Summary: It’s quite unfortunate that the developers could not foresee such an issue with the constant swirling of the stylus, not to mention any unforeseen consequences one might have with the delicate DS touch screen after scribbling on it for the couple hours it takes in order to complete
. It could have been a perfectly acceptable
-styled alternative and right at home on the DS had the developers chosen a safer and much less frustrating control scheme.
Pros: Intriguing storyline., Interesting premise., Fun and colorful graphics.
Cons: You have to make endless circles with your wrists, resulting in pain that lingers long after you start playing., Terrible camera angles., Not much replay value if you manage to finish it.
Conclusion: Tornado gets props for its unique gameplay and fairly polished presentation. Also, at $19.99, it's quite cheap for a DS title. However, if you are easily angered, this game might not be for you as the time based gameplay is sure to upset.
Summary: Young fans will appreciate the simplicity of the objectives, puzzles and combat as well as the faithfulness to the series' personality and the imagination with which Torus has designed Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp, but this version suffers from a number of flaws such as imprecise aiming, cumbersome controls and a character-swapping system that's poorly designed, lazily implemented and weighed down with load times.
Excerpt: This week sees the release of Tornado on the DS. The idea of controlling an element of Mother Nature is one that is rarely considered for a console game, so I guess this has no hard act to follow, but how does a wind storm translate to the DS? When at the menu screen, the first option is Story Mode, which leads to inevitable storytelling scene before you can begin on the path of destruction.
Pros: Interesting new game style, Nice graphics, Fun of exploring world cities
Cons: Have to unlock levels, Not always enough time to complete levels, Game over at first failure
Summary: Een tijd geleden waaide er een unieke game over uit Japan, genaamd Katamari. Het videospel was een prachtig staaltje ontwerp en werd een behoorlijk kassucces. Meestal wordt dat gevolgd door een lading van - al dan niet geslaagde - kopieën. Bij Katamari hebben we er lang op moeten wachten maar nu is daar eindelijk Tornado voor de Nintendo DS.
Pros: Kleine grapjes verstopt in de levels, Grafisch niet verkeerd
Cons: Frustrerende verhaal-mode, Slechts tien levels, Camera te dicht op het speelveld