Every single video game that is meant to market a movie is always simple, and is forced to stick to the storyline and provides no imagination. Not to mention, the graphics are usually basic, and all you do is go from level to level, finishing the movie's story, and CORNY feature, you get rewarded with movie clips of the movie. Congratulations! Here's fifteen seconds of a scene from Finding Nemo! This game however, it is the first video game ever that is based off an animated movie that allows you to play away from the movie, you can customize and run your own town in the Wild West. Whereas I expected you just finish each level from the various settings in the movie. I feel a free will to do anything, you have many abilities, many options, free roaming, free world. You choose what to do, the game doesn't lay out your fate. This should be the model for future video games associated with animated or live action movies.
The reason this game got the rank i gave it was because theres not really much to do in this game besides the toybox mode. The story is short and there are some parts in it where if any kid the age 8 or lower prob. would not be able to get past and thats where you get dragged in as a parent. For achivements (forgive my spelling) Hordes
this game is really not worth your time because honestly some of the achivements are just kinda hard in a way and to bland like complete this and do this and purchase this in toybox mode. Stuff like that but overall the toybox mode is great if you have a kid who loves toy story you should get it just be warned there are some parts he or she might need help with and they can be boring at times.
Toy Story 3 is great because it manages to transcend the stereotypes built around licensed games and becomes something worth playing regardless if you have an affinity for Pixar or not.
The game is split in two parts, your standard story driven levels and something that's called the toy box.
The standard game revolves around you taking the cowboy, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear through Hamm's interpretation of the movie plot. It falls a bit flat in it's prose most likely so it can dodge having to adhere to the movie; but it makes up for it in clever level design, flashy presentation and variety. Sometimes you're chasing after someone on a horse; others you're sneaking though a daycare trying to rescue your friends in a stealthier level.
It's on the short side, and the last level disappoints because of it's tacked-on nature; but it's still a lot of fun.
The toy box mode is unabashedly awesome. It's an open world in which you help build a town by running errands for folks, earning money to buy things or your typical collectible gathering. The area is a blast to explore and there's oodles to do and find. There just aren't enough characters for me to convey all the wonderful things you can do, but I'll just say that there's enough to do to keep you busy and happy for a long time.
The best part of all is that the entire game, both story and toy box modes, can be played cooperatively. It's even more fun when you can play it with your kids or for them to do so with a buddy. There's also a neat hint system that will help you when you get stuck or even just spoil how to do it for kids that are having troubles.
All in all, this is a wonderful game that does a lot more than most people expect out of a game based on a movie. I'd give it my highest recommendation for families.