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GF Rating
3.6

312 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Entertaining but messy...

posted by Megaphone (NANUET, NY) Aug 12, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is an xbox live enabled party game with a single player campaign that leads you through the animal kingdom's presidential election where votes are gained by winning mini games.

Pros: The game isn't short on humor, with ample political satire and hilarious cut scenes including animal themed campaign ads, TV commercials, news broadcasts, interviews, and live debates.

The cut scene graphics are cartoonish and a bit lackluster, but the graphics during gameplay are smooth and detailed enough for the environment, even from the constant aerial view.

All of the mini games are clam based (e.g. collect clams), but there are a variety of game types and colorful interactive maps to play them on. Each map has its own secret actions you can perform to trigger special events that have an effect on the gameplay and the environment itself.

The visual variety and abundant cut scenes allow what could have been a very repetitive campaign to seem like you aren't just playing the same mini games over and over again with different characters, but if you do get sick of the routine, it's thankfully just short enough to be played through in a couple of hours, so you can at least rack up achievement points in one sitting.

Cons: The screen is cluttered, even with the 4-player maximum. Player names only hover over the characters for a second at the start of each game, so you'll often "lose yourself" in the chaos, leading to quite a few frustrated losses.

Controller setup can't be customized, so some achievements like "winning without attacking other players" may be tricky to obtain since the attack button is often needed to perform other tasks, making accidental hits possible amidst the chaos.

The mini games are easy, but the instructions given on how to play them are so general that they're a bit incomplete, so you may lose a few games "doing what they said" only to discover that there's more to it.

Overall, rent it if you like party games. If not, skip it.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

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posted by jason20 (AUSTIN, TX) Jun 15, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

it is awful

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Truly Awful, Don't Rent This for any reason

posted by RaulDuke (SUNRISE, FL) Jul 5, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

11 out of 16 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

The only saving grace for this game is the "cut scenes" and mock commercials. The gameplay is uninspired at best (think every single party game ever made, then just copy the bad parts), the screen is far too cluttered to even know where you are much of the time and most of the stages are so poorly designed you'll die without even knowing what killed you. DO NOT RENT THIS GAME. Even Fusion Frenzy is a better party game. Think again and don't waste your time.

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