Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Here's a game with a unique concept and it's made by Hideo Kojima! (Maker of MGS)What more do you want? This
is my second review and I've gone with a new format similar to Wariobetheman's for better organization. Hope you like it!
Boktai's story is a bit lacking, considering the other works Kojima san has created. It starts off with Django
getting Gun del Sol from a new partner called Otenco. He looks like a tiny sun. Then Otenco tells Django many things (Basically
the whole story). It turns out that the World is coming to an end! The Immortals are using the undeadening to change the Living
to Zombies that can only be destroyed or at least held back by sunlight. Also it is soon known that Django is actually the
Vampire-Hunter's son who is destined to save the world with the Gun del Sol in hand. Then they go on an adventure which is
pretty uninteresting and it feels like it was done before. It does have a few twists to it which I liked, I especially liked
the enemy Sabata's story, which I won't tell you about since it will spoil part of the game
game controls excellent. It feels like MGS with a 2D World instead of a 3D one. You can use many stealth tactics found in
that game to avoid enemies like flattening on a wall. Also the camera angles are actually good for a game like this for the
GBA. That's a plus.
The graphics are great for a Game Boy Advance game. It is a 2D world with
a moving sprite but the sprite is animated well! Also the bosses and enemies in my opinion are also designed very well. A
simple graphics engine executed to the best.
Well, there's not too much of it. Basically there are
three BGM's and the sound your gun makes. Very disapointing.
The meat of the game! The gameplay
is simply amazing! The so called "gimmick" of the game is the part of this that makes it even better. When it is sunny, the
solar sensor on the cartridge actually gives Django ammo for the gun and makes some of the bosses defeatable. This game is
very difficult when it isn't sunny though. You basically have to go outside to play this game. The boss fights and normal
fights in general are also spectacular! The gameplay is simply amazing.
This game will keep you
hooked from beginning to end and with extra unlockables and increased difficulty when you replay the game, replay value is
good too. The "gimmick" of the solar sensor makes this game all the better. However the story and sound are a bit lacking.
This game gets a 8/10 or if you divide it by 2, a 4/5!
Overall: 8/10 or a 4/5
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