Summary: Toy Story 3 is superior to your average licensed title because of the Toy Box mode. It delivers an open world experience rife with collectables and customization options. The story may be typically bland, and older gamers will not get nearly as much out of the game as younger players, but it is still far better than you’d think it would be. If you’re a big fan of the movies, this is a pretty safe buy, especially for kids.
Excerpt: Toy Story 3: The Videogame is one of the best examples of movie tie-in games I've seen in a long time. Not only does it do a good job of retelling the movie (and adding a bit more to the story), but it also offers up enough unique elements to make it stand out on its own. One of the best aspects of the game is how well it translates the classic Pixar characters into playable models.
Conclusion: Of course, if you're a killjoy and break down all those constituent parts of Toy Story 3 , they don't really add up to anything that breaks any particular mould in terms of children's entertainment or gaming in general. Everything is competently implemented without excelling in any individual direction, but the combination and sheer variety of content and fan service has to be commended, and for once it's nice to play through a kids game that doesn't just shoehorn the...
Excerpt: Kids games are generally about as well made as the cheap action figures I used to get from the local market - the ones that looked like the real deal, but more often than not didn't have movable joints and fell apart within a week. Toy Story 3 bucks the trend. It's the still in original packaging Generation One Optimus Prime of the kids video game world.
Conclusion: create its story. The cut scenes are done extremely well and all the characters look and sound like there movie counterparts . While the story itself may not appeal to older gamers, you can certainly see that a lot of care went into the presentation to make it look and sound authentic. Toy Story 3 is broken up into two elements: the main story and the Toy Box mode.
Excerpt: When you begin, you’ll be introduced to the Wild West setting from the Toy Story 3 movie, and you’ll see all of the familiar characters and be introduced to all of the friendly new faces. Then, you’ll jump into the Story Mode. Now, the best way to describe the story mode is to say that the sum of most family movie game tie-ins adds up about to Toy Story 3’s story mode. There are 8 levels, and it is hardly at all related to the movie plot.
Excerpt: In a recent review of mine, I made a statement that goes as follows: a licensed game is only good if it does not try to re-enact a movie scene by scene, but rather uses the license for a completely standalone game. Transformers: War for Cybertron is the perfect example: it is a very good game and even though it has the Transformers license, it has nothing to do with the recent movies.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is We were all left disappointed one way or another by movie turned videogames over the past few years. How many times did one of us pickup a game just because the movie was such a blast only last weekend, only to regret every penny we paid for the so called “game”? The issues in the genre range from lacking graphics to the fact that the developers are usually given very short time to finish the game and release it in time with the movie.