Excerpt: Presentation is easily Wall-E 's best feature. As far as looks, everything is about as close to the movie as it can get, so the game looks sharp. However, the real magic is in how well the game is able to capture the movie's unique feel. Wall-E is less a story about a little robot that is left behind to clean up a trash-filled Earth and more about someone who is just lonely.
Summary: THQ puts commendable effort into its Disney-Pixar licensed games. Cars was one of the top sellers of 2006, and Ratatouille worked better as a video game than a movie about a rat with a passion for French cuisine really should. The big summer release for Disney-Pixar this year is Wall-E , a satirical sci-fi flick about a lonely robot finding love from beyond the stars. This is challenging material, but THQ seems to be trying to do right by it.
Summary: For those of you looking for a recap of my review, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I can sum this up pretty quickly:
is not the worst licensed game I’ve ever played, but it's far from being one of the better Pixar adaptations. If the latter is what you’re looking for, I recommend you head to your store, grab the
DVD and game for your system of choice and make a family affair of it for the weekend.
Pros: Won’t spoil the story?, Plenty of extras to unlock., Mildly enjoyable multiplayer.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Wall-E is a much better game than many could have hoped for. It has all the charm of it's main protagonist, and although far too easy most people will want to play through the main game twice. The local multiplayer options are also great fun. Although I am probably coming from the opposite end of the spectrum to most Wall-E fans, this one really makes me want to go out and see the movie!
Summary: Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.
Excerpt: First off, even though I don’t have children, I feel pretty safe in saying that this is an excellent game for a child and especially for one that has seen the movie. The game itself covers all the stuff we saw in the movie and adds a few extras along the way. It also contains a myriad of gameplay aspects from basic action/adventure to shooter.
Conclusion: The presentation is the only part of Wall-E that separates it from the glut of other platformers out there. The different gameplay mechanics offered by Eve and Wall-E provide some variety in this adventure, but the ideas are never fully fleshed out. This is still a fun game for anyone anxious to spend more time with the garbage-making robot, but there isn't enough depth or replay value to raise this above similar movie-licensed offerings.
Pros: Inviting presentation, Well-constructed cutscenes, Flying sections are fun.
Cons: Gameplay is too simple, Shooting sections seem out of place, Worthless multiplayer, Unlockables aren't exciting.
Summary: The main reason Pixar movies are so revered is that they are able to appeal to both adults and children at the same time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the games based on these movies. Wall-E follows in the path of many cartoon adaptations before it--taking the wholesome aesthetic and crafting a trivial game around it while ignoring a large part of the film's audience in the process.
Pros: Inviting presentation, Well-constructed cutscenes, Flying sections are fun
Cons: Gameplay is too simple, Shooting sections seem out of place, Worthless multiplayer, Unlockables aren't exciting
Excerpt: It always pains me to watch an amazing movie like WALL-E and then subject myself to playing its videogame counterpart, only to be absolutely unimpressed. Truth be told, I actually played WALL-E days before seeing the movie, and I found it to be no different than other movie-to-game adaptations.