Chaos in Chaotix
mnixon's BlueBlur score = 34/60
Rank = C
Overall Rating = 5.6/10
This time I am reviewing Knuckles' Chaotix, and first impressions were not too bad game play, neat graphics, smooth fps, professional looking, music isn't the best. OK down to business!
The graphics are highly detailed in all zones and looks like a next generation (classic 2) sonic style game. However the layouts of the zones aren't very well thought out. There are 5 zones, with 5 acts per zone, and for each act of a zone it seems like you're playing the same act 5 times with minor changes, like palette changes, difficulty, subtle layout changes, and it can get rather boring as it seems rather repetitive.
Sound and Music 6/10
The music isn't as catchy and memorable as previous sonic games, and on 4/5 zones the music just does not quite fit the atmosphere. Amazing Arena's music does actually fit the atmosphere with like a clockwork style theme, also the Special Stage theme may not be catchy but it fits quite well.
This is game is like Marmite, you love it or hate it, for quite a lot of people, for me it's quite good in some perspectives, and is good to play once I have played / completed it several months ago, but I can not keep on playing it on such a short duration.
There is a form story line, not very noticeable but you know it's there (if that makes sense ). Eggman and Metal Sonic have captured the 6 Chaos Rings and have taken over the Chaotix machine. Knuckles and friends must collect all the rings, and defeat Eggman and Metal Sonic.
This game is a large game for a sonic game, but it's not necessarily a good thing, as I have mentioned, this game includes 5 zones, 5 acts per zone, 6 Special Stages, and also a Bonus Stage. There may be 5 acts per zone, but again I have mentioned that the acts seem very repetitive, and can get boring leading to less and less enthusiasm to play the game. So for the depth itself I have given it a 7/10, however because of the repetitive feeling I must reduce the score to a 4/10. It may be a long game but not in a good way!
The game isn't too difficult nor too easy. I think the most challenging thing about the game is to move to higher places when there's no other way. The later special stages can be quite annoying when you automatically run down and have to turn left at the same, due to the camera being directly behind the player, the polygon platforms can be quite hard to see, so you fall off and that's it end of Special Stage.
Overall, I think this an ok game to play for a 1st time or after several months after last play, nice graphics, disappointing music, basic story line, repetitive gameplay, and balanced difficulty, I give this game an average score of 5.6/10. I don't dislike the game nor like the game, I like it just as a one of game, which, not surprisingly, it is.
Thanks for reading my review!