Scaler Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
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  1. This just isn't an especially engaging game, so it's unlikely that anyone past the youngest of audiences will get too much fun from it.
  2. It does well by the proven conventions of the games before it; The story is, at the very least, entertaining to watch unfold and there's more than enough game for $20.
  3. One of the biggest issues with this game is the common sense factor, meaning that the common sense of a person starts to balk at some of the things expected in the game.
  4. Adults will hate the characters so much they'll probably never get past the second world, whereas the children will be turned off by the games dark look and steep challenge (especially towards the end).
  5. AceGamez
    Like a welcome blast from the past, taking us back into pure platform-filled levels with a great range of designs, all enhanced by the gameplay variation that the five transformations provide.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    It's no "Mario 64," and an occasionally irksome camera frustrates, but Scaler is an enjoyable $20 game. [Jan 2005, p.74]
  7. Play Magazine
    A sweet ride (especially for a value title) if you can stomach the almost blindingly psychedelic graphics and the talkiest character since Awesome Possum. [Dec 2004, p.81]
  8. Scaler is perfectly acceptable - if you're 5 or under. We're much older.
  9. It's not entirely engaging or original, but it is fun. It's attractive, sounds nice, and the story-for all its faults-can be ignored safely with no detrimental effects.
  10. To be fair, the game is aimed at kids and it's by no means poor – the fact that it's available for less than twenty quid doesn't exactly hurt either.
  11. Obviously not the most groundbreaking title out there, but a solid title that, with a bit more concentration on the presentation front, could have scaled the heady highs of platformers.
  12. This is a strictly average game in a market saturated with this kind of fare.
  13. It isn't without its faults, in particular the controls, hokey dialogue and cheap voice acting, but if you can see past these minor imperfections, you'll discover that Scaler is a first-rate platformer that gives the offerings of some big-name characters like Crash Bandicoot a real run for their money.
  14. Xbox Nation Magazine
    It just seems to be content to wallow in mediocrity. [Jan 2005, p.99]
  15. "Ratchet & Clank" fans may turn up their noses at the largely failed attempts at humour in the dialogue, but if your Christmas games are already losing their appeal, you could do a lot worse than this, especially for the price.

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  1. MickeyMouse
    Dec 7, 2004
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    this game is a prized memery from my childhood i may not be able to play it anymore but i will never forget the fun i had with it.awsomethis game is a prized memery from my childhood i may not be able to play it anymore but i will never forget the fun i had with it.awsome gameplay great charicters and a decent story make this a great joy to playthroth Full Review »
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    Good game.