Excerpt: Ah Pixar, how fond we are of you, the saviour of Disney, and the proof that CGI animated movies were ever more than just a fad. It only took about 20 years but finally it was clear that there would be a Pixar flick that paid homage to the other main use of Computer Graphics. Video Games. (only this wasn’t a Pixar movie Graeme, it was a Disney release. Get it right.
Excerpt: It's difficult to fathom how a video game based on a movie that based on a fictional video game could manage to be so unlike its source material and be so painfully boring to play, but that's just what fans received with the release of the video game for Wreck-It Ralph . The film Wreck-It Ralph was one of the best movies of 2012 and a real treat for gamers, as it included numerous cameos from all-time, fan favorite video game characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser...
Conclusion: Wreck-It Ralph does some things right. The voice work is a lot of fun and the sound effects and 3D are impressive, especially for fans of the film. At the end of the day though, it just doesn’t offer enough. It’s a pretty basic side-scroller with little in terms of depth or length. A shame when you consider how perfect the source material seems to be for a video game. While I wouldn’t say they wrecked it, I’d still stick to the movie.
Summary: Wreck-It Ralph could have been so much more. Disney clearly spent a lot of time injecting the film’s world with strong gaming influences and tons of variety, and it’s baffling that the developers didn't build upon this. Instead, it feels like nothing more a half-hearted attempt to cash-in. It looks and feels like a retro game in some ways, but it’s simply far too shallow and devoid of fun to draw you in.