This is quite a short game, even for a kids game, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in fun and overall quality!
The controls are solid, especially for a movie tie-in game, with some fun melee combos and a simple auto-targeting feature for your gun. And there's a standard upgrade/shop system that makes mining and busting objects for "Sheriff Points" worth your time. There's a bit of jumping and climbing, of course, and some rail gliding as well, which were some of my favorite parts.
The game looks and sounds fantastic. Rango in particular is just as well animated and lovable as he was in the movie. The characters are clearly voiced by different actors than in the movie, but it's done well enough that it's not distracting. The music is really catchy and fits the tone of the game to a T.
It does not follow the same storyline as the movie; each level is a different tall tale told by Rango, with a larger story arc tying it all together, leading to a nice amount of variety in the environments and gameplay. The game takes place after the events in the movie, so if you haven't seen it yet, you will be very slightly spoiled (but see the movie even if you don't rent the game; it's terrific).
posted by Grimfolse (SAN GERONIMO, CA) May 22, 2012
Member since May 2012
Usually, movie licensed games are completely horrible, or mediocre at best. Rango is one of the few that actually works. The game may not have the same visual polish as the movie, but the gameplay is solid, the soundtrack is very nice, and the way the story is told is true to the original movie. It is quite an easy game, however, even on the highest difficulty, and would also make a good target for anyone seeking an easy Platinum trophy.
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I was so surprised this kid/movie game didn't suck. lol
If all movie and kid games had this much put into it, they wouldn't get a bad rep..
Game may be short but the graphics are ok and any gamer who grew up in the 80s will love the second to last level.