Their are several mixed reviews out there, and this game does leave the player with mixed feelings as well.
I appreciated the graphics, being very close to what is in the movie. Ubisoft's attention to detail is close and does deserve some praise as a "last generation" game in that respect. They also took a different approach story wise, which made it interesting. Being able to use your surroundings for a "Prince of Persia" type feel is very different of the TMNT games as well. Also being able to play all 4 turtles within a level is great!
The negatives involve the game play itself, and it can be summed up in one word..."Frustrating!". Very short gameplay, enemies not very challenging, and lack of variety in attacks/controls. Also the camera angle if by far the worst aspect of this game. Most of the time you are jumping on rooftops and running along walls. It was great for the first 5 minutes of gameplay, but going into hour 4 it gets annoying. The turtles are very limited in moves, pressing 1-2 buttons to attack, and not much variety meaning it gets old quick.
My thoughts: I was hoping this game would be different than its predecessors, and be one of the more top notch games to come out recently. Really in order to fully understand what is going on, you need to see the movie. I played the game before seeing it, and it really made more sense after watching the movie. If your up to a short game, this is the one, but also be ready for a few headaches. Overall it is an OKAY game.
posted by msuspartan (WHITMORE LAKE, MI) Mar 23, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
The overall graphics for the game were pretty good. The character models were decent and the environments were pretty detailed. The fighting controls were smooth with some awesome moves. Only a couple of things that were kind of annoying. The wall jumping controls could have been more fluid. Found myself jumping away from the area I was trying to climb. Enemy character models were bland and they seemed to just stand there as you were hitting them. Otherwise a solid game with some decent replay value.
Man its Turtles so you know it rocks. The only that sucks about this game is that there is only 16 levels. Other than that it is a must rent. I would not worry about the turtle shells the 1st time throw I waited so I could go back and play all the levels again......Great Game