THE GOOD: Graphics, maniability, fun all round, challenging, entertaining combat system
THE BAD: Laughable camera system, maybe a little tough for newbies?
SUMMARY: Based on the old Capcom hit Ghouls and Ghosts, Maximo offers a challenging but rewarding platform package, full of skeletons and zombies to slash.
The scenario is best left ignored, kill-baddies-to-rescue-princess, but despite its simplicity, the game acts like some sort of drug to the player: just one more go before bedtime...
You'll sure need quite a few tries before seeing the end of Maximo, as the saving system is a little harsh. You have to pay to save, and only at the end of a level! With only 4 lives to start with, it's tough being a ghoulbuster! Luckily, by collecting souls throughout the game, you'll be able to buy "Continues", making it a little easier.
The combat system is a real gem. Equipped with a shield, you'll be able to block most attacks (that is, until he's broken), and your sword allows for a range of c...
THE GOOD: Graphics Sound Design of levels The look is awesome
THE BAD: Controls Camera The look is better than the game itself The save system sucks
SUMMARY: This is not your average platformer. You are Maximo helping Death(you have to, you are now dead) to get revenge on Achille(the bad guy) while saving your girlfriend and the four sorceresses.
What is really successful in this game is the presentation. It looks cool, and the cartoony graphics are amazing. The look is the capstone of the game, and that holds it together. The playability of the game is somewhat marred by bad camera and controls. It is really hampered by the lack of save opportunities. Even the checkpoints have to be specially struck by your sword if you wish to start off somewhere other than at the beginning of a level.
This game is loaded with challenges, however, and the 100% gamer will find plenty to occupy his/her time. Most casual gamers however, will be turned off by the game's not so user-friendliness. You can customize ...
THE BAD: Ok, not really bad, but it might be just a bit better, music.
SUMMARY: I am really enjoying this game. My previous favorite was Jak & Daxter. The most recent game I finished was Baldur's Gate.
But I really like Maximo. The players in my house tend to the extreem. Myself, I am a detailed player, trying to get everything. My son is the opposite, playing the minimum to get through a level. We work great together. He is also enjoying the game tremendously.
It's not quite a slick as Jak & Daxter, but very close. The controls work nearly perfectly. There's only one time, crouching, that I find doesn't respond quickly.
I don't mind repeating levels to build lives... I know there's tough challenges on each higher (in some cases 'lower') level.
I think the bottom line, if you liked Mario 64, and Jak & Daxter, you'll get your money's worth from Maximo.
Overall this is a good game Most importantly its got good controls and is fun to play A little bit old school but revives everything you liked about the older games while keeping out the things you didnt like
THE GOOD: is there anything to mention? it's even barely a worthy sequel to Ghouls 'n' Goblins
THE BAD: Game's Bitchiness, screwy character design, bland story.
SUMMARY: Excuse my language but this si the biggest bitch since the prostitutes in GTA3, you have to pay 100 coins to save (suppose you have rush to some important business and you're a coin short), continue points increase in value as the game progresses (the grim reaper needs you help for god's sake, why is he asking for more and more coins? they're already tough to get), I wouldn't waste the valuable time of my life on this crap load, Jak & Daxter is alot more fun than this
THE GOOD: The price 19.99, The games title and then goes down hill from there.
THE BAD: Camera rotation blows. Story is lame. Too much Maximo dieing and not enough armor laying around. Save system is attrocious. What are all those coins used for? and why can't I kill the stupid , skeleton hands coming out of the ground. What is that all about? If they were attempting a Zelda like game or a ghosts and goblins kind of game, they failed worse than miserably.
SUMMARY: Don't waste your time OR your money. If you recieved this game for free, use it as a drink coaster. Why do video game companies put out crap like this? What are thier play testers thinking? Look, If Capcom reads any of these, and they won't because they hate the truth, give me a job. I'll play test all of your manure laden video games and tell you what they are really good for.