posted by buckykat11 (North hollywood, CA) Feb 8, 2012
Member since Jan 2008
i have seen some ridiculuous reviews for this game, some stating that it is for children and too simplistic, and others giving the same low score for it being too difficult. it can't be both, and quite frankly, i think it is neither.
every moment with this game was pleasant fun. i found it challenging at times, but not too much, at a medium difficulty. as for childishness, the revolutionary bringing down the despot story would be lost on most kids, as would some of the humor. this can be enjoyed by kids, but it is not meant expressly for them.
since the major outlets seem to agree with me here (both critic reviews, plus x-play's, were favorable) i can only assume that the bad reviews came from people with only one slot, that were expecting something different, and were upset about having to wait for their next title.
posted by caperton3030 (DEATSVILLE, AL) Oct 18, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Before you rent this, if you have or have ever played Wii games and said "this is for kids" then this is what you may have been playing. This is a slightly fun but EASY game with little challenge and a childish presentation. Unless you are under 14 years old avoid this game.
posted by StarRaven (BOYNTON BEACH, FL) Sep 11, 2011
Member since May 2011
So, I rented this game, I was interested in it since the first one and knew it was supposed to be pretty good. Plus, I like games like this that are relaxing, easy and short with easy trophies...
But that's not what I got.
This game ended up being very frustrating. Time consuming and has a terrible habit of not saving when you wish it would. They made this game a lot harder than necessary (I thought this was a kids game!) but having to redo an hours+ worth of sidequests and collection because the game doesn't save your progress is the worst part. You go around for an hour or two, doing everything you can to get an S rank, die, and have to redo ALL of it. No fun.
Also, if, like most people, you clear a city/level and say "I'll go back later and get everything I missed" NOPE. While, you can technically do that, once you re-enter the level, the game restarts everything to Black and White and you must replay the WHOLE. THING. (Note: Some of these levels take 2-3 hours to clear)
Could have been a GREAT game, but the developers don't actually know how to make the proper framework for a game. It should save frequently, or at least give you the option to manual save. And you shouldn't have to re-clear a city you've already rainbow-ified! That's just poor game making right there.
It's more frustrating than it's worth, trophies, time, sanity or otherwise.