Kameo: Making Things Difficult For Myself.

So, I’ve gone back to the Xbox 360’s launch library for my next game, Kameo. This was a game I was really looking forward to when it was announced as a Gamecube title – I even had a Kameo wallpaper as my desktop background for some while.

Kameo Wallpaper

…but, then it got moved over to the Xbox, and then it got delayed long enough that it turned into a launch title for the 360, and I don’t pay full price for launch titles on any system so I wound up not getting it until I found a copy in Sears for 20 bucks…

Anyway, when I was looking at “what should I play next”, I picked it because it had a reputation for being fairly short, and well, cute fairy in miniskirt.

Ahem. Carrying on. It’s a really pretty game and I forgive it for taking so long to come out. I know Rare’s gotten some knocks for not being the juggernaut developer they were back in the Nintendo 64 days, but this is a really gorgeous bit of software.

It is, however, possible to make some truly tragic mistakes while playing.

For example: The intro level is a tutorial kind of mission, and when it’s over you wind up in a garden that serves as kind of a hub for the rest of the game.

If you go poking around the garden a bit, you wind up with all kinds of power upgrades, including two extensions to your health meter and a doohicky that serves as a health regen item.

If you dash right off into the world, and don’t go poking around the garden, you might wind up cursing for the first several levels of the game, including a couple of boss fights, before you look up a FAQ to see if it really IS supposed to be this annoying and if you really ARE supposed to be dying so often.

Let’s pause for a moment and consider which approach I might have taken.

Thank you, and good night.

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8 Responses to Kameo: Making Things Difficult For Myself.

  1. Jarod says:

    Ppl keep saying this is a ‘pretty’ game but Ive got it and I think its the most hideous game Ive ever seen. Sure its technically impressive and has bright colours, but whomevers responsible for the actual design and art style of this game must be stylisticly challenged.

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  2. aden says:

    is it possible to get the original kameo on gamecube

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  3. May says:

    I love Kameo SO SO SO SO SO much.It’s SO easy to do, too.

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  4. Lexi Traska says:

    I’m about to beat Kameo and it’s the BEST GAME EVER!!! Kameo caught me by surprise when I saw my Dad playing it, in the morning (It was a Saturday.) I snuck downstairs and stuck it in the Xbox 360 and started playing it. All of the sudden I was stuck to the game when it disappeared into one of our drawers I thought I would never see it again! One Sunday I snuck downstairs to play my new favorite video game it was there!!! One day (Today 5-15-11.) I was finding out how to beat Thorn I figured out who was behind it all and I was Surprised!!! The website I was looking at told me it was the My- wait…. I don’t want to ruin the end of the game for you Kameo lovers to so I will continue, I saw the name and I almost screamed!!! The website totally ruined the end of the game for me!!! But what also found that is surprising is that you don’t kill Thorn, but I’ll leave it up to you Kameo lovers to figure what happens yourself. 🙂 (By the way if you go in the room of living portraits and blow up the Thorn statue with Thermite’s Motar attack you will find a Mystic eye!!!)

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  5. Lexi Traska says:

    If you really want to ruin the ending 😦 the website was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kameo:_Elements_of_Power 😉

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