Reviews and Problems with Where the Wild Things Are
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21 January 2010
Excerpt: ”Where The Wild Things Are,” a children’s classic by Maurice Sendak, came to life on the big screen last year and despite the difficulty in translating a very short book into a feature film, Warner Bros. wanted to make it into a game, too. Not surprisingly, the interactive version doesn’t have much to do with the book or the movie; developer Griptonite Games had to come up with a new vision.
Conclusion: While I’m sure this game won’t be a high priority for those looking for adventure titles like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves or Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Where the Wild Things Are is an enjoyable gaming experience. Sure the developer opted for a different path than that of the book, but it was done to create an enjoyable experience for players of all ages to enjoy. I believe the game to provide and experience left out of the book.
Summary: While the big screen adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are has taken outrageous liberties with Maurice Sendak’s childrens’ classic, the inevitable spin-off game twists, pulls and mangles the beloved story out of all recognition. Picking up shortly after Max first meets the Wild Things, the story veers off at its own bizarre tangent where stars are falling from the heavens and pounding the island, while evil shadow creatures devour everything they touch.