Rating: Average I really had high hopes for Gex: Enter the Gecko to be a wonderful action/platform game, and after playing the final game, I can tell you that it is very disappointing. Graphically, it looks nice, but it's nothing that's going to make you drop your jaw in amazement. The sound is one of the game's biggest weaknesses. The music has no catchiness, and the voice-overs are more annoying than they are humorous. The biggest problem I have with the game is that it just seems so bland and boring after a while. The environments are big and 3D, but they just aren't that exciting. There aren't that many enemies, and what enemies are there require nothing more than mindless tail bashing to kill. Some variety is offered by the funny little bonus levels like the one where you're in a rabbit suit running from an Elmer Fudd look-alike, but even the bonus levels can't stop the game from growing repetitive after a while. One really annoying thing is the extremely jerky camera. Even on the automatic setting that is supposed to stay directly behind Gex at all times, the camera spins around and often faces towards Gex (which prevents you from seeing where you're going). If you thought Super Mario 64's camera system was flawed, Gex: Enter the Gecko will have you throwing controllers and screaming curse words in no time. Gex: Enter the Gecko may be worth renting, but it's definitely not worth buying.
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