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Short, but lots of Fun for my Kids
posted by Nikikins (MAPLE GROVE, MN) Aug 31, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This is a great example of why I love GameFly... this filled a few hours of summertime, and we parents weren't out the full price of a game that only lasted a short time.
Doesn't Quite Live Up to Expectations
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) May 28, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
And you can almost bet that game will be average to awful. Up, the game based on the latest Pixar film, is more average the awful.
The game sort of follows the plot of the film, but for the most part, you're in a 3D platformer; you go from point A to point B, you solve simple puzzles (like pushing blocks over and cutting rope), you make a few jumps and you fight off the bad dogs (no biscuit for you, doggies.)
Almost all the platforming elements have been done before, and once you've played the first level, you've seen almost everything that the other nine platforming levels have to offer. There's nothing new or thrilling here.
The fighting the dogs bit, on the other hand, is awful. All you do is wait for the right time to hit the B button a few times to knock it dizzy. Then you walk up to that dog and hit the B button again. This doesn't feel like fighting at all.
But there are a few, fun stages where you play as the dog named Dug, flying an airplane, shooting down other dogs in other airplanes (I'm not kidding about this).So what exactly are Carl and Russel (our heroes) doing in this game?
There's an evil guy who's up to no good, and it's' up to our heroes to stop him and save a strange bird.
Most players will be up to the challenge; it will take up to three hours for them to finish the single player mode.
There's a multiplayer mode where up to four players fly planes and try to one up each other by destroying either each other, a bunch of balloons, or teaming up to take on the villain's large blimp. (okay, I'll stop the up puns).
But the flying stages don't overcome the bland, repetitive single player mode in Up, the video game. SKIP IT.
posted by tallmario365 (BETHESDA, MD) Apr 11, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Fun but too easy
posted by Calcagno (GRESHAM, OR) Nov 2, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by pennyi1 (LANSING, MI) Oct 8, 2009
Member since Jul 2006
posted by ujecm22 (MEGARGEL, TX) Jun 26, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
posted by melissat22 (ILION, NY) Jun 23, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
Awesome Wii Game!!
posted by gamer740 (SMITHFIELD, RI) Jun 22, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
way too difficult
posted by mary299 (TEMECULA, CA) Jun 10, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
Simple tie-in game may amuse kids but isn't great.
posted by Funfan12 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Jun 3, 2009
Member since Oct 2005
The gameplay is too simple if you've ever beaten Lego Star Wars or anything tougher than that. You wander around as an old man who flew off to South America by tying balloons to his house, and you can play as his boy scout assisstant. The controls are simple. In general, the game is average. In the multiplayer you fly a dog in an airplane and are commanded to shoot planes with bad dogs in them and destroy the bad guy's blimp. There's only one attack, but the game can't really sense which button you are pressing so you're just flying around like an idiot. The game is too easy, and the graphics are not great for a Wii game, which makes me so disappointed. (By the way: SEE the movie! The movie is great!)
Use your money to see the movie instead of renting the game and you'll have a much better experience. Up doesn't join my list of Worst Wii Games of 2009, but it does join the list of Wii Games you can Skip.