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GF Rating
6.5

1956 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Kung Fu Panda - The movie continued

posted by ChiefGreen (HOUSTON, TX) Jun 23, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

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

Well, if you enjoyed the movie Kung Fu Panda then I believe you will like the game as well. The game expounds more on the movie adding new scenes and backgrounds and unlike most movie games, this one was enjoyable! It reminded me of the Crash Bandicoot series and was nostalgic in the collection of coins and sub quests through the mostly linear levels. My four year old enjoyed watching the game (I initially rented it for him but ended up sneaking in late night sessions for myself) as much as I enjoyed playing it. If you want light, fun, action, Kung Fu Panda is worth a look.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Kung Fu Flop? Not Exactly...

posted by ThePinkie (OWASSO, OK) Jan 24, 2009

Member since Nov 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

After the release of E.T. the video game we realized just how bad games made about movies could be. Since that time, and crash of the industry, we have been proven time and time again that playing games based on movies are going to be a horrible experience. Occasionally someone can get it right though.

After seeing the movie, which I enjoyed, I promptly dismissed the game as an epic failure before even seeing it in action. Then, reviews started to pop up around the internet and in GameInformer that said otherwise. After renting this game I can safely say that it, surprisingly, is one of those rare movie games that is actually good.

The game loosely follows the story of the movie and injects several more occurrences to further lengthen it. Game play is elaborate and fun, even for being a kids game. Your main character is Po but throughout the game you take control of each of the Furious Five and Master Shifu to accomplish different tasks and story lines. Fighting is the main task of the game allowing you to beat up multiple enemies at a time with a wide array of attacks and combos. Combat varies by character you control but control of anyone but Po the panda is brief. Levels are pretty straightforward but offer a wide variety of hidden objects and each one presents you with new types of tasks to accomplish so it never gets repetitive. You also gain money to upgrade your skills or unlock new outfits. One of the biggest pros of the game: Jack Black. His narrative and banter during battle is humorous and is part of the reason you will play this game. There are few complaints with the game especially if you do not expect much, it is a kids game after all. Funny, diverse, and overall a fun game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

I loved this game

posted by tweakster (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Aug 4, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

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

First off, I think this is one of the, if not the only, best movie-to-game adaptations I've played. It takes what the movie does and stretches it out to let players fully explore the world.

On top of that, it's a pretty easy 1000G (if you use cheats which don't cancel out achievements)

I can't wait for the sequel to the movie just so I can play another one of these games. I had a blast. I couldn't recommend buying the game though because there's no replay value to it whatsoever. Once you've unlocked all the items, the game goes stale.

I put a solid 10 hours into this game split into 3 days to get 1000G so if you have a weekend available, get this.

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