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Vexx (GameCube)

by Acclaim
GameCube
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Original platform action
  • 18 levels spanning unique lush environments
  • Climb uneven surfaces and dangle beneath overhangs
  • Day and night cycles cause characters and enviroments to change
  • Hidden sundials allow players to change the time of day
  • Ultra-responsive player controls
  • Highly flexible cinematic camera system
  • 1-player story mode plus unlockable multi-player party games
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Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00006BH76
  • Release Date: 4 April 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,528 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Vexx is an original platform action title that allows players to assume the role of the title character as he embarks on a dark quest to seek vengeance on those who enslaved his people and murdered his grandfather. Armed with the last pair of Astani Battlegauntlets, which leapt from their chest onto Vexx's outstretched hands bonding to his arms and giving him special powers, Vexx embarks upon an heroic journey to confront the evil Dark Yabu, save his people, and avenge the death of his grandfather.

The game is spread over 18 huge levels spanning treetop canopy villages, mysterious caves, desert temples, underwater cities, deadly volcanoes, and more; each level's distinguishing landmark can be viewed from anywhere in the world in real-time. Day and night cycle with real-time lighting; night time changes the landscape and characters, with enemies becoming more aggressive and the environments more hostile. Hidden sundials allow players to change the time of day and gameplay, and hidden multi-player party games are unlocked as players progress through the single player world.

Ultra-responsive player controls react instantly to player inputs: gamers can cancel a move midway through and fire off extensive combo attacks. A free-climbing mode allows players to climb uneven surfaces and dangle beneath overhangs. Advanced environment mapping provides reflections, glows, and highlights on characters, and clothes, hair and trees respond dynamically to the environment. A highly flexible cinematic camera system, epic soundtrack and 3-D surround sound effects complete the package.

Amazon.co.uk Review

While Acclaim obviously hopes to launch a new character into the video game pantheon with Vexx, don't expect another cuddly sprite who would be at home in a Looney Tunes cartoon: there's something decidedly twisted about Vexx. It might have something to do with his witnessing of the murder of his grandfather. After discovering hidden Astani war talons--which permanently attach to Vexx's arms--he is charged with avenging his grandfather's death, freeing his fellow villagers from slavery and ridding the universe of the evil Dark Yabu.

Playing as Vexx, you collect Wraith hearts. By gathering their energy, you power up the central hub that in turn opens doors to different worlds--from ice-encrusted wastelands and lush forests to hilly deserts and underwater oases. The graphics and music in each new world, as well as the many miniworlds hidden within, are often breathtaking. At times, you easily become distracted, taking a break from world-saving responsibility to hop into a pool for a swim or perch on top of some pole just to get a good look around.

The controls are fairly straightforward, although occasionally a near-impossible move sequence is needed to propel Vexx up to the next wobbling platform. The puzzles that lead to each heart can be challenging, if not downright frustrating, but there are enough available for you to go and play somewhere else. There are 81 hearts scattered throughout the game, but only 60 are required to battle Dark Yabu. The creatures in each world are easy to slaughter and only a nuisance if they attack at the wrong time or en masse. Those seeking more of a challenge can hop onto the sundial in each level and twist it from day to night, which not only produces cool graphical and musical effects but brings out a meaner breed of creepy-crawly.

The only real defect is the third-person camera, which at times simply refuses to cooperate--but this is more than made up for by the thrill of battling a sumo wrestler about 15 times your size, complete with his jiggling rolls of fat and deep-throated chortle. Nothing beats smacking him in the butt until he looms up on his tippy toes and falls over. --D.J. Morel


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patience is a virtue 8 April 2003
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At first Vexx seems to have little to offer. The controls at first are stiff, and the training level (despite the excellent echoing voice) is boring. The sound effects are exaggerated and annoying but, after a while, I found the controls easier and the levels pleasing - it needs patience as it's puzzles include thin paths, tricky jumps, and perfect timing! Once you get used to the sound effects they fit perfectly with the theme of Vexx's world. This is a brilliant game, despite it's bad first impression, and I'd advise anyone who loves a *challenge* give this one a go! Once you start a puzzle you can't bear to put the controller down until you've conquered it...*vexing*...but fun :)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vexx(game-cube) 26 Oct 2003
i am constantlty on the lookout for entertaining,longish games,we have had a lack of these recently for my favourite platform,the Gamecube.Vexx is a grossly under rated game,it is similar to Hoodlum havoc,as you have to collect 100 `shards` each level,but much harder!it is of the same ilk as Super Mario Subshine,but i would say even harder than that!.Overall,a great game,very frustrating a lot of the time,some of the levels seem impossible to me,but nonetheless,worth having,and gives hours of fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good! 24 Sep 2014
By Chris
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Its been a long time (8 years or so) since i played Vexx on the original Xbox and i didnt even know it was available for the Gamecube, and i have to say the game today is just as entertaining, and challenging as it was back then.

The gameplay is a mix of puzzle/platform and action/adventure, while difficult in parts it's a rewarding time-sink. Vexx plays and looks great for it's age and even by todays standards it's a top quality title. If any game is crying out for a sequel/remake its this, if you're looking for a Gamecube game with a challenge, you can't go wrong with Vexx!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars 20 Oct 2014
By David
One of the best games ever, and is really really difficult as well makes a good challenge, highly recommend this game
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