Excerpt: Barnyard comes to us from long-time publisher THQ and Australian developer Blue Tongue. In the case of this bovine-infested tale, that name strikes home even more. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of this title.
Excerpt: A couple of friends and I were discussing animated films the other day. In the last five years or so we could only think of two animated films that weren't about talking animals in any way shape or form, and the only two we could think of (Monster House and Cars) featured anthromorphic...
Conclusion: As far as a kid's movie to game crossover is concerned, Barnyard does decently for what it offers. The mini games are quite a bit of fun and the open-ended nature of the gameplay leaves room for a lot of depth.
Conclusion: In any event, fans of the movie will likely be pleased with how the video game rendition of Barnyard turned out. Its open-ended design is a breath of fresh air and many of the minigames are genuinely fun. Also, the overall presentation lives up to the movie's anthropomorphic sense of humor.
Pros: Immerses players in the movie’s skewed world, Refreshing open-ended design, Dozens of minigames and helper missions, Lots of visual and auditory detail, Genuinely charming.
Cons: Minigames aren’t really unique or challenging, Not enough spoken dialogue.
Summary: To tie in with the release of Barnyard the film comes the game and yet another reason not to have kids! Too much money!! Throughout the years they have wanted to watch Toy Story, Shrek, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo then once they have the DVD they want the game!
Conclusion: For all its oddities, Barnyard is never less than charming and fun to play. A gentle learning curve will mean that the target audience I envisage (5-9 year-olds) will have few problems with most of it, and suitably simple and intuitive controls don’t detract from the gameplay, but rather enhance it.
Pros: Lots to collect and explore, Loads of mini games, Genuinely amusing at times
Cons: No auto save, “Male” cows – snigger, Occasionally unintentionally amusing
Summary: Herhjemme er den lanceret under navnet Koslænget og er Nickelodeons nye tegnefilmsfranchise. Ligesom det er tilfældet med alle andre Nickelodeon-franchiser, er det THQ der får lov til at stå for den obligatoriske spil-version.
Excerpt: Il y a quelques années, le studio d'animation Pixar exposait à nos yeux incrédules la double vie d'objets ordinaires et en apparence inanimés. En effet, c'était au travers de Toy Story que l'univers insoupçonné des jouets nous apparaissait pour la première fois, avec ses dangers, ses drames, sa...
Excerpt: Er der noget verden kan undvære, er det endnu et sandkassespil og især ét baseret på en filmlicens. Barnyard er begge dele – og uden at være noget overdrevet vellykket spil, er det alligevel heller ikke nogen katastrofe. Faktisk kan det i små doser være ganske charmerende.