. It wasn’t until Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride came out in theaters that the game was even considered for a US release.
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XboxGameSpot (Oct 13, 2005)
It's really too bad about how Oogie's Revenge turned out, because were it not for the part where you actually have to play it, fans of the film could have had a conceivably great time with it, as so much attention has been paid to the details of the movie's universe. Between the musical numbers, the detailed character and environmental designs, and the quality voice acting, it all adds up to create a great sequel--that is, a great sequel if it were some kind of animated film, and not a game. The fact of the matter is that very little of Oogie's Revenge plays that well, and the few parts that do aren't enough of a factor to make the game itself recommendable. If you loved The Nightmare Before Christmas, there might be a rental's worth of enjoyment to be found in Oogie's Revenge. If you're anything but a diehard fan, though, then you're better off spending your time elsewhere.
64
PlayStation 2MAN!AC (Oct, 2005)
Träges Gruselabenteuer mit biederer Technik, schrägen Figuren und wunderbarer Musik.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Oct 13, 2005)
It's really too bad about how Oogie's Revenge turned out, because were it not for the part where you actually have to play it, fans of the film could have had a conceivably great time with it, as so much attention has been paid to the details of the movie's universe. Between the musical numbers, the detailed character and environmental designs, and the quality voice acting, it all adds up to create a great sequel--that is, a great sequel if it were some kind of animated film, and not a game. The fact of the matter is that very little of Oogie's Revenge plays that well, and the few parts that do aren't enough of a factor to make the game itself recommendable. If you loved The Nightmare Before Christmas, there might be a rental's worth of enjoyment to be found in Oogie's Revenge. If you're anything but a diehard fan, though, then you're better off spending your time elsewhere.
62
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming (Oct 07, 2005)
Now doesn't that sound cool? I thought so too! It's not your typical 3rd person game. Actually it reminds me a whole lot like some of the older Sega CD and SNES action platform games like Earthworn Jim, just with more of a 3D aura to it. The game so far has been quite simple to play. You use the left stick to move, and you don't use the right stick for anything and you have a jump button. You have two Soul Robber attack buttons, one which whips and one which grabs on to baddies and lets you fling them around the screen. And which can both be used in tandem for combo moves. You can pick up a monster with the Soul Robber, then repeatedly slam him either into the ground, or into another monster. You can use the Soul Robber for many other different things; such as whipping it around like Indiana Jones taking out baddies, grabbing bad guys and objects with it and throwing them around, or using it to whip up to high places and grab on to swinging points.
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PlayStation 2JeuxActu (Oct 19, 2005)
Une fois bouclé les 24 chapitres de l’aventure, on est surpris par le temps de route effectué : moins de 10 heures ? Alors que j’ai eu la sensation d’en avoir passé une vingtaine. Pas un bon signe, assurément. Souvent pénible et sans grande fantaisie ni folie, le constat s’avère bien amer puisque d’un point de vue strictement ludique, il faut admettre que ce soft n’aurait rien pour lui sans la licence de qualité qui l’accompagne. Capcom n’a pas réussi la gageure de démêler cet imbroglio mais s’en tire tout de même avec un minimum d’honneur, puisque L'Etrange Noël de Monsieur Jack : La Revanche d'Oogie est loin d’être un ratage total, et son esthétisme si particulier pourra charmer aisément les amateurs du travail de Tim Burton et Henry Selick sur la pellicule originale.
60
XboxJeuxActu (Oct 19, 2005)
Une fois bouclé les 24 chapitres de l’aventure, on est surpris par le temps de route effectué : moins de 10 heures ? Alors que j’ai eu la sensation d’en avoir passé une vingtaine. Pas un bon signe, assurément. Souvent pénible et sans grande fantaisie ni folie, le constat s’avère bien amer puisque d’un point de vue strictement ludique, il faut admettre que ce soft n’aurait rien pour lui sans la licence de qualité qui l’accompagne. Capcom n’a pas réussi la gageure de démêler cet imbroglio mais s’en tire tout de même avec un minimum d’honneur, puisque L'Etrange Noël de Monsieur Jack : La Revanche d'Oogie est loin d’être un ratage total, et son esthétisme si particulier pourra charmer aisément les amateurs du travail de Tim Burton et Henry Selick sur la pellicule originale.
60
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365 (Nov 22, 2005)
In conclusion, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge might have a long name, but the gameplay isn't half as long or close to being deep. At first I thought I was dealing with a half-way decent God of War rip-off (admittedly, it was released before God of War in Japan), but all I was actually dealing with was a crappy God of War wannabe. If Buena Vista is trying to enter the video game market with a respectable action title, Oogie's Revenge isn't it.
60
XboxIGN (Oct 06, 2005)
Unpolished gameplay and poor pacing won't ever make for an outstanding product regardless of however endearing the source material may be.
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XboxGameSpy (Oct 17, 2005)
There's plenty of game in Oogie's Revenge, with 24 levels spanning a variety of holiday-themed worlds, and a collection of figurines awarded for excellent performance will keep the completists coming back for more. And once you gain new abilities by upgrading the Soul Robber and transforming into Santa Jack and the Pumpkin King, it takes the edge off of some of the more repetitive gameplay elements. But by the time this starts happening, it's simply too little, too late.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Oct 17, 2005)
Tim Burton and Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas might have hit theaters more than a decade ago, but if the shelves of Hot Topic are any indication, it remains as popular as ever with the young 'uns and Goth kids alike. And with Halloween right around the corner and Burton's second stop-motion masterpiece, The Corpse Bride, doing respectable business in theatrical release, there's no better time for Capcom to bring the Japanese Oogie's Revenge across the Pacific for a U.S. release. Unfortunately, the timing of its release is by far the most impressive thing about Oogie's Revenge. This flawed action-adventure title kicks the long, spindly legs right out from under the Nightmare franchise and threatens to disappoint young and old gamers alike.
60
PlayStation 2IGN (Oct 06, 2005)
Life is going great for the Halloweentown King, Jack Skellington. His girl Sally is one foxy doll, his arch nemesis Oogie recently fell into a giant blender, and through a fair bit of trial and error old Jack even discovered that the home and loved ones he had been taking for granted were far more important than the changes he had always been longing for. Good times!
50
XboxGame Informer Magazine (Nov, 2005)
Although it's the pseudo-sequel to the film fans have wanted for years, Oogie's Revenge stacks up against the original about as well as Devil May Cry 2 or Blues Brothers 2000.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2005)
Although it's the pseudo-sequel to the film fans have wanted for years, Oogie's Revenge stacks up against the original about as well as Devil May Cry 2 or Blues Brothers 2000.
50
XboxGaming Age (Oct 20, 2005)
The decision on whether this game warrants a purchase is tough. As a fan of the movie, I really love the characters, but the uninspired and repetitive gameplay really hurts it in the long run. Especially when you consider the game is stretched out over 25 levels, it's a bit tough to truck thru the entire thing. There are a few unlockables to be found, some video, production art, etc, but nothing that warrants a second play through, which also hurts when you've spent $50 on it. Once again, I'd say give it a rent, even if you're a huge fan of the movie or all things Burton, before dropping some of that hard earned cash on a pretty lackluster game.
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XboxArmchair Empire, The (Nov 27, 2005)
Apparently the Nightmare Before Christmas is somewhat of a cult favorite in Japan and this is clearly the market that was being aimed for – fans of the cult film that may also be casual gamers. But even they will have to admit that the shear amount of repetition squelches most of the fun.
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XboxBordersdown (Dec, 2005)
A vaguely solid effort, and strides ahead of most emetic licences, but still crushingly repetitive and disappointingly dull, considering the generally well-regarded imagination of the film. A clichéd and oft-mouthed caveat, but ardent fans of the film will be more tolerant of the game’s retroactive semi-laziness than Joseph Schmoe. Worth enduring a year’s worth of localisation delay for? Not particularly, but the game’s semi-budget price point (inevitably this will also wing its way into the bargain bin sooner rather than later) and, if you’re so inclined, the joy of anything Nightmare Before Crimbo-related (including a host of unlockable art etc.) make it a not completely unappealing purchase.
50
Xbox1UP (Oct 07, 2005)
There's no reason not to recommend Oogie's Revenge to the Nightmare Before Christmas fan base; they're a rabid, Hot Topic-loving group who, despite its flaws, will really enjoy this. Oogie's Revenge isn't a particularly great action game, the story's hackneyed beyond belief, and there are plenty of reasons to be upset about the game's music, easily one of the reasons people are so crazy about the original film. In the end, though, it is a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas, and if this and the GBA game are successful, maybe Capcom will have another go next-gen (just imagine the visuals!). Until then, though, this reviewer waits for the return of the true Pumpkin King.
50
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles (Dec 04, 2005)
Without ruining any of the game’s story elements, Jack Skellington is going on an adventure to rid Halloweentown of Oogie (again) after some vile little kids stitch Skellington’s arch nemesis back up and unleash him upon the land. After Jack returns from trying out his new item (Dr. Finkelstein’s soul robber), he discovers that Halloweentown’s denizens are scared to death and the doors leading to other holiday towns have vanished. So Jack sets out (with soul robber in hand) to stop the terrible Oogie once and for all.
50
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 06, 2005)
Taking everything into consideration, it doesn't strike me that Capcom was the right developer to be doing this franchise any sort of gaming justice. A team that specialises in interactive fiction could work wonders in a world such as this. Capcom, in trying to shoehorn one of their hack-and-slashers into this world, have produced something which is beautiful, but incoherent and ultimately rather average.
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PlayStation 21UP (Oct 07, 2005)
There's no reason not to recommend Oogie's Revenge to the Nightmare Before Christmas fan base; they're a rabid, Hot Topic-loving group who, despite its flaws, will really enjoy this. Oogie's Revenge isn't a particularly great action game, the story's hackneyed beyond belief, and there are plenty of reasons to be upset about the game's music, easily one of the reasons people are so crazy about the original film. In the end, though, it is a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas, and if this and the GBA game are successful, maybe Capcom will have another go next-gen (just imagine the visuals!). Until then, though, this reviewer waits for the return of the true Pumpkin King.