Considering this was one of the earlier games to come out for Nintendo's new system I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and try it out for curiousity purposes and I'm glad I did. This game upon first viewing is very pretty even though it has "port" written all over it. The controls are suprisingly well for the wii and i found controlling the various characters/vehicles comfortable and easy. The main problem I had with this game is sheer repetition. You play as Ace and its a 3rd person shooter, you play with Abby and its a shooter on a jet, you play with Runt and its a shooter on a tank. This wouldnt usually be a problem if it didnt feel lazy at times with not-so-great gameplay. I found myself easily board with this one by the end and it wasnt that it was too easy (because it wasnt), it just felt uninspired. I'm sure the target audience of 8-13 boys will love it though and spend hours leviling up characters and buying items.
Pros: Graphics are nice at 480p. Easy menu interface and setup. Immediate entry into game-play. Fairly easy controls that can be picked up right away. Mission variety. Cheat codes.
Cons: Even though the graphics are nice the colors seemed a bit bland with basic shades. Controlling the hovercraft took some time to get used to. Time-limit bonus is ridiculous; you will never finish most missions in time for this bonus. Missions get progressively difficult to impossible to beat. After the first set of Pluto missions, forget it. I was unable to find market place within the game to purchase extras with the loot money. Probably because of the cheat.
This game has a target market for children so I rented this for my younger brother. However, I found it to be impossible to play after the Pluto missions. Some missions are so impossible that it took several tries even with cheat codes. This children's game is harder than Zelda: Twilight Princess, believe it or not, even with cheat codes. You cannot beat this game without them and still difficult with them. Not only is this children's game ridiculous, but most levels are impossible to beat without cheats. I keep emphasizing children's game because I don't know any adults who are into Chicken Little. It is clear that the developers did not test this game with children before they began selling it.