Excerpt: When it comes to videogames, movie tie-ins are a dime a dozen. They're generally like the rest of the marketing swag that gets brought out to the stores - a flash-in-the-pan that takes the 15 minutes of fame to garner sales, only to have the excess gather dust in the discount bin for years to come. So, when a game based on the sequel to the animated "fairy tale" that was Shrek comes out, one has to wonder if it's even worth the time or effort.
Pros: Good use of a license, Hero Time breaks up the main game with minigames, You can play with up to four people
Cons: Graphics have some rough edges, Camera and A.I. issues in certain instances, More for the casual or younger market
Excerpt: Shrek 2 is ActivisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s jump into the platforming genre. The first Shrek title, exclusive to the Xbox, was a failed attempted at fun. This review will determine whether the latest attempt in the Shrek series will succeed in giving gamers a good time.
Excerpt: Movie licensed games have been caught in a strange shift lately. In the past, whenever a movie tie-in was released, it was a pretty safe bet that the game would quickly find itself at the bottom of the bargain bin. In recent years this trend has been changing with games such as EA's Lord of the Rings games or the recently released Riddick .
Summary: Parents need to know that while this is an "E"-rated game, it still employs a lot of beat-'em-up action. Players karate-chop or punch cute-looking animals, peasants, rats, Merry Men, knights and a host of other "baddies." While the movie had very few fight scenes and lots of clever humor, the video game reverses that trend by providing lots of fight scenes and very little clever humor.
Excerpt: A lot of people loved Shrek 2. I wasn’t one of those people. I thought it was funny, just the way slapstick scenarios and fart gags are funny at the time, but hardly qualify as enduring humour. And so the Shrek name would not arrest me – a non-fanatic – at the game store and whisper into my ear that I must have it. If it did, it would mean I should see someone about hearing voices.
Excerpt: The whole crew is back in this wonderful sequel. Based on the feature film, Activision’s Shrek 2 guides you through the scenery of the new movie and gives you an inside look into the fantasy of being Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and others. Starting in the swamp, you travel with your band of four to different lands. In each of the eleven levels, you get to play through puzzles, adventure and combat.
Excerpt: Developed by Luxoflux and published by Activision, "Shrek 2" loosely follows the formula for a movie-licensed game, but misses the target here and there, creating an oddly misshapen adventure.
Conclusion: Overall, SkyGunner is a solid choice for those wanting a light-hearted anime styled and action packed flying shooter. Definitely recommended for fans of arcade shooters and flight sim buffs. Atlus has also opened up the official website for SkyGunner . If you want to look up the story behind the game, get becakground info on the lovable characters and post your score online, head over there now.