Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge review

Tisn't the reason to be jolly

For a start, the combat- centered on Jack’s gooey "Soul Robber" whip and his holiday-themed costumes, such as a Santa outfit- doesn’t feel as slick as we’d like. There are plenty of moments where it just isn’t responsive enough to cope, despite the ability to dodge, or fling enemies about with your soggy whip- especially since your enemies respawn as soon as you step back into an area you’d previously cleared.

And there’s one detail that’s guaranteed to make you want to destroy people’s faces: Jack’s ‘Soul Robber’ voice sample, which blares out of his gum-free gob every... single... time... you use your weapon’s strong attack. That. Makes. Us. Mad.

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DescriptionNot a total Grinch, but you have to put up with the irritation in order to see the game's good side.
PlatformPS2, Xbox
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date11 October 2005 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)