This game is awesome. I got it as an early christmas present. It stumped me on some parts, and I had to look to the internet for help. It is set up like an RPG, so there's a lot of backtracking (more backtracking than I expected). Great for a teenager or adult who loves the show, but I think it will frustrate kids.
posted by GameMonkey27 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Dec 9, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Let's be honest: nobody expected this game to be good. Like, at all. We were expecting another nintendo portable adventure of toilet level quality. But, surprisingly, this game is actually one of the best 3ds games ive played. Even better than RE: Revelations (dont sue me).
Sound: The music in this game is very good. It is Zelda like lullaby tunes with a rock n roll flair. Jeremy Shada and John DiMaggio reprise their roles as Finn and Jake, and deliver a solid, hilarious performance. 9
Gameplay: Think Zelda 2s sidescrolling, but good. Lots of entertaining boss fights and enemies. But a LOT of backtracking. This takes away from the experience a bit. This game is also very short (roughly 6 hours, by my count), so not worth full price here. 7.5
Graphics: Cartoony and stylized, perfect to fit the show's background. Vibrant colors help in portraying a happy world that needs to be saved. 9
Writing: Light on story, heavy on characters and humor. Almost every major character can be found somewhere and is worked into the story and gameplay. But, as i said in order to make this game longer, they could have spread these characters out more and made the game longer. Maybe in the sequel. Banter between Ice King & Finn & Jake is funny, captalizing on what has made the series so successful. Perfect for any Adventure Time fan. 8.5
This game is definitely worth the rent if you are interested ina good side-scrolling, action/adventure-rpg with platformer and puzzler elements, and is perfect for a fan of the series. 8.5
Presentation 9.9: The game makes you feel like you're in an Adventure Time episode. The animation is crisp, the dialog is hilarious. But if they'd use voice actors, it would be a little better.
Length 3.0: FIVE HOURS! THAT HOW LONG IT TOOK TO BEAT THIS GAME! Even for a 3DS game, that's short. I was expecting at least 10 hours, but no, we just got five.
Replay Value 3.1: There is not that much. When you complete the game, you unlock a harder mode but i doubt anyone is going to do that. You could also search for the wizard stars to fully upgrade yourself...thats it.
Gameplay 8.5: Adventure time pays homage to Zelda II, which is pretty cool and it also reminds me a little bit of Banjo-Kazooie. The bosses are fun, except for two. I found myself getting bored during the last 2 hours and a bit annoyed by the back tracking. But besides that, it's a fun game.
Overall 6.1: I wanted to give this a higher rating, but when you have a game this short, its hard to do so. If you love the show, or have kids that do, you might consider buying it. If not, then save your money and rent it for a day.