Conclusion: ibb and obb is the rare game that puts all its focus on co-op. If you have a friend to sit down with you'll find a beautiful and challenging game that tests your wits, reflexes and your ability to work as a team. Casual gamers stay away!
Summary: ibb & obb brings a fresh idea to platforming and is filled with challenging puzzles. Its art style and gameplay are exceptional, but its lack of narrative and rewards, and a heavy two-player focus, leave little to compel solo players.
Pros: Well-executed art style, Original idea and gameplay, Challenging puzzles
Cons: Unreasonable single-player, No narrative, Unrewarding
Excerpt: Kung Fu Panda follows a young panda named Po who is granted the ultimate fanboy wish when fate and an ancient prophesy gives him the chance to study martial arts alongside the Furious Five, the five greatest warriors in the Valley of Peace. However, the opportunity hits a snag when the treacherous Tai Lung breaks out of prison in order to claim the Dragon Scroll and prove he is the warrior of legend.
Review: Ibb & Obb is a delightful adventure best enjoyed with a pal
9 March 2010
Excerpt: The world of Ibb & Obb is a magical, colorful, wondrous place that's a joy to visit. It's also somewhat of a confusing, frustrating place. That's not a knock against this jovial effort from developer Sparpweed in conjunction with Codeglue, though. Ibb & Obb is, for all intents and purposes, a great puzzler that's not afraid to truly mess with your brain, and while this particular downloadable adventure can be a solo undertaking, it's very clearly suited for playing...
Excerpt: Licensed games get a lot of crap, mainly because they're almost guaranteed to be rushed, poorly-designed pieces of crap that, unfortunately, sell. Kids games -- and in particular games based on the latest CG or animated flick -- are the worst of all culprits. Usually picked up by an unsuspecting relative or parent, licensed kids' schlock is the life's blood of some publishers, all but justifying any long-standing deals with major Hollywood studios.
Excerpt: For the most part, when a game is based on a movie, it turns out badly. In fact, some of the worst games of the past decade have been failed transitions from the big screen to the virtual interactive world, so we’re always a little leery when picking up a title based on a film.
Excerpt: Fans of more demanding gameplay will be sad to hear that there's not really ever a moment—even at the very end—where the game grows challenging enough to test veteran gamers. There are three difficulty modes so that you can push yourself more if you're interested, but most gamers will probably like the default settings just fine. Enemies offer token resistance and death in combat won't occur often at all.
Summary: Het is niet gemakkelijk om vanuit het niets een succesvolle game te ontwikkelen én uit te geven. Indie-ontwikkelaars zijn maar wat blij met de mogelijkheden die Sony en Steam bij voorbaat bieden aan kleine ontwikkelaars. De Nederlandse onwikkelaar Sparpweed Games besloot jaren geleden een cöoperatieve game te ontwikkelen genaamd ibb & obb. De game verscheen een jaar geleden voor de PlayStation 3 en doet nu ook Steam aan.
Pros: Co-op in zijn puurste vorm, Goede opbouw in moeilijkheid
Conclusion: Ulrich Steppberger meint: Zu gerne würde ich für ibb & obb ein freundlicheres Gesicht aufsetzen: Die Präsentation hat viel Charme und der Teamwork-Gedanke funktioniert tadellos. Doch hinter der schicken Kulisse verbirgt sich großes Frustpotenzial, das Solisten unweigerlich in den Wahnsinn treibt und auch zu zweit regelmäßig für Wutausbrüche sorgt.