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Maximo: Ghosts to Gory (PS2)

Posted: September 7th, 2020, 5:52 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I'm currently re-reviewing this, along with its sequel.

I can't overstate how psyched up me and my friends were about this game back in the day. We loved Ghouls and Ghosts so the idea of a 3D version was just insane.

And the game starts off great, with a dark atmosphere and that familiar refrain - now fully orchestrated.

The controls feel so good as you double-jump between platforms and slice through skeletons.

But man, the fun really dissipates quickly. Enemies start blocking everything and a lot of chests won't open. You need to perform a special move just to activate the checkpoint posts. The camera in this game is awful. I felt like I was in a box.

Looks like I'm downgrading my current Maximo review. Maybe its sequel addressed some of the issues. Then again, considering it was the last Maximo, I kind of doubt it.