Set in an ancient, tribal world, you play the part of Tak,
a shaman's apprentice. You are on a quest to save your village
from a mysterious stranger who practices evil magic (Juju).
You must stretch beyond your training and use your wits, environment
and the power of the Juju Gods to complete your quest to reinstate
peace to the world...
and the Power of Juju is a platform game with extremely
impressive production values. The voice characteristics are
fantastic and it is no surprise to learn that this was originally
designed to be a platform game that could be spun off into
a Nickelodeon cartoon series - and it soon will be.
really loved the way that Tak interacts with the creatures
in this game. Want to get to a higher level? Then find an
orang-utan and he will bend a banana tree over for you. Climb
on the leaves, and as the anthropoid lets go, off you soar
into the sky. Or, jump on the back of a rhino and charge into
wooden fences to get to other areas. And
there are a large collection of weapons to collect, including
club, pole vault, blowpipe, spirit rattle and explosive eggs.
game also has a great sense of humour. The cut scenes are
very funny - although too few and far between. And it's great
fun to run around doing pointless things like beating the
living daylights out of sheep and chickens.
once you've played it for an hour or two, the cracks start
to show. This game is really aimed at the younger generation.
Running around the all too repetitive environments becomes
a little dull after a while. And, when you are knocked out,
you often rematerialise in a completely unfamiliar area. It
may only be just around the corner from where you were, but
this can be very disorienting.
looks good, plays well and I know I should give it a higher
mark than I'm going to. It's just that it feels a little too
repetitive, which is not a good thing when the platform game
market is already bursting at the seams with games that are
much better than this (Ratchet & Clank and Sphinx
and the Cursed Mummy for example).
addicts will lap this up, but more diverse players will want
a little more variety.
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