I put this in my queue a long time ago with no idea what it was. When I saw that it shipped, I actually looked at it and thought, "uh oh..."
I'm open minded through, I gave it a chance. This is a casual dungeon crawler based on a cartoon network show - never watched it. I don't know if this is supposed to be for kids or ironic stoned hipsters, but either way, this is BARELY a game. I'm fine with idea of a parody game that is just an excuse for humor. But I couldn't find any jokes and the characters and monsters were really bland. The dungeon felt like a computer had generated the levels randomly - just square maps with walls, pits and monsters dropped in. No effort was made to design levels for excitement, exploration or strategy.
I stuck with it for a few levels, collecting treasures for the Princess, but then I discovered there is no obvious way to get back up to the Princess to hand in the quest. I tried everything. Eventually, I let my guy die and that did the trick, I was able to hand in. No idea how you're actually supposed to do it.
Maybe this would be good for little kids, kids who hate having fun.
I loved this game, it is really fun since it is a 2 player. but every time we would advance, it would freeze our PS3, and so we would have to start over. after about 5 times of doing that, we had to send it back. but loved this game!
Feels like a smart phone or flash game conversion.
posted by Taskforce22 (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Dec 4, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
OK, even if you like Adventure time, this game is not for you. The gameplay is boring, the graphics are extremely dated, and the game doesn't even have FMV to start things off. This game looks to be a smartphone app or flash game that they decided was good enough to be on console, however once that decision was made, they put absolutely no work into sprucing it up for console.
First things first, the game starts with jerky small box cut scenes that remind you of the days of the very first CD game systems like Sega CD. But that would probably be unfair to Sega CD as I saw much better FMV on that unit. It is probably more fair to compare it to the old attempts to do cut scenes on the SNES or Genesis.
Going past the FMV, you get stuck in a small circle area with a shaft going down into a dungeon you have to explore. Princess Bubblegum gives you some random explanation of why you need to traipse off into said dungeon and collect stuff because she says so. She can't herself do it as she has better things to do. There are other people here which you can use to do upgrades or other partners you can switch to and use in the dungeon. So, you take Bubblegum up on her offer and head into the dungeon as there is nothing else to do.
Great, explanation aside, Adventure Time is all about exploring. Pretending your Finn or Jake and venturing into a creepy dungeon to get some loot and slay some bad guys. Now if only this, the core play of the game, was remotely fun. Enemies are repetitive, attacks are simple, and controls can be frustrating. Movement controls are fluid but your character doesn't always want to face the way you tell them when attacking. Also the animation while smooth is also clunky.
Sound is another issue. The voice samples sound like they're recorded at 11khz. They sound terrible.
If you want a good dungeon crawler, there are better options on old consoles, like Evolution or Persona. For retro fans, this isn't cool, just old.