Excerpt: Shrek Forever After looks like it was developed exclusively for the Wii or the PlayStation 2. Of course, this is a review for a PlayStation 3 game, so that's simply a roundabout way of saying it's not a looker. It's not ugly per se; the best word for the visuals is "unimpressive." The character models look decent enough, and the camera angle remains fixed and isometric throughout. This is a good thing; you can see the jaggies from far away.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is What if you had an option to get your old life back for a day in exchange for the day you were born?? Would you take it?? This is what this movie-to-game title is all about. As it is known this is the last installment of the series so the game starts off with Rumplestiltskin (a short man who makes magical deals) explaining about Shrek’s life and everything which has gone wrong in it.
Excerpt: Let’s get one thing clear from the get go: Shrek Forever After – The Game, just like the movie franchise, will start out as a game that you think to yourself you might like. Then, within a few hours (or in the case of the movies, a few movies), you’ll realize that there is actually nothing new here, you have seen it all before, and that it might hold the attention of an eight year old, until you realize that eight year olds will probably be kicking your butt playing...
Excerpt: Fighting Fantasy, if anyone cares to remember, were a series of books where you would roll dice and flick through the pages depending on the outcome of fights and what you chose to do in the story: “there is a door, Do you open it? “(turn to page 227) or “Walk on by, down a dangerously gloomy corridor” (pg74)”. That sort of thing. Deathtrap Dungeon ( DD ) is one of these books, only it’s on the iPhone.
Excerpt: These days, you never know what you’re going to get with a video game based on a film. Publishers and developers seem to have realized that crap simply doesn’t sell, and regardless of how small the investment, you just can’t make money on a poor product. Therefore, we’ve certainly seen better movie-to-game adaptations this generation and if they’re not amazing, they’re at least solid and entertaining.
Conclusion: Sin Number Five: It's jarring. The plot of the film has been crudely jammed in between the bouts of minion-slaying action, and the sparing use of CGI from the movie only serves to make the clunky game engine look worse. Sin Number Six: It's repetitive. The levels drag on forever, and if you've killed one peasant, you've killed them all. Sin Number Seven: It's terrible value.
Excerpt: Despite being better known for his cinematic outings, Shrek is beginning to crop up in almost as many video games as some of the major studios' mascots. The CG ogre has returned to the big screen once again, dragging another licenced game in his wake.
Excerpt: Keiharde oorlogsgames, films over huurmoordenaars, over brutale op hol geslagen robots en familiedrama’s. Waar is de tijd van de sprookjes gebleven, vraag ik me dan af. Verhaaltjes om eens lekker bij weg te dromen, en toch telkens met één of andere moraliteit erin verweven. Fantasierijkheid ten top met roodkapje en de 7 dwergen, Repelsteeltje die met het eerstgeboren kind van Assepoester en de prins gaat lopen en de keizer zonder kleren die wordt opgelicht door de heks...
Conclusion: Shrek Forever After is al met al een leuke en vermakelijke puzzel en vecht game. De game is vrij kort en rond de 6 a 8 uur uit te spelen, en als je de game met meerdere mensen speelt waarschijnlijk de helft van deze tijd. Het is een pluspunt voor kinderen dat de gehele game in het Nederlands is en dat je met meerdere mensen de game kan spelen.
Pros: Het wisselen tussen de personages, Volledig in het Nederlands, Co-op verhaallijn, Repelsteeltje is een leuke slechterik
Cons: Te kort, Vechten is erg simpel, Grafisch niet echt bijzonder