There are games out there that have ambition. There are games out there that showcase technical benchmarks. Shrek the Third is neither of these. While I wasn't expecting much, I was at least expecting a competent game.
While some movie-license video games are unjustly plagued by the stereotype before most gamers even lay their hands on it, this is not one of those games. This is a prime example of why people pass judgment on movie IP video games.
When playing through Shrek the Third, one must wonder if the game was even properly tested, as it is so plagued with technical flaws that any fun or charm the game would have possessed by being a Shrek product is almost completely lost. Countless deaths from poor design, getting hung-up inexplicably in mid-air or on the ground, absolutely boring combat with terrible hit detection all pop up frequently throughout the game, which is also incredibly short (which is most cases might be frowned upon, but obviously here it is a good thing).
I rented the game because I love the Shrek franchises and was looking for an easy way to improve my Gamerscore and have some fun doing it. The former panned out, the latter - not so much.
The graphics are really hard to look at. I only rented the game so i could farm for ach points but after 5 hours and only getting around 90 points i just gave up.Those hours could have been used to play my arcade games or i could put some progress into PERFECT DARK but no i wasted it listening to bad jokes about a donkey!