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: 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.
Excerpt: At this rate, we’re going to have to stop making predictions that games based on movies will be miserable. Even though it didn’t focus on any of the films and boasted an original storyline, we all know
Summary: Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film adventures in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college, as well as a Toy Box mode allowing fans to create their own unique story.
Conclusion: Toy Story and its subsequent sequels have been a defining experience in the world of animated movies and celluloid family entertainment by wonderfully capturing the collective imaginations of a generation. While the Pixar produced movies have garnered universal acclaim, the games have at best received lukewarm scores and reviews. Helmed by Avalanche Studios, Toy Story 3 looks to buck the trend of movie tie-in games of questionable quality - It largely succeeds.
Pros: Varied gameplay, Large sandbox feel to the game, Two player split screen co-op, Graphics and sound.
Cons: Relatively short campaign, Frustrating camera, Unskippable cut scenes.