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Excellent Buffy game!,
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This review is from: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Xbox) (Video Game)
Even though this game is quite old I have heard such good things about it I had to get it. Despite being one of the oldest games on the xbox it still has a claim as one of the best, and deffinatley one of the most fun!!
This is a unique game gerne as well. A mix of tomb raider, resident evil and final fight! There is some jump related sections and exploring to do, some easy puzzle and locate a key parts with plenty of the undead to kill in a variety of fun ways. There are a few weapons to use or a killer combo of kicks and punches. The weapons range from a crossbow, super soaker, shovels and your trusty stake. You can also use the enviroment to kill vamps as well, break a borded window and give that vamp a tan just for one!
This really does fit in with the series, set around series 3, and has all the actors apart from Buffy lend their voices. Buffys stand in is so good you barely notice it's not her! It has the trademark humour of the show in plentiful supply. The graphics are very good, even by todays standards. The animation is especially good as Buffy struts her stuff. The lighting is good, if some levels are a bit too dark leading you to fall off a cliff you didn't know was there! You can adjust the brightness from the pause menu though. The sound is very good, with atmospheric music,noises with the tune to the show as well. Also the voices are lip synchronized in the cut scenes. This is a huge game as well with plenty of levels, each with sub sections to them and will take around 9 hours to complete on medium difficulty.
The only real flaw is the save system which can be really annoying, it autosaves at the end of each sub level. Which means if you die just before the end of that section, you go back to the start and it can take around 10-15 minutes to get back to where you were!! If this happens several times at a tough part it is very annoying! Apart from that some of the end level bosses are easy and the jump sections can be frustrating to judge, if you fall and die it's back to the start of that section!! The only good thing about the save is once you complete it you can use it to go back to your fave levels as it saves each section. Overall a great fun game for fans of Buffy or great action, fighting games. If only there were more games like this......but with a better save feature!