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: If you're reading this review, there's a good chance that you already know a bit about Kung Fu Panda . It's a game based on the animated movie of the same name and it stars a tubby panda who dreams of kung fu mastery. There's not much to be said about the concept's originality, since it really just amounts to a rather generic martial arts tale with furry creatures instead of humans, but most people who pick up a copy will be looking for that very thing.
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
Summary: De in Rotterdam gevestigde ontwikkelaar Sparpweed maakt met Ibb & Obb zijn debuut op het Playstation Network. Het belangrijkste aspect van deze game is ongetwijfeld teamwork. De simpele opzet van deze co-opgame, in combinatie met de uitdagende puzzels, wekte al snel mijn interesse.