Excerpt: A couple of friends and I were discussing animated films the other day. In the last five years or so we could only think of two animated films that weren't about talking animals in any way shape or form, and the only two we could think of (Monster House and Cars) featured anthromorphic representations of other non-human characters (cars and a house, surprisingly).
Conclusion: Overall, Barnyard is simple, yet still abundant in entertainment value. The non-linear style of the game keeps things fresh and doesn’t force generic paths down the player’s throat, and the use of the Wii mote is particularly impressive. Sure, sometimes it’s too simple for its own good, and there are a few issues with certain control aspects, but overall, it’s a worthwhile package for fans of the movie and kids alike.