Review by Squall6Cloud

Reviewed: 05/02/02 | Updated: 05/02/02

What could have been a good game, is not.

I had bought this game about 2 years ago, and actually forgot to play it. Well I had some extra time on my hands, so I popped it in, to cash in on my $35 investment. But to my dismay, this journey was a sour one.

Here are the details.

Gameplay 5/10
Elements 5/10: The game is a basically an adventure game/platformer. In the beginning it shows a lot of promise to be a great game, however, the gameplay is very mundane. 40 Winks seems to be a compilation of all the things you may hate in a bad platform/adventure game. What could be a fun game, is nothing but a series of jumps, and a bunch of items. I LOVE platformers/adventure games, but this game truly does not deliver in that area.
Controls 5/10: The controls are pretty horrible. I think I will just leave it at that.
Difficulty 7/10: As most games of its genre, it is above average difficulty. However the reason I gave it a 7/10 is that, in some areas, the bad camera angles promote to you missing jumps, and having to redo them. Not to mention, the camera movement is so bad, it made me get a headache everytime I played for 2 hours or more. And I usually play games 8+ hours at a time.

Story 5/10
Not much going on in that department.

Audio 6/10
The sound is pretty average, and again there really isn't much to mention about the sound. And after all that is not what a platformer is all about :)

Graphics 8/10
The FMVs are great looking, and that definitely boosts the rating for graphics. The first FMV is so nice, that it leads you to believe that the game is going to be awesome :) The gameplay graphics are also pretty good, so all in all I believe it deserves an 8/10 for graphics.

Value 5/10
This game has bad gameplay. It also doesn't really have much replay value. So when all is said and done, this is definitely not worth buying. As far as renting, I also don't recommend it unless you have don't have any other games to play. Considering there are so many good games that are worth your time that you could play , I don't think it's worth wasting time, playing this game.

I hope this review helps someone :)

Rating:   2.5 - Playable

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