Excerpt: Flushed Away is one of those games that offers few real surprises, it’s a game based on a movie after all, and in these situations it’s rare for any creative forces to show their power. Basically, most development teams play it safe with movie licences, and that’s why generic games are always the order of the day, with that said at least Flushed Away is solid and playable, something which can’t be said for some (Terminator 3, anyone?). Roddy St.
Excerpt: Loosely based on the animated movie of the same name, Flushed Away is a 3D adventure that follows a mouse named Roddy St. James as he makes his way through the sewers and back to his cushy life in someone's condo. To help Roddy find his way home, you have to guide Roddy and his newfound friend, Rita, through roughly a dozen multilevel missions that involve platform jumping, sneaking, and a few skirmishes with angry insects, rodents, and amphibians.
Pros: Design is so simple anyone can figure out how to play, Boat missions let you cut loose with firepower, Video scenes that appear between levels are humorous and chatty
Cons: Not much to playing except jumping between the same plain platforms, Shifty camera and slippery surfaces lead to frequent surprise deaths, Graphics are bland and murky, Characters and locations only vaguely match the movie
Conclusion: Flushed Away is a fairly enjoyable game, even for adults. The gameplay isn’t very taxing and can easily be played with a hangover. As it’s for kids you don’t really want more than that. The graphics are passable but the game keeps everything up to speed and loads in-game most of the time, which is a bonus. The jokes and setting will be the main selling point for the game and I’m sure the kids, especially the younger ones, would find it fun.
Pros: Nice environments, Good comedy banter, Easy to play
Cons: Graphics aren't great, Some frustrating puzzles, Boss battles!, Will be too easy for older kids