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The only thing I found Despicable about this game are the puzzles. (Okay, maybe some of the plat forming levels aren’t that great, either.)
Despicable Me tells the story (somewhat) on how Gru gets his hands on the parts he needs to make the rocket to steal the moon. Each of the 11 levels plays out the same way - there are three sections.
One section is plat forming puzzles where you have to jump and use your guns to get to the other side.
The next section are puzzles where you use your minions to hit buttons, work gears, and other similar things to make a path to the other side.
The third section is a short trounce through a room where you vandalize paintings and sculptures and zap some guards.
There’s a fourth section that shows up every now and then where you fly a plane and protect your minion ship by blasting several other ships.
Thing is, if the game makers do a good job on presentation and overall structure of the game, this might be fun. But nope, not here; the game makers make it tedious and boring.
The puzzle sections come one after another after another - and they get really hard late in the game. You can use hint cards to get solutions to the puzzle, but some hints are vague and don’t help very much.
The platforming sections also come one right after another, and it left me wondering how much more do I have to go through in order to get to the end of the level.
Once I get to the end, it’s off to the next level, and the bland process repeats over again. I got bored with this game very quickly. (Even the 2-player plane combat can’t make up this deficiency.)
Despicable Me, the Wii game, will delight fans of hard puzzles, but it didn’t thrill me for very long. SKIP IT.