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GF Rating
6.9

4624 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surprised, I didn't expect to like it.

posted by reviewman (MANVEL, TX) Jul 7, 2006

Member since Dec 2005

10 out of 13 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

I don't usually go for platformer games, and I didn't expect to like Kameo. But due to the lack of titles this early in the life of Xbox 360, I thought I'd try it.

The graphics are cartooney, this should be expected. It started out a bit slow, but the gameplay was solid. I found myself really getting into the game.

The plot is pretty good, the different moves for each elemental character keeps the fun factor at the forefront of the game.

I'm glad I took a chance and rented it, for some it may even be worth buying. Try it out...

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Better late than never

posted by Amazing (HINESBURG, VT) Apr 15, 2006

Member since Apr 2006

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

Rare sure did take it's sweet time with Kameo. The game has been notoriously under development for years and it shows in the way it plays like a game from the 90's. As far as platformers go, this is an enjoyable time. I finished it in about 13 hours. I like how easy it was and that you never had to wonder what to do. As Kameo, and elemental elf, you can change into many strange creatures, all with unique powers to help survive the level. I will keep the review as short as the game and just say that it was an average experience.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Okay, for an early 360 game.

posted by Dissension (EUGENE, OR) Jan 16, 2007

Member since Sep 2004

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Kameo is a difficult game to review because it's so great in some areas and so faulty in others. The graphics are vibrant and colorful, and even now in 2007 look genuinely impressive. It has the feel of an early showcase game, really out there to show you what the 360 is capable of without necessarily going all out to be a satisfying and engaging gameplay experience.

The object of Kameo is to save your family through the use of creatures who you find, and can then willfully transform into. Each creature has different powers and abilities, as is to be expected, and each can be used to solve different kinds of usually simplistic puzzles.

The pacing, combat, and level design is vaguely comparable to a game like Zelda or Okami, but nowhere near that level. Every battle and every room in every dungeon is a puzzle of some sort. The problem is that these puzzles are either too easy or just completely illogical. With up to 10 creatures to transform into, you're often left juggling around with them trying to figure out which one needs to be used, when realistically there are 5 or 6 that seem like pretty logical options. Fortunately you can always consult an in-game guide who takes all challenge away from the game by telling you exactly what you need to do.

It should also be noted that this game is short. After six dungeons and about 13 hours, the game is over. That's not much for this genre of game. It's over too quickly and without much of a challenge along the way. It might be an okay rental, but not likely a game one would want to buy.

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