As is the case with most games where you’re offered different forms (or characters), it is tempting to find one and stick with it throughout the game. You’ll soon find out that this isn’t the best way to approach Kameo
as you’ll need to use all of your warrior’s skills, most of the time in tandem with others. Each warrior comes with a set of three basic skills once you discover them. Later on, these skills can be upgraded by using special fruits you’ll find hidden in each hub level. Most fruit is easy to find, though some can be a little tricky and will take some searching (and puzzle solving). It is worth the effort though since the upgraded abilities and attributes go a long way in helping you overcome obstacles.
At first, Kameo can feel a little jarring, especially since the “proper” control tutorial takes place well after you’ve already learned how to play the game. Still, even after you’ve been shown the ins-and-outs of gameplay, the control setup can be a little confusing at times. Most of the issue lies with the placement of the transformation controls. Whereas most games would probably place them on the trigger buttons, requiring you to rotate between forms, all of the forms are instead mapped to the four face buttons, which are usually used for attacks and other “normal” functions. Attacks are instead mapped to the left and right triggers, which actually turns out to be a more comfortable method (especially when chaining together combos with Pummelweed) once you adjust your way of thinking. The only form this setup has any negative effect on is Kameo, whose only offensive attack is performed by pulling both triggers at once. However, you’re unlikely to use this attack anyway once you start to gain elemental warriors.
Given Kameo’s childish looks, it is likely that most “mature” gamers will overlook the game, instead going for the “older” looking 360 games. However, gamers who are able to overlook such ridiculous notions will find that Kameo is one of the top games in the Xbox 360’s launch and is an adventure that is well worth taking.