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GF Rating
5.8

357 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good for a kick back game.

posted by wicubbear8 (MADISON, WI) Jun 5, 2009

Member since Aug 2008

I have been waiting FOR EVER for this game in my Q and finaly got it and have to say was worth the wait. May even buy this one. Really nothing bad with this game besides the mini games ya need to do to make monster parts. That gets old fast but but still not enough to make me not wanna play. Love the the way the game looks too. All in all really enjoying this game, mostly play it late at night when i dont really have to think and just want a good time. Its really kewl how you can make body parts fly off in battle so you can really see if your doing damage or not. Nothing better then chewing a arm off the bad guy lol.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Truly lived up to my expectations

posted by wgamefreak (SAN DIEGO, CA) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Oct 2007

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

I had worries about this game but I had fun doing quests going on item hunts and making awesome monsters. The battle system is actually pretty and the boss fights are actually challenging (Or at least the last 3 bosses). Also the item finding and making games are really fun. Has for Replay value you can stick around after you finish to try to make the best monster but you cant really get into that. Also some mini games are very hard, boring, and tedious. But even with these minor problems I loved this game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Sown Together with Customization, Style, and Fun!

posted by ThaSquare (ROSEVILLE, CA) Nov 24, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since May 2007

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

In Monster Lab, you don the rubber gloves of an experimental mad man. You’ll be collecting and piecing together heaps of old junk in 22 different minigames to create arms, legs, heads, and bodies to maximize your creations’ physique. It is only by experimenting on several ingredients will you will find the right pair to whip together and failure is, rather frequently, an option. Once you’re done tinkering on your not so tentative drone, you’ll set it loose in the world, dictating its actions from the comfort of the mansion. You’ll send it off to fight other monsters, help desperate souls in need, and collect a few spare parts along the way.

There are dozens of ingredients to find, millions of possible monster combinations, an online battle mode, and quite a quirky storyline to follow with spot-on voice acting to boot. There are a few problems including it becoming far too easy near the end, the absence of random matches in the online mode, some overly difficult minigames, and the absence of a proper shop. So, does this concoction deserve new life on your Wii or should it be sent to the scrap yard?

Amidst the sheer joy of playing this game fall a few problems. What I found most saddening was that each maps’ monsters don’t evolve with you. It’s just too easy to play after beating the game. It pretty much defeats the purpose of refining your monster when you can kill foes with one blow. With the online mode, however, the game breathes new life. But that, too, is bothersome. Since you can only fight people you’ve traded friend codes with, you’re creations will be pretty much left out in the cold as random matches are out of the question.

Even still, the game is a lot of fun. There’s well over 20 hours of play here and even more if you can find a buddy or two to go head to head with online.If you’re hungry for a game that brings both customization and style to your Wii, be sure carve a place out of your Wii library for Monster Lab!

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