posted by darkangel2 (SPRING HILL, FL) Dec 6, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
this game is further proof that the Unreal engine is archaic garbage. This game looks and feels like Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust and is about as pointless. The only 2 reasons I gave it anything above a 0 rating is 1: the lowest is a 1 and 2: its an easy platinum trophy. Planet 51 is worthless to everyone except trophy hunters. Its to tough for kids to enjoy, and to stupid for adults to enjoy.
posted by TWIT4LIFE (SANTA MARIA, CA) Feb 22, 2011
Member since Dec 2010
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Got it because I figured it would be an easy trophy game, and it actually isn't so easy. It COULD have been easy if the game makers had any sense of decency, but why those jerks would subject kids to this, I'll never know.
The game play sucks, the in game movies suck, everything is on cars so this should actually be billed as a driving game, it made me never want to see the movie again (and I actually did like the movie before this).
One of the main things that just annoyed me was that when your doing the ten levels for every mini-game (overkill, by the way) you can't stop! You have to do all ten levels in one sitting or start over from scratch next time!! Its not that the mini-games are too hard (though the dog catching was actually a pain in the last two rounds) but its so boring, repetitive, and all together mind numbing. It would have been so much better to do a few rounds of mowing that lawn, then leave so that you could maintain your sanity, then return when you think you could do it again. Even though the mini games are short, expect to spend about an hour getting to level ten for each one.
Finally, the worst trophy in the game by far was the timing trophy for one of Chuck's mission. This is 100% due to bad game making by the programmers. The timing is so close that you have to react with almost in human speed. My brother finally found a way to trick the system, but it was hours of annoyance before that happened.
Over-all...if you are a kid looking for something easy BACK OFF! If you are a trophy collector looking for a one day plat BACK OFF!!