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  • Summary: Gerdy, an apprentice herder, embarks on an epic quest to revive his father from an evil spell. His journey takes him across an island populated by an assortment of wild creatures. To defeat his father's nemesis and restore goodness to the island, Gerdy must hone his herding skills andGerdy, an apprentice herder, embarks on an epic quest to revive his father from an evil spell. His journey takes him across an island populated by an assortment of wild creatures. To defeat his father's nemesis and restore goodness to the island, Gerdy must hone his herding skills and ultimately compete in a magnificent tournament to become Master Herder. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. The character designs and architecture at work here are pure vintage Core...Special doesn't begin to tell the tale. [Apr 2002, p.46]
  2. A good game, a different game, a game that rewards those that stick with it with something plenty entertaining, but you’re going to have to strap on a pair of blinders to get there without cringing a couple times.
  3. Fun and beautiful, with gameplay every bit as fresh as its graphics. [May 2002, p.33]
  4. "Fresh, unique, light-hearted, entertaining, creative." Any of these words apply to Herdy Gerdy, but sadly so do, "Frustrating, unruly, unresponsive and premature release."
  5. It's new, it's fresh, it is ruined by a faulty camera!
  6. The animation and voice acting are really spot-on, bringing the characters to life better than many motion pictures. Unfortunately, the combination of a disorienting camera and consistently sloppy framerate go a long way towards negating Herdy Gerdy’s fun factor.
  7. An exercise in boredom and frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Herdy_orsomethingGerdy_duh
    Mar 13, 2002
    10
    Magnificent...gamersheaven...no superlatives can describe this beautiful game! Remeber Lemmings? Banjo-Kazooie? Disney cartoons like The Lion Magnificent...gamersheaven...no superlatives can describe this beautiful game! Remeber Lemmings? Banjo-Kazooie? Disney cartoons like The Lion King? This game is a combo of those, and more. Sloppy framerate? Didn't experience it yet (after 30 hours of playing). Disorienting camera? Not really, but press triangle and the camera is centered behind Herdy. Blocky video? A little bit, but the in-game graphics are fluid and NOT blocky. AI fake? No way. Boring? Just listen to the sounds, look at the graphics and look at the goals to complete...not boring at all!! Most important of all: gameplay? Plays like heaven, like Banjo-Kazooie..thanx Eidos and Core for this wonderful game! Expand
  2. Pamela
    Feb 14, 2007
    9
    A great game! Lots of fun to play and beautiful to look at. I can't believe some of the bad reviews I read before I picked it up, and A great game! Lots of fun to play and beautiful to look at. I can't believe some of the bad reviews I read before I picked it up, and I'm so glad I bought it anyway. The only flaw I've found with this game, technically, is the camera. It can be a little willful. But, after upwards of 30 hours of playing, it hasn't really been a problem. A lot of the negative reviews seemed like they were coming from people who just didn't enjoy the gameplay, as a matter of personal interest, since I haven't encountered issues with any of the things mentioned (framerate, AI, character glitches, level and task layout), except, of course, for a wily camera. I hope people look past these bad reviews and check out Herdy Gerdy for themselves. It would be a shame to miss such a wonderful game because of someone elses opinion on it. Happy herding! Expand
  3. MarkH.
    Mar 10, 2002
    5
    Herdy Gerdy's name is ok...that's all.
  4. T.Tapper
    Mar 9, 2002
    1
    These reviews are so off it's pathetic. The framerate is horrible, the video is blocky, the control is bad, the AI is fake, the game is These reviews are so off it's pathetic. The framerate is horrible, the video is blocky, the control is bad, the AI is fake, the game is tedious and boring. Complete and total letdown. Expand
  5. M.V.
    Jul 17, 2002
    1
    This game sucks balls.
  6. EricC.
    Oct 7, 2003
    1
    Must agree with T.Tapper. I've tried a couple of times to play this game and it really sucks ass!

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