As with most kids games, everything is just about average, and usually very repetitive. This game has you play as either the blue blob, the giant lady, or the missing link frog lizard guy. You switch off depending what level you're playing. Each character has unique moves & abilities.
You play through 4 chapters, each chapter having maybe 8-10 missions. Some will take only a few minutes to beat, others are longer and will take maybe 20mins to beat. There are little collectibles along the way, coins, power-ups, but not much else and no upgrading moves or weapons.
It's very easy as well, almost any kid should be able to beat this game in under 15 hours. It took me only 6 hours, and it was easy to unlock almost 1000G in a single play through the campaign.
This is a great rent, since you can also play co-op offline, with a buddy. So if you want a break from your kid and his annoying friend at your house, put them in this game and they'll be glued to the tv for hours.
The only bad thing (in my opinion) was the cut scenes every few minutes I thought. Some of which had 3 in a row that you had to load. You can skip them all, which I would highly recommend, but the loading time was annoying. Other than that this game is pretty solid and was fun.
First off..BOO to Dreamworks for allowing this to happen to a movie of their creation. It was really long, heck me and the wife didn't even make it out of the Monster holding facility from the beginning of the movie.
and the Co-op was pitiful. You play Dr. Cockroach, which is in fact a small little triangle shaped cursor that confuses the other player more than help..and in all actuality you don't even really need a second player to play through the game!
Honestly folks, choose another game if your kids (or yourself) really liked the movie, because the game just ruins it.
I Know I'm not a serious gamer by any means, but I have to say that I was a little surprised at how much I found this game both addictive, and repetitive. I found the controls, and the overall plot of each level to be extremely repetitive. The switching of playable characters was refreshing, only until you realized you were doing the same thing...again. I think the only reason I played this was to fill time, and to unlock as much content as possible. I don't think this game has a high capacity for re-play at all. If you have kids that liked the movie, this might be the game for them.