I've played through half of the game so far and have found it to be ok.
Pros: Fun to play with the kids. The story is pretty close to the cartoon series. Puzzles are ok.
Cons: The game seems to be half baked. It definitely needed to be kept in the oven for a few more months before it released. The controls fail sometimes. The cut scenes are not very good. The mouths don't move. They really didn't spend the time to fine tune the overall game.
Besides the downfalls (if you can get past them), it has been fun to play so far. Worth the rent, but not a buy.
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Pros: Somewhat better graphics than before at 480i/p. Much more linear game-play than its predecessor (don't know if that is a good thing). You can practically jump right into the game. Funny storyline that was laughable, which didn't quite match the more seriousness of the game-play. Got away from the puzzle writing and set aside the subtitle stories.
Cons: Don't want to be a nag, nag, nag, but there was so much lag, lag, lag, this will actually help you to lose and repeat levels constantly; especially when you are flying the beast. No widescreen support, longer load times, funky menu interface, awkward power-up setup system; takes some time to get used to. Moving camera angle was making me dizzy. Power-ups takes forever to do any real damage as it did in Last Air Bender (LAB).
I think the lag comes from the in your face graphics and the moving camera angle would not have been a very big deal for me if they kept to the same wide and small look as they did in LAB.
The game feels totally new and very different. Aang no longer has his staff, which I think made LAB so fun. I have played this game over the weekend and I am more than ready to send it back. Flying the bison is impossible because 1). LAG 2). LAG 3). LAG 4). Did I mention LAG 5). The darn bison does not turn. Instead of puzzle writing, they put in place a new awkward thing. Whether it be freezing water into an ice block, or earth bending, the controls seemed way off its mark doing these maneuvers. As far as I got to test it, to the end of book 2, you are no longer part of the whole gang. Instead, you are paired off most of the time.
The Burning Earth feels less polished than LAB and more like the first set of games released for the Wii as a test. It is also more challenging and linear.
-1 for the in your face graphics with lag. -1 for the camera movement making me dizzy. -1 for leaving out the staff. -1 for unresponsive controlling of bison. ran out of character spa