posted by TWIT4LIFE (SANTA MARIA, CA) Feb 22, 2011
Member since Dec 2010
I was looking for an easy and fun game, a break after getting a couple platinums in some really hard games, and this is exactly what I wanted. It was a one day plat, perfect for trophy hunters, and for a kid game the game play was actually very good.
I would never say it is a challenging game, played on hard right off the bat and the enemies are still cake, but that's why its actually a really good kids game. Many kid games get way to challenging for really young kids. Where the Wild things are started as a ten page children's story, one I remember fondly from my own childhood, and the game makers kept that in mind when they made this game.
The scenes in the game are breathtaking and fantastical, keeping with the style of the illustrations from the book, and the characters are a group of monsters, "Wild things" that you truly grow to love.
I recommend for people who remember reading this as a kid with a smile, people who want easy trophies, but most of all I recommend this for children, as it was always meant for you to enjoy.
Such as the person that was a trophy hunter, which is exactly what I am, this game was exactly what I thought it would be from the outset, and in fact, it is a much better game than some of the other "kids" games out there that actually aren't that well suited for a child under the age of 10.
If you're an adult that plays video games on a regular basis, then this game should give you no problem at all. I finished it over the course of nine hours, but it wasn't a breakneck speed nine hours. I actually read the book as a kid, so I enjoyed the game, and the characters were very well done.
The gameplay on hard is actually quite easy. The easy setting is really, really a simple setting for the kids. The most challenging aspect to this game, if you want to call it challenging, is finding all of the hidden items that are scattered across the island. If you don't find them on your first time playing the game, just go to chapter select afterwards, and keep hunting them down. It doesn't take long at all.
For those people that are complaining that this game is a joke because it isn't hard enough, realize that it's a game based on a children's book. If you want a difficult game to play, then I would recommend something with a bit more umph to it, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, or perhaps Toy Story 3 will give you more of a challenge :)