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GF Rating
4.9

1571 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Could be decent, if the camera actually worked...

posted by adamsfam10 (LEICESTER, NC) May 13, 2010

Member since May 2010

I rented this game from GameFly partly to use as a sort of fun, no pressure break from more serious games such as Bioshock 2 and Halo ODST, and partly because I, like many other people my age, loved the Looney Tunes as a kid. That being said, I didn't expect all that much, and it's a good thing I didn't. The graphics were decent, although not as good as some other family-oriented games I have played. The sound quality was probably the best attribute of the game, as the characters' voices and music were all on point and accurate. The controls were easy, this game is probably the definition of a button masher and would be simple for even a child of 8 or 9. The main issues I had with game were that some of the levels were a bit too dark, which is especially difficult for someone like me with eyesight problems, it is a bit difficult to tell where exactly you had to go after defeating "the baddies" (which do pop up quite frequently but are a cinch to get through), and finally, the camera. Even though I am a fairly new "gamer" (my husband just recently introduced me to the 360, up until then I was still a Nintendo GC girl), I do have enough experience by now to be able to handle a camera in a game. However, this one is just flat out ridiculous. While you are in an open area it isn't so bad, but if you happen to be in the middle of fighting and get to close to a wall or other area of the sort, the camera has a nasty little habit of going around the corner and cutting off sight from most if not all of your battle. As you can probably guess, this makes you rather prone to getting hit and losing health and energy. Another slight issue I had is that it is very easy to get too close to the edge (especially on the Frankenbean's Castle level) and fall off while traveling. This could be particularly frustrating for younger players. Overall, I give the game a rating of 4 because it COULD be fun and at least mildly entertaining, if you could see what you're doing.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Looney Toons

posted by Flint879 (ALTOONA, PA) Jun 14, 2009

Member since Sep 2008

PROS:
-Get to play as your favorite Looney Toons characters
-Variety of levels which bring back some good times of watching Looney Toons on TV

CONS:
-Very bland and repetitive game play, to the extreme, same thing over and over
-Sound is annoying because it's the same sounds being made repetitively
-Levels, although nice in variety, are very boring and at times confusing to navigate
-Graphics are so last-gen

FINAL THOUGHT:
It looked like a cool kids game to try out, boy was I wrong. Even a 5 year old would find this game rather annoying. Not worth any type or rental or purchase unless you are on some crazy psychedelic drug to make it more fun.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

nothing looney about this game

posted by jaggedfel (BUENA VISTA, VA) Feb 3, 2009

Member since Sep 2008

poor camera angles, dark environments, and aggravating controls make this one of the worst platformers i have ever played. the x and y axis are naturally inverted to start but can be reconfigured but the lighting cannot be changed. don't seem bad at first but wait until you have to make your way across ledges. where in most games pressing left or right on the stick moves the character along a narrow ledge here it does not. while only holding on with your hands you must jump left or right and hope to grab the ledge further along making pLatforming a severe and unnecessary pain! STAY AWAY! STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS GAME!

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