Amazingly, this game arrived the same day as the movie my wife rented for our son. He quickly became bored with this game. I think he spent more time watching the movie. So, now I'm stuck finishing the game. At least it's an easy 900 gamer score and not too back to get the entire 1000.
posted by piecewar81 (FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ) Oct 16, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (42%) found this review helpful
I was very surprised. The game has very good controls I thought though simple it played really smooth and was fun and made me think of when i was read this book in the 80's. i think one and all would like this if u are both a fan of the book and just love a good easy fun game. cheers
Where do I start? Overall the game was entertaining however, can get rather frustrating because it is fast paced and though the graphics, I thought were pretty decent, it made it difficult to navigate around. All I can say towards that is thank goodness you have unlimited lives and there are save points so you don't have to start the whole level from the very beginning. Also, I think the biggest disappointment for me was that when you unlock "rewards" at home base, most of the rewards are practice "baddies" which is no fun at all. What is there to practice really? You only have 1 move and 3 different kinds of "baddies" to deal with. The game was creative and I liked that you could interact with the Wild Things with time killers like throwing dirt clots at each other, dancing, roaring, etc. I do think that home base could have been more interactive rather than just trying to achieve being eaten for kicks and "practicing" your one battle move on bugs.
I actually really liked this game, my gf wanted me to get it because she thought it looked cute, however I ended loving it! the game play is almost exactly like Dante's Inferno with the acrobatics and combat +1 from me!
Pretty much an insult to the great book most of us grew up with. I was in it for the GamerPoints. Beat it in 3 hours and I'm SOOOOO confused as to what story they were following. Don't even bother folks!
posted by ChrisCEIT (PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS) Nov 8, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
But in the last chapter, some of the Wild things kept yelling at me to fight the shadow creatures while doing absolutely nothing themselves. I nearly muted my tv to complete the game. I have to say I agree with the others here - you can kill this game in about 10-15 hours. I nailed 860/1000 XBOX Achievements in about 10 hours this weekend.
Look, I know this game is a platformer, and that's basically the red-headed step child of all game types, but I know for a fact that I could have found all the objects in this game in about 15 hours and been completely done with it and never wanted to play again. For a game that isn't buggy, and has a seemingly interesting pool of characters, that's an awful thing to say. I'm hardly the greatest gamer around here, either.
It's not buggy (1 point). The characters are interesting (1 point). It had moments (1 point). I'm giving it a few extra points for not knowing the movie and the game's relation to it. 5. That's about all I can give it.